I have been scrapbooking long before I had little girl. I actually couldn't wait to have a baby so that I would have something new to scrapbook. It's been over four years since my little girl was born, and I have yet to make her a proper baby album. Of course I have made her the star of plenty of my layouts, but I am talking about the kind of album that documents her first year of life month by month. A few weeks ago I was super inspired to start that album, and man has it been fun.
When I got my "Next Stop" kit in the mail, I was about to scrap my baby bump photos. I had to deal with a page protector that had a bunch of little 2 x 2 pockets on it and was still figuring out what I wanted to put in those. As soon as I saw the papers in this kit, I knew I had an answer to my question.
Here is a look at my finished layout in my album:
I know I said it in my last post (and probably every post before that) but I LOVE all the colors and patterns in this kit! So so perfect!!
So this is the page protector that I mentioned earlier. The other side of this has a bunch of detailed shots of my little girls nursery.
Most of the squares are filled with papers from the kit. I did use a black polka dot print from a previous Felicity Jane kit in one of the squares and some vellum from my stash for a couple of the other squares.
I went back and forth about what embellishment I wanted to use, if any. I had this cork heart sitting on my desk, which ending up being the perfect embellishment.
I used a full page photo for the opposite side of my spread. I used all the white space in that photo as a home for all my words.
For my journaling I typed out all the things that I was thinking, feeling, eating, and doing during my pregnancy. I actually wrote all this journaling down shortly after my baby was born. I loved that I did that because there is no way I would remember all of this now.
I wanted to add a little something to the top of my journaling, so I dug through my stash to find another one of those cork hearts.
I had a bunch of other photo's that I wanted to include with these pages. I ended up sizing them down to smaller 3x4's and added them to a glassine bag. I love that these photos have a place to go, but you can still see them. As a finishing touch I added one of the cut apart word phrases to the back of the bag. It says "all the smiles" which I think is perfect!
I love the way this turned out, and honestly I can't help but smile every time I turn to this page in my album
If you want to see how this whole spread came together, check out my process video below.