Sunday, August 29, 2010

First scrapbook pages . . . but a long story first!

August 1st, 2007. My extended family and I were on our way to the Jersey Shore for a much deserved week long vacation. It just so happened that the little one I was 28 weeks pregnant with decided she didn't feel like hanging out in the womb anymore, evidently she had bigger and better things to do. I didn't quite realize I was in labor since my contractions were very irregular, but knew something wasn't right. I called my OB on the drive down, they said I was probably dehydrated and should go to the nearest medical center for fluids. Cool, I can do that. I go to the hospital, find out that I'm 5 cm dialated and 100% effaced. Doc says this kid is coming today, but (and this is a big but) they don't have a NICU, I'll need to be taken via helicopter to the nearest level three NICU which is Cooper University Hospital in Camden. Taryn Anna was born shortly after we arrived at Cooper, she was 2 pounds 10 ounces, 12.5 inches to a very scared set of parents. She was my inspiration to start scrapping, and here are my first pages of her.

She spent 70 days in the NICU, and just celebrated her second birthday!

A labor of love . . .

Last year my niece asked me to make Abby Cadabby invitations for her daughters first birthday party. Perfect, it will give me a chance to whip out that Sesame Street cart that I hadn't used yet. I made the invites (40) and centerpieces (15). Had I known all of the teeny tiny pieces Abby required, I may have tried to talk her into Elmo or Cookie! Here's a shot of the invites and center pieces:

Friday, August 27, 2010

And since I'm reminiscing anyway . . .

I might as well throw in some wedding pix!

And yes, no reception is complete unless the bride "gets low"!

My first big paper project . . .

was for my wedding. I made a mistake of joining the knot message boards, caught the DIY bug and went to town. I made the pocketfold invites, programs, table numbers and some other stuff I can't remember, it was over three years ago! And yes, I made the pocketfolders from scratch, all 100+ of them.

Word Book

So, here's a word book I made for a for a friend, its my first one so please don't make too much fun of me! Goodness, I really need to work on my photog skills, perhaps a new camera might help (hint, hint to the hubs). I cut the book with Cricut Design Studio, and did the embossed pages with the Big Shot Express.