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Sunday, August 1, 2010

baby shower gift - never ending album and drawer/box

Oh My Gosh, isn't that the cutest? I just love looking at that picture. The tree is from the Grown with Love SS and the animals are all from It's a Zoo SS. Yes I stamped and cut out over 30 little sets of leaves for my tree.
The front of the drawer.
This is a photo of the album in the special drawer that I made for it. I think the tut came from S.C.S. I just had to adapt it to the 6x6 size.
Album from with images from Flower Child SS and Baby Steps SS.
The other panel with an image from Love You Forever. See Below. I forget that I am loading these backwards so when the photo comes up I am journaling about it only to realize that another photo might need the same explanation.
Another panel in the album. I got the words from the SS - Baby Steps. The mini brads are white and I used my Copics to color them to match the paper and the words.

The inside panel with a pocket and journal/photo spot. The image is a SS called Love You Forever. It has a sentiment in it from Robert Munsch's book of the same name. I am sure I never read the book to my children without getting choked up. If you have small children, Robert Munsch books are a must have. That's if you like books. We, my family, never goes anywhere without a book. My daughter, who has food poisoning, went to the doctor yesterday and had to take her book with her. The first of his books that I read was: Thomas' Snowsuit. It was so funny I couldn't help but laugh. It wouldn't make any sense to someone in the south. The lady bug is from the Flower Child SS.
This is a close up (duh) of the alligator from the You're Great SS. I am quite proud of him. NO I AM NOT A GATOR FAN! If I had to choose it would have to be a Seminole since my favorite BIL went to school there. I don't tell very many people around here that because I want to keep my friends and my job. I live in GATOR country. Did you know that Gatorade was developed at UofF for the football team? That is why it is called Gatorade, for the Florida Gators. I didn't know that until just a few years ago.
a panel that closes over the elephant panel on one side, The other side is similar only has a place for two photos rather than one. I got these new soft eyelets in black & white and decided to use my Copic marker to color them. If you look closely you will see that part of the color came off on the sunflower colored heart B&T-Background & Texture paper. I didn't think Copics were supposed to do that. hmmmmm.....
Gate fold section hiding an" album". I think this elephant is so cute. The little clothes line is kind a sweet too, don't you agree? The elephant is from a SS called You're Great. The clothesline came from the Baby Steps SS.
Here is a close up of the front of the hidden folder. It is hidden behind the gate fold doors with the elephant on it.
This is the other side of the inner most hidden "folders". It is kind of like an accordion.
This is one of the many hidden pages in this album. The flower pots are from the SS-Stamp Set Flower Child. The hand and foot prints are from the SS-Baby Impressions. Aren't they precious?
This is looking down on the album so you can see all the many panels. It doesn't look like that many here, but try designing each different side and it seems like it goes on forever.

This is the back of the album. When you are done, you are done! I could not think of one more baby thing to put on this album. This is a Nestability pendent. I think it is called Contemporary Hearts or something. If you have ever tried the Nestie pendents you probably have thought to yourself: "that wasn't fun!!!!!" In case you have experienced that let me tell you there is hope. Between the card stock and the die place a piece of wax paper and the images almost pop out of the die. I don't recall where I read that piece of most helpful information, but I am so thankful that someone shared with me. I am sharing with you.

I have heard these albums called never-ending, but I don't know the real name for them. It feels never ending while you are working on it. I can vouch for that.

This is a baby gift for my nephew and niece's new baby due in a few months. I used Animal Crackers paper packet, or what I have left of it. If you have never bought a paper packet from CTMH - Close To My Heart, try it sometime. It keeps going and going, just like the Energizer Bunny. I put a zip lock baggie in with the paper pack and store all the scrap pieces in it. You would be surprised how often you can use the scraps and never cut into a new sheet of paper.

Blogger used to be so quick about loading a photo that I couldn't get a complete sentence typed before the photo was popped into the post. Now I can type for ever and still wait. I have decided to skip some of the photos I would have posted because it is taking s o l o n g t o l o a d a p h o t o.
It is after 4. I began this blog around 1:30

I have two more baby shower gifts (I guess albums) to make hopefully before Thursday when I go on vacation. I am going to run to Michael's and see if I can find some cute baby stamps. I just don't feel like getting out in the heat and a summer storm is coming. Glad I got this loaded before the storm struck.

Thanks for tuning in.


  1. Wow Leslie! What a wonderful gift!!

  2. Hi Leslie... just stopping in to say hi and see what you have been up to... what a darling never~ending album, I love it! That would be such a fun idea for a gift for anyone, maybe a travel album or something even... xoxo Julie Marie

  3. Holy cow, Leslie! Your never-ending album is amazing. What a wonderful gift!!

  4. Leslie, what a stunning gift--love the Animal Cookies papers and all your cute, cute page designs AND the box!

  5. Oh my! This is absolutely senstaional Leslie! Such a wonderful gift for your niece and nephew, they will treasure this. I keep scrolling back up to see all the fantastic details on the different pages. You have put hours of work into this but it was so worth it. x