Happy Monday! Finally posting again, so here is a peak at some of the recent pages I've been working on. I realized recently that I hadn't scrapbooked my pregnancy photos - sad! We had an amazing maternity shoot outdoors, and ended up with some amazing photos. Fortunately I was able to sneak a few hours this weekend to work on a few pregnancy scrapbook pages.
I tried to keep the pages gender neutral, since at the time we didn't know what the sex of the baby was. We wanted it to be a surprise for the first baby, so we had no idea until she was born. :) For the photo shoot we did with Kelly Williams, I wore two outfits. I tried to match the colors of the pages to these. For the titles, I had a few in mind before I started.
Due to Arrive
For the first page, I wanted to use the adorable photo we too with the "BABY" banner I found on Etsy. I absolutely loved this metal gate - has the perfect vintage, rustic look I was going for. I started with the kraft background and letters, and later decided to add the gold accents. To make the title match both, I used glossy accents, then added gold glitter. I love the way this one turned out. :)
I realized that the title of this page has two meanings. The original, intended meaning was that our family and our hearts were 'almost complete'. It also works in that our baby's development was 'almost complete'. I had less than one month to go when the photos were taken - she was born exactly three weeks later. I used several horizontal, 4x6 photos along the left side, including one of my belly with the 'baby' sash. Along the right side, I used Studio Calico's hexagon mistables, placed the sticky side on the back side of the patterned paper, used a scalpel to trace around the edges of the hexagon, then flipped them over, and voila! Patterned paper in perfect hexagon shapes. I also added some zigzag sticking and yellow enamel dots.
Becoming a Mother
I love the way this page turned out - mostly because I love the photos, but also because I love the colors. I added some doilies, lots of pretty patterned papers, and some enamel dots. Simple, yet effective page.
I have a few more pregnancy pages to share, but I'll save those until next time. Hopefully you found some inspiration in these pages, whether it is a layout, a title, color-scheme, etc. I find that I am drawn to one or more of those elements on others' pages, and it provides a jumping-off point for your own page. Try rotating one of these layouts 90 or 180 degrees, or using a title to start your page. I'd love to see what you create - please share in the comments!