It has been forever since I have done a Scrappy Sunday post or did any scrapbooking. Craft fairs have taken priority lately as it is that time of year. I had my first day off today (over a weekend) in a couple months. I had no obligations, wasn’t teaching or in a fair. So, on the agenda, a scrapbook first days layout for Amelia’s baby book (before she graduates from high school, haha) and decorating the Christmas tree, WOOO!!
Before decorating, a layout about Amelia’s first days on this earth. They were a little rough. She ended up in the NICU for her first 24 hours then had do light therapy for 2 twelve hour sessions as she had jaundice. Those 12 hours sessions were some of the longest hours of my life. I just sat and stared at her crying. I wasn’t allowed to take her out unless it was to feed her. So brutal and doing this layout brought it all back. Which I believe is the point of scrapbooking, to let your kids know about their past and remind yourself of the memories.
Almost all of the paper and accessories are from Webster’s Pages. I am in love with this animal/baby page. Couldn’t wait to use it.
I didn’t want the second page to match exactly as it would have looked a little silly having the animals with the scale on the second page as well. So I found a background page and overlaid a large die cut with the same colours. I then used that same paper to matte my pictures on the opposite page (see above).
Sorry about the quality of the photos. I just missed the daylight by 20 minutes. I must set something up in the house for good lighting. (Tips are always welcome if anyone has any :) Here is the title with all of the trim.
Don’t forget to hand write on your pages, it is almost as important as the photos. You might not have the perfect handwriting but it will certainly mean more to them. Look how tiny her hand was around daddy’s finger.
Daddy had taken notes of the day on his blackberry and I am so glad he did. He e-mailed them to me a long time ago and I printed them off on card stock when I was ready to do my layout. Check out that feather flower and push pin, aren’t they gorgeous?
A string of pearls and some little whimsy flowers here and there and it is all done.
Now for the Christmas decorating.