Getting Started on Baby's 1st Scrapbook

While we wait for the arrival of our precious one, I started working on Baby's first scrapbook! Scrapbooking has always been a part of my life since 6 years ago, but there wasn't any strong motivation to get scrapping for awhile. Now that we are expecting our first baby, its time I get back to this expensive, time-consuming but lovely hobby. Keeping in mind not to buy unnecessary stuff that I'll never use.

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For Baby's 1st Scrapbook, I'm working on a 12x12 album to record Baby's growth in the first year and before birth. So far, I've got 2 layouts done and the scrapaholic mojo is slowly coming back to me.

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Ultrascan pictures aren't the most pretty thing for a 12x12 album, so instead I'm compiling them in a mini-album which will be held on the cover page of the album. Haven't quite done the 12x12 page yet, but the mini-album is almost 3/4 done, awaiting for couple more scans to come over the next few months.

The other completed 12x12 LO is the page where I'll be putting close-up shots of Baby's body and features. Scrapping an album without photos can be a little tricky. You'll need to plan the kind of photo sizes you foresee using and then visualize the shots you'll get for the page.

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And because photos and journaling will slowly be added in at later dates, I used very little tape glue on the photo mattes and embellishments so that I can move them around still if necessary when the photos are printed.

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I'll be sharing more of the pages as they come along. Less than four months before Baby arrives, hope I can find enough time to get this album ready by then.

Any creative things you're doing in preparation for your baby's arrival? Share with me! I want to know. :)

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