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Saturday, June 15, 2013

Monica's Surprise Baby Shower Hop

 Welcome to my Blog and to Monica's Surprise Baby Shower Blog Hop!
Monica from Monica's Creative Madness will soon be welcoming a new little boy to her family, so some of us got together to throw her this surprise hop.

We're all making scrapbook layouts that she can use to keep up with all of the memories of the first year with her little sweetie.

  If you arrived here from my BFF's blog Abby, you are in the right place. If you stumbled upon my post and would like to start from the beginning, head on over to the Cameo Creations Blog. Be sure to stop by each an every blog along the way for tons of baby album inspiration. Plus, there's bound to be some awesome blog candy up for grabs!

It was harder than I thought it would be to create 8x8 layouts since I have only created 12x12 layout in the past but I am thinking they are cute.

I created this layout so that she can have a place to put all her sonogram pictures in that pocket I hand cut.  In addition, she can place her favorite picture or the one sonogram picture where it shows that it is a boy right on top of the silhouette's tummy.

I am including a swirly paper clip so that she can clip or hold some of the pictures outside the pocket. Just an option.
 Used the Echo Park's Bundle of Joy and Happy Days collections papers and some of the stickers you see here
The silhouette is from the Silhouette's Online store cut with my Cameo.
Added some brown twine and sequins (it was a bear to adhere the little tiny stars!)
and finished it up with some machine stitching. 

For my next layout I created a pumpkin patch layout for the baby's first trip to the patch!

Can you tell I am loving sequins! lol
 For this layout I scored lines at every inch and inked with distress ink in walnut to give the illusion of a real pumpkin.  All files are from the Silhouette Online store.
Finished it with some machine stitching.

 Thanks so much for stopping by today.
Your next stop on the hop is XOCHITL. 

 Here's the entire lineup of the hop, just in case you get lost along the way:
 Cameo Creations Blog - http://cameocreationschallenge.blogspot.com/
 Ceci - http://www.craftinginthenight.com/
 Lisa - http://prettypaperprettyribbons.blogspot.com/
 Cassie - http://allsmilesandsunshine.blogspot.com/
 Elsa - http://cricutlvr.blogspot.com/
 Melody - http://www.asplashhereandthere.blogspot.com/
 Patricia- http://www.creativediva98.blogspot.com/
Abby- http://www.scrapbookaholicbyabby.com/
Gaby- http://www.gabycreates.com/   -YOU ARE HERE
Xochitl- http://www.cricutcritter.blogspot.com/  ---NEXT STOP
 Ana Maria - http://www.shortycreations.com/
 Candace - http://www.scrappin2littleprincesses.blogspot.com/
 Sandra- http://365daysofcricut.blogspot.com/