The Best in Baby Scrapbooking

by jessicaturner on December 7, 2008

As a new mom and avid scrapbooker, having a baby has changed my perspective about this hobby. While I have considered myself a scrapbooker for years, my style has evolved. It started out very simple, then became more complex as I learned new techniques and applied more design principles to my layouts. Since having Elias, I have found my style becoming simpler again, but an improved simple from the early days. :) I crave simplicity as I record stories about Elias. The stories and pictures are what are important to me – not the latest techniques or layers and layers of embellishments. At the end of the day, I believe he and his family will be grateful for the stories and pictures – not that I used the latest chipboard from Basic Grey, you know?

With limited time and resources, I began searching for the best products available to help me tell stories about his first year. The volume of scrapbooking products available can be overwhelming. My hope is that the products and projects I feature this week will inspire you.

Scrapbooking does not have to be hard or complex. It is simply a creative way to tell stories. Don’t let it be overwhelming. This hobby has enriched my life in so may ways. If you are a scrapbooker, you know what I mean. If you are not, check in each day. I hope you will get a glimpse of how special this hobby is.

Thanks to the generosity of the following manufacturers/people, I will offer one or several prize packages every day. Each giveaway will be open for one week (so check back every day next week to see if you won!)

Elle’s Studio
Die Cuts with a View
Making Memories
Aimee J
Creating Keepsakes
Big Picture Scrapbooking
Xyron
Courtney Walsh

You will be automatically receive an entry every day if you put The Best in Baby Scrapbooking button on your blog. I will only know this though if you leave a comment on the button post (linked here). If you tell me you put the button up on any other post, it will not count. You can also leave a comment on each day’s post (so that is two entries a day (starting Monday) if you put the button on your blog!)

At the end of the week, I will do two drawings just for people who posted the button to their blog. One person will receive The Busy Scrapper, the newest book by Courtney Walsh. The other will receive a Xyron 250, one of my favorite adhesive machines.

I have been working really hard to share a broad array of samples using these amazing baby products. It has been so hard not posting anything! :) I hope that you will stop by every day, be inspired and enter to win the fabulous prizes. Even if you don’t have a baby, many of the projects could be adopted for older kids – and if you win, you could always give the prizes away as a gift.


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Linny Best December 7, 2008 at 3:16 pm

I’m so excited to see what you have this week! Thanks for doing what you do and sharing your love for scrapbooking! I love to scrapbook and with a 2 month old, i totally understand that you want to remember and cherish all those stories pictures and moments you have with him! I’m a beginner scrapbooker, but am loving every minute of it!

I added the button to my blog! http://daleandlinny.blogspot.com and to my baby’s blog! http://thebestlittlebaby.blogspot.com

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Rebecca December 7, 2008 at 4:35 pm

I am so excited to see what you post this week! I always love the pictures you post of your projects.

I have the button too on my cancer walk blog. And I finally commented on your button blog post because I commented about it in the wrong post last month.

Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

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Everyday Thoughts December 7, 2008 at 5:32 pm

I am so thrilled you are doing this. Your words about how your scrapbooking has evolved since having a child is the same thing I went through. My son is now 17 months and I hope he treasures my scrapbooks someday as a gift to him…..my story and my life! What a great gift!
I am looking forward to checking in daily on your blog and hopefully win something….I never do!!
God bless and thanks for getting people excited about scrapbooking!
-Amy

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Jenna December 7, 2008 at 5:55 pm

I’ve been waiting weeks to see all of your latest scrapbooking. I have your button on my blog as well!

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The Straka's December 7, 2008 at 7:32 pm

I’m excited to see all the projects you’ve completed!! It feels good to get things accomplished!!

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gitz December 7, 2008 at 11:25 pm

I’m sure this took a lot of time and effort… excited to see all your creative skills, lady! :)

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3QTGUYS December 8, 2008 at 1:46 am

How exciting! This is gonna be fun!!!

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The Kearns Family December 8, 2008 at 1:58 am

I added your button to my blog and can’t wait to see all the ideas.

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Cass December 8, 2008 at 4:52 am

I’m so glad you’re starting this now ….
peoples with babies need ideas!! (and giveaways!!)

My button’s been up for awhile and I’m just a’waiting some JT inspiration!

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Stacy December 8, 2008 at 4:55 am

Your button has been on my blog since your post and I totally want that Xyron 250 machine! It would go really well with my Cricut!!!

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AuBien December 8, 2008 at 6:30 am

Hi Jessica,
I have been following your blog for a few weeks now…I love it. I am excited to follow along with you in your “The Best in Baby Scrapbooking” too! Thank you for the added treat of a giveaway! I added your button to my blog today…I’m excited to read tomorrow!

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Jen K December 8, 2008 at 3:34 pm

With a 17 month at home and another one on the way I am excited to be entered into your drawing! Who doesnt love free stuff!!!

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Mom2TwoBoys December 8, 2008 at 6:50 pm

I am so looking forward to this. I am always on the lookout for baby products…I love scrapbooking as well for not only the record keeping but also the creative therapy it provides. It really helps to take a step back and appreciate the little things about the ones you love.

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StudioB December 8, 2008 at 11:55 pm

Your blog is great. I can’t add the button to mine, since I don’t have a blog :(

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