Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Project Life Tuesday - Thomas' Baby Book (Part 2)

The Mom CreativeWelcome to Project Life Tuesday!

Are you ready for another installment of Baby Book cuteness??

Yes, he is about a year a half old.  Yes, it has taken me this long to make him a baby book.

But, that's why I'm glad Project Life has come to the rescue!  I went a totally different route for this project and I bought the DIGITAL version of the Baby Edition for Him when it was on sale for 25% off when it was first released.  Because I went this route, I have been able to tinker around with it here and there as I have found time.  It's been nice to be able to work on my album without having to bust out my huge storage tote full of Project Life supplies and clutter up the kitchen table with my gear.  All I need is my computer and a planning sheet!

If you're looking for inspiration on what others are doing with their Project Life, you can check out my board on Pinterest and be sure to link up on The Mom Creative!

Did you catch PART ONE of Thomas' baby book?  If not, you can check it out here to see what you missed!

Quick Review:
  • I used the digital version of the Baby Edition for Him
  • Design A pages only (so far)
  • I print everything at Walgreens and then just trim them, round the corners, and pop 'em in the album
  • It's never too late to make a scrapbook with Project Life!

I took all these photos in my living room when Thomas was four days old.  The light was just glorious and I threw a blue blanket over the couch to serve as a backdrop.  I got some of my favorite amateur-shot newborn photos of Thomas in that 10 minute session and I dedicated this entire spread to these precious moments.

I love this.  It's just one of the filler cards from the kit next to that sweet face.  Simple, but so beautiful.

Again, baby feet.  I love 'em.

And moving on to the next pages:

While the last spread really featured the color blue, this one is very orange-centered.  A happy accident!

I get such a kick out of this photo of Micah and Thomas.  They have their bodies in the exact same position, down to the hands and feet!

In this layout, you will notice a larger journal card on the right page.  I wrote there about how we think Thomas resembles me as a newborn, so the newborn photo in the first 3x4 spot is actual a photo of me!

Next Pages:

Here's how I decided to use the pre-designed monthly title cards.  Since Thomas was born on August 31st, I featured photos from his first few days in the first pages of the book.  Here I started in with the "1" card where I used all photos from the month of September.  It made it very easy to organize my photos and then I do a "Highlights and Milestones" card for each month also.

We took Thomas with us to a wedding in Grand Rapids when he was only a couple weeks old, but he was a real trooper.

Ha!  That photo of Evan and Thomas just kills me.

I love mixing in black and white photos here and there to keep it interesting.

Flipping to the next page:

The left page shows that highlights journal card as well as Thomas' monthly photo.  At the end of every month, I would take a photo of Thomas sitting next to that same teddy bear so we could see him grown through photos.  There will be a photo with his bear in each monthly layout.

The right page is full of photos taken by the very talented Jenn Van Wyk.  She came to my home and took these shots of my little brood one morning when Thomas was 15 days old.  (P.S.  Jenn and I are in cahoots to work on a new project together!  Stay tuned.....)

And flipping to more pages:

A very colorful spread, wouldn't you say?  The left side features Thomas with his brothers and also uses a 4x6 journal card to explain his hemangioma.  It will be nice to look back and read about how it developed when someday it has disappeared from his arm.

Look at his little face!

I just love that alphabet filler card next to this black and white shot of my baby sleeping.

So that gets us partially through Thomas' second month!  Oh yes, there is a LOT more of this album to share with you!  Thanks so much for stopping by and I can't wait to reveal more of this book on another Project Life Tuesday.  If nothing else, I really want to encourage you that it's never too late to start a baby book for your child with this simple system.  Whether they are 8 months, 8 years, or 28 years old.....go for it!

Did you see Part One of this Baby Book? Here's a little sneak peek ahead to next week on Project Life Tuesday:

I hope to see you back next week!

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