Happy Friday to everyone! I hope you have plans for some relaxation and of course, crafting. My weekend is pretty busy already, but I have my fingers crossed. I hope to work on those Easter outfits that I desparately want my kiddos to wear. Only 1 week to get it done, yikes!
So I have been playing a bit of catch up on my scrapbooking. I am determined to steadily work on my son's baby album. I had a teensy bit of hope that I might have it almost complete before he turned 1, but alas, his birthday is only 3 1/2 months away and it doesn't look like that will happen. I will, however, keep working on it and I am so thrilled to have completed almost half of it so far.
At the beginning of the month, Leigh over at to the full issued us a challenge to use a Papertrey Ink sentiment stamp on our layouts. I absolutely love stamping on my layouts, so the challenge was to find a sentiment that I could put into Joshua's baby album. I selectively inked the word "happy" from Fillable frames#5 and the word "Baby" from Mega Mixed Messages. I added them to the end of my journaling block. These words describe him perfectly. He is a laid back little guy.
All of the patterned paper, chipboard, epoxy metal tag and rub ons are from the Becky Higgings Sweet Baby kit. I added PTI Dark Chocolate felt, button and twine. The embossed heart is a scrap from Valentine's Day last year. Yes, I had kept a few elements that I didn't use for my hubby's card on a small section of a bookshelf and I was finally able to put it to good use. I added some machine sitching to all of the squares except the journal block. I used Mini Scrapbook Series: Library Ledger for the lines.
I hope you are not too grossed out by one of the photos, but I spent many, many hours scrubbing my little guy's clothes. This incident sometimes occurred 3 times a day. It was a good thing that I was given a lot of 0-3 month clothes, I tell ya. Plus he was quite the spitter upper, hence the bibs. Oh, my poor dry, cracked hands. Despite all the time I spent cleaning his clothes, we had a lot of sweet moments at this age. He really was a happy baby.