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Baby Twig Layout: From the Beginning

With the arrival of Baby Twig, I have been so excited to finally start making layouts and a Project Life album for all the little daily events during pregnancy that don't really warrant a full spread. For this layout, I wanted to document the first time I saw my little "bean." Granted, at five weeks and six days there's not much to see, but we did see the heartbeat at this sonogram. It's amazing how much you love something, when it's so tiny.
I chose patterned paper from Crate’s Flea Market line that was gender neutral, since we don’t know the baby’s gender yet. I really love the gold trend right now, so I added a gold doily, and chipboard letters in which the negative is backed with patterned paper. I’m a big fan of combining patterned paper from multiple lines, so I also sprinkled in some Color Wash from Pink Paislee and Crate’s Close Knit. 

I chose to build up layers of patterned paper that are distressed, and stitched around the edges of the paper blocks with my sewing machine. I also punched some patterned paper hearts, folding some hearts in half and adhered those to the background. I then notched a patterned paper strip and adhered it to the bottom of the photo, added some gold sparkly twine above it, and then layed the you and me title above the twine. For some more dimension, I added a chevron ribbon detail from a Studio Calico Valley High card kit.

So, I haven't really been a Project Life person. Not a lot goes on in my life....well, that is prior to little Twig. I must admit, I am super excited to have something to document my little one's time in my tummy. I think Project Life is the perfect format for documenting the everyday little moments of pregnancy that don't necessarily need to make up an entire layout.

My first spread showcases us finding out that we were expecting, I even included one of those little stick pregnancy tests (dry, of course). The journaling talks about how we told each of our families.
I used the Project Life Blush core kit, but also added in goodies from Dear Lizzy Polka Dot Party, Lucky Charm and 5th and Frolic collection as well as Crate's Close Knit and  Flea Market line


  1. EMILY!!! Uh hello, have I been living underneath a rock and missed your announcement somewhere? lol Congratulations on baby twig!!! I can't wait to see all your new PL layouts that will document this part of your life. :)

    Oh! I booked my flight and hotel for CHA... will you be attending this year?

    1. Haha, I announced on Facebook and my other blog for baby, which can be found at

      I am having fun with PL and scrapbooking layouts, however it's a little overwhelming! :-)

      I wish I could be at CHA 2014 this year---take notes for me and tell me all the great new lines!

      Thanks so much for stopping by, and commenting--it means so much to me.

  2. YAYNESS!!! I just LURVE this!!!! :)

    1. Awe, thanks! You're such a sweetie for stopping by! I totally appreciate it! Can't wait to join the mommy club.

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    1. Amy, thank you so much for stopping by and leaving some love. It means a lot to me.

  4. Coco, that's such a cute nickname. My mom is so excited to be a grandma to a little one again, we just gotta figure out what Baby Twig will call her! :-) Thanks for the congrats, it means a lot to me.

    Stop by and take a look at Baby Twig's blog when you get a chance.

  5. This is stunning, Emily. Congratulations!!


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