My First Project Life

I have finally gotten around to putting some of my daughter’s Project Life album together. I started with two of the big occasions – her birth and her first birthday, now just to fill in everything in-between!

I love the mix between using the photo pocket pages to just slip photos into, and the 12″ x 12″ page protectors where you can do a little more “traditional” scrap booking. I’ve just used one sheet of DSP to glue down the name card from her hospital cot and her little hand prints I embossed when she was 6 weeks old. Her little embossed footprints were on a card the hospital did for me when she was just three weeks old – she wasn’t able to come home till she was five weeks old. I didn’t want to glue down the whole card so I cut the DSP so I could insert the corners of the card which will hold it in place, but still let me take it out if I want to.

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After the hospital had embossed her feet, I thought they were so cute (and I also thought, I could do that!) which is why I did her hands when we got home – they were a little trickier than feet, but I still got a good result. I did them again when she was 14 months old. I love being able to record these types of memories, look how much her hands and feet have grown!

I’m using the Hello Baby Girl Project Life collection. I love the soft colours it uses: Blushing Bride and So Saffron, but I love that it also has Mint Macaron so it’s not all too pink and girly. On the layout on the right, I used one of the larger 6″ x 4″ cards, and cut it into three 2″ x 4″ strips to create coordinating inserts down the middle of the page.

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I still have the journalling card to fill in, but at least all the photos are done for this spread… now to get going with the rest!

Astrid Bealing About Astrid Bealing

I am an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator from Brisbane, Australia. I’ve always loved all things craft and finally taken the leap into demonstrating the wonderful products Stampin’ Up! sell, which I’ve been using since 2010.

I will be posting my Stampin’ Up! projects here to inspire you. I also hold monthly card and paper craft workshops from my home in Eight Mile Plains, and sell product Australia wide.

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