I‘ve created a fun freebie for everyone today, but let me back up a bit first. It all started with this adorable new size of album from We R Memory Keepers: 5.5×8.5. I’ve had my eye on it since last year, contemplating what project I could put together in that not-too-big, not-too-small size.
When I initially decided to create an 8.5×11 pregnancy album, I wasn’t quite sure how I would scrapbook the baby from birth on. When I discovered the 5.5×8.5 album in the exact same color, I knew I had a great mama-baby pair. And then something changed. All of my plans and energy to focus on my story were re-channeled into this process of growing a human being from scratch. It’s kind of hard to admit it, but my priorities changed – and so did my intentions for scrapbooking this story.
I’ve definitely documented my pregnancy, but in a simple and more efficient way that still allows me to spend time preparing for baby’s arrival. My photos, they’ve been primarily captured with my iPhone and shared with friends via Instagram. Not fancy, but effective (and artful). Why couldn’t I, I thought, create a set of digital pages for my pregnancy in this fun 5.5×8.5 size? I could bring in a few pieces of memorabilia without being a hoarder of every doctor’s note and advice pamphlet. And I would still have plenty of space for documenting baby’s birth and first months in the world. A few examples are below – click to enlarge.
Once these pages are printed, I’ll share where I’m at with the album. I’m finding 5.5×8.5 so fun to work with, especially since it is half of the standard letter size – 8.5×11! In the meantime, if you’d like to create along with me (on any theme), I’ve put together a download with four different page templates especially for Instagram-sized photos.
I’m gonna give this a shot
I can’t wait. I already have ideas popping around in my head. I love this size. Thank you for the wonderful freebie.
Thank you so much – what a great size! I appreciate another freebie. x
thanks for the download!
It’s interesting that so many people prefer instagram, I’m not that fond of it, hipstamatic has been my app of choice (although if I want to faff about, I can just import my hipsta photos into instagram!) Did you know that blurb have just released an instagram book? just enter your user name and the software sucks your feed in! think I’ll have a play with that, too!
Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 5 post on Jul. 20, 2011. Thanks again.
Thank you! I think this might work for Androids Vignette also….
Wow! So cool! Thank you so much!!!!! 🙂
So cute! Thank you so much for sharing!!
This is awesome – thanks!
Thanks Jen!! Not much longer now is it????
Great little book – thanks…….I know I have photos to put in this and I’ll see what I can come up with….
Thank you, Jennifer! I use that size of album for my household notebook and wanted to start a photo album in that size. Your templates will make this so much easier for me! Your layouts are darling.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! Love this