Monday, August 13, 2012

Graham's album Title page

Good morning! Shanna here reporting live from Lindsay, ON where I've been hanging out (read CUDDLING) with my perfect and adorable nephew Graham! Proud parents Krista & Adam have allowed me to move in for a few days to help them get some much needed rest - which translates to LOTS of cuddle time for Auntie! I just love this stage - the smell of their little head, the funny little noises they make (once in awhile he sounds a bit like a duck, lol) and that "bean bag" weight when they fall asleep on your chest or in your arms. I love all of it!

I finally get to share the big project I have been working away at. I have made a baby Album for Graham - when it is all done, there will be a title page, a final page, a two-page spread for each month of the year and a double page spread for his birthday month (August). Each two page spread features a calendar where Mommy & Daddy can easily journal all of his important firsts!

This first page is the title page. I had so much fun with this!

You will have to excuse me, but I had to include a few photos, how could I not? Here is Graham meeting his cousins for the first time and then of course proud Auntie holding him for the first time. Chester (right) came back every hour or so to hold him again. Doodlepants who now goes by Yoshi (by the way) waited until day two to work up the courage to hold him and then declared after about a minute - he smells funny! I told him he smells like a new baby = good. But he disagreed and handed him back, lol! I'll be back soon with some photos of just the babe and maybe his toes too!

Time for more cuddles!

Auntie Shanna :)

What I used:
papers: Simple Stories - Baby Steps*
Tim Holtz Film Strip Ribbon
Prima flowers
vintage buttons
pearls & opaques (CTMH)
Maya road hat pin*


  1. Hey girl! I get he's even cuter in person than in your photos. You're so lucky to get to relax for a few days with him...nothing better than some quiet time with a newborn.


  2. So cute...gotta love a new baby. Lot's of cuddles...and then handing them back when they're cranky. I'm commenting from beautiful Maui. I actually went snorkeling...and I have a fear of Jaws...not sure how I did it. Have fun with the new baby! Lee-Ann :)

  3. oof! putting the "AWWWWWWW" in awesome!!! such fab photos of your boys with graham! isn't it funny who is a "baby person" and who isn't; i'm always surprised that it's not a thing you can guess even in ppl you know well.

    that title page is looking ♥AMAZING♥ as well, what a fabulous gift for the new parents, a scrapbook that just needs the photos and a note or two, they will LOVE filling that in for the next year! definitely auntie of the year up there miss shanna!!!


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