Originally published on November 7th, 2013
With my new method of scrapping, I journal and lay out the spreads every Sunday, but don't print pictures every week. Instead, I will be printing them monthly for convenience and hopefully to use some of the printing deals at Snapfish and Walgreens.
I started the weekly spreads with Arthur's birth. Overall, his and the family album are very similar. I usually only have a few minor differences (I don't think he will care what I was blogging about in any given week or what I was reading). I think I'm going to stay pretty constant week to week with the family album. I love the idea of having inserts for each day that I can use to jot down what we did. I can always change the format, but this seems really appealing right now.
Oct. 14 - 20
The big highlight of the week was that Arthur arrived, of course! The first two photos are the weekly spread from Arthur's album. I added the week's dates stamped onto an insert card (I will continue to do this for every week, I love the look!). I also added some informational cards about his birth our journey home. The second two photos are the weekly spread from the family album. I used many of the same pictures, but instead of random inserts, I did a card for each day. I wrote a quick list of what we did each day to remember the week better. I love the colors on the Sunshine kit inserts and went with a fun collection of colors for this week. Plus, I added some baby related stickers to one of the inserts to give it some more character.
Oct. 21 - 27
The highlight of the week was lots of visitors! Arthur met his first people outside of mom, dad, and hospital staff. He looks like he's crying in the picture with Auntie Cecilia, but he's actually yawning. They caught us right before nap time.
Again, I did a bulleted list of weekly happenings. I also added Arthur's inked footprint. The ones they did in the hospital were horrible and the ink bled throughout the entire paper. I did mine using the standard Stampin' Up ink and paper. They're not super dark, but I still got them.
Oct. 28 - Nov. 3
It's Halloween! Not that we actually did anything with a two week old baby, but still I had to add some Halloween themed inserts. I bought the PL Holidays Mini-kit. I love the insert designs and the fact that you get two large inserts and eight small inserts for each of the holidays. I added the three dimensional Halloween themed stickers and the Happy Baby sticker from my scrapbooking stash. For the 3x4 pictures, I just printed a regular 4x6 and cut it down to the right size. Thankfully I had a few pictures that could be cropped to fill the slots.
Until next month...