Sunday, July 23, 2006

First Scrapbook Page

I think I mentioned my plan to make a scrapbook as a Christmas gift for my aunt and uncle who became Grandparents for the first time in February.
Their DiL has a serious back condition which meant she was advised not to try and have a baby, much as she loves children and desperately wanted a family. Eventually she and my cousin decided that it was worth the risk to be able to have the baby they so much wanted. She had loads of troubles during her pregnancy and I think my aunt and uncle were too scared of what might happen to get really excited until the very last minute. But the story has a happy ending and little Sam arrived safely - and he is just adorable!

I've not really been able to justify getting into scrapbooking so this little chap has given me the excuse to have a go, but not have to find space in our house for the finished album!
This is my very first scrapbooking effort it's for an 8x8 album - seemed much less daunting than those BIG monster sized books! Up till now I've only done some pages in a Circle Journal - and not many of those - so please be gentle with me........


8 comments:

Rachel said...

Kathy that is adorable, and I would never believe it was your first LO. Im sure the proud grandparents will love it and Sam is a little cutie

Jane said...

gorgeous Kathy !

karen said...

Gorgeous ... and 8x8 is a more manageable size than 12x12!
Love those safety pins embellishments: very cute!!

Kathy said...

Thank you for your kind comments

Karen - the safety pins are from a Quickutz die, it's a doublekutz and you get both the sizes I used here.

Janine said...

Kathy, that is stunning. Wow weee, well done on that. I agree 8x8 is more manageable. Love the embellishments and the colours used.

Debbie said...

I know I've said it on the Fourm but I'll say it again - absolutely beautiful :-)

Mel said...

What an amazing first scrapbook page! Wow. I cringe to think what my first page was like - no where near anything as good as this. Be proud!

Kathy Pitt said...

You did AWESOME for your first LO, wish my first one looked THAT good :) love the colors of it, and I bet they love it!