Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Stay A Stay at Home Mom - DIY Baby Ideas

Rayven from Stay A Stay At Home Mom is having a baby themed giveaway and I am excited to be able to participate in this event.  I have three kids of my own and love being able to stay at home with them.  They are growing up fast!

My sister just welcomed her second baby boy into the family born seven weeks early!  
One of my favorite things to do is craft and my second is to decorate - so I am thrilled to be able to share some ideas with you on how to DIY from decorating your baby's room to creating personalized announcements and everything in between.
I have a pinterest board dedicated just to decorating for baby and you'll find that here. 
Here are a few DIY decorating ideas (PLEASE click on photo for source and pin from original source) 
Check out this blog for super tutorial on using Dictionary pages and vintage greeting cards.
Or use frames, a cabinet door knob and some pretty paper to display baby (or doll) clothing.  I used this idea in our daughter's room with a sweater from my great grandmother, a dress my grandmother wore as a baby, a baby dress of my mother's and then a baby sweater of mine.  I loved the look and the sentiment behind it as well.  
Some beautiful girl paper for this type of project is the Chantilly paper pack from Close To My Heart.  
And I love the Later Sk8r paper for boy themed projects.  
Another great room decorating idea is this Alphabet art (I love alphabet art - plus some art can be used even as they grow older making changing out the nursery decor less of a necessity)
Mini albums are another favorite of mine and make great baby books (in fact you can re-purpose baby board books to make mini albums like the one I made here), brag books for mom, grandma or an aunt, and are super keepsakes for baby's firsts.

I created these mini albums with chipboard pieces, the Cricut Artiste cartridge and pattern paper.

Finally making your own invitations and announcements is easy with custom design stamps and baby stamps.

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I hope you win the giveaway!  Whether you win or not please feel free to contact me with questions on baby shower themes, nursery decorating ideas and/or stamping your own albums or announcements.  I will be happy to help you come up with a perfect fit for your precious bundle :)  Enjoy this time.  

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Elizabeth Mindemann alwaysdeeper@hotmail.com www.ejoym.blogspot.com
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  1. I am blessed to have been able to stay home with my children, too. And my son was 8 weeks early, and had no health issues...we were so lucky. I love your deco ideas, especially the framed outfits...cute! Mini album is adorable! Love the announcements. TFS

    1. I love the announcements too! They are adorable!! Thanks Marie for stopping by. Love your encouraging comments :)

  2. Sweet ideas! I like how you used the cupcake liner stamp for the hot air balloon basket, very creative!

    1. Thanks for stopping by Lynn :) That was actually created by an art designer at Close To My Heart and featured on Jeanette Lynton's blog - isn't adorable. I love how innovative they are in their artwork :)

  3. Dear Elizabeth,

    Hope this finds you in great health!!!

    I'm Noor Nahdi, the hostess of Fascinating Fridays at Paperie Designs' Studio,,,

    We feature creative artists every Friday throwing spotlight on their crafting careers...

    We are so pleased to be introduced to your overwhelming creations from your dear friend Helen Gullett

    If you're interested to be our next star, then do reply us back at artisan@paperiedesigns.com

    Waiting to hear from you soon!! Take care

    1. Sending you an e-mail Noor thank you very much!

  4. My whole house needs a makeover.

    1. My craft room especially ;) Hope you win!

  5. I have loved being a stay at home mom.....best job in the world! And I am totally inspired by your mini books!

    1. Thank you for the compliment on my books Cathy :) I have lots of fun creating mini albums! So glad you stopped by and thank you for taking the time to comment - you are welcome back any time :)

  6. My whole house needs a makeover, especially my .... no .... the whole thing needs a makeover.

  7. Elizabeth, I LOVE the ideas!! I have a grandbaby due December 2nd (My youngest daughter didn't think she could have babies, so this one is called "Little Miracle" for now. :). I love the Baby's Firsts book and you gave me the inspiration to make one for our Little Miracle. Love the decorating ideas, too!!

    Thanks for a wonderful giveaway at a perfect time!!


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