Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Welcome To The Creative Memories Baby Blog Hop!

Welcome everyone! I hope you are having a wonderful time exploring all the wonderful blogs of the design team members. They have come up with some wonderful ways to use the It's a Girl/Boy lines and I have loved looking over all of them myself today! You should have arrived here from Chris Robertson's blog.

If you are just learning about the hop you can start at the beginning by going to the Creative Memories Traditional Blog here. Be sure to collect all the letters so you can have a chance to win one of the amazing baby lines for yourself!

For those of you who are regulars to my blog you will know that last July I had a baby girl, so having Creative Memories come out with a wonderful baby girl line this year was just perfect timing for me! I have loved creating with it and can't stop making new layouts, cards, and other items with this fabulous line!

For today's hop I have a layout to share about my sweet daughter and her love for Puffs! 

 Claire is our 4th child. She has three older brothers who adore her and are her biggest fans. For a long time we thought the boys would be our only children and therefore we were very much out of the baby mindset when we found out Claire was joining our family. 

Having her so long after the boys made it feel like we were starting over again and re-learning these super fun baby stages. Even though that can sometimes make things challenging, there are advantages too. One of the things I like about this fact is that there are some fun new and improved products that didn't exist when the boys were little. Puffs are one of those.

(Yes, sometimes they stick to her face--silly girl)

 They had just come out when Spencer was little and I remember using them a time or two with him, but he was too old to use them for long and quickly moved on to more advanced food. Claire has had a love affair with them now now for several months so I thought I'd snap a few photos of this stage before it disappears and I forget all about it!

I just adore this beautiful baby line (and even though my boys are no longer babies the It's A Boy line is really wonderful for them as well--definitely check it out)! I also used lots of other fun Creative Memories Supplies to make this layout! Here is my supply list:

Foam Squares

I normally wouldn't have pulled in the Raspberry Cardstock with this line, but it perfectly matched the color of my daughter's high chair, and since that was such a prominent color in my photos I felt that it did work well here. I used it in my title (cut with my Cricut and the font on the Cheerful Season's Cartridge), my border, and in the flowers (again cut with the Cheerful Seasons Cartridge) and heart accents on my layout. I think it really helps to tie in the photos with the page.

The journaling reads: 

"Ever since you were able to gum some solid food you have loved puffs! They have been a favorite food for a couple of months now. Your favorite flavor seems to be vanilla, but banana is also high on your list! It is fun to see how excited you get each time you see the bottle of puffs! -April 3, 2013

So for those of you collecting letters to enter the prize drawing my letters are R and A
 To continue on with the hop, head on over to Cindy Liebel's blog here.
Thank you for stopping by today! Enjoy the hop!


  1. The baby makes the layout even better.I love the pinks and grey mixed together.Thank you for sharing>:)

  2. Love the page layout and the colors! Your baby is beautiful!

  3. I LOVE this layout! Beautiful pictures and such a fun page. We had a Puffs fan too. I used to use those Puffs containers for craft projects - I thought I had pictures on my blog, but apparently not.

  4. Love this layout! Especially since it is paper/traditional! Haven't gotten into digital yet.

  5. This is so very adorable Ginger!!

  6. I think so far this is my most favorite layout! I love the embellishments!

  7. This is so cute, Ginger, and Claire looks SO big. We really need to plan a visit.