Saturday, August 6, 2011

Scrapbooking a Year of Life














You may be coming here from Suzanne, follow us regularly, or just stumbled upon us today. Either way, welcome to last day of the Oh Baby Blog Hop! Be sure to become a follower and leave a comment to be entered to win the blog candy. 

While I was pregnant and during the first year of Molly's life, I scrapped everything! Pages about myself, Mike, our family tree and history, about my baby shower, her delivery, birth announcements, coming home, travel, holidays, the food she ate, firsts, and 30 or so more pages. It was a true labor of love. Each page took hours and hours. I embarked on this project before I worked for PSA Essentials, or before I owned any of our stamps. Looking back there are a lot of pages where our designs would have added something special. Take a peek at a few of the pages…
























I spent a lot of money on stick-on letters from Michael's that instead I could use PSA Vanilla or PSA Archive stamps. Stamps from PSA Carriage, Little Bunny, the Christmas ones, Halloween, Love sets, and the Dare to Dream sentiments would have worked great on many of these pages. (See them all here: http://www.psaessentials.com/peelandstick.htm)


Here are some great layouts by Kim Moreno that do use PSA Essentials stamps. Beginning this August, I will feature"Scrapbooking with PSA Essentials" here. I am looking forward to sharing scrapbooking ideas with our readers! Here's a peak at the talented Kim Moreno… this layout is called "Snow Day." She has 5 kids. (Yes, I said 5 kids!) I wonder if she scraps for each of them?

























Up next, head on over to Emily http://www.createserendipity.net/. If you are lost, here is the entire link list. Enjoy!

30 comments:

  1. Nice LOs ydixon57@verizon.net

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  2. WOW! What an amazing album and a great shocase of your talents and beautiufl memories! TFS! I am a new follower and would be honored if you would check out my blog and do the same at http://acreativejourneywithmelissa@blogspot.com if you aren't already. ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND!

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  3. Your layouts are great! As we improve our skills and get introduced to new product we tend to look back and think Gee it would look so much better if I would have had these products but at that time they were where we were and that was a good place..Just enjoy them because you did an awesome job..I know you are not complaining and I understand your sentiments but noticing growth and change is a good thing...thanks for participating in this hop. I had a great time..

    transport7800@aol.com
    http://mawmawsthoughts.blogspot.com/
    follower

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  4. Libby,
    Showing pages done long ago is appreciated. I consider myself a beginner even though I have been scrapping for a long time. These pages give me nostalgia. I love the variety of colorful pages and all the pictures you fit on each LO. Thank you so much for sharing and reintroducing me to PSA Stamps. Ü Cynthia V.
    vandyzfam@sbcglobal.net

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  5. I LOVE those pages! That's exactly the kind of scrapbooking pages I absolutely adore - tons of pictures and lots of journaling. I'm not that creative and artistic when it comes to layouts because I want as many memories fit on a page as possible. Love it!

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  6. Great album! That's a wonderful way to document everything!

    http://happyscrapper64.blogspot.com/

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  7. wow, great album and a lot of hard work! What a treasure!!! Thx for such an awesome Hop!!!
    Eva :0)
    http://evasscrapsncards.blogspot.com/

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  8. sooooo adorable TFS!!!!

    Cathie
    scraphappycat@gmail.com

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  9. What a lovely album with so many great pictures. This is a great act of love for your entire family and always worth every minute.

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  10. That is a lot of hard work--that you and your children will treasure a long time.
    KristaInMN at gmail dot com
    http://www.KristasPaperCafe.com

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  11. Wow... what a great album! Looks like your heart and soul went into this! Anyway I was just online and found your hop... already a follower, sorry I missed it before this! Thanks for sharing all the great sites and great projects!
    Pendra
    pendrasplace.blogspot.com

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  12. One day she is going to treasure this above all else because she will see all the love put into it! BRAVO! Thanks for sharing everything on this great hop...
    jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

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  13. Your pages are fabulous! All of your hours of work show, there is so much detail on each of the pages. Thanks for sharing everything on this hop!

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  14. All pages are works of art no matter when done or how, changing or adding to them will not improve the sentiment or memory. Lovely work and have enjoyed your 3 days of projects. TFS

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  15. wonderful album..its perfect because you made it. i will always believe that when someone takes the time to hand craft something, it is the most precious of gifts and later when your kids look through it, they will love it, think of you and always remember that you loved them so much that you wanted to share your memories with them.
    great job! bella

    thescrapbookshoparoundthecorner.blogspot.com
    belladomenici@yahoo.com

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  16. WOW WOW WOW
    THIS ALBUM IS JUST SO PRECIOUS !! U ARE SO SO SO TALENTED !!

    All your projects have been such a Treat !!
    I've hopped along,commented & have enjoyed myself thoroughly.
    Tfs & FOR A CHANCE TO WIN !!

    Hugs
    Riti

    email: ritibanka@gmail.com
    BLOG- alilpieceofheaven17.blogspot.com

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  17. You scrapbook is so beautiful and perfect just the way it is because it tells a story that is important to you. Thanks so much for sharing your projects with us.


    http://racincrafts.blogspot.com/ or

    racincrafts@aim.com

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  18. I wish I had thought of scrapbooking my babies...many many years ago. Beautiful job and what a great keepsake!
    Kathie
    Kathlee154atgmaildotcom
    http://kathleessnippitsncricuts.blogspot.com

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  19. What a wonderful scrapbook of memories! And that's what matters most - not how we scrapbooked back then but rather the memories the photos and jounaling bring back! By the way, you did a fantastic job even as a beginner! Thanks for sharing!
    rhayhurst@suddenlink.net

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  20. Great album. I'm excited you are startign a scrapbookign features.
    melissaseme at yahoo dot com

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  21. Wow I love your pages. Those are an act of Love.
    TFS.

    mjblahnik56@hotmail.com

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  22. Lovely!! I can tell you put so much love into these!! TFS!!

    vick6740@yahoo.com

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  23. I love your pages! :) You definitely have a scrapbooking gift. I wish I had the time to put as much heart into my scrapbooks as you have!

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  24. great layouts..thanks for sharing

    luckylady34_2000@yahoo.com

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  25. Awesome layouts
    Trish
    krazykcrafters at msn dot com

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  26. I really love the page with the baby food labels, I have never thought of using them. Very creative.
    Melanie
    www.melaniemakes@blogspot.com

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  27. Awesome work! I'm also making pages of my litte baby at the moment, so thanks for giving me inspiration! I look forward to follow you, and thanks for giving me the chance to win!

    Hugs, Hilde

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  28. That is such a beautiful album. TFS!
    Jill
    http://craftwithanangel.blogspot.com/

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  29. love your pages w/ or w/o stamps~lol! thanx! prhmangel at gmail dot comlove your pages w/ or w/o stamps~lol! thanx! prhmangel at gmail dot com

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  30. wow that's a lot of work, goregous!

    sweetlilscrapper.blogspot.com
    sweetlilscrapper at hotmail dot ca

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