Long have proud parents and grandparents been the subject of ribbing due to their plethora of photos of little Johnnie or Suzy. Either their wallet unfolds like an accordion or out of the purse comes … the book! You know what one I'm talking about – The Baby Story Book that brags about little Johnnie or Suzy. Or maybe, just maybe, you're the one who is passing around the photos every chance you get.
Nothing wrong with being proud of your new baby; brag away! However if you're going to show off Junior, why not make the viewing a memorable experience. Scrap booking isn't just for vacation photos. Think about it; a baby story book is a scrap book. Rather than page after page of your little blessing looking up, then looking sideways, then looking left, and then right – make it a presentation. They'll ask to see your photos!
Remember you're telling a story. In addition to the crib card and ankle bracelet from the hospital to add to your baby story book, think about what else would help reflect your feelings about your bundle of joy? Perhaps a poem, quote or favorite saying would give your scrap book an added dimension. How about your initial thoughts the first time you ever saw your baby? Did you think a slice of heaven had just fallen into your arms?
Your baby brag scrap book can serve a couple of purposes. First you want others to share in your joy; so you want them to be thrilled to see your latest pictures. You also want to create memories- for yourself and for the baby shown in the photos. Be sure to include photos of family and friends holding your baby. As adorable as your bundle of joy is, add a little variety. Your little one will still have the spotlight.
True scrap bookers love to use stickers. The call-out stickers make amusing add-ons to your baby brag book. Since babies can't talk anyway, adding the ‘thoughts in a bubble’ is a cute way to show your impression of what your baby could be thinking! Gets a chuckle every time!
Hence forth, no more dull pages full of plain baby photos! Have fun with creating your masterpiece. Keep in mind you're creating an experience for those who look at your baby story book, as well as creating memories to cherish.
Vera Raposo has been scrapbooking since her oldest child was 5. With tons of scrapbooking tips and ideas, Vera is now sharing some of her best scrapbooking ideas on her radio show at http://www.scrapperstalkradio.com .