When I found out that my son and his significant other were expecting their second child, I started hatching the 'plan'.
I made 4 baby albums for my first grandchild. 😱 One for each of four families. Myself, the parents, the other grandparents, and my mom and dad (great grandparents) all got albums. Four albums. I started with a plan and then DIDN'T follow through. By the end of the albums, it was total chaos!! I did not want to have that happening with this baby. I needed a better plan.
About the time we found out about the second baby coming, one of the wonderful designers at CLOSE TO MY HEART developed a BABY'S FIRST YEAR workshop using the WHIMSY FUNDAMENTAL paper pack. 💗 This was the answer to my prayer!! A simple scrapbook, I could pre make, that I could make multiples of and just drop pictures into.
This, my friends, was my plan!
So, some of my friends and I did the work shop together. They are perfect!! I love them. I made 2 books worth of pages from one paper pack and they were all ready to go when my little Rowan entered the world!
Of course, by the time he arrived, I had already decided that I was going to customize the baby books a little bit by accenting them with dinosaurs!! I would use some of the 2016/17 CTMH color of the year SEA GLASS and left over WHIMSY paper to make adorable baby dinosaurs with my CRICUT machine.
Shortly after Mr. R was born and I started the album thinking I was so on top of things! I had a plan, after all. You all know what happened next, right?
God laughs at those who have plans!
I forgot that I needed a title page!
So, I make one. I used the SEAGLASS CS and some of the WHIMSY FUNDAMENTALS. A tag, I love adding those to pages, and a couple dinosaur eggs!
What better than the picture of Zoey's t-shirt and the story of how 'she' told us?
Oh! and then, I need to put in the pictures of the maternity shoot we did a few weeks before he was born! I didn't even consider those when I made my 'plan'! Shoot, another adjustment to the plan. Oh well, scrapbookers are flexible!
I love this paper. I knew the minute I saw it I would use it for the maternity pictures. After the monthly club where we made them, I just tucked them away for these pictures. I was hoping to get more of Laura and Miss Z, but she would have none of it.
Now, I thought, I can get to the birth/hospital pictures and then the 'ready' album. Nope. I still needed to add the gender reveal pictures. Maybe I take too many pictures. What do you think?
The point of this rambling post is,
Have a plan!
(but stay flexible!)
I will continue posting pages from this album as I get them done. Hang in there!
See you all soon!
Until then, keep scrappin! C