Friday, August 26, 2011

"All About Babies" Blog Hop!

Hello and Happy Friday, my crafty friends! Today is the first day of the first ever JustWordz Blog Hop for which the theme is "All About Babies". The JustWordz Design Team has been busy this week crafting beautiful baby-themed projects to inspire you and we are anxious to show you what we have made. This hop will be open until 11:59 EDT on August 29th so everybody will have 4 full days to visit all the Design Team blogs and leave a comment at each stop to qualify for the prizes Kim is giving away on the JustWords blog. There may also be candy available on some of our personal blogs as well and you'll need to follow the instructions on each blog to be eligible for the giveaway.

If you have arrived here from Tara's blog, you are in the right place. If you just stopped by for a visit or if you landed here by some other means and want to hop with us, you'll want to start at the beginning by visiting the JustWordz blog first so you don't miss anything. I'll post the entire lineup below so in case you get lost along the way, you can come back here to figure out where you should be. There are only 5 stops and you should be able to make it all the way through in very little time. Even though it's a short lineup, don't let that fool you.  We have made some really cool things to give you ideas for your next baby project. I have two projects to show you today and I'll give you advance warning that there are a lot of pictures in case you want to use the restroom or grab something to drink before you go any farther! LOL

My first project is a card. I purchased this sweet digi stamp from Phindy's Place 2 or 3 months ago to use on a card to accompany the mini album I made for a friend of mine in Austin following the birth of her first child.  I featured the mini album on August 13th and you can see it here in case you missed it. The image is aptly called "Sweet One". I colored it with Copics in the same color scheme I used on the mini.
Here's my sneak peek from yesterday.

The card base is medium yellow textured card stock from Core'dinations. I love their cardstock because the core of the paper is colored so white  doesn't show through if the paper cracks at the score line after you fold it. The DP is from DCWV's Nana's Nursery stack for boys. I love the pattern on this paper because it reminds me of the ticking you used to see on mattresses and pillows not that long ago except that ticking was usually cream with black stripes. The photo mats are matching light teal and yellow glitter cardstock from DCWV.  

The ribbons I used are from Michael's. The wider ribbon is a solid light teal satin and the narrower ribbon is yellow with an organza strip between two solid strips of satin. I just layered the yellow on top of the teal.  

This pretty label is from the Spellbinders Fancy Tags Shapeability die set. I inked the edges with a light teal chalk ink.  And of course, the piece de resistance is the greeting, "Welcome Sweet Baby Boy" created using the fabulous JustWordz Everyday Sentiments stamp set, available in the JustWordz online store on Kim's blog.  

Here's a shot of the inside. I layered the light teal glitter cardstock with the DP from Nana's Nursery and some smooth white cardstock from Recollections which I punched on the corners with a Martha Stewart corner punch from one of her cool Punch Around the Page sets. I think I have 4 of those punch sets and I adore all of them! The inside sentiment was created using a stamp from a Cloud9 clear stamp set called "Simple Thoughts - Baby". This set has some really cute sentiments in it.

Now for my second project! Remember a few days ago, I showed you a layout I made for my youngest brother's niece?  Her young daughter, Aliyah, was the subject of the layout. In case you missed it, you can see it here. Well, I made a similar layout for a baby boy. I told you that I might surprise you with another layout very soon! Haha! The subject of this one is my sister's younger son when he was a little over a year old. The pictures were taken in an area park at Easter. This cute little boy is now 21 years old! His mother was the one who died from stage 4 breast cancer in May of 2010. I had promised her that I was going to make a layout for each of her boys and this is the first of the two. I am also planning to make one of the two boys together this same Easter. They were both so dapper in their Easter finery and it's so much fun to look at these pictures again after they have both grown up. The older son was married in May and is an electrical engineer living in Austin, TX. Ready to have a look?

Again, here is the sneak peek you saw yesterday.  

This closeup view shows how I used the JustWordz stamps on my layout. These stamps are so versatile they can be used on any type of project I can think of. I can even see utilizing them to stamp on glass with Stazon ink.  The possibilities are endless, in my opinion.  

Here's a view of the entire layout.  The base of the page is medium blue textured cardstock and the DP is from DCWV's All About Boys stack (the older version). The white cardstock as well as the red I used for the outline, photo mats and border at the bottom are also from Best Occasions.  

The glittered chipboard letters are Me and My Big Ideas AlphaChips. The blue border came in some blog candy I won during a hop a while back. and the puffy stickers I used for my title were from a Momenta set I got from Micheal's called Born To Be Wild Boy. I used some of these in the baby boy mini album too and they are really cute!

I made a hidden journaling tag that looks like a mini file folder and slides behind the largest photo out of the same red and white cardstock. There is room for an additional photo or some other token  as well as the journaling. I also colored some white half pearls from from Recollections with a light red Copic marker to go on the blue border and added 3 buttons in various colors and sizes from my stash and a mini banner ribbon from Imaginisce that also came in some blog candy as additional embellishments.

That's about it for me. But there's one last order of business before I send you on your way. I am giving away a new complete set of JustWordz Everyday Sentiment stamps to one lucky visitor who leaves a comment on my blog during this hop. In a crazy coincidence, Kim drew my name to win her giveaway during our Official Launch and because I already own a set of her wonderful stamps, she said I could pay it forward and give them away during the blog hop. How awesome is THAT??? I will use to select the winner on the 30th and will post the winner here on the 31st. Don't forget to include in your comment a way for me to reach you so I can notify you if you're my lucky winner! I hope you'll decide to follow me but it's not required to win the stamps. Now it's time for you to hop on over to Tammy's blog to see her incredible project. The full hop lineup follows.

