While I have most definitely been busy, busy, busy getting ready for the arrival of our little man, I have also taken some time to be creative. While still baby-centered, it did allow me some much needed time off my feet and an outlet for scrapbooking.
It seems like anymore, everything I do is digital including creating digital scrapbook pages that never seem to get printed or ordered from the different websites that I create from.
So…I visited the ole Archiver’s store, along with Michaels, and decided to go back to creating scrapbooks the “old-fashioned” way…with paper, die cutes, stickers, etc.
Since after baby’s birth is always as busy as before baby’s arrival, I took some advice from a scrapbooking magazine and created a “hospital album” for our newest babe.
This was the first time that I used chipboard, and it wasn’t quite as easy as I thought it would be. I think with a little more practice and some important tools like an exacto knife, I will get better. Regardless, I think the album turned out cute and is just about ready to go. I just need to add some colorful ribbon to the rings and a few more embellishments once I drop in the photos.
The empty space next to the “sweet Baby Boy” embellishment is for his name in chipboard letters.
As you can see, each page has it’s own tab for a label. I titled the above page “Sneak Peek” for his sweet little 3D ultrasound pictures.
The picture below is titled, “Birth Story”.
The tab above says, “1st Day Home”. I’ve also included several pages for “Hospital Visitors”, “Tiny Footprints”, “Tiny Handprints” “Night Before Delivery”, etc. (Ran out of the front cover paper to finish the back cover! One more trip to Archivers! FUN!!!)
I think this will be such a handy way to document baby’s arrival and get certain photos that I have missed with the last two little ones’ arrival and later regret.
If time allows, I might also begin working on a “First Year” album where you create pages to document all of baby’s “firsts” such as rolling over, sitting up, crawling, etc.
Poor Mary and Ben…all they have are unfinished Hallmark baby albums and paper napkins and debit card receipts with remarks written down such as “crawling 3/12/05 or First Word…”dada” with no date at all!
What do you do to document those first few days and weeks at home or those important “firsts” in your baby’s life?