I have several friends who have delivered gorgeous new babies in the past few weeks - so what better way to celebrate their arrival than scrapping a few projects?
The "older siblings" of these new babes should not be left out either - say hello to Olly who turned two the same week his little sister arrived...
Isn't he adorable? I just want to pinch his cheeks and squueze him all day long :)
For Olly's page I used the Boy side of the Bebe range of Upsy Daisy papers - cool baby blues and greens with some soft brown inking to give it depth.
My next Lo was loooooong overdue - my little Hannah's third birthday came and went in a flash and I have only just got the chance to scrap it. Doesn't life just flash by in the blink of an eye, sometimes?
Hannah is the original "girly girl" - you can't have enough pink, enough bling, enough sparkle, enough fairies and - in the case of her birthday - enough cupcakes, LOL.
The Upsy Daisy "Cupcake" paper range was perfect for the job:
Such gorgeous colours call for a happy, summery layout.
There are a couple of Tips you could take from either of these LO's to use with your Upsy Daisy papers:
* Crop your photo tightly around the face of your subject so that you make a real feature of their gorgeous eyes (and dimples!).
* Use Die Cut Lace cardstock upside down - that is, with the white showing rather than the right side. It makes for a delicate break-up of the background without being too "lacey" or "girly".
* Break up your page with a couple of journaling spots layered one over the other - it gives the impression of the page being more "full" without overloading it.
* Use your scallop punch to create strips of cardstock, then mount these on top of each other to create a "Cake" embellishment.
* Use the little cupcakes that are printed on the strip at the bottom of the Upsy Daisy papers - they are super cute embellishments!
* Use a template to mark a circle around your LO, then adhere double sided tape all around it. Place one end of a length of ribbon at the beginning of the circle and gently "pleat" it at one inch intervals. It takes a bit of time to perfect, but it's worth it - trust me!
Well, that's all from me for now - I hope there is something in there that helps you want to dive into the scrapping supplies. For me, it's going to be a busy few days and we are having enormous dust storms over here in Australia, so we are all trapped inside until they pass. Oh well, more time for scrapping!
Take care all,