Slowly chipping away at Riley's 3rd year album.... I like to have them completed and ordered and in my hands by her 3rd birthday, which means I better keep working! I'm actually not THAT far behind, surprisingly. I also realized I never shared the family photos we had done in February, so this will kill 2 birds with one stone. Although, since it's Riley's album, obviously these pictures are pretty heavily Riley-focused.
I'm at almost 100 pages... still over a month to go... it's gonna be a long book!!
I've always considered myself fairly creative. I like to make stuff. You know, like art projects for adults. My newest favorite thing is digital scrap booking. I can't get enough of it. In fact, I like it SO much that Riley's first year scrapbook already has 46 pages. FORTY. SIX. Aaaaaand she's just shy of 5 months. The page limit of these books is 100 pages. Oh crap. I shared some of those pages before, but I went and re-did a few of them because I wasn't totally satisfied with my first attempt. And I've spent the last few days getting totally caught up, and her 46 page book is now up-to-date. Here's just a few sample pages...
And some more recent-ish ones (well, more recent than newborn...)
Obviously I skipped a whole bunch of pages, but you get the idea. I love how I can include a mix of pictures, milestones, and my own feelings/memories and messages to my baby. And it's just so easy. I'm not really into all those pre-made super fluffy scrapbook pages, it's not really my style. I like it simple and contemporary. The hard part is choosing what pictures to include (or NOT include, that's the real hard part). I'm gonna have to slow down a bit though otherwise I'm going to reach my 100 page max when she's only 10 months old!
If I could somehow make money making scrapbooks for people, I would totally do it. At the moment I'm working on re-doing my own wedding album, because I made my last album through shutterfly just using the standard pages they offer, and it looks alright, but I definitely don't love it. And I want to LOVE my wedding album. So that's a work in progress.
Hope you liked my sample pages! Let me know if you'd like to pay me ridiculously large amounts of money to make one for you (i joke, I joke... sort of). HAPPY WEEKEND!!!