Purchase these Stamps

Kim (JustWordz) -
Doreen (Especially For You Cards) -
Tara (Homemade Happiness) -
Me - (Anniebee's Craft Room) -
Tammy (The Purple Muse) -
Corry (Free 4 Ever) -
Kim (JustWordz) -

I have entered my layout into the following challenge:

Quick Quotes Friday Challenge #2- Banners

I hope you enjoyed my projects and if this is your first time here, I invite you to follow me. I will do my best to ensure that you never regret that decision. Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to return to Kim's blog after you finish hopping to become eligible for her blog candy.

Tomorrow is a brand new Paper a la Mode challenge at The Outlawz so I hope you'll come back and see my project for that too. Until next time...

Happy crafting!


  1. Oooh! Such a pretty card! So neat! I like die cut embellishment and sentiment you used, and of cause coloring!

  2. Great projects! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.


  3. I love your projects, your card is beautiful. love the digi. Your candy sounds yummy too. thanks for sharing.
    mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com

  4. oh Anniebee these are stunning! I am a sucker for a good layout! That file folder is ingenious! love the teals of the baby card too! What a perfect design! so nice of you to pay it forward with the stamps! You are a gem for doing so! Great post!

  5. Fab colouring on the adorable card and love the layout xx

  6. Very cute card and layout, love the image on the card it is so cute and the hidden journalling tag is a great idea, i am already a follower, thanks for the chance to win!!
    sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

  7. Great projects! I am in love with that card, the image is coloured just perfect!

  8. The card is great but I LOVE the layout!

  9. Love the layouts and the card. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

    vwilson577 at

  10. I enjoyed your projects very much! I love the hidden journal in your layout! I am a new follower!
    Eva :0)

  11. Wow!!!! Awesome projects. I am a new follower.

    Heather from princesspaperprojects (at) yahoo (dot) com

  12. Your card is adorable! That is a very sweet image and I love the papers that you have used with it. The layout of your nephew is just wonderful, obviously a labour of love. The details are fabulous!

    embellibuttons at gmail dot com

  13. Such beautiful projects. You did a great job! Hugs!

  14. Ohhh these are stunning...i just love the image on the card and PLEASE......that little boy is the most adorable. Your layout is fab and i have to say i'm the worst at putting pages together, that's why i stay with cards...ha ha.
    Fantastic idea to hide a journal card behind the pic...super it, thanks so much for paying it

  15. Oh so very sweet! Life like huh! TFS CallyAnn(new follower)

  16. Oh wow!! How fun!! :) Your card is very sweet, but your layout page is absolutely incredible!! WOW!! Thanks for sharing this!! Have a fabulous weekend!! HUGS

  17. wow ! such a cute cute layout
    simply loved it
    i m now a follower too

  18. Well, these were both just awesome and also the sweet story:-0 Thanks for sharing it all!! I am following you now...
    jejaeb (at)

  19. Great scrappage! Love your coloring on the card!! Thanks for a chance to win that stamp set!

  20. Forgot to say you can contact me on my blog.

    Sorry about having to leave two comments!

  21. Love your card. The coloring is perfect. Wish I could do that. Nice layout too. I'm a new follower. Thanks for a chance to win some candy,


  22. Your card is so sweet. I love the colours you chose and your colouring is so nice. The inside is so nicely decorated too!

    Your LO for your nephew is just gorgeous! I love your choice of colours and background papers to go with the photos. The banners and buttons and trims all look so great on the shaped background.

    Lovely projects!

    Thanks for sharing! :)

  23. great card and layout... I love it.

  24. I just love what you did Annie fantastic colouring for your card and great scrapbook layout, love it xxx

  25. so adorable!
    sweetlilscrapper at hotmail dot ca

  26. Oh AnnieBee...These project are the the cutest!!! I so want to learn how to use my copic makers... You did a FABULOUS job with them!!

    The Layout is so cute and what a great idea for the journaling card...

    Good luck on the hop!!


  27. Cute cute projects thanks for sharing


  28. I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE your card and your cute scrapbook page!!!!!!! alannahmae at gmail dot com

  29. Your card is fabulous! And I LOVE your layout!!! SO cute! TFS!

  30. Fantastic projects. I love the colors that you used on the card, so soft. The layout is great too, I love seeing baby layouts.

    Smiles Sher

  31. Beautiful projects!! I am a new follower.


  32. Super projects! Great paper card, such a fun image!


  33. Awesome projects, love them all.
    Katsews at gmail dot com

  34. both your card and the lo are great. tfs.
    littlen44 at gmail dot com

  35. A really cute card and a precious layout which I think will be treasured. Love the colours and elements you used for your projects. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Kim xXx

  36. That layout is just adorable! Love the colors and all the elements on it! So glad you joined us over at the Quick Quotes Banner challenge!
    ((Hugs)) Theresa (QQ DT)
    Your card is adorable also by the way!

  37. Great projects! I like that you used multiple photos on the one page and the banner is GREAT! Thanks for playing along with the QQ Blog.
    ~Michelle (QQDT)

  38. What terrific projects! I love the banner layout. It is so bright and colorful! The hidden journaling is a great touch! Thank you so much for playing along on the QQ blog. I am your newest follower and looking forward to seeing more of your creativity!



  39. Love you banner project!!! The hidden journaling is awesome. I love seeing how other scrappers make their pages interactive. Awesome job!
    (QQ Social Media Director)


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