Thursday, August 15, 2013

For Her Birthmom

I am NOT a scrapbooker.  If I was I would be locked in my office around the clock, occasionally emerging for bathroom breaks and Doritos, spending all of Nathan's paychecks on paper and glue tape, completely neglecting the family I was trying to capture.

But for Penelope's second birthday {which was now almost five months ago} I really wanted to send her birthmom a little record of her second year. 

I ordered a bunch of supplies from Simple Stories' SN@P line, got my Instagram pics from, and carried it all over the country this summer, working on the book while Penelope napped her way through our vacations. 

So here it is:
{Disclaimer: my main reason for this post is to have a record of the book, since I only made one, so get ready to see LOTS of pictures.}

These are the pictures that are in that pocket on the left:

More pocket pictures:

I decided that these pockets were a brilliant way to dump a lot of pictures:

More pocket pics:

The last thing I have left to do is fill out this page with my Top 10 Favorite Things about Penelope, but I thought I would leave that as special treasures for her birthmom.

So there it is!  A summer's worth of paper crafting, and case-in-point as to why I am NOT a scrapbooker.


  1. I absolutely love this! Awesome job. What a special gift!

  2. This is so incredible...just adorable! I am in awe and what a priceless gift.


  3. This is such an amazing idea! We are about to adopt a newborn baby to be born in 3 weeks and I would love to do something like this for the birth mom!