Hi! Welcome to our final day of Baby Week! Whether you are mother, a mom-to-be, a grandmother, or a friend of someone with a baby, I hope you have been inspired by some of the baby-themed projects and ideas you have seen here this week. To conclude our Baby Week we will be featuring my favorite baby-related scrapbooking project: baby layouts! Before I had children, I swore I'd never be one of those people who only scrapped photo after photo of her kids. Then...I had kids! I bet you can guess who the subjects of the vast majority of my layout are now!! I just can't resist sweet little baby faces, and neither can a lot of the scrappers here at write.click.scrapbook! Here are some great baby layouts from myself and other members of the W.C.S team!
Baby's First Days
There is nothing more precious than a newborn baby. If you are like me, you are busy snapping away with the camera, knowing that this stage of life flies by way too quickly!! Team member Celeste Smith created this beautiful digital layout of baby's first photo. I love all the lovely light pastels to showcase this beautiful newborn!
I created this layout with photos of my daughter's first hour and included her name. We were so sure she was going to be a boy, that after she was born, I kept repeating, "You're a girl?!"
I absolutely love this two-page layout by team member Lisa Kisch. She scrapped both her daughter's birthdays on the same layout, even though they are two years apart. What a wonderful idea!
Lisa also created this sweet newborn boy layout. The pacifier in the bottom photo may have originally been a tiny distraction, but instead Lisa incorporated it's teal color into the color scheme of the layout.
I made sure to take a photo of my husband and my son exactly 24 hours after he was born. I included the clock to show the time. I showcased the photo in this mist-filled layout!
Milestones, Memories, and Firsts
It seems like every day a newborn baby has changed or is doing something new! Keeping track with a baby book, a blog, or some other system is an excellent idea so that when you go back to scrap the photos later you will have all the dates handy. On Wednesday Keshet shared some ideas about taking monthly photos of your child. Think about how you could incorporate those kinds of photos into a single layout.
In my layout, I included a photo from each of the first nine weeks of my daughter's life. They don't all match, but I tied it all together by using both black and white and color photos and also using colorful patterned paper that would include the variety of colors in the photos.
First events are also perfect to scrapbook! My next two layouts document my daughter's first bath and first smile!
Finally, be sure to document those moments that you maybe wanted to forget at the time! Life is not perfect, so don't be afraid to embrace it!! I have layouts of temper tantrums, injuriles, and ones just like this one of Celeste's, which includes four photos of messy dinnertime, something all parents have had to endure!
Looking through my baby layouts, I realized that many of them were not about the babies, but actually about me and my thoughts on Motherhood and the incredible sense of love and awe I am constantly feeling for my children. Here are four of my layouts featuring my innermost thoughts on motherhood!
Lisa Kisch created this layout about why she is a "baby person." The journaling is so incredibly sweet!
W.C.S team member Lisa Ottosson's daughter is far from a baby, but that doesn't stop Lisa from fondly remembering those baby times. She created two layouts that look back to the past when her daughter was much younger.
To conclude our baby week we simply have some cute baby layouts that will hopefully inspire you! First, we have Amy Sorenson's layout, which is such a perfect boy layout! I love the little blue banner!
Finally, I have three more layouts of my son to share!
Our digital extraordinaire Celeste has three more perfect girl layouts to share, as well. I especially love the non-traditional "girl" colors she often uses!
I also created a girl layout with some non-traditional girl colors. Blues and greens are not just for boys!!
The embroidery on this next layout by Lisa Kisch is divine! It adds so much to this already beautiful baby girl layout!
My final girl layout is super simple! Not surprisingly, I found myself scrappping with a much simpler style once my life was suddenly taken up with feedings and diaper changes and, of course, snuggles!
Thanks again for stopping by Baby Week at write.click.scrapbook! We would love to see some of your favorite layouts that you have created about your favorite babies! Have a wonderful Friday and a great weekend!