I don't know about you, but sometimes I can get caught up with trying out new scrapping techniques, experimenting with a new tool or using a new template that I sometimes forget the central purpose of scrapbooking which is to capture your memories. So as I was browsing through Cheri's Dream Big Designs gallery, a few layouts popped out at me to remind me of the importance of doing just that.
With a new baby, almost everything in their first two years is a special event. It's important to keep those cameras out and snap away. For example, you know how interesting a plain cardboard box can be to a little one. They can sit and play in it for hours or climb in and out of it over and over again. I love this layout called What's In The Box by Chippi using 'Mother Duck. The solid background helps you focus on the photos. I love the set of 3 flower clusters and the fabulous title. She captured a great memory.
As your little one starts to get mobile, whether that be crawling or walking, that's another reason to get the camera out. Look at this page called Ready Go by KalaMae using 'Monster Truck Madness'. The black and white photo is amazing against the black textured paper. The stripes, flames and paper strips add so much motion to the page. Who knew a monster truck kit could be so perfect to scrap your baby crawling!
It's hard sometimes to filter out what do I WANT to scrap verses what do I NEED to scrap. Remember, it's the everyday memories that are precious. Can't wait to see your new layouts each week. Have a good week!