Sunday, December 30, 2012

Pictures with Santa

I received a custom request just before Christmas through my Etsy store, Pressed Clovers, for a book to keep all the photos with Santa throughout the years.  I loved this idea!! Imagine watching your child grow year by year as you continue to fill your Santa book!

The customer's pictures were all 5" x  7" so the mats needed to be just a bit larger to make the pictures stand out from the background.  My books are usually 8" x 8" so I knew it would be a tight fit with little room for decoration, but I was definitely up for  the challenge.  And I still included space to write so she could record the date, or year, or special request from her son that year. :)

Check it out and let me know what you think!

I hope she enjoys it as much as I enjoyed making it.  I love knowing one more family is keeping these cherished memories in an easy-to-access place! I can just imagine this mom giving the book to her son when he's all grown up and his new wife just loving seeing him as a child. *sigh* So sweet. :)

Friday, December 28, 2012

Snips and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails

Just proof that I can do boy books - and really cute ones, too!  This was given by one of my friends (and former co-workers) to another one of my friends/former co-workers as her daughter was having a little boy.  It was totally a surprise - the book and the baby! ha ha. 

This baby came 13 years after their youngest son! Since I knew the new baby would have a brother, I was sure to include a page for the older brother, too. :)

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Sugar and Spice...

Since my sister had my niece, Macy, 6 months ago, I've been hung up on girly books.  I'm just so wrapped up in this beautiful little girl!! So here are a few more pictures from girly books that I've created recently.  I will post pictures of a boy book soon... I do make them. Promise! :)

 I actually created the paper that is used in this picture! 

 I love using buttons - it gives a change from stickers and such. 
Colorful buttons are so much fun!

Loved these hearts and flowers.  They are super thick cardboard stickers 
and really made a statement in person.  

I'll be adding pictures of my mom's Christmas book that she created with last year's Christmas pictures in it, so you can see how a Pressed Clovers scrapbook looks when it's in use!  And I may preview a few pics from this year's book that she hasn't seen yet.  I'm giving it to her for her birthday in January.  

Thanks for stopping by! 

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Once upon a time...

As I perused through some older pictures, I found these of the birthday book for the Birthday Princess, Lilly!  Lilly was turning two and I just happened to know she celebrated with a Princess birthday theme, sooo.... I played it up.  Many rhinestones later, she had the perfect book to display all her Birthday Celebrations to relive for years to come.  

And I hear she lived happily ever after.  

Her grandmother has already received Lilly's 3rd birthday book! I hope she enjoys it as much as this one. :)