I am so excited to be guest designing for Simple Stories! Their paper collections are so well-designed and thought out, they make scrapbooking not only fun, but easy too. In addition to the projects that I made for today, I plan on using the Baby Steps collection as part of Samuel's first year album. The cut-apart element pieces are going to make doing that fast and easy, and with a newborn in the house I will need easy!
I live in Southern California with my husband, and our two sons Gabriel and Nathan. We are expecting our third son, Samuel, in just a few short weeks. I first started scrapbooking after the birth of my oldest son, and quickly fell in love with this hobby.
I would describe my style as simple with layers. I begin every layout with a sketch, and I am the author of Stretch Your Sketches, the first reader-submitted eBook by Ella Publishing. In my free time I enjoy cooking, reading, and of course, scrapbooking. I am proud to be a member of the inspiration collective at Write.Click.Scrapbook., and I am a contributing artist at Scrapbook.com.
You can find me at my blog, ecclesia domestica where I detail the stories of my family’s life as well as share my love for this hobby.
I made two layouts, the first one, "Watching You Grow," features three ultrasound photos of Samuel. I was monitored closely during this pregnancy, and I feel blessed to have had a healthy pregnancy. These images are proof that our little one is doing well!
The second layout is one that I have made ahead for his first year album, and it is titled, "Welcome Baby." One of the cardstock papers in the collection features several journaling spots on the back. For this layout I cut out the spot designated for recording those important newborn statistics - journaling made easy and it includes a title too! When we get home all I will need to do is have a 5x7 printed, place it on the photo mat, and I'll be done.
I also used the Baby Steps collection to make a set of cards, a thank you card, a welcome card, and one that I left blank. The fundamentals cardstock sticker sheet that is included in the collection is so cute and is filled with lots of great designs as well as borders and title pieces. I really enjoyed creating these cards, my favorite one includes that little trio of owls!