Saturday, April 7, 2018

Creative Inspiration DT Spring Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Saturday April 7th Creative Inspiration DT BLOG HOP challenge. I'm excited and honored to be joining today's blog hop as the April Guest Design Team member for Creative Inspiration.
Please hop along through all 10 designers' blog challenges. Please leave a comment on each blog so we know you took time to visit. Be sure to finish at the Creative Inspiration Blog, where you will be entered for a bonus ballot to win a Blog Hop prize. These are the participating blogs in today's hop:
Today I'm sharing a mini-album that I'm creating for my newest grandchild. Isla (pronounced EYE-la) Elizabeth is my younger son and daughter-in-law's first child, and my 10th grandchild. As a proud Grandma, I've already scrapped several 12x12 layouts featuring Isla for my own scrapbook album. This little 6 x 6 board book is a gift for the new parents when I travel back to the Midwest this summer to meet Isla.
I love making these little books, but it's a challenge to translate my usual pages into miniature. Usually I start with a sketch and use the resizing tools in my photo editing software to shrink it to 6x6, and go from there.
For example: I chose this sketch from PageMaps:
I resized it to 6 x6 and adjusted the photo sizes a bit. then I used it to create this page:

So far, I've completed 8 pages, using the "About a Little Girl" collection from Photoplay, "Beginnings" from Authentique, embellishments from Echo Park's "Sweet Baby Girl" and miscellaneous goodies from my stash.
  
 
 

  
 My challenge to you is to work with a size that you normally don't scrap. Have fun exploring something new and be sure to share in the comments on the Creative Inspiration blog (see below), thanks for stopping by!
If you choose to play along with our challenges, then play along with any one or as many of the projects as you like from those you saw in the blog hop. Post your project in the comments section and tell us which ones you played along with. You have all month long to play along. Can't wait to see what you share with us.

Thank you for visiting today and have fun!

14 comments:

Bev Code said...

amazing projects.... all so beautiful... and cute baby... congrats

The Gov. said...

Love all these beautiful layouts!

Tracy F. said...

What beautiful pages with the most adorable photos! Isla is so precious! Congrats!

Danielle said...

Adorable pages!

GinniG said...

What a BEAUTIFUL gift! Isla is so beautiful! Congrats on being GDT too!

Ural said...

Isn't it fun to scrap a baby!!

Jackie Plank said...

A lovely album to be sure!!!

Colleen said...

Congrats and very sweet pages.

LisaM said...

Awww! These are so precious Barb! Congrats!

Julie said...

Great little album. Love it.

Phillis Walrath said...

your album will be a wonderful keepsake. love all the details and the pink colors!!

Shelly K. Hein-Simmons said...

So cute! These pages are great!

Jennifer Earley said...

Oh congratulations on a new grandbaby! Love those pictures you have scrapped! May God bless Isla always!

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Very, very cute little book