As some of you have already learned, I’m expecting my first baby this coming August. This has been just the sweetest news and I knew right away I needed to document my storytelling approach here on Simple Scrapper.
Over the next 18 months, I’ll be sharing my album of pregnancy and baby’s first year every so often. There are so many options when it comes to scrapbooking baby, but here’s what my simple solution entails:
- An easy-going style without focus on uniformity
- A hybrid – sometimes paper, sometimes digital – approach
- A modular system with full page & divided page protectors
I’ve been enjoying scrapbooking in 8.5×11 for personal projects, so my album framework will be based on that size. Though we are finding out the sex, my choice of products will tend to be more gender neutral with an emphasis on the stories and the images.
The album will include a combination of 8.5×11 paper and digital layouts plus photos, memorabilia and journal cards inside of divided page protectors. I’ve already got a few pages made documenting my struggle with infertility, the positive pregnancy test and first trimester worries.
I also just scrapbooked our first three sonogram photos using ATC-size cards. Hybrid templates and instructions for using these cards will be included in the March collection of Simple Pages / Simple Projects (releasing March 14).
Next up will be tackling the growing pile of paper memorabilia from countless Dr. visits. I know I want to use some of the large-pocket page protectors as well as do a special layout with the due date calculator.
Do you have any ideas for me?