Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Sweet baby Edwin Gabriel

This is an infant baby layout of my Dad using a photo taken in early 1927.  Dad had the prettiest dark, curly-wavy hair and boy does he have a head full of hair in this photo!  I have always LOVED my dad’s middle name, Gabriel (the archangel who told the Virgin Mary that she would bear the Son of God).   

I was going to scrap this in a vintage-grungy style because of the aged photo, but changed my mind and decided to go with a pastel baby boy theme instead!  I’m really glad that I did!  I have a baby paper collection that I bought in 2010 when I first started scrapping.  The papers were ideal to scrap this photo because they have somewhat of an aged look about them. 
Starting with the title, I embossed the chippie word ‘Sweet’ with Lindy’s Stamp Gang Madonna Robe Blue Gold. The store bought wooden word ‘baby’ from my stash was already painted.  The metal foot prints were embossed with LSG Oakleaf Olive Gold color.
Along with a few leftover baby things from my stash, I added polka dot & footprint ribbon that I stitched with embroidery thread (that’s the extent of my sewing talent). 
Aren’t the letter beads precious?
I tilted the photo not only to go with the diagonal lines in the paper, but also to include something else that would fit inside the frame.  If you look closely, there is a stuffed rabbit toy to the left of the baby.  Isn’t that precious or what?!
You can see it in this close up:
I created a little banner and cut out flags from the same paper collection, placing foam dots between two layers and tying cute bows with a darker blue embroidery thread.
Randomly placing larger flags on the layout allowed for a full view of the baby items printed on the paper.
The red cap & baseball buttons were stitched to the ribbon. 
These represent something very special!  My Dad was a HUGE fan of the St. Louis Cardinals NBA team!  Their colors are red and white.
Wild Orchid Crafts & Recollections flowers had the perfect colors for this layout!  I sprayed white lace with Lindy’s Starburst color Fuzzy Navel Peach to match one of the colors in the diagonal lines.  This lace was placed in random areas on the LO. 
I really enjoyed creating this page!  I know my Dad would love it.  He enjoyed looking at my scrapbook pages and always said that Brianne (my daughter) would have wonderful keepsakes.  I am so blessed that he told me those words that I’ll never forget. 
Thanks so much for the visit & have a wonderful day!  Lisa : )

Products used:
The Paper Studio – Sweet Pea paper collection
Want2Scrap – chipboard title word “Sweet”
Lindy’s Stamp Gang products:
   embossing powders Madonna Robe Blue Gold & Oakleaf Olive Gold
   Starburst spray Fuzzy Navel Peach
   Art Minds baseball buttons
   Bead Landing Alpha beads
   Pastel roses
   Wooden teddy bear & ‘baby’ word
   Berry stem
Wild Orchid Crafts:
   Pastel Chrysanthemums
   Yellow/Orange Sweetheart Blossoms
   Pastel Cosmos Daisies
   Hobby Lobby lace
   Inks-Chestnut Roan & Cyan
   Metal foot charms
   Chipboard baby duck frame


  1. Adorable photo and layout Lisa! Love all the baby-themed embellishments, especially the banner with the beads spelling out his name! So cute!


  2. wow this is adorable. love love love x


  3. wow this is adorable. love love love x

  4. This is so cute! I love all the little many and all so cute!


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