Documenting the tunes


[ supplies : cardstock: bazzill; pink dot paper: anna griffin; onesie pattern paper: hambly; red ruler transparency: teresa collins; pearl accent & "09" rub ons: jenni bowlin; heart brad accent: making memories; "welcome sweet baby" stamp: technique tuesday (coming soon); mini staples & stapler: tim holtz; scallop edge: fiskars "scallop sentiment" punch; other: red trim, letter A ]

Following up on Monday's post about music in our lives (and how you can print CD inserts from iTunes), here's the
layout I put together for Anna's baby book. It's a 6 inch x 12 inch
page that fits perfectly into these page protectors from American Crafts (that will go inside a 12x12 album). I ended up printing the collage of album images on photo paper and the list of songs on cardstock. And look, there's that scallop edge again.

Coming Monday: a look inside the beginnings of Anna's baby album.

Have a great weekend!

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40 thoughts

  1. Brittany

    2009-04-03 05:02:48 -0400

    So cute!
    And such a precious idea!
    I'm looking forward to seeing Anna's baby album. :)

  2. Laura

    2009-04-03 05:14:30 -0400

    Now that I've joing the ipod/itunes revolution, I can't wait to make some playlists.
    Another great idea Ali! Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. Amber Zimmerman

    2009-04-03 05:19:29 -0400

    This is a great idea. . .I would've never thought to do this. I like the 6x12 for this too! =)

  4. Petite Cheri

    2009-04-03 05:46:52 -0400

    You are a great a what you do, just wanted you to know that!

  5. Just a girl

    2009-04-03 05:50:00 -0400

    Love this...
    Happy Friday!
    kiss kiss

  6. zigszoo

    2009-04-03 06:04:54 -0400

    So cute! Love that we are seeing pink! I've always loved your colors especially the way you use red! But I have to say I am digging the pink! I have two girlies! Smiles!

  7. Anne M.

    2009-04-03 06:28:04 -0400

    I love that you have DMB on her baby CD! Great band.
    Great page. Love the 6x12 format.

  8. alexandra

    2009-04-03 06:35:50 -0400

    fabulous page!
    love the 6x12 idea - had to order the 6x12 page protectors (and a couple other goodies) after reading this - a fun splurge for someone who hasn't ordered supplies in a long time!!
    thanks, Ali.

  9. debrajean

    2009-04-03 08:48:05 -0400

    Ali, You are such a genuine person, and your authenticity always shines through on your amazing layouts and your beautifully written journaling. I always feel more grounded and peaceful, and so very appreciative of everyday life after reading your blog. Anna is beautiful (looks just like you)and I am so happy for you all. Have a great weekend, Deb

  10. Tracy J

    2009-04-03 08:52:15 -0400

    Hi Ali, just testing here. I guess my problem solved itself. I can now comment.

  11. Mary M.

    2009-04-03 09:14:54 -0400

    Awesome idea!!

  12. procrastination mama

    2009-04-03 10:11:19 -0400

    hey ali,
    Everyday i read one of your posts and wish i lived next door to you or were one of your good friends who would show me your cool new ideas and help me work out how to do one myself, then badger me and ask if its finished yet. That would be kinda cool. I love your blog, your ideas and I envy how you make everything seem so effortless.
    But thanks for every post. You inspire me.
    Tracey ;)

  13. Linda

    2009-04-03 10:19:59 -0400

    You have so much to offer and are so generous. Thankyou. I love this page for Anna.

  14. Sarah Barker

    2009-04-03 14:13:05 -0400

    Love this....Happy Friday:) Have a great weekend:)

  15. Tamara

    2009-04-03 16:26:21 -0400

    I love visiting your blog but sit here very red in the face as I have never commented. I have promised myself that I am going to fix this. Anyway on my blog you have an award.

  16. Pam Carothers

    2009-04-03 17:27:50 -0400

    Hi Ali,
    I know this is a little late but a while back one of your posts was about a cute Tooth Fairy certificate that was waiting for Simon to lose his 1st tooth. Take a look at Their items are so neat and original. I have had the dream pearl braclet for my daughter for a while and finally got to give it to her Wednesday when she lost her 1st tooth. They have a really cool "Treasure Box" kit for boys that Simon would probably love. Would have got it for my son but it did not come along in time. So cute -- check it out. I have no personal conection to it. Just love it.

  17. Leora Sanford

    2009-04-04 09:54:07 -0400

    I love the playlist...thanks for sharing!
    I LOVE this song by Priscilla Ahn...check her out:
    not sure if she is on itunes (I have raphsody) but you may want to add her to your list. :)
    Best wishes for you and your new little one.
    Leora Sanford

  18. Alicia

    2009-04-04 13:23:10 -0400

    What a fabulous way to capture this! I think many people don't even think about scrapping the carefully selected music they play for their babies. (I know I didn't). But it's so worth the focus!

  19. DENISE

    2009-04-04 20:42:10 -0400


  20. the craftivist

    2009-04-05 04:11:52 -0400

    can't wait to see the new baby album - and what a great way to document songs! i think i might do this for our wedding play list!

  21. Mixing Bowl Mama

    2009-04-05 14:30:48 -0400

    What a wonderful idea....for older children as well, I think. I love your song choices as well.

  22. Elise

    2009-04-05 15:11:42 -0400

    Hi, Ali, after looking your playlist over in more depth and seeing that we share a good deal of the same taste in music, I see a song missing from your baby tunes that I think you'd really like. Check out Somewhere Over the Rainbow by Israel K. (Hawaiian last name, sorry I don't remember it). The album is Facing Forward and it is simply beautiful, seems like it is sung for parents. Hope you enjoy it as my daughters--and now my new son--have!

  23. Kristin Faust

    2009-04-05 16:14:10 -0400

    Great idea! I'm loving what you are doing with pink!

  24. gail lindekugel

    2009-04-15 01:27:04 -0400

    Lately I love...
    Here Comes the Sun by Yo Yo Ma and James Taylor, the cello winding around JT's voice is soothing and exhilerating all at once, I thik I need to program my ipod on the alarm clock to blast it at 630 am daily. I also am loving Diana Krall, "Walk on By" the old Dionne Warwick song and actually nearly everything Krall sings sounds like butter!! (and who doesn't love butter!?)

  25. JodieR

    2009-04-28 02:51:12 -0400

    Great idea to document the tunes. I have a 5th grader who has "come into his own" in terms of musical tastes. I have a question for you though--how did you import the list from iTunes to be able to play around with it and change the layout?

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