If you've never made a scrapbook before, but are interested in taking up the hobby, this is as good a time as any to get your "feet wet". For those of you who have been scrapbooking for while, you'll know that knocking out an 8" x 8" scrapbook, especially one with so many potential pictures, is pretty easy. The bottom line is that you just have to set your mind to getting it done, which is usually the case with any scrapbook.
So, you have your supplies, but you still don't know where to begin... Here are some ideas!
If the scrapbook is for a Mom who just recently gave birth, create a scrapbook for Mothers Day with pictures of her with the new baby (or babies – we're used to dealing with twins). It could be as simple as scrapbook pages that focus on...
Idea: Looking for a unique way to add a baby's birth date to a layout? Just go into Microsoft Word, or your word processor of choice, and type in the baby's birth date in various font types and sizes (even do different date formats). Do about five lines to create some variety, copy and paste it several times to create a large block of text (your pattern) and then print it out onto cardstock that will match your layout. Then, all you have to do is cut it to fit the size of the scrapbook element (e.g., a 2" x 8" strip).
Now, if the children are a little older, you can even get them to participate in the fun. Have them help pick out pictures and with journaling (as the saying goes, "Kids say the darndest things"). Some layout ideas include...
Idea: If you have a toddler around the house that is just getting into crayons, have them create some patterned paper for you. Just sit them down with a sheet of white cardstock, some crayons and let them color away. Take pictures of them while they're doing it and you've got the makings of an adorable layout!!