THE OPENING PAGE
I started this page with what I consider a beautiful piece of background scrapbook paper. I love the rickrack and ribbon print. I edged the page with multicolored rickrack. Then using a scrapbook maker software program I made the newspaper front page. I trimmed the outside edge with plastic diaper pins that I found at the dollar store. I picked up the colors of the diaper pins and made the bow using those colors. I didn't have green or pink ribbon so I colored white ribbon with permanent markers. I made the ribbon lighter by applying rubbing alcohol with a cotton ball until they were the right shades of pink and green. Then I cut one of the plastic diaper pins with a craft knife and ran it through some loops on the bow. I then hung the gold beaded name wrist band that Lauren made from the bow. I fanned out the ends of the ribbon and using double sided tape I taped them down. I then placed the newspaper page down using double sided tape. I cut out the little teddy bear using my die cutting machine. I covered it with glue and then sprinkled flocking powder on the teddy bear. I glued a little white bow at the teddy's neck. I assembled it using foam squares and put it in place. If you look closely you can see that there is a tiny teddy bear in the center page with baby Lauren. The little bear was only four inches tall. Using the pen function of my die cutting machine I made the name placard. I painted it bronze and then using UTEE I made it appear to be made from plastic like the rest of the page embellishments. The finishing touch was then placed on the bottom center of the newspaper page. To show this page I blocked out important Information on the newspaper article and the name placard.
I hope that you enjoyed this page. There will be more to follow.