It is true to say that a lot of people begin to get
the scrapping bug after their child/children are born
and usually their first attempt at scrapbooking is making
a baby album.
Having a child is one of the
most important events in our lives and baby's first
year is a busy, lively, ever changing journey of discovery.
It is full of important milestones
No wonder then, as parents we
want to capture and record all those many memorable
moments - preserving them in scrapbooks is a great way
to safely keep and cherish those memories for years
One timeless and extremely popular
baby scrapbooking idea is to make an album that consists
of firsts. This is a relatively easy and flexible theme
to follow, especially for someone new to scrapbooking
and is a great way to create enchanting baby scrapbooks.
This kind of album usually consists
of a scrapbook arranged in chronological order with
individual layouts showing special and notable moments
in your baby's life.
New babies are so photogenic
it's hard to resist capturing all the big and little
things that make up their day-to-day lives.
No doubt you will have lots of
pictures to sort through so here's a small list of firsts'
to give you some ideas for organizing your photos:
-- bottle/breast feed
-- diaper change
-- dressed in their first outfit
-- ride in a car seat
-- trip out in the buggy
-- solid food
-- sitting up
-- drinking from a cup
-- feeding him/herself
-- walking with the furniture
-- steps/walking on their own
-- hair cut
To add a little more interest
to your album try and vary the layouts, for instance
make some events into double page spreads. Such as coming
home from the hospital or bath-time, which always presents
an opportunity for some great photos!
Give your pages a personal touch
by adding some memorabilia, using a pocket envelope,
to your layouts - like the birth announcement or maybe
a lock of hair from their first hair cut.
If you are new to scrapbooking
and you're unsure about starting out on your new album
then a good choice would be to buy yourself a baby scrapbook
kit. These kits contain everything you will need to
begin scrapbooking and are a great shortcut to creating
super layouts that you can be proud of.
You can also enhance your pages
with some of the many baby-related products that are
available on the market. Decorate your layout with an
adorable or cute baby scrapbook paper.
Then, embellish your page with
some charming baby scrapbook stickers like rattles,
booties, bibs, bottles etc and when they're done display
all of your beautiful pages in a lovely baby scrapbook
Go on, give it a go. Make yourself
a baby scrapbook to savor and keep all those incredible
memories. You'll find it's much more than just a scrapbook
it will become a precious family keepsake that you'll
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