Hello friends, Iris here with the super, cutest baby layout I've ever made, thanks to the Oh, Baby! Collection. All the papers are so adorable, it was difficult at first to pick which one to use for my background. But I finally decided to go with one of the woodgrain patterns (Cuddly). Those swirly frames are just so cute, and echo the theme of framing my photo.
Speaking of the framing, when I picked a photo of my baby sleeping (she's 12 now by the way!), I was inspired to use the moon and star clear stickers directly on the photo, like a mobile hanging above her. That lead to the idea of a circular cut-out over an enlarged photo, as if we are peeking into the crib through the cute mobile stars and critters swirling around her.
Framing the cut-out is a wreath I grabbed from the Simple Stories selection at the Silhouette online store. (Design ID #214849) Originally released for an autumn line, I cut it out of the aqua dotty paper (Sweet Dreams), and it really is a sweet addition to my page. One of my favorite techniques when I have circles and wreaths is to stitch multiple times around them to add texture. I did most of the stitching before adding the wreath, then took a pass over the it.
My daughter's lovey since she was a baby is an elephant and she still collects them, so naturally I gravitated to the adorable mama and baby elephant from the Bits & Pieces pack. I tucked them under the cut-out. Then I surrounded the photo with more die-cuts, chipboard, and stickers, and I used more stars, both die-cut and clear, scattered like I would normally use enamel dots.
To fill in the blank spaces on the photo next to the top and bottom clusters, I picked a couple of sentiments and hearts from the Clear Stickers. They, along with the little word strips from the regular 4x6 Stickers , serve in lieu of journaling. Sometimes just those little sentiments are enough. And the chipboard banner serves as my title.
The Oh, Baby! Collection is just so delightful! My older daughter is now requesting some pages about her as a baby with this collection! I didn't get much scrapbooking done during those early baby years, so this collection will be perfect to document all those baby moments. Hope everyone enjoys scrapping their baby pictures with this collection too.