book, diy, scrapbook

baby book…

I’ve started a new project: baby book. I originally bought this really, really cute Carter’s baby book, but as I’ve been flipping through it, looking at what all is in it, I’m seeing that pre-printed books like this are nice for the convenience factor, but let’s face it, I like to get my hand dirty and do things like this myself. Hence my growing scrapbooking and card making obsession?? So that’s what I decided to do. I already know that this baby is going to have one stellar scrapbook, I’ve even been thinking about starting on it now, just so I would have something to keep my hands busy for a while, since I can’t really get down on the floor anymore, which leads me to postpone the painting of the paneling in the family room. Anyways, I digress. I figured that if the Bug is already going to have a scrapbook which sort of catalogs all the “big” happenings in his little baby life, why not just sort of combine his scrapbook and baby book all into one giant thing? Yes. That’s the winner right there! And that’s exactly what I’ve been working on the past couple of nights. I’m just sort of playing around with it for now, trying to feel out the best way to go about this. I’ve googled it and read other peoples’ blogs about it, and most just print pages of text out in Word or something of that nature, and just paste on/in their scrapbook pages… I think I’m going to take a similar route, but I’m using Photoshop instead, and I may end up just printing the pages onto my actual scrapbook paper – like, feed my 12x12s through the printer so the text looks like it was pre-printed! Good idea, eh? I think so.

So for now, things are looking kind of like this:

 Which, even though it’s just blah, unfinished, white space right now, will eventually look something like this:

except with more text (I didn’t feel like copying all of the stuff on the page) and not with a busy paper like that (it was just the first digital paper I clicked on in the folder). I’m thinking the pages with text like this will either have to be solid-ish papers (so that the ones with pictures and stuff can be fun and patterend and embellished), or maybe a patterned one like this, but tweaked so the pattern doesn’t seem so “bold” and distract you from the words you actually want to read. Needless to say, it’s definitely a work-in-progress… but a fun one, at that.


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