I have finally finished Austin's baby album! He's only 2 1/2 years old :) I did have to wait until this year for the Baby Editions to be released, but it still took me a lot longer than I expected. This isn't a fault of the Project Life system at all - that part has gone quite quickly - it's more trying to pull together a year's worth of photos, narrowing them down, printing and getting all of the key journaling included too. It's still a daunting task, even if you're doing the Project Life system.
I'm using the digital edition of the Baby Edition for Him, available at digitalprojectlife.com.
Here are the photos of the last 1/3 of Austin's album. If you missed part 1 and 2, you can find them here and here.
This starts at month 7. Each month I include a 5x7 of Austin's monthly photo.
The right side of this spread, which was partially hidden behind the monthly photo and divider.
I have two spreads for each month, so this is the second page of month 7. Here we have the 6 month photo shoot we did with our photographer, Jen. Lots of fun fall photos!
And the right side. This page shows a few photos from a freak October snowstorm we had that year. We lost power for 2 days, just about a half hour after the last guest left our Halloween party we'd hosted.
The second spread for month 8:
Month 9, which included Christmas. I made sure to add in the photo we took with Santa:
Second page of month 9. This page is mostly Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. I used a few cards from the Project Life Holidays mini kit here:
Second spread for month 10. These pages are all from the same day, when I did a Day in the Life project.
Second spread for month 11:
Second spread for month 12. On the right side I have a bunch of photos I took during a photo shoot for Austin turning one year.
I included a photo of his binkies that I actually took not too long ago, but I wanted to record them inside this album. I added a little journaling about them as well.
Finally, his birthday spread.
Photos are from his first birthday shoot with Jen, and his first birthday party.
I added in the card I made him for his first birthday:
The right side of this spread:
And the very last page:
One thing I made sure to do was to burn a couple of