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Saturday, June 15, 2013

Monica's Surprise Baby Shower Blog Hop

The Cameo Creations Challenge blog DTs have hijacked the CCC blog ;)

Welcome to Monica's Surprise Baby Shower Blog Hop!   Our friend Monica from Monica's Creative Madness will soon be welcoming a new little boy to her family, so some of us got together to throw her this surprise hop. We're all making scrapbook layouts that she can use to keep up with all of the memories of the first year with her little sweetie.

BTW a little birdie also told us that today is also her birthday AND her actual baby shower - how sweet is that?! Enjoy your extra special day, Monica!

If you arrived here from Elsa's blog you are in the right place. If you stumbled upon my post and would like to start from the beginning, head on over to the Cameo Creations Blog. Be sure to stop by each and every blog along the way for tons of baby album inspiration. Plus, there's bound to be some awesome blog candy up for grabs!

Here are the 8x8 pages I did for Monica.  I normally do 12 x 12 LOs so it was a little challenging to miniaturize some of the elements I normally would pile onto a page.  I did two 2-page LOs, one for tummy time and another for when her baby starts walking.  I designed my pages in the Silhouette Studio and all cuts were done using my Cameo.

LO #1

LO #2
This is how the pages looked like in the Silhouette Studio:


And here are some closeups and details of LO #1 (Tummy Time theme):

I used the Cooper Black font for the title, arranged each letter the
way I wanted them to look, then used the offset feature to create the
shadow.  Then I embossed the top layers of the title with the Swiss
Dots CB folder and attached them to the shadow layer using foam
mounts for some depth.  The baby charms were by SnapDragon Snippets
(Design ID #12211) strung on some twine. 
The white rectangles come off and serve as place holders for
Monica's photos. I used white painter's tape to hold them in place
until she's ready to put her own pictures in. The baby image is by
SnapDragon Snippets (Design ID #17188) - it's actually a baby
crawling but I did a bit of "surgery" on the image and made the
baby to look like he's on his tummy instead ;)

The jean pocket is a print and cut by Sarah Bailey
(Design ID #10513).  I cut a bottom layer and created
little notes for Monica to journal with by using the internal offset
feature (I let the Sil Studio do the faux stitching).  The font I used 
for the journal and the sentiment on the jean pocket is Curlz MT
The So Cute circle tag is by Loni Stevens Design (ID #38942).

top view of the jean pocket.

Details and closeups of LO #2 (First steps theme - "Oh the places you'll go"):

Once again, the white rectangles are place holders for Monica's
pictures and come off easily because they are held in place by
painter's tape.
The title on this double LO was created by using the same font as the
first set of LOs - the Cooper Black font. I again used the offset feature to
create the shadow for the title after I place the letters the way I wanted them
to look.  Then used the Swiss Dots CB folder again for the top layers and
used foam mounts to attach each letter to the shadow.

This father and son silhouette is by SnapDragon
Snippets (Design ID #13788)

This mom and child silhouette is by Rivka Wilkins
(Design ID #10984).  The footprints are by SnapDragon Snippets
(Design ID #7164).
The baby shoe is by Samantha Walker (Design ID #8695). 
I created a note tag for her to write her journal (faux stitching again
done in Silhouette Studio).

And there you have it for my contribution to our surprise baby blog hop for Monica.  I wish I could see the look on her face when she gets all her pre-made LOs.  I had a lot of fun creating my pages and I'm sure my other DT friends did too.   Thanks so much for stopping by today. 
 Your next stop on the hop is Patricia's blog.

Here's the entire lineup of the hop, just in case you get lost along the way:

Melody - <----(YOU ARE HERE)

11 comments: said...

Love your two page layouts! so super cute! love that pocket and shoe to house the journal entries!

Creative Diva said...

Melody, the layouts are precious. I love the images.

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Great layouts... My favorite is thetummy time one. Thanks for sharing.

Kerry Turner said...

Great layouts! Monica is going to be thrilled with all of them.

Creative M said...

Very beautiful!! AWESOME job!!
Have a wonderful day,
♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
♥ 2 Creative Chicks ♥
♥ Silhouette Challenges ♥

L.B. said...

Loving the denim pocket and both layouts super sweet

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Super lay-outs! She is sure to appreciate and love these! Carri~Abusybee

Ceci V. said...

both LOs are so adorable! I love your big screen, I think I new one just like it, lol.

Thank you Melody!

Lynnie Einerson said...

Love the layouts. The embossing on the letter for Tummy Time are fabulous.

Julie Odil said...

Wonderful LO's! Thanks for sharing your process. Love the P & C pocket!

Sue D said...

Great layouts. I like the silhouette images and the jeans pocket.