July 11, 2012

A Star Is Born

with only 60 days left till my due date everything is going from push to shove, there's doc appointments every other week, childbirth classes, a breastfeeding class & what i'm really looking forward to is our maternity shoot! the good thing is the nursery walls have now been painted & the crib is finally set up! so its actually starting to look like a nursery.. the rest of the furniture is running late & i hope the glider & rug make it in time! pictures to come of all the progress later on when its a little more photo ready - meanwhile, i've been working on all kinds of nursery projects inculding my first mixed media canvas which i'm really excited to show off! but today i'm showing another completed  book waiting for Jr's arrival 
this collection (this & that) has been one of my favorites to work with i think to date! totally my colors & the textures are just out of this world fun! for the base of the album i use this star shape chip book which i bought at a garage sale for $1

personally, i think this button pretty much makes the cover - been holding onto it forever waiting for the right project. also you'll notice on the edges of the book all the texture which i used coarse texture gel by liquitex basics then using adirondack dabber in lettuce went over the dried texture. love the overall look for a 1st try

a canvas boarder, mo green pom poms + natural twine, lots of paper boarders & wood buttons - all make the details on the cover

here's all the pages - pretty simple really but i wanted to leave enough room for the pictures, journaling + embellishments which i plan on adding later on

the back cover with the repeated coarse texture treatment 
the end. simple but great to throw some cute photos i know i'm going to be capturing of Jr's firsts


  1. Hii, not long now until the new arrival, love your little star book Soooo cute. Caught up with you on Pinterest, now following, it is so addictive. You take care and don't overdo things x

  2. Counting the days now, v-e-r-y exciting! This is such a sweet little book, just perfect for baby photos. Darling colours, and sweet patterns. The photos will be in focus on this star! Take care of yourself and munch away on that delish fruit salad, will be trying it for sure! xoxo