Welcome to Monica's Surprise Baby Shower Blog Hop! Our friend Monica from Monica's Creative Madness will soon be welcoming a new little baby boy to her family, so some of us got together to throw her this surprise hop. We're all making 8x8 inch scrapbook layouts that she can use to keep up with all of the memories of the first year with her little sweetie.
If you arrived here from Ceci's blog, you are in the right place. If you stumbled upon my post and would like to start from the beginning, head on over to the Cameo Creations Blog. Be sure to stop by each an every blog along the way for tons of baby album inspiration. Plus, there's bound to be some awesome blog candy up for grabs!
Here are the layouts I created:
First, I created this 8x8 inch layout to show off a photo of Monica's husband and his new son. I created this entire layout in Silhouette Studio. All of the tool images are from the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons (PPPR) Tool Time Cutting Files set. This layout is pretty small, so I cut each tool as a single print-and-cut piece. All of the patterned papers on this layout are from the PPPR Man, Oh Man Pattern Pack 1 Digital Paper Pack. I love how easy using digital papers made creating this layout. I created the entire layout in Silhouette Studio, including all of the patterns. Then, I just separated the shapes on my mat and print and cut them all. Some pieces had some slight white outlines around them, and I just used some fluid chalk ink to camouflage that a bit. I created a cutting file for the title of this layout, and you can download it from the Freebie section of the PPPR store. This file will only be available for free for a few days, so grab it while you can. :)
I also created this 8x8 inch layout for Monica to use for her Fourth of July pics of her sweet little boy:
I also created this layout in Silhouette Studio and used the print-and-cut feature to cut out all of the elements. The fireworks and rocket images are from the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons (PPPR) Fantastic Fireworks Cutting Files set. I intentionally added a white outline to all of the images to make them look a little like stickers and to help them pop. I added yellow, silver, and red Stickles to those images for a little sparkle. The banner is from the PPPR Grand Old Flag Cutting Files set. I got the blue starred background paper and the diagonally striped mat paper from the PPPR Old Glory Stars & Stripes Digital Paper Pack. The wooden "fence" is from the PPPR Man, Oh Man Pattern Pack 1 Digital Paper Pack. I also created a cutting file for the title of this layout, and you can also download it from the Freebie section of the PPPR store. This file will only be available for free for a few days, so grab it while you can. :)
Okay...now how about a little BLOG CANDY???
One lucky follower of my blog will receive this great collection of embellishments. YAY!!! All you have to do for a chance to win is follow my blog and leave me a comment telling me you do. Easy, peasy!!! I'll choose a winner on Tuesday, June 18, 2013. Sorry, US and Canadian mailing addresses only, please.
Thanks so much for stopping by today. Your next stop on the hop is Cassie's blog.
Here's the entire lineup of the hop, just in case you get lost along the way:
Cameo Creations Blog - http://cameocreationschallenge.blogspot.com/
Lisa - http://prettypaperprettyribbons.blogspot.com/ *ME*
Cassie - http://allsmilesandsunshine.blogspot.com/ *Next Stop*
Ana Maria - http://www.shortycreations.com/