Sunday, May 31, 2009

Club Baby Daydream 01 Layout

I'm excited about teaching workshops and clubs.

I opted for Club Baby first because I’m so far behind in making scrapbooks for my grandchildren that I’m almost embarrassed to go visit (I said ALMOST) . . . So, I hope to create some inspiring samples of this project and, when we do the workshops, make a set for my daughter-in-law.

I was surprised by how long it took me to build these two pages. Of course, I had to restamp my dots four times to get it right (I kept putting the 4”x12” strip in the wrong place, only to discover it after I had put something else on top). I do believe that my second time around will go significantly faster.

I am generally pleased with the layout and, now that I have an idea of what I’m doing, am confident that my second time around will go much faster. The blessing is that you have a choice: blue backgrounds for boys, pink for girls, or any combination thereof. The Daydream Level 2 Paper Pack accommodates both.
I used a two-page spread layout in Jeanette Lynton’s Cherish Scrapbook Layouts, pages 16 and 17 as a pattern. This particular version is unfinished since I plan to add an “n” and “c” to the left-hand-page monogram.

I random-stamped the polka-dots using a combination of first and second generation stamps on White Daisy cardstock. All the journaling is by hand, though I plan to revisit the revisit the text on vellum.

The horses on top of page 2 are NOT CTMH – but they were stylized enough to coordinate with the pattern on Brayden’s blue jeans; so I opted for design loyalty rather than brand loyalty. I stamped them on CTMH Colonial White cardstock scrap I had and used watercolor pencils and blending pen to lay in additional color. I used CTMH Exclusive Inks Cocoa to stamp the horse.

The Lilac Blue and striped patterns are from CTMH’s Daydream B&T Level Two package.


  1. You certainly are great about the details that most including myself forget to write. I know some of what you are writing are for the purpose of the scrapbook business but interesting to see so much of what goes into one page.

  2. Just to let you know that I did a 8 x 8 book for each of my grand daughters. Their first year then after that they are included in the family album. It was really wonderful for Miles though since she lived far away and we didn't see her but every other month. So Eric and Kelly would show her the book each night at story time. It is her favorite book to look at and she loves books!

  3. I got a chance to view your blog and thoroughly enjoyed you pix and clips. We get over to Virginia once a month to see Matt, Sara and the kids . . . I'm glad they're not too far away.