Monday, November 7, 2011


since thing 2 is now more than 1 1/2 yrs old, i've been really wanting to start her baby album before i forget everything!  i scribble little notes and stuff mementos in a box, but they're in no particular order.  the poor box has been overflowing for a while now, so i was excited to see a last minute crop get scheduled at a local shop last week (and have it fit with our schedule).

this is what i settled on doing at the crop, after looking briefly at pinterest on friday afternoon for ideas. (this one, this one, this one, and this one were my favorites.) i wanted something with plenty of space to note the month's events, and i can easily add more squares to this one as necessary. 

i love scrapbooking, but it takes a ton TON of time.  i made title pages for thing 1's book in a similar manner, and liked the process - a more elaborate title page with simpler pages of lots of pictures following. 

the other ladies were very curious about my project because they each worked on holiday cards or some scrapbook masterpiece, and i was chopping away like mad making 12 of the same page (1 for each month).  1 lady worked on a 2 page spread that had 1 picture on each page, and she didn't quite finish!  maybe someday i'll want to do that, but right now i'm in "git-er-done" mode!

so, the plan is to add notes and a picture to each month's title page, and then be able to quickly (this is a relative term, here, people!) fill pages between with pictures from the corresponding month.  now, to get those sorted and ordered!


  1. Very pretty colors and I love the blocking.

  2. Scrapbooking is one thing I have never even tried my hand at...bravo to you for doing it! I sort of feel like my blog is my scrapbook now.

  3. I need your BRAIN! If I could just borrow it for a while, maybe you could rent it out? My whole family would enjoy a more organized me if I could just be you for a little while. =) I love your plan, and it sounds so do-able. It's reviving my interest in scrapping for my kids. I've sort of dropped it because it's such a serious time investment. I might have to make year page covers and throw in pictures per year... but at least I could get something together. Albums are a LOT of fun to enjoy! I know I love mine from when I was a kid.

  4. I got pageview #3000 when I looked yesterday. Do I get a prize? ;)

  5. melita, you're always so over-confident in my abilities! :) miss you!

    i should do a give-away soon. good idea!