Sunday, April 3, 2011

WMS SOAP - Stamp of Approval Parade Day #3 - Framed in Sunshine!

Welcome to Day #3 of the Waltzingmouse Stamp of Approval Parade (SOAP)  Are you loving the review of last month's release??  Have you gotten some new ideas for using these great sets?

Today I'm highlighting Very Vintage Labels 18 along with sentiments from some older sets.

Many of you know that I am the proud grand-aunt of 6 month old Landon - he's been featured here on my blog several times since he arrived in Sept!    We have had quite a snowy winter this year in Massachusetts and so Landon has acquired many winter hats!  And of course we have many pics of Landon in his many winter hats! 

Hence - the creation of this little coaster photo book - of Landon in his hats!  Just click on each pic for a closer view!

I used half of the text label stamp on this page along with a sentiment from Half Pint Heroes.  The book is made from 4"x4" light weight coasters, covered in Basic Grey Archaic papers.

Here's a little tag label from the set with a sentiment from Free Spirit Sentiments.

I still don't have the Labels 18 Nestability dies yet - so I just hand cut the outside edge on this frame and cut the inside out with my exacto knife!  This cute little hat was my son's when he was a baby - and now we're 'recycling' it with Landon - and can you see those cute tiny mittens on him?  His Aunt Chrstie knit them for him!!  She's expecting her first baby, a boy,  in June so this hat may get recycled yet again!  The 'cute' sentiment is from Half Pint Heroes.

And of course every baby in New England has to have a Boston Red Sox Hat! (and wear it backwards! This one happens to be his Dad's) This is another sentiment from Free Spirit Sentiments.  I hand cut the outside of this label and used my Oval Nestabilitie to cut out the center (it fits just right!)


Another frame that I hand cut and used an oval Nestability to cut out the inside - then I used that oval for my sentiment!  which is from  Oven Fresh Gingerbread Joy.  I just love his yummy striped pants in this pic!

And my last page uses the label frame again with another sentiment from Free Spirit - Sentiments.

FYI - I printed my photos on white card stock and cut around the edges with deckeled edge scissors from SU to look the way photos used to come when you had them developed (are you old enough to remember those??!)  I stapled the ribbons on before adhering the patterned paper on the backs so the back of the staple wouldn't show!  And, of course, adult supervision is needed if a little tyke is looking at this book as they could rip off the buttons and put them in their mouths!  I punched the holes in the corners with my Cropadile and the book ring is from Staples.

I hope you enjoyed my little photo book today and that it might inspire you to create one yourself??!!

Please click on the links below for much more inspiration from the rest of the DT using the WMS March release stamp sets!!

Hope to see you back here tomorrow - for our 4th and final Parade day when we will be featuring the Spring Baskets set from last year and also announcing a fun little competition!!


Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Very Vintage Labels 18, Oven Fresh Gingerbread Joy, Free Spirit Sentiments, Half Pint Heroes.
Paper:  White - Couture Cardstock, Really Rust, Creamy Caramel - SU, Ocean Tides, Blueberry Sky - PTI, DP - Basic Grey Archaic Paper Pad.
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black,  Ranger Distress Bundled Sage, Rusty Hinge, Mustard Seed, Antique Linen, Faded Jeans, Pumice Stone.
Accessories:  Small oval punch - SU, brads - Imaginesce, 4x4 coasters - Eclectic Paperie, corner rounder -EK Success, Crop a dile, exacto knife, twill ribbon - PTI, glue dots. 

27 comments:

Sandie said...

Ooooh, cute cute cute baby!! Don't you just love hat pictures?? I have many many hat pictures :D

Amazing album, something to treasure.

Susan Hogan said...

How do you find the time? Fantastic little book - bet ' mum' will love that!

Bonnie said...

Sweetness for sure Julia! What a cutie you have to work with too - love those sweet cheeks!!

Laurel said...

Gosh I love this!

Crystal said...

Oh my goodness this is sooo SWEET!! What an adorable album!! TOOO CUTE!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Awe, what a darling mini album Julia! Such sweet photos and love all your stamped WM goodness! A keepsake to be treasured for years :)

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

Julia - this is so wonderful. What a cutie-pie subject to scrap about. I hope one day to have a grandbaby to dote over like this. Fantastic mini book!

Claire Brennan said...

Fabby wee album Julia, yup _ i remember deckled edges!!!!! lol!! Hugs!

Linda said...

how very sweet he is and the book is equally delightful!

snowbear said...

I have been wanting to make a photo book for some time... how cute is yours!!!! thanks for sharing..

Riet said...

This is so gorgeous Julia.

Hugs Riet.xx

Belinda said...

So sweet! What a fabulous way to use the stamps in an album!

LeAnne said...

What a sweet creation for a sweet baby! That set is wonderful!!!

Cassie_lu said...

great idea using the frames as a frame around the focal part of each frame

Helen L said...

What a really fun book! it's fun to see how you used just half of some of the labels: you did a "fabby" job!

Mara... said...

Cutest album ever, Julia!!! What FUN photos of all his hats, you did a beautiful job showcasing them all!!

Tenia Nelson said...

LOVE!!!!!

Peggy said...

What a sweet little album! And of course Landon is beautiful!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Your use of frames is excellent!! Cute cute little guy!

Niki Estes said...

Julia, this is such a cute book!

*Vicki* said...

Oh how stinkin' sweet is that baby!! What a beautiful keepsake!! HUGS

Kate W. said...

Julia, what an amazing photo album!! My favorite is "Cool Dude"! He's a cutie pie!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Awesome creation! The photos are precious!!

anya said...

Oh Julia! This is outstanding! What an adorable book of your adorable grand-nephew! I just love this project!

Wanda Cullen said...

Hats off to you for creating such a wonderful keepsake! LOVE this coaster book!

Ren-Yi said...

oh - this is truly truly amazing. this project will be in the family for many years to come.

Edna Morrisedie said...

This is fabbo, great job with all the detailing, nice to see the stamps in all their glory on this memory piece!