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Monday, February 2, 2015

Baby Girl Layout

Hello friends!  This is my week to choose the theme of the Cricut Challenge at the Bitten By the Bug 2 blog.  We all know that I am totally besotted with my new granddaughter with my world revolving around all things Avaleigh!  It was very easy for me to select a theme for this week's Cricut Challenge - NEW BABY CHALLENGE (of course)!  I challenged the Design Team (and our readers) to create a card, layout, home decor project, or other NEW BABY ITEM.  I chose to create a two page layout featuring my favorite little baby girl!

I used four Cricut Cartridges to create these two pages - Baby Steps, First Few Years, Creative Memories Stork's Delivery, and Anna Griffin's Elegant Embellishments.  I confess that I have really been enjoying the Anna Griffin cartridges recently.  I love the elegant, versatile cuts.  I cut the scalloped backgrounds of both pages with Elegant Embellishments. I used Anna Griffin card stock (floral) for the top layer of the background and (blue) for the bottom layer of the background.  Other card stock used is Close To My Heart solids and scraps from my stash. 

One of the more difficult tasks with this layout was selecting which photos of our sweet baby to use on the pages.  After I found the image of the baby sleeping on the moon and clouds I went with these cute photos.

I used this adorable double layer rattle on the left page, along with sheer ribbon and pink pearl swirls. I also used the sweet baby girl three layer cut as a title on this page.

The right page has two Cricut cut embellishments, the sleeping baby and the baby blocks.  I added pink pearls and a pink bow to the baby cuts and used pop dots to adhere the embellishment to the page.

I hope that each of you will go by the Bitten By the Bug 2 blog and look at the other new baby projects created by the design team.  Also, consider joining us this week.  This is a fun challenge, if I do say so myself!!

IF you have not already done so, please do look at yesterday's February news for Close To My Heart. We have an amazing customer special this month for scrapbookers: But one get one half price on our wonderful albums.  And of course, our cute Stamp of the Month!


  1. This is completely and utterly adorable Susan! I love the papers you used and love the scallop cut one! The die cuts are dressed up to sweet just like baby Avaleigh! And I just love the pictures of her especially the one where she has both little hands under her face. So sweet and precious!!! Hugs, Brenda

  2. First if all, Baby Avaleigh is just beautiful and I can see why you are in baby mode. Your layout is beautiful, too. I love the pretty feminine paper and the cuts you chose. This layout makes such a wonderful memory. Enjoy every moment because soon you will be running after her, lol!!

  3. Avaleigh is just beautiful Susan!!! And this layout is almost as beautiful as she is! Love, love, love the pattern papers. Perfect for such sweet photos and cuts. Total awesomeness for sure!!!! :)

  4. OMG! Precious, and so of course, is she! xxD

  5. This is a gorgeous layout to match your gorgeous granddaughter Susan !!! She is beautiful !!!! I can imagine how inspired you must feel to create by just looking at her !!!!