Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Introducing : Project Life Baby Edition for Him

A few weeks ago, I got an email from Becky Higgins.  Yes, THE BECKY HIGGINS.  I can't even begin to express how excited I was. So excited that I couldn't even read the email until I stop flipping out.  Yes, I was star struck.

She asked me if I was interested in creating a baby book for one of my boys using one of the first copies of the the soon to be released Project Life Baby Edition for Him.  Seriously?  Me?  I was on cloud nine for a few days afterward and couldn't wait to see the kit in person.  You can find Becky's blog post about the Baby Editions here.

Can I just say that this kit is hands down GORGEOUS.  Lili Niclass designed the baby edition, and as Becky has said before, she totally knocked it out of the park.  It's just perfect: colors, patterns, prompts.  It's boyish but so very versatile.

I chose to make a baby book for Wilder.  He's four now, and I chose him mainly because I have better pictures of him than I have of Bowen, and since Bowen was the first born, he already had a mostly complete baby book.  Now that I've gotten Wilder's done, I am definitely going to make one for Bowen as well, I so love the way it turned out.

It all came together rather quickly, and this is something that a new mother (or not so new mother) can take on without a whole lot of stress.  It's so simple, yet so beautiful.  Becky's made it so simple for you create keepsakes that you'll really cherish forever.

This album includes the first year of Wilder's life.  It was a joy to put together. I hope you enjoy it as well.

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Now that you've had a chance to look through it, I'd like to point out that I still have a good bit of beautiful cards left.  I was really amazed at how many cards were included in the kit.
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41 comments:

  1. Yay!! that's so exciting! I can only imagine your face when you got her email. I was thinking of you when she started to talk about the creative team for 2013. The kit is adorable and your subject is pretty darn cute too!

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  2. Amazing! Your little man is completely adorable! I can't wait to get my hands on the kit to scrap my 13-year-old boy's first year.

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    1. Thanks, Suzette! It really is an awesome kit!

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  3. It is so beautiful! Great kit, and lovely photos!

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  4. This is just beautiful!!! What an amazing and well-deserved opportunity and recognition for you.

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  5. Wow!! What a beautiful baby book! I love that you used black and white and color photos together. The entire album is just gorgeous!!

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    1. Thank you so much, Deb. I am a sucker for black and white!

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  6. YAY CONGRATS....you TOTALLY deserve this girlie!!! I'm so happy for you!! The album is perfect. I'll be getting both kits for Kasi and Damian's first year. Thank you for all your inspiration!! Hugs, T

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    1. Thank you, Teri!! You are too sweet! Can't wait to see what you do with the kits!

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  7. Wow, it looks fantastic! I love the colours in the kit. You did an awesome job! I'm really looking forward to getting some kits and making albums for my kiddos too. They'll be really happy to have a baby album to look through!

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    1. Thank you Fiona! I love this kit for sure!

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  8. This looks amazing! You did such an great job putting it together. Can I ask as a fellow blogger how do you photograph your pages? They look great and I am struggling with glare

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    1. Thank you so much! I lay the layouts in the floor of our foyer, and open the door so that only the storm door is shut. I stand above them and photograph them looking down with no flash or interior light on. It usually works to reduce the glare unless I try to take them too early in the morning when there's a good bit of sunlight coming directly in.

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  9. LOVE your album, Amanda! Great job! I'm excited to get my hands on those kits! I'm going to redo my kids' albums - they're 7 and 2! ;)

    Hugs! :)

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    1. Thanks, Kristina! I don't blame you! I am going to make one for my 6 year old next!

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  10. Congratulations! And great job on the book - beautiful!!

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  11. This looks so good. I/m buying this kit for my sister-in-law and her new baby boy. Nice job.

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    1. Thank you, Dionne! I think that she will LOVE it!

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  12. This is absolutely beautiful!! I just love it all!! You definitely deserved this because your Project Life are always beautiful and inspiring! Congratulations

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    1. You are too sweet! Thank you so much! :)

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    1. Thank you, Christine! It was so much fun to put together!

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  14. Came over from Becky's blog, and your book is absolutely lovely! AND I got a few photo ideas for my 6 week olds 1st year (which is always nice)! Thanks for sharing!

    Se'ana

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  15. So beautiful...makes me even more excited to order my baby kits!!!

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  16. This is so cute! You did a wonderful job of putting it all together. I love how your photos and the colors of the kit seem to all flow together so well. Did you process your pictures all in the same way, or how did you achieve such continuity? (does that make sense?) It's very beautiful. I have followed Becky's blog forever and am glad she shared your blog today. It looks like you are a very talented and dedicated Project Lifer! :) I try but am so, so far behind. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. Thank you so much for your comments! I am glad that you liked my album!

      A lot of the first/early pictures were processed the same simply because they were taken before I had Photoshop, so I ran a quick action on them and tweaked them to make them look better. Other than that, my photo processing is usually all over the place.

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  17. This is wonderful Amanda!! I really love the black and white photos with the colorful Project Life kit. No surprise, you did an amazing job! Congrats!!! :)

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  18. You rocked it girl! Could your boys be any cuter??!

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    1. Thank you, Catherine! It was great fun!

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  19. Absolutely gorgeous! Can't wait till my baby kits get here for my 2 boys! Soon...

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    1. Thanks, Saam! I think you'll love it!

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  20. Amanda - I was looking through your pages because I'm wondering about the prompts... I did first year books for my three kiddos, but nothing after that. Obviously the pregnancy/first days kind of thing wouldn't work for the 12-24mo year, but wondering if you think there are enough "other" kinds of prompts (where we live/things about mom/dad, etc) that this kit could work for that second year?

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  21. Your layouts and photos are amazing!!! I LOVE what you did! Congrats! :)

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  22. Hi there! Love your album!! I'm doing a baby girl PL album...I was just curious, for the big month cards (1, 2, 3, etc.) did you start the first one (card 1) after he was one month old, or would you put it the first month? Does that make sense? I'm so confused on those :) Yours looks so great!

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