Thursday, August 23, 2012

A Baby Page from the Past

I'll admit I was at a bit of a loss when given the assignment to scrap a baby page for a recent Get It Scrapped! article. After all, my "baby" is 27 years old and I've thoroughly scrapped his baby days. So I dug deep into the archives and found baby pictures of ... my husband.



Older photos like these can be a challenge. The colors may be faded and the subject very small. Memories are nearly impossible to recall, so by necessity the journaling is short and of a more general nature. But they are the only pictures available and deserve a place in my scrapbook!




Whether you have photos of your baby, grandbaby, nephew, niece, a good friend's child, or even yourself or your spouse, this article will give you nine great ideas for getting those baby photos onto a scrapbook page. Why not check it out?



Next week is the last week of summer before I return to my piano teaching schedule. We plan to pack in lots of outdoor fun, so I'm taking a blog break to enjoy these activities. I'll be back on Labor Day with the Simple Scrapper September Blog Hop! Hope you'll stop back then!

22 comments:

  1. I love it! The colours go so well and they hit the spot with me because I don't normally like baby pages.

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  2. Love the way you've coped with small photos - our parents obviously didn't realise (have the right camera equipment so) that they could zoom in on the main subject properly! At least we can see the interior decor from this era - I wonder if my kids will see it in the photos that I take these days - all cropped and close up.

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  3. I love seeing the interior decor and the backgrounds in old photos! I'm glad we didn't zoom in all those years ago and I still try to include plenty of background in important "recording" pictures like a birthday, so it really sets the scene.

    Your product choices here are wonderful - they give such a flavour of the era

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  4. So wonderful and so timely. I've been working on my younger years with many of the same issues. Love how you cut out the circles from your background to nestle the embellishment and journaling. The color palette is perfect for the era.

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  5. What a brest color palettes for these photos - sweet :)

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  6. Awesome layout! Your right, even if there's not much of a story to tell because so much time has passed, the photos deserve to be showcased! In the third one he looks like a doll. So cute! Have a wonderful break!

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  7. I so need to read that artical as i have trouble even scrapping photo's from last month i love to scrap in monochromatic order, so tfs xx

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  8. This is one of my favorites you've done so far for GIS, Sue...but they are all definitely amazing!! I just love the design you used on this one and I think the vintage baby pics look great!

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  9. Great design! Love what you did with the 3 strips of paper and the patterns and colors look great with those old photos.

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  10. Your colors work great with those older photos!

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  11. WOW Sue... such a great design... I love this... this is one of my many faves of yours... hugs...xoxo

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  12. Great layout! Love how you worked in older photos.

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  13. What a fabulous idea! You rocked these older photos. Love the colors you picked and the 3 column design. :)

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  14. Love how you dealt with these older pics Sue..perfect choice of papers!
    Alison xx

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  15. Hi Sue. If anyone can make older photos look fabulous, it's you. =) I think your design and eye for color is great... Love this page. the alpha and number font is perfect. hope you are doing well. I get your tweets and I'm always keeping up on what you are doing.

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  16. Wonderful layout Sue! I hear you about having lack of photos from childhood and this is just superb! Very inspirational!

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  17. Sue, this is a gorgeous page!
    Love the colors that go so well with the older photos.
    Perfect :)

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  18. What inspiration. Thanks so much for sharing. I seem to have many photos like this. I love the way the colors came together and the design is perfect for your photos.
    FYI, My Birthday Give Away is now in progress. It's a little late starting, been on a bit of a slump lately due to many things. Anyway, Stop by and check it out.
    Happily Scrapbooking & Crafting My Memories~Sandra V.
    http://OhMyScraps2U.blogspot.com

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  19. These papers were absolutely perfect for these photos. Awesome layout Sue. Enjoy your blog break :)

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  20. nice! love it and fits in so nicely with our other article. your photos are precious and you feature them so well. Love the line you used here.

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  21. you are so talented! I love your blog!

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