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 Origrami.com, 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.

3 comments:

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

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

    Nora

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  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!

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