Friday, August 28, 2009

For a sweet baby girl...

As the oldest of six girls, having two boys has become an everyday adventure with daily events that I never could have imagined. Then my sister Ashley had two boys of her own. My sister Lindsey and her husband Brandon are expecting a baby at the end of September and they are having a GIRL!!! I don't think anyone is quite as excited as my youngest sister Molly though.

Earlier this month, I helped my two youngest sisters host a shower for Lindsey and Brandon.
Kaitlin, Me, Brandon, Lindsey, Molly

I think it's gotten to the point where I am expected to give scrapbooks as gifts, so I was happy to make a 6x6 album for their "first photos" of the baby.

I found a 6x6 American Crafts modern album at Tuesday Morning (cheap!) and it was PINK! Then I found some Heidi Grace papers at Michael's that actually match the decor for their nursery. I covered the front and back covers with patterned paper and embellished the cover and spine with Heidi Swapp chipboard letters, Creative Imaginations felt, and a bit of bling. The pages are really simple so they can just add their 4x6 photos of the baby's first day(s) - depending on how many pics they take! On the first page, I have a blank journaling card for them to record the baby's stats. I kept the rest of the pages really simple. (These are in no particular order...)
And finally...the end.On the way out the door to the shower, I realized we'd need a notebook to record the gifts. Well...I had scraps left over from the album, so I grabbed a mini composition notebook I had and altered it with the scraps. I finished it off with a cute little pacifier charm. Now the countdown is on until we get to meet Reese Adeline.


Joy-N-Jesus said...

Amy that is exciting, I don't have any sisters, but often wish I did. How exciting for you all! And the album is just adorable! Great job!

Lindsey said...

That is so cute Amy!! I bet she loved it!

Anonymous said...

Love the album and the mini you just put together on your way out the door - too cute! Love that little pacifier!

Melanie said...

What a sweet gift for baby Reese!

Our family was just the opposite--we had four girls, then the first four grandchildren were girls. So the first BOY was a big deal. Now out of 19 grandchildren 10 are boys and 9 are girls. The last five have been boys!