L is for laughing

Happy Wednesday, Friends!

Today I just wanted to share a little project I recently completed for my soon-to-be niece!  She's due any day now, and we are SO EXCITED to meet this little one.  She will be my very first niece (or nephew, for that matter), and I can't wait to have her in the family!

We had a shower for my sister in law last weekend, and I knew I wanted to make a something special and personal for this get together.  I'm a HUGE fan of reading, and I knew I wanted to give the baby some sort of personalized book that she could look at/read as she gets older.  I decided on an alphabet book where each page would have a letter of the alphabet and a family-related photo.  And since writing poems is in the blood (hiya Carmody Clan!), it's definitely a rhyming book!

I used a Cricut (a fancy schmancy machine that cuts paper into specific fonts or shapes) to cut out all the letters, found the cutest little girl paper I could find and gathered pictures from my albums and from my sister-in-law's.  All the completed pages were then slid into the plastic sleeves of an 8x8 scrapbook.  I figured this might protect the pages from little people hands!  It was a labor of love that I had so much fun making.  There were approximately 800 scraps of paper floating around the apartment by the time I was done, but I was so excited with the final product.  It was everything I could do not to tell my sister-in-law what I made, but I thankfully kept it a secret until the shower.  She opened it that day and shed a little tear...mission accomplished!

Hope you are having a wonderful day!

L is for laughing,