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Feb 18, 2013

Scrapbook 8x8 Layouts, plus...

Hi there!

A few years ago I made a Grandkids Album for my parents and my husband's parents. Every now and again I have to update as our family is growing, so that's what I've been up to lately.

I've left the information out because it includes dates and full names. This is my son and his wife.
I backed the white cardstock with some black cardstock and added some embellishments after the fact. These are my DIL's little sweeties! Great kids!!
This is their newest addition to the family. I also added some cardstock for her name, dob and name meanings.

I'll be adding more pages soon. I still have 3 more to do. All of the ones above have duplicates that are similar.

Also, I've been crocheting more baby booties.
These adorable ruffle ballet flats are from a paid pattern found at Two Girls Patterns on Etsy.
These cute little booties are a free pattern from Repeat Crafter Me.
Finally, these little booties feature the crocodile stitch. This pattern is found at Bonita Patterns on Etsy.

Yes, I'm afraid I've fallen in love with crochet once again. It's so nice to do in the evening...it keeps my little hands busy so that my little mouth isn't busy! :)

That's all I have for you today! I may have some time to do a digi again soon...I've just been so busy doing other things lately. 

Have a good week everyone!


  1. Your layouts are so pretty! What an adorable baby! Love the booties you made too! They are so darn cute! So glad you shared them; I love to see things that are handmade... :)

  2. Carmen your layouts are so nice, love the colors and embellies but the family...well they are just precious and such gorgeous kids!

  3. Stunning layouts...love your floral embellishments! Your booties are the cutest!!!

  4. Your family is lovely and I bet they love you scrapbooking them. You are really getting into those booties!! Did you make the legwarmers and hat on the baby? I liked your card you made for your Dad in the previous post. I have to make some good guy cards one day.

  5. Absolutely adorable booties, they make me want to get out my crochet needle!

  6. "...it keeps my little hands busy so that my little mouth isn't busy! :)...." Wahahaha.... Oh, Carmen! They are all absolutely adorable! Did you make the leg warmers in the picture?....

    1. Hi Sue, no I didn't...they're adorable aren't they? They were provided by the photographer. I'd love to make some! So cute!!


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