Friday, March 1, 2013

Pimping Out my Blog with A Baby Album

First off I would like to say a Big THANKS to Wanda from Deezy Does It! @  She had this great idea and I have already noticed an increased amount of followers to my blog.

I have been crafting since I was a kid. My mom always had some sort of craft on the go. I learned to knit and crotchet when I was really young. I kind of drifted away from the crafting scene for a while then once I had my most gorgeous daughter and world’s most handsomest son I started to knit again. I knit them matching sweaters and also knit my nephews each one also. My mom commented how she would love one so next Christmas was her turn to receive a sweater from me. I then started mine but have yet to finish it…lol Isnt that the way it goes.

My mom then again decided to try a new craft (cardmaking) so in 2003 that is also when I started to make them also again thanks to her. Over the yrs we scrapbooked together on a weekly basis and went to crops together. In 2009 I purchased my first cricut machine (baby bug). Soon after I decided I would like a bigger one so I got to looking on eBay for an Expression. I found myself a deal.
I used it for scrapbooking and my daughter used it for school projects. I became a member of a group on Facebook and my addiction to the Cricut grew. I heard about another program for the Cricut and also heard that PC was suing them so I knew I had to get my hands on one of them. Hubby even encouraged this as he could see potential for doing other things with it then just my crafting.
I became addicted to collecting free svg’s from the many sites out there. I have made many new friends who also have this hobby/addiction. In the spring of 2012 I met a fellow crafter who encouraged me to start a blog. I did it and have just past my first blog adversary in February. I have not done as much crafting in the past few months as I have hit a roadblock that I am hoping to get over very soon. I have only been doing a few things specific for people but nothing for myself.
In the fall of 2011 I met some other ladies on facebook and with encouragement from a few I have joined a DT for Creative Kuts. I am currently on the 3d team for Creative Kuts and am loving it.

 I started making these books way back and used the 8.5x11 albums and covered the outside with material. Once I started scrapbooking I started to use the 12x12 albums and doing the inside pages also as part of the gift I give to people.  

My hubby asked me to make a baby book for his boss & wife who were expecting their first child.

Album Cover

I did many different variations but now tend to stick to the same sort of page layouts. The pages are a combination of cartridges and svg files. I find I tend to use both on them.

Hubby asked that when I make this album I stick to baby pink and other shades of pink. Well even before he asked me to make this one specific I new I was going to use this blue plaid on a baby page so here I did it. He liked it in the end.

I like to include page so parents can include hand and footprints of the baby when they are so little. I was so thankful for a teacher who my son had who made up Father’s day gifts with their handprints on it. I got the idea from this framed artwork he made his dad

This page is a file created by the Wonderful Cheryl from She has some wonderful files that she creates. I knew when she offered this file as a BAP (build a project) I had to have it and have since included it in my albums. It truly shows what a baby is made of. I think it is fitting for it to be the last page of the albums I create as throughout the album you see who the parents are and grandparents and then this little bundle of joy is the creation of all these people.
Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoyed your visit 

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  1. This album is adorable!!!

    I'm a new follower!
    Tiffany ♥

  2. I love your album Tammy! I think I need to do something similar for my little ones. :)


  3. gorgeous baby book... I was already a follower!!!!

  4. Awesome work Tammy, love the albums, and those covers :) Rockin it sweetness xo

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  5. Thanks Ladies. The recipients of this were really thrilled with it.

  6. Tammy this is such an awesome gift. You sure did put lots of love into it. Sorry took so long to get over here and check it out. Your story was great!! Scrappy hugs. Connie

  7. Such a cutie!!! Love your Album

  8. This is so sweet, you put a lot of love an work into it. They will treasure it!

  9. Already a follower! Thank you for stopping by the Deezy Does It! Pimp-Out/Showcase and linking up.
    XX XO,

  10. This is so cute!! I really need to start scrapping again. I am sooooo far behind!
    Found you and followed via the Pimp-Out Showcase on Deezy Does It!! Check me out @

  11. So Cute! New follower from the "Pimp-Out/Showcase" Hop :)

  12. Thanks for the creative inspiration! Coming from the Pimped Out Showcase.

  13. HI! Found you through Deezy's blog! :-) LOVE the layouts!

  14. Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm now a follower!

  15. Wow I love the baby album! Do you sell them? You should :) I'm not such a crafty person, but reading about the things you've done gives me a little nudge to try something out :) Following you from the Pimp Out/Showcase Hop!

  16. New Follower, found you through Deezy's!! Great album!!

  17. I used to make these and the outside was very similar, but the inside was never that cute! I'm your latest follower, visiting from the Pimp Out Showcase Blog Hop.

  18. What a gorgeous album this turned out to be! I know the lucky parents will truly cherish it. I am a new follower from the pimp out showcase hop! *Hugs*

  19. Wow such a beautiful album. I like the front cover and die cuts used. I'm stopping by from the Weekly "Pimp-Out/Showcase" Hop. I'm a new follower would love it if your followed me. HUGS AJ-