Just stuff from my blessed and crazy house!!!
I call it our zoo because of all the beautiful chaos around here!
3 dogs, a teenager we call Monkey, my husband, and a friend whose nickname is Bear....
Yep, crazy! LOL. We are very blessed and I pray this blog finds you blessed as well.
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There are no additions coming to the Zoo, but I made this anyway! I thought it was cute! If you like the concept but need one for a Baby Girl, it would be easy to modify the colors for a girl! I went with a Zoo theme, not because I am bias, though I do love animals, but because I couldn't think of any other way to feature animals throughout, and for some reason that is what I was in the mood to use! :D
This page is just for an introduction to the little darling. I cut the Zebra, Rabbit, Cat and Alligator using the Everyday Paper Doll cartridge at 3 inches, not real dial size. I traced them using a sharpie over where the cuts were, filling them in on the Zebra. I found a font I liked online then traced it over a glass table with a light under it (Thanks to Chief Zoo Keeper for an awesome and well planned birthday gift! Draft table with a light!) However, if you don't have one you can do what I use to do, trace it using the window when it's bright and sunny. Just remember it's very difficult to get it straight if you don't use lines! You could easily change up the information to put on this page to fit a little more personally, but I went with these:
Baby's Full Name
Birthday (you could put birth date)
hair (or hair color)
About the Family Page
I did My Big Brother, About Mommy, and About Daddy. You could modify it to say My Big Sister, or if there are no siblings, you could do another relative or Godparent. I did the words using my Cricut and the black markers, but obviously you could easily do this without a Cricut! The alphabet was drawn with Plantin School Cartridge at 1 inch. Be sure and leave space for pictures and journaling.
Baby On Board
I wanted to do a train theme for this one, just because I loved the thought I came up with. Plus, I remember riding the train around the Tulsa Zoo when I was a kid. Thought it was the coolest thing ever! Anyway, leaving lots of space for pictures, I added these journaling prompts:
The first time we felt you move...
When we heard your heart beat...
Our thoughts about you....
The letters are foam cutouts that I found on clearance from Halloween. The train and accessories were cut out again at 3 inches. I used white on the Engine Car and gold on the cage car. It makes me think of the Winnie the Pooh and Friends that had the Circus that it flipped between. I don't know why they dumped the Circus, but I sure miss that one! Anyone remember what that was called or what happened to it????? I'd love to know! My Granny use to record them for me and my cousin..... Memories.....
I used the Plantin School Cartridge again to draw the letters, then I used the Everyday Paper dolls to draw the duckies and cut the bath tub and bath stuff out. These are really simple lines, if you don't have a Cricut, it would be easy to stare at it for a bit and free hand it.
Growin' So Fast
I HAD to use Giraffe's because they grow so tall!!! I felt like it fit the weight/length chart perfect! You could also make a wall hanging that would coordinate with this page so that as they grew they could mark it on their own giraffe, then take pics by it and add them in! (I know, I'm a genius, it's just what I do! LOL)
I did a chart from Birth to 12 months leaving spaces to write in weight and length.
No Real Title, A sleepy page!
I cut out tiny stars with a punch and placed them in a sort of pattern, using stickers that have the Twinkle, Twinkle song that I found at Dollar Tree. If you can't find any, making your own would be super simple! I'm sure you can guess how to do it! LOL. I love the sleepy baby pics! They are always so cute! I always wonder what they are dreaming about when the make the funny little faces in their peaceful slumber!
Well, I hope you liked my post. Since it's November, I'm going to add in my Thankful statement! I am thankful for the innocence of childhood and children! I am thankful that God gives them that special way of seeing things, not only for their protection, but for our enlightenment as well!
Be sure and check back soon for my first giveaway!!! Also, for those of you new to the Zoo, NEVER feed the animals! Sometimes they try to follow you home and never leave!
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