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Closet Organization Project

While Ant and I were at Babies R Us a while back I saw these neat closet dividers. There are six in the set and each hanger had a different month written on it, so you can organize your baby’s clothes by size. I thought they were neat, but wasn’t willing to spend $10 on them.

So, I made my own!

 

I just took some cheap cardstock I had on hand and used the Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cartridge to cut on the letters and numbers. I used a 1 1/2” circle punch to cut the hole and then took my scissors to cut a slit in the dividers so I can get them around the bar in the closet.

Super simple to make, and best of all, FREE! Now I know these won’t last nearly as long as the ones you can buy in the store, but we really just need them for now to see how much clothing we have in each size.

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Cha-Cha-Cha Changes!

So, I feel like I’ve been neglecting LGP! But, I definitely haven’t been neglecting my craft room! I have been in there almost every day this week either working on my pregnancy scrapbook, thank you cards or condensing and reorganizing. Yep, a lot of condensing and reorganizing!

Since little man will be here in about three and a half months (he will actually be considered full term exactly three months from today!) we need to get moving on this thing called a nursery. We’ve got the crib, changing table and dresser, but don’t have anywhere to put them quite yet. So, a major overhaul of the craft room is in order. Now, I’m not getting rid of everything in there, but I am reorganizing and getting rid of some stuff. We have a desk and bookshelf that is for sure leaving. And the TV stand is most likely going to be rolled out in to the living room and will hold our printer and other office supplies.

The decor of the room needs some changing as well. Currently I have a light blue, black and tan Parisian-esque theme. This would have worked perfectly had we been having a little girl, but alas, we’re not. This was the bedding I was going to get if we were Team Pink:

Central Park Bedding by Glenna Jean - Baby Crib Bedding - 39440

Ahhh, I love it! Oh well, maybe next time. It’s now time to “man up” the craft room! You can check out my other blog to see the actual bedding we went with. Here are some changes I’ve made so far.

My handcrafted wall decals had to go! I put these up a while ago but never shared them on here, I don’t think. I can’t recall which cartridges the crown and chandelier came from, but I’m pretty sure all the word art is from Gypsy Wanderings. I don’t have an after photo, but I took them all down the other night. The nursery set we went with has some pre-made wall decals you can purchase, so I might get those, or I can make my own using my Cricut again.

Now this is an after shot. I condensed my Cricut cartridges from three shelves to two so I was able to use the other shelf for storing more stuff. I used my label maker and labeled the bottom of all my cartridges so I can easily locate them and don’t have to spend a lot of time finding the exact one I need. I’ll probably put some stuffed animals of some kind on the top shelf. The little fleur-de-lis things will be painted black and moved to the living room.

I’ve also made some progress in the closet. So, things are coming along slowly but surely! Look for some more posts this weekend, I’ve got a few more craft projects to share!

Thank You Card

If you guys have been watching my pregnancy vlogs (I post them each week on my other blog), you might have seen the cute little booties my grandma made for the baby this past week. It was super sweet of her, so I just had to make her a thank you card!

Supplies:

-Stampin’ Up! Engraved Greetings stamp set
-SU! Early Espresso and Crumb Cake ink (no one should be surprised by this anymore, it’s my favorite color!)
-Recollections cardstock (I’m trying to get rid of it all so I can go to using SU! full time 🙂 )
-Diamonds in the Rough Cuttlebug embossing folder
-Nestabilities Labels 13 dies
-Recollections trim
-Making Memories brads

Thanks for looking, and don’t forget to stock up on all your Stampin’ Up! supplies here!

Gender Reveal Cake

We recently found out the sex of our baby. I didn’t just want to call my dad to tell him what his first grandchild will be, of course I wanted to do something more creative! Well, semi-creative. I decided to do a gender reveal cake, which is a trend right now. I bought a Betty Crocker white cake mix and added 1 1/4 cups water, 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce, 3 egg whites and 10 drops of food coloring(pink or blue to signify the sex!). After I baked the cakes (two 9” rounds) I frosted them with chocolate frosting. I made sure I covered the whole thing really well as to not ruin the surprise! For being relatively healthy, the cake tastes pretty darn yummy! I always use applesauce instead of oil when baking cakes but had never used just egg whites.

On top of the cake I cut out some letters with my Cricut to spell out “ITS A.” Yes, I know the “its” should have an apostrophe, so don’t judge :). I used the Birthday Cakes Cricut cartridge for the letters, I think I cut them out at 2”. The paper is Pear Pizzaz from Stampin’ Up!

Here is a picture of the cake.

Curious as to what color I dyed the inside? Here’s a picture right after my dad cut out the first piece!


Yep, we’re having a boy! There was no denying it at our ultrasound the other day, he was showing off the goods for everyone to see! Baby boy was also measuring three days ahead of schedule, so that would put his due date at November 30 instead of December 3.

I just can’t wait to meet our baby boy!

Click here to check out my Stampin’ Up! store and keep up with my pregnancy at my other blog here.

Belly Shot Pages

Here are two more pages in my pregnancy scrapbook. They’re similar to the two other belly shot pages I previously created. If I go the full 40 weeks I’ll have enough spaces to include a photo every week (I plan on using the front and back of six of the tags). If I don’t go the full 40 weeks I’ll probably include some postpartum photos. And if I go over 40 weeks? Well, I can’t imagine that I’ll really be wanting my picture taken at that point… but if I do, I can always make another tag.

