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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Baby Shower Mini Album

Hi Everybody,
Today I'd like to let you all know that I am in seventh heaven.  I have been spending the week with my daughter and new grandson, Mason.  He is just the cutest little baby (if I do say so myself) and has a great temperament.   I couldn't help but be the boasting grandma and share a picture.  So hheerree''ss Mason!

He's 13 days old and already trying to ham it up!

So on to today's project.  I made a mini album of the photos from my daughter Ashley's baby shower.  I didn't get pictures of everything because I'm not that adept at posting and remembering to take pictures of the process.  Soooo..... practice will make perfect.  The pictures aren't that great but I thought I'd try and share what I've got.

All papers are from DCWV's Baby Boy paper collection.  The binding is a piece of grunge paper that I painted with acrylic paints then distressed with TH distress inks.

The inside cover (that's my daughter and son-in-law) and the right side is the baby shower invitation attached to a flap piece that opens up.  (You'll see it in the next picture).  The inside holds places for more pictures.  The over all mini album is made of a craft paper bag that I got at Michael's.  I saw a great video series at My Sisters Scrapper on making a vertical paper bag mini album.  Ginger is an awesome teacher and makes the project so easy to create.  Thanks Ginger for all your videos!

Here is a photo of  the inside of the flap.

Each page also has a tag that pulls out at the top.  I punched a circle and stamped a baby face from a Peachy Keen stamp set.

Now this is the very back of the book which shows the waterfall photo mats I created.  There are 8 pages holding 16 photos approximately 3x3 inches.  On the left shows a pocket I made that holds a tag.  There are a total of 6 pages which have a flap that opens, a pocket that holds a tag, and a large tag that slides out from the top.  I can tell you that this mini album holds a TON of pictures.

My daughter loved it!  I'll be starting another album when I get home of all my grandson's pictures.  We can't stop snapping pictures.  :-)

Thanks for stopping by and I'd love it if you think about following me and leaving comments.  Its such an encouragement.

God bless and have a grateful day,
Anita aka Nit

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  1. What a sweet baby album!

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  2. Absolutely Precious!!and Yes, Mason is adorable!!
    Thanks for joining us at PDE "Anything Goes" Challenge.
    Have a wonderful day,
    PDE DT

  3. What a cute baby!!! Congrats!!! That album is just darling! Thank you for linking up with us for linky party #3 over at


  4. Congrats and such a cute baby album tfs!!!

  5. Nit congrats! Share your album on Play Along so everyone can see the excellent work you did on your mini album! I love that you have it all rolling along looking so cute! And Mason is a real cutie... I bet his mom will have a blast filling it with pics :) or is that your job! lol Kathi

  6. What a precious mini. Thanks for linking up with Cut It up & Link It Up

    Have a great day.
    Hugs Nana
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    1. Love the new challenge blog. I'll be sure to make an entry.

  7. It's so cute! I love it! Saw it on MIM.

  8. What a cute album!
    Thanks for sharing on through my creative mind.


  9. Wow... the baby is soooo cute!!! Love your beautiful album. What a lovely creation.!Thank you so much for joining us at Make It Monday this week. ^_^

    1. He is a charmer. Thank you for your lovely comments.

  10. Aw, Little Mason is just Precious! Congratulations to you on being a Grand Mother. Love the Mini Album. Great Keepsake! Thanks for Sharing! :o)