Baby Album Page Ideas?

Hi,
I am starting to work on a baby 8x8 album for a friend. What pages
should I include? I know several of you have done gift baby albums for
friends and family. I was hoping you could help me with more ideas of
what to include or good page titles.
My ideas so far:
Mommy with Baby
Daddy with Baby
Grandparents with Baby x 2
Great Grandparent with Baby
Little Fingers and Toes Page
Leaving the Hospital Page
My first doggies (my friend has two dogs)
1 month photo
Any ideas would be appreciated!!! If you have your baby albums online
please share the links.
--Tammy in TX
Reply to
Tammy
I've done eXpensive and looked online for something telling one how much it costs to raise a child and telling you how it is priceless. I have also used an ultrasound poem to go with ultrasound pictures. Look in my ABC album on webshots (link below) to get those ideas and others. I'd be happy to send you any of the above info if wanted. Just let me know.
Reply to
King's Crown
I worked on a couple (both for my sister and niece)
Here is Sarah's Album, which is 12x12:
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Here's my sister, it is 4x6":
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As well as an "ABC" book:
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Just a few things for you to scrap lift. Kate
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a-scrapbooking-diva
I'm going to be starting an ABC book for DH's cousin (due Nov. 30). I'm also going to put in the calender pages like MC put in her neice's baby album. A 3 or 4 generations page is always nice. I did a 4 generations page with DD, me, my mom, and my grandma. It's in the Elizabeth album on my Yahoo page. What about an expectant mom page?
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Deb in AR
When you do a baby album as a gift. Does the recipient supply the pictures? Or do you use ones you have? What is the proper "etiquette" for acquiring the needed pictures?
Reply to
Lori
I have always wanted to do a baby album, the stuff for them is so cute. What I have always wanted to do was one that had thicker pages like chipboard and then cut out of all but the last page the shape of a rattle (a real one, you can use it to trace around so it fits) and then attach the rattle to the last un-cut page so that this thick 3D item shows through each of the upper pages but is revealed more and more as you move deeper in to the book.
Robert
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Hebee Jeebes
Ultrasound poem I have used came from here. There are a couple to choose from, but one of them in my favorite.
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Lynne
Reply to
King's Crown
I found the dollar amount some where on the internet years ago on a government page. Then I read some where the costs go up about 8 percent a year. It's really a fun page and doesn't have to be exact. Who's going to know anyways? A guestimate works well with the page. I use this page for the "X" in an ABC album.... eXpensive.
Lynne
The Costs of Raising a Child...
The government calculated the cost of raising a child born in 2003 from birth to18 and came up with $165,600 for a middle income family. That doesn't even touch college tuition. You might think the best financial advice says don't have children if you want to be "rich."
It is just the opposite. What do your get for your $165,600? · Giggles under the covers every night. · More love than your heart can hold. · Butterfly kisses and Velcro hugs. · Endless wonder over rocks, ants, clouds, and warm cookies. · A hand to hold, usually covered with jam. · A partner for blowing bubbles, flying kites, building sandcastles, and skipping down the sidewalk in the pouring rain. · Someone to laugh yourself silly with no matter what the boss said or how your stocks performed that day. · You get to finger-paint, carve pumpkins, play hide-and-seek, and show them the difference between right and wrong, and more importantly, show what IS right and what IS wrong. · You have an excuse to keep reading the Adventures of Piglet and Pooh, watching cartoons, going to Disney World, and laughing with Dr. Seuss. · You get to frame rainbows, hearts, and flowers under refrigerator magnets and collect spray painted noodle wreaths for Christmas, hand prints set in clay for Mother's Day, and cards with backward letters for Father's Day. · You get to be a hero just for retrieving a Frisbee off the garage roof, taking the training wheels off the bike, removing a splinter, filling the wading pool, coaxing a wad of gum out of bangs, and coaching a baseball team that never wins but always gets treated to ice cream regardless. · You get a front row seat to history to witness the first step, first word, first date, and first time behind the wheel. You get another branch added to your family tree, and if you're lucky, a long list of limbs called grandchildren.
In the eyes of a child, you can fix anything. You have all the power to correct a boo-boo, heal an owie, scare away the monsters under the bed, patch a broken heart, police a slumber party, ground them forever, and love them without limits, so one day they will, like you, love without counting the cost.
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King's Crown
Usually the album I'm giving is for someone I know and I'll have a picture or 2 to get them started. Like for my cousin I got class photos of her baby's cousins and put them on the C for Cousins page. I also used the birth announcement picture on one of the pages too. When I give the album I give some adhesive and an acid free black pen and an open invitation to help if ever they need it.
For my friend's sister in law.... I knew her, but had zero photos for her album I just gave the album, adhesive and pen and basic instructions for how to fill it in. It was a 6X6 album. She filled it and she carried it in her purse. It felt really good that she took an interest in it.
Lynne
Reply to
King's Crown
I would have never guessed. LOL! BUT I really do appreciate you giving me all these ideas. You are wonderful! Big ole hug for you!
--Tammy in TX
Reply to
Tammy
What a great idea! I have already started buying stuff for the 8x8 album. Plus I am not sure I could cut straight enough around the rattle. You know maybe you should market that idea...I bet there would be interest.
--Tammy
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Tammy
Thanks Kate. I will be looking through everyones albums the next couple of days.. I only have three weeks to get this done and two of them I will be traveling. Yikes.
Hugs, Tammy
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Tammy
Well, you are starting way to early! LOL. I want to have mine done for the baby shower on June 3rd... Wish me luck. I think I will do a 4 generation page. Great idea.
THANKS! Tammy
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Tammy
I am doing this album without photos. I would like to give it to her at her baby shower. For the most part I am going to try to leave the mats 4x6 so she can easily put pictures in. I am also going to include some adhesive for her to adhere the photos with.
--Tammy
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Tammy

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