Bringing up Baby!

Bringing Up Baby!
I want to give our Girlfriends a little gallery they can go to for some layout ideas.  All these layouts are the work of Michele Hamilton (me!) for Girlfriends Boutique in Twin Falls Idaho.
Look around enjoy yourself.  Be inspired!

If you would like to submit a layout to this gallery send it to
We will be thrilled to add it to the gallery
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As you can probably tell from the papers and embellishments in these layouts most of them were created some time ago.  Use the ideas and make them today with the papers we now have!  Or create them digitally or maybe do some hybrid scrapbooking by incorporating both types of scrapbooking to make a totally unique layout!
a child's eyesmichele hamilton

Print a picture on vellum then place it
over a colored piece of card stock to
add a little interest!
One of a Kind
I just love the colors combination in this layout! Try using some non-traditional colors in your baby layouts.  It doesn't have to be all pastel it can have some contrast in it!
Stamp some of your journaling onto twill tape!  It is a really fun way to title pictures or add a quote to a layout.
Each of the letters in this layout is actually a flap that covers two photo mats!  That makes it possible to put as many as 16 photos on this layout!!!!  My mom used to sing us the song that inspired this layout..."A you're adorable, B you're so beautiful..."  Thanks Mom!
Use your monograms as templates to cut out the letters in other papers!
monkey business
Michele Hamilton
Use the subject of the paper to create your layout
ten fingers, ten toes, 1 miracle
Michele Hamilton
Use ribbon, buttons, ricrac , etc when you don't have specific embellishments for a layout!
baby pooh
michele hamilton
Use mega bottle caps to frame round stickers
our little pumpkin
Michele Hamilton
One of the little things that makes every layout special is the use of ink on the edges of all your pieces.  I like colorbox Fluid Chalk ink for this.  It is true that one little cats eye chalk pad can be the most important embellishment.
Heaven Sent
This layout features painted backgrounds and a painted plexiglass cover for one special picture.  It also has a hinged photo mat.
Use silk flowers as a pretty embellishment on any layout.
Baby's Firsts
The use of oversized letters or numbers is a huge trend in scrapbooking.  This layout
could easily be adapted for a birthday or a school year layout.
Use your photo mats as pockets to hold extra large tags suitable for additional pictures or
sometimes you only need one page to tell the story.
because I Love You!
michele Hamilton
Bubble Trouble
This layout is a simple paper piecing using some non-traditional materials such as sponges, terry cloth, and glitter.
Chalk the edges of circle punches to give depth to the bubbles in your layout.  Glitter the bubbles for an iridescent look.
Cookie Crumb KissesColor blocked layouts continue to be some of the most successful.  Use a color blocked border to create a large title then repeat the same colors throughout the layout.
Use your computer to create wonderful titles, quotes and journaling for your layouts.
chocolate bunnies for easter
michele Hamilton
feed me
michele Hamilton
penguins winter party
michele hamilton
Hello World
Collaged layouts can be overwhelming.  In this layout I have balanced the collage with bold titles, quotes, and journaling.
Use library pockets to hold small tags for journaling or small pictures.
here comes baby
Michele Hamilton
I used the cricut to create all the strollers as well as mommy.  FUN!  I used velum for the photo mats  They look much better with the photos on it!
 I love you to the moon and back
Michele Hamilton
1st Birthday
michele Hamilton
Baby Girl and Baby Boy layouts
Michele Hamilton
The biggest difference is the color on these layouts but look closely and you will see there are other more subtle differences too.
Kid Stuff- Michele Hamilton
Use your own handwriting to create a quote of your
 Boy and Girl layouts
Michele Hamilton
Change some of the elements in a layout (like the border around the large heart to make a more masculine or feminine look
mommy and me
Michele Hamilton
This was such a delightful layout!  I made it for our grandson Liam.  My favorite part is the learn how to make these simple little embellishments click here
Daddy and Me
Michele Hamilton
I love using arrows to direct viewers to journaling, captions, photos and more!
The use of chipboard is huge in scrapbooking.  These chipboard stencils
from Making Memories are painted to match the colors in the layout and are a
wonderful embellishment.
Use rub-ons on your pictures as a title or as an identifier.
michele Hamilton
Layer up paper flowers to create a more dimensional look 
Sweet Dreams
This layout is a simple paper piecing.  Some features of this layout are the paper pieced moon, the cloud cut title and the gated photo mat.
Tip:  Use two tags to create a gated cover for a picture or to hide your journaling.
Sweet Pea
Michele Hamilton
you are a miracle
michele hamilton

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