Saturday, February 25, 2012

My First Year / Baby Blog Hop

Good morning everyone and Happy Saturday!  Welcome to The Baby Blog Hop.

If you just happened upon my blog you'll want to start at the beginning so you don't miss any of the wonderful creations. First stop is Sylvia at Bella Scrapbook Designs. If you arrived from Daisy Love Creations you are right on track. Here is the line up in case you get lost:

1. Sylvia-
2. Sandra-
3. Sandy Suarez-
4. Patricia Carrillo-
5. Gaby Villasenor- 
6. Anita Cannon- 
7. Eva Laney-
8. Veronica Gonzalez-
9. Diana Rivero-
10. Esther Porter- 
11. Pam -
12.Evila French -
13.Tonya Morgan  -
14.Zenita Smith -
15. Jearise -
16.Jamie -
17. Vicki -
18.Alina Coronado-

For my project I made a frame for my daughters best friend. Her baby shower is actually today. The frame has slits in the back so each month she can insert a picture of the baby. I wanted it to look nice until each month had a picture so I cut out different images from several Cricut cartridges to decorate each photo slot.

I designed the mat on My Cameo. It has twelve 2" X 2" squares for pictures and one 4 1/2" X 4 1/2" square in the middle.

This is the mat after it was cut:

I glued a piece of patterned paper to the back of the mat which had slots cut out above where each 2" X 2" square is, so that a photo can be inserted later. Then I went about cutting different designs and glueing them onto the patterned paper, so it looks cute even if a photo hasn't been placed in it yet.

I inserted the completed mat into a purchased frame from JoAnn's. Then I decorated the frame with cuts from Silhoutte Studio files using my Cameo.

I hope she likes it!

Supplies used: frame - JoAnn's; cardstock - white, 3 shades of pink, yellow, green; patterned papers by American Crafts; New Arrival, Storybook, Sweethearts, and Once Upon A Princess Cricut cartridges; Silhouette Studio Cut files; pearls - American Crafts; brads - Doodlebug and Making Memories; button - Making Memories; twine - my stash.

Now for some blog candy. All you have to do to be entered to win is:

1. Be a follower of my blog
2. Leave a comment on this post with a way to get a hold of you.

Good luck and now your off to see Pam at MzLavr2's thoughts and creations!

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Elizabeth said...

This is lovely!! What a beautiful piece of wall decor for a new baby!

jessica said...

What a beautiful gift!! Awesome tutorial!! Love everything about this!!
So excited about getting my cameo and can not wait to create!
Thanks for sharing!!

chillin with Quillin said...

this is sooo adorable, love it!!!!

Mom said...

Oh MY, Absolutely Precious and soooo darn cute !! What a special, beautiful gift and lovely keepsake. I love it.

Nicole said...

OMG! I have got to do this for my kids. It is such a great idea! We just bought a house and I would love to do this and hang it up in our hallway. TFS!!
croppinmommadesigns at wowway dot com

Tanya said...

Oh I might have to scraplift this idea for some upcoming baby showers!! Thanks for inspiring!

phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

lorby said...

What a beautiful idea that will give years and years of fond memories. Thank you for sharing this beautiful treasure. Jearise in Lorby's World at jearise at gmail dot com

Sherrie K. said...

WOWZERS...this is so super sweet! What a grea gift for her:) I love that you can switch out the pictures. You details and sweet cuts are gorgeous! Nice job my friend!
Sherrie K

Sandy S. said...

Wow.... this is beautiful! I had to pin it! Nice hopping along with you today!

Happy Crafting!

Penny said...

This is a GORGEOUS project! ANYONE would be thrilled to receive this! I'm a new follower and I'd be honored if you followed me as well. Love Penny

Addicted Scrapper said...

WOW!!! I am amazed by this!!!! TFS

Sue D said...

This is so pretty and a wonderful shower gift! The slits in the back are a great idea.
I am a follower.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

MzLavr2 said...

So sweet! I love it and I want a cameo more and more each day!
Pam (

Tonya said...

This is gorgeous! I love all the little embellishments especially the ones on the outside of the frame great job! I'm a new follower.

Tonya said...

WOW! amazing! creative! love all the details you put in to it!! can I have the file so I don't have to recreate myself!? :)

CREATIVE M said...

Wow!An Amazing Job!!!!Thanks for sharing your wall decor!

Dawn, RI said...

what a lovely memento of babys first year. So beautiful...
Dawn RI

CraftyJAR said...

This is so adorable. I am sure she will love it. I love that each window is decorated so that between pictures it will still look complete. Really great idea!

Eva said...

Oh My Goodness, this is just so very lovely!!! So Nice hopping with you!!!


Vicki said...

Your frame is lovely. I'm already a follower. Thanks for sharing.

vwilson577 at

LeighAnnH said...

Beautiful! I'm a follower now..

Dilsaver Designs said...

That is just the sweetest gift and your details are just fabulous, so so pretty :)

Bhawana said...

wowoowow this is super adorable . loving every bit of it.

Bhawana said...

CathyK said...

She will love it!!! This is ADORABLE!!!

Daisylove Creations said...

Wow, what an incredible project!! Absolutely gorgeous, what a great gift!! Thanks so much for sharing this fabulous idea with us. Just became a follower too! Happy to be a part of this hop with you :0)

GiGi said...

WOW! This is AWESOME! I love those fabulous flowers and butterflies!

Creative Diva said...

Seriously love this. Wow! Love all the images. Great job. I might need to invest in a Cameo. I am now a follower. Glad to be on the hop with you.

creativediva98 at gmail dot com

Lissette Fraga said...

this is beautiful! Wonderful gift for someone! You're doing awesome on your cameo.

Thanks for sharing!!!


silvia said...

Super cute wall hamging :)

sillyscrap@aol dot com

Monica said...

Amazing! Ester I love your creativity. This is beyond beautiful! She will love it. What an amazing gift to receive.

Bella Scrapbook Designs said...

What a great idea. This is such a beautiful gift. Thanks for joining me in the hop

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Wow this is so beautiful!! Glad to be hopping along with you!

mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com