Thursday, July 24, 2014

Baby's First Year Scrapbook: Bath Time

A majority of my crafting time in the past has been spent making various greeting cards and invitations. However, I'm now venturing into the wonderful world of scrapbooking!

My goal is to have a Baby's First Year scrapbook ready to go for Baby M before her anticipated arrival which is a little over a month away. I started by making a list of the types of pages/events I'd want to document during her first year. My list got a little out of control at first because honestly, what don't you want to snap a picture of or document in the first year, right?! After some narrowing down, I ended up with the following list:

Birthday/First Pics, Coming Home, Sleeping, Random, Bath Time, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Baptism, Valentines, Easter, Summer, Crawling, Walking, First Birthday

I finally took the leap to make the first pages and I decided to start with Bath Time. I used my Cricut and the Life's a Beach cartridge for all of the cuts (except the water and picture squares). I chose mostly soft/pastel type colors with an off-white background, a shimmery baby blue for the water and picture backgrounds, shimmery pastel yellow for the AHOY & SPLASH headlines, light pink for the whales, fish and AHOY & SPLASH shadows, black for the fish & whale backgrounds, light green speckled cardstock for the seaweed, white for the picture slots, navy blue for the bubbles, and pink & white polka dot and yellow ribbon.

Whew! After all that, here's the finished product:

I'm really happy with how these turned out and excited to take on more of the page designs I have planned.

This week is good timing too because the theme of the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #220 is Wet and Wild so I'm entering this there as well for fun! :)

Thank you for visiting! And if you have any other good ideas for pages to add to Baby M's scrapbook that I didn't list above (not that I need any more really, but some alternative/add-on options can't hurt!) feel free to comment and let me know!

Take care and make it a great day!

Sincerely, Brit


AAPK said...

Your pages turned out adorable!! Are these 8x8 or 12x12? Don't you just love the cricut?? I did baby boy books for Lauren and my sister-in-law last Christmas and wish I had made a copy for myself at the time too! I have copies of the pages on my blog if you want to see some of the ones I did for ideas; you may want to do a dog one because I know you'll want to have pics of both of your babies together! Excited to see the rest of your pages!!

Sharon Underwood said...

How exciting -- a New Baby! Woohoo! I love your adorable layouts. That Cricut is amazing in all it can create. Keep up the good work. Do it now while you have the time! Only thing I can suggest is to add more than you think you'll need for each subject. Babies get lots of pictures!

xxcalamityxx said...

Congratulations !! Lovely layout and so much fun to be had as you fill it up !! I'm just starting a project life album, my baby girls are now 19 and 23 could take a while lol !! x Thanks for joining us over at FCCB this week !! xhugx Nikki x

Brittany Nicole said...

Thanks Ash! These are 12x12. Yes I still tell Markus how my cricut was the best gift ever! And I actually remembered your post on those books you made and already went back to look at them for inspiration! Haha you did such a great job! :) PS great idea for the puppy page! That's a must!!

DIANA L. said...

Your double page layout is wonderful I love your whales and all the other elements you added
Thank you for joining FCC “Wet & Wild” challenge this week. Have a blessed day
DIANA L. DT member for FCC

Avril Tanner said...

Such a cute layout! I love all the fishy details! Thanks for playing along with us this week at FCCB!