Tuesday, February 7, 2017

You're Having My Baby


Be ready blog followers.   I am home from 9 days and 8 nights with my daughter and son-in-law during the birth of the first baby.     They had a little girl on January 26th, her actual due date.
They told us only 4% of babies are born on their due date.   But then we all knew this baby would be exceptional.    😃

I'm entering the layout in two different challenges.     I was so excited when I saw the latest challenge at   "THE STUDIO CHALLENGES"   -  Inspired by a song.   I knew then I could do a song about a baby.    Yesterday I googled songs with Baby in the title and the 2nd one that came up was an old Paul Anka song.  "You're Having My Baby"    I knew I had taken pictures of Leslie and Jason before, pre baby arrival and I think they are perfect to go with this song.

Next I was excited to see that  "COLORFUL CREATIONS"  blog was back with challenges.   I had always love entering their challenges in the past and had missed them.    So I decided I would combine their first challenge  - Black, White plus One.    It would be perfect with this layout because I knew I had this great black and white xoxoxo paper.  So then I went to my Valentine drawer of papers and embellies and saw this perfect scrap strip of heart paper in red and white so Red became my plus one paper.

To make the layout, I printed my pictures 4x6 but with a border, then I cut off the border and matted on black card stock as the white blended into the paper too much.    I also trimmed my XOXOXO
paper about 1/2" on all sides and then centered it on black card stock.   My red heart paper was a 12" strip so I just matted it on red card stock so it's white background stood out a little more from white in the other paper.    I used a scrap piece of black card stock for a little journaling block and also matted it in red.    I had also found the "my love" red heart sticker in my Valentine stash and I thought it was
perfect to embellish the one picture of Jason with some encouraging talk to Leslie.   Then I got out some red alpha stickers that had all the letters I needed.    Then my oops happened.  my last Y after I pulled it off the sheet slipped out of my hand and fell on the lower picture,  I tried and tried to get it off but would not budge, so I had to "draw" a red Y on baby and then reprint the picture.   It was not my happy moment of making the layout, but no other red alphas I had would work for a substitute Y.

I hope you will check out both blogs and join in the fun.     Here are the links

"THE STUDIO CHALLENGE"    You have until February 12th to enter

"COLORFUL CREATIONS"  You must also enter the 2-15 challenge when announced to be eligible for the monthly prize

10 comments:

Rachel said...

What precious photos! A gorgeous layout. Thank you for playing along with us for our first challenge at Colourful Creations. Love your colour choice too!

Dotstolines said...

An elegant layout, and a lovely way to preserve and treasure memories:)! Thats for playing along at Colourful Creations!

Iris R. said...

What a nice and personal layout. I like the XO paper too. Congrats on the baby. Thanks for playing along with us Colorful Creations.

Natsuko Suzuki said...

Beautiful layout! I can feel the love from it! Thank you for joining us at Colorful Creations:)

Tania Ridgwell said...

What a gorgeous page and precious photos. Thanks for joining us at Colorful Creations this month :)

Tracy P said...

Such precious photos and the perfect song match to tell the story. Thanks for joining in with us at The Studio Challenges.

maryam said...

beautiful layout with a precious moment ! thanks for joining us at colorful creation

Taru Jehkonen said...

Gorgeous page and story! Thanks for your playing with us at Colorful Creations!

chanya13 said...

What a beautiful layout. Thank you for joining us at Colorful Creations! Agnieszka DT

Brenda Caldow said...

Wow, love your take on the challenge. Thanks for joining in with us over at Colorful Creations.