Baby Book Ideas (Crate Paper)

Hi Everyone
I first showed this book last year, but instead of sending it to my sister to complete – I filled it in for her –  knowing only too well that time can be pretty short when you have a new baby in the house!
Sorry I can’t show you any detailed pictures of the inside – but I hope you understand it’s not my baby to share!
I used a Maya Road 5×7 tabbed book as a base and the Crate Paper Little Sprout and Lillian Collections to decorate. I have used Cosmo Cricket’s Tiny Type Number Stickers for the tabs – and
I have to say they are the first transparent stickers I have used which
virtually disappear on the paper – FABULOUS!
These collections are a couple of years old and I picked them us super cheap – but the patterns are timeless and absolutely gorgeous.
Please email me with any questions or comments.
Lowri :-)
I am linking this project up to these websites here.
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  • Reply Liz April 12, 2012 at 10:35 AM

    Best wishes with the transfer! Cute project too :-)

  • Reply Barb April 12, 2012 at 12:55 PM

    You showed up in my Google Reader this morning – so that's working for me. This is an amazing book – your sister is very lucky!

    • Reply Lowri April 12, 2012 at 7:24 PM

      Thank you so much for your feedback Barb – it is very much appreciated. I wish I could show more pics of the inside but again, not really fair as it's not my baby!

      Lowri :-)

  • Reply WillieburgScrapper April 12, 2012 at 1:31 PM

    Absolutely beautiful! I love classic Crate Paper and you really made the paper work for you- will you look at that doodled chevron?? SO AWESOME!!! The finish on this is wonderful as well- how do you get such a close adhesion to the board? It looks manufactured!!! I just started to follow by email- I don't bother going to my blog reader anymore since I tend to spend hours perusing- this way I can catch your updates when I'm not distracted! I hope everything works out with the blog turn over- you are doing fantastically!

    • Reply Lowri April 12, 2012 at 7:23 PM

      Hi Michelle – thanks for your feedback. I used my usual solvent based glue (think uhu or zip-dry or Helmar 450) got it right to the edge and cleaned up any spill with an adhesive eraser and then used fine grit sandpaper for a clean look finish.

      I have started to do the same – I have had a lot of people sign up to email following since I added that widget! It's great for non-blogging people to follow easily too!


  • Reply Dora April 12, 2012 at 1:51 PM

    Hi! The RSS feed I use to follow your posts transferred fine. I wouldn't have known there was a change based on that alone. Dora :)

    • Reply Lowri April 12, 2012 at 7:18 PM

      Thank you so much for your feedback Dora – it is very much appreciated. I am SO relieved and thanks again for taking the time to let me know.

  • Reply danamas world April 12, 2012 at 2:17 PM

    The book is really beautyful, I have to make one for a friend´s baby which will come end of april.
    And…the blog change has worked perfectly.
    Thanks for posting,

    • Reply Lowri April 12, 2012 at 7:19 PM

      Thank you so much for your feedback Dani – it is very much appreciated. It was a fun project and it's so great to give a handmade gift for the Mum – babies always get the gifts after Mum has done all the work LOL

  • Reply Bee Burg April 12, 2012 at 9:01 PM

    This is gorgeous, and I so appreciate you not sharing the inside! LOL I don't like pics of my kiddos much online so I totally get it! :-)

  • Reply pigsathome April 12, 2012 at 11:20 PM

    Darling album! The little details make it so perfect. Now I want to make one but have no babies in my future…that I know about, anyway! I get blog updates through an RSS feed and it came through perfectly. I enjoy your blog and your projects. I really want to shamelessly copy everything…instead, I just shamelessly adapt! Keep up the great work!

  • Reply Cassie Box April 12, 2012 at 11:39 PM

    The patterns are gorgeous!!! That paper is so fabulous, it should be used! This is amazing, as always. You are awesome. I am getting ready to post this on PI. Congrats on the .com I felt like a rock star when I converted. I am such a dork.

  • Reply Aunt B April 13, 2012 at 12:01 AM

    Got your email update and easily linked with your blog. congrats on the switch. I haven't made it yet. It's nice to see that it went successfully for you.

    Great project. :)

  • Reply Ruth G April 13, 2012 at 12:57 AM

    Love your cover! That's very thoughtful of you not to share a baby that's not yours! I was going to make a gift album for a friend who's having her fourth baby, but I think I will offer to do the scrapping, too, since you are so right that it's hard to find the time to even put the pictures in, etc. when there's little ones around (and in my friend's case older ones to look after, too!) TFS!

  • Reply HawaiianLibrarian April 13, 2012 at 2:05 AM

    Thank you for sharing this precious gift! You are so thoughtful to place the photos for the busy Mom. Loving the cover, papers, embellies!

  • Reply jasann April 13, 2012 at 2:33 AM

    This is a really beautiful little keepsake!!!

  • Reply smahrty April 13, 2012 at 2:56 AM

    What a beautiful baby book! I love the little birdies on the front. I can see your blog just fine, but i miss the "blogs i love" list that used to show up.

    • Reply Lowri April 13, 2012 at 3:20 AM

      Hi there and thanks for your compliment – re-doing the blogs I love is one of the jobs on the list for tonight along with the products I love list too.

    • Reply smahrty April 13, 2012 at 11:34 PM

      Thank you!!! I can see them now. Hope it wasnt too much work or too frustrating. I am not very technically savvy so appreciate all you do behind the scenes.

  • Reply Alanna April 13, 2012 at 9:40 AM

    Your blog post appeared as per normal on my blogger dashboard thingo. I didn't notice anything different! (Maybe that just means I'm not very observent!)

    Lovely project and I'm sure it'll be treasured! :)

  • Reply Machelle Nelson April 13, 2012 at 8:56 PM

    Great idea! New mommies are always so involved in the doing of life that memory-keeping does fall by the wayside. And being as close as a sister you can have all the info she shares. Very cool!

  • Reply cvanholstein April 13, 2012 at 9:16 PM

    Love your bookie! Ánd the fact that you used older paper, I like that!
    Everything went smoothly; I received your mail en was linked to your blog.
    So, even in the Netherlands things work great! :)
    kind regards, Corina

  • Reply Izzy Anderson April 13, 2012 at 10:23 PM

    Your post and your blog look great. ADORE that album!

  • Reply Laura April 14, 2012 at 3:37 AM

    love this- it's beautiful!

  • Reply Katina April 15, 2012 at 3:37 AM

    Love the little book, very cute! I subscribe to your blog through Feedblitz and it came perfectly with no problems!

  • Reply Linda Jordan April 15, 2012 at 10:25 PM

    Adorable book!

  • Reply Thienly Azim April 17, 2012 at 3:22 AM

    I love this book! This is such a special gift for your sister. She's so lucky!

  • Reply Liane April 20, 2012 at 3:25 AM

    Thoughtful way to share the times that pass so quickly! I love the paper themes you used – very fun. Job well done!

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