Per usual, all the cardstock I used was Stampin’ Up! in colors Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, Wild Wasabi, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla. I also used Crumb Cake ink on all the elements for a distressed look. Take a look!

Supplies:
-SU! Crocheted flowers
-SU! buttons in So Saffron, Certainly Celery and Pretty in Pink (Subtles collection)
-SU! Pretty in Pink ribbon
-SU! Linen Thread
-Green embroidery floss
-Flower border Sizzix die
-Pink and Yellow Stickles
-Making Memories Epoxy Clip
-Skin toned cardstock (just from my stash, not sure of the brand)
-Argyle Sizzix embossing folder
-Spots and Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder
-Floral Fantasy Cuttlebug embossing folder
-9 Months Cricut cartridge (pregnant lady)

Supplies:
-SU! Pretty in Pink ribbon
-SU! Certainly Celery ribbon
-SU! Bashful Blue ribbon
-SU! corduroy buttons (brad style)
-SU! Linen Thread
-Making Memories Epoxy Clips
-Tim Holtz Philosophy Tag
-Tape Measure ribbon (from my stash)
-Tags, Bags, Boxes & More Cricut cartridge (tags, used with Gypsy)
-9 Months Cricut cartridge (“growing belly” word art)

I have maybe three or four pages left in this album, and then I plan on doing a “Year You Were Born” album with pages like popular TV shows, popular movies, top news stories, top baby names, etc. Can you guys believe I’m 20 weeks already? That’s exactly the half way mark of my pregnancy! If you’re interested in seeing what’s going on with my pregnancy, check out my other blog, The Accidental Wallflower.

And if you’re interested in any Stampin’ Up! products, click here to order!

The Proud Papa

Now, obviously pregnancy can only be experienced by women. But, they didn’t get there on their own! I thought it would be a neat idea to dedicate a page in my pregnancy scrapbook to the guy responsible for getting me in this mess wonderful situation, my husband! He wrote the little blurb and posed for the picture, but I did everything else.

And as always, I used all Stampin’ Up! cardstock in the colors Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Pretty in Pink, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla. I also used Crumb Cake ink on all the elements for a distressed look.

You can shop Stampin’ Up! here!

Supplies:
-So Saffon SU! ribbon
-SU! Linen Thread
-Sparkly blue brads (not sure on the brand, American Crafts maybe?)
-Martha Stewart edge punch
-Making Memories Mini Alpha stickers
-Tim Holtz Fragments
-Epoxy tag (again, not sure of the brand)

Here’s a close up look of the Fragment “baby blocks” I made.

Making these was really easy! All I did was take some of the Making Memories Mini Alphas and put them on some So Saffron SU! cardstock. I then coated the Fragments in glue and attached them to the paper, making sure the letters were centered. After the glue dried I cut out the Fragments with a craft knife and used a nail file to smooth out the edges. Easy peasy!

Thank you all for looking, and I hope to inspire some of you to preserve your pregnancy memories in scrapbook form! I plan on doing a short video on how I made the scrapbook pages. It’s really simple and has worked out really well so far, so keep an eye out for that!

Don’t forget to check out my other blog, The Accidental Wallflower, where I blog about my everyday life.

More Pregnancy Album Pages

Here are a few more pages I’ve made for my pregnancy mini album. I hope you can get some inspiration from them!

As usual, all the cardstock I’m using is from Stampin’ Up! Colors are So Saffron, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, Wild Wasabi, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso and Very Vanilla. I also used Crumb Cake ink on all elements for a distressed look.

Click here to shop Stampin’ Up!

Supplies:
-Bashful Blue SU! ribbon
-Swirls Indentz embossing folder
-Bling
-Vintage Photo Distress Stickles
-Tim Holtz Mini Fasteners
-Doodletype Cricut cartridge (“good fortune”)
-Pagoda Cricut cartridge (bonsai tree)

Supplies:
-So Saffron SU! ribbon
-Early Espresso SU! ribbon
-SU! Linen Thread
-Martha Stewart edge punch
-Victoria Cuttlebug embossing folder
-Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder
-Making Memories Epoxy Clip
-9 Months Cricut cartridge (“bump” word art)
-Doodletype Cricut cartridge (“pix”)


Supplies:
-So Saffron SU! ribbon
-Certainly Celery SU! ribbon
-Bashful Blue SU! ribbon
-SU! Linen Thread
-Making Memories Epoxy Clips
-Tim Holtz Philosophy Tag
-Pink Stickles
-D’vine Swirls Cuttlebug embossing folder
-9 Months Cricut cartridge (“belly love” word art)
-Mini Monograms Cricut cartridge (scalloped circles)
-Tags, Bags, Boxes & More Cricut cartridge (tags, used with Gypsy)

If I continue to take weekly belly shots I think I’ll need to make two more pages to fit all of them, since I’ve only filled up the first page  so far. I might work on them tonight, so look for another post in the next few days.

Also, don’t forget to check out my other blog, The Accidental Wallflower, where I post everything else not related to crafting and decorating.