Baby Memory Books

I’ve been working on James and Leah’s baby books.  It’s fun going through all the notes and pictures we’ve taken of them since before they were even born.  So many beautiful memories!  I am having a hard time narrowing down what to include in the books.  If I had my way, I would include everything, but then the books would be 365 pages long.  That’s too expensive and probably unnecessary.

The books will be 8×11 and I actually purchased the kits I will use to make them.  They were my very first purchases.  The kits are adorable and they are S4H friendly.  I’m not ready to share pages from the books yet, but here is a 12×12 page I made when I first bought the kit (girl and boy version).

Credits: “Child of my Child – Girl Kit” – Fayette Terlouw


Credits: “Child of my Child – Boy Kit” – Fayette Terlouw


This is the first year I have done a Halloween page.  It was tricky finding the right kit because a) I wanted it to be free! and b) I wanted a cute kit that had sweet, smiling elements, since my little ones were wearing cute innocent costumes.  I found the perfect kit at Eyeinspire called Halloweenies.  Here is the page I made of my two Trick or Treaters.

It was a great weekend and Halloween night, and now we have enough candy to tide us over until Christmas!

Autumn Page and Craft Fairs

We visited my uncle last weekend for our second annual leaf pile photo shoot.  Leah had fun jumping in the leaves and playing with the rake.  James enjoyed standing near the pile and holding the rake.  He did not like being in the pile though.  Oh well.  Maybe next year!

Credits: Reika Rafita, JMC Designs, In The Small Things, Kooky Cat Designs, Kim Jensen Designs , Amanda Heimann Designs

With Christmas right around the corner, it is now Craft Fair season.  I’m thinking of participating in a few next year, so I will be checking some out this year.  I want to get an idea of how to display my products and also what other types of products will be there.  Plus, I may even get some shopping done. 🙂

Water Fun and a Freebie

Here is my latest template for you.  It has room for 8 photos and lots of space for journaling too.

Below is a page I made using the template above.  It documents a trip to the local splash pad.  I actually took many, many more pictures during the visit, but these were my favourite ones.

Credits: “Birthday” by Lindsey’s Digital Scrapbook, “The Great Beyond” by Designs by Snowlady, wordart by Word Art World, alpha from Free Digital Scrapbooking

Big Picture

Some of my favourite layouts have just one picture that takes up most of the page.  I don’t often do pages like that though.  The main thing holding me back is that I have a really hard time picking just one picture to represent a moment in time.  I take so many pictures, it’s hard to pick a favourite to tell the story.  But I’m working on it.

Paper: “Escale pacifique” by tartine

Alpha: “I Heart You” by Edeline Marta Design

Font: “Eight Fifteen” from Kevin and Amanda