Wednesday, March 2, 2011

babies on the brain

My sister's baby shower finally happened last weekend. It's a lot of work to give one but it certainly was satisfying to see the look on my sister's face as she gathered with family and friends and celebrated this momentous occasion. 

She is expecting twin boys and has another 8 weeks to go! I relished in the ability to take a photo of her because I knew that other than this pregnancy and her wedding last year that these were going to be the only times she would gladly pose and smile for my camera. :-)

My sister's mother-in-law is also quite the crafty gal and made these super cute diaper cakes that were used as the table centers.

She also framed these cute baby pictures of my sister and her husband when they were babies. I'm sure my sister is mortified as she's reading this. Ha Ha! Rock that big white collar, sis! Bless mom for making many of our dresses when we were young. I have to give a shout out to her mother-in-law for finding those vintage baby blocks spelling out their last name. Love it!

I was inspired by the lovely Amy Tangerine to make an on-the-spot baby shower mini-book for my sister. I simply pre-made the book cover, pre-punched holes in the bingo game cards and use those as the pages of the album. While guests arrived I quickly took their photo and asked them to write their well-wishes to my sister and her husband on the back on their bingo card. When everyone's photos were taken I printed out all of the photos on my trusty Epson PictureMate . Once the bingo game was over I collected the cards, glued their photos on the front of the appropriate card and bound everything together with binding rings, a few embellies on the first page and added a few pieces of pretty ribbon to complete the look. It was a mad dash to get it all done while my sister was opening her gifts but I managed to finish it. Here's the finished book:

My sister loved the album as did the guests. They were amazed at how quickly the book came together. Just call me fast fingers. {wink}


amytangerine said...

how fun! loving your cover, and so glad you were inspired!

Marie aka bettiescrapbook said...

dang girl! You got crafty on the spot! You are hardcore! Love it!