We've held the celebrations and taken the photos. All that's left to do now is to scrap them! Birthday scrapbooking pages are probably one of the most popular or common themes, but they also tend to cause us to freak out a bit. Why? So many photos, and we want to scrap them all. I had that exact reaction too and it paralysed me for a moment. I still haven't done justice to Kieran's birthday from last year. One approach that I've taken both years is to do a quick page using some favourite photos, so that the memory is documented and the pressure is off.
I didn't even journal on this page, which is quite unlike me, but I just wanted to get it done. This year I did the same thing.
Once the dust settled, I was then able to go back, take my time going through the photos and do some more documenting.
On these pages I made sure to include journaling! I plan to make more pages to cover things like the invited guests, party activities and special little stories from the events. And I will most likely make a mini-album for each party.
Donna shared a great idea on what to do if you have lots of photos and want to showcase them all. For her son's first birthday she made a 12x12 page using her favourite photos, then used photo protector album pages to showcase the other photos.
I love how she added journaling to the photo pages! What a fantastic idea.
Monika sent along this page of her daughter Isabella's birthday. I really like the embellishments she used on this page, those candles are genius!
Donna also shared this page she did of her son Gabe wth his favourite gift. She took these photos the day after his birthday. Recreations are always possible!
I'm not sure if you can read her journaling, but Gabe actually asked Donna to take these photos. What a sweet boy!
Hopefully these pages have given you a spark for scrapping those birthday memories. Stop back in tomorrow when I share even more ideas.