I am sure many people have thought of using Project Life to do baby pages, many of you probably already have, but for those who have thought about it and weren't sure how to begin, I am hoping I can inspire you!
Sorry if my pictures aren't that clear, I am not use to photographing my layouts :)
I have been meaning to put together a layout about my oldest daughter's birth story. Not for her album, but for our family album. I've had the placeholder for almost six years now and I never quite found the inspiration to do it. For one, I went digital shortly after she was born so it felt strange to put a digital layout in the middle of an album that is almost 100% paper layouts! I would do it now but back than it seemed strange. LOL
When I got my Project Life page protectors I got the inspiration I needed! Originally, I was only going to use the pages to document her birth story. I wanted a two page layout to do that, but that left the other sides blank! That's when I decided to do a title page of sorts, a way to introduce her!
Here's the title page...
The top left photo pocket has her details, like name, date of birth, weight, etc. I just printed it at home on my printer. I then attached cardstock down the side. All the cardstock I used for these pages is by Chatterbox. It's all stuff I had left over from creating her pages back in the day, so I doubt any of it is available now. The same for the chipboard letter A. It's by Chatterbox too. I wanted to use it on these pages because it would tie all the other pages I've created in this album together.
Next up is the two page spread about her birth story....
Here's an up close picture of the left side. Again, more Chatterbox supplies.
I've had these letters stuck to another layout for years, along with the paper, so I just removed them and put them on this 4x6 piece of cardstock.
Here's a view of the right side of the layout, but you'll notice I've used a 6x12 template for the actual birth story so you can only see half of the page. These page protectors are amazing!!! I knew I wanted to use one for this page!
I saved the images as a jpgs and inserted them as an image into Microsoft Word. Why did I do this instead of printing directly from Photo Shop? I personally found I got a nicer finished print when printing from Word. In Word, I adjusted my margins slightly, but overall didn't do a whole lot and than I printed each page out!
I than trimmed them, giving me two long journaling cards that were an inch too short!
Here is a view of the second page without the journaling card. Again, more pictures and a few cute inserts. Very simple and easy to put together!
The story of welcoming her home...
I hope I have inspired you to start using Project Life for your new arrival or even better to go back and create an album for your older children!! It's totally doable!! Good luck!
Thanks for looking!