02 June 2010

Better late than never!

Hey, now that our daughter has graduated from high school, I thought it would be a good time to finish up some of those baby pages. YIKES! Why didn't I work on these layouts a few years back?

My scrapbooking friends know that I got a little bit paralyzed with my newborn baby photos. The photos are so special to me that I was afraid I couldn't do them justice. When I finally pulled them out a couple of weeks ago, I couldn't decide on a product line to use.

I'm not much for themed products, so I didn't want to use anything babyish. I don't really go for the "cutesy" look, so that eliminated a lot of other baby product lines I might have chosen. And to complicate matters, the newborn (now a high school graduate!) does not like pink. (In fact, she would have been fine with my using "boy" paper, as long as it didn't say "boy".) I finally gave up and looked through my stash for something suitable. Turns out that this old Basic Grey line worked just perfectly. It wasn't pink, themed, or cutesy. I don't normally go for shabby, but there are enough geometric designs in this line to compensate for the slightly shabby look. And in real life, the colors work very well. That's the key for me.

While I wish I'd started a bit earlier, we won't be using any of these baby layouts for her graduation open house, so there really is no rush. It's just good to get started on them.

Maybe I should set a goal to finish them before she graduates from college. :-)


Sarah said...

How sweet! Those papers are a perfect compliment to the photos. I'm already behind on Dylan's album. This post is exactly the inspiration I needed to get back to it. Thanks! :)

Kristina said...

I couldn't bigify to get a closer look!, but I've been hoarded some old Basic Grey for Connor's baby pictures. I've never done my pregnancy, baby shower, nursery, hospital photos and he's 14! I didn't start scrapbooking until the summer after he was born and I didn't go backwards, so I'm in the same boat as you...lol

Janet said...

Thanks, guys! Sarah, learn from my errors and stay on track. It is so hard to go back and do those pages later. I'm really kicking myself now! lol

Kristina, I reloaded the photo so you can bigify now!

Heather said...

Lovely! I think you did a fabulous job! And I am happy to say I am caught up (at least to the year) on O's albums!

Linda said...

This line was one of my favorites from BG and it is great for these baby photos.

Cheri said...

Wonderful use of the BG papers! I love all the photos you have of tiny Bailey and though I sometimes get cutesy with my photos, I truly love this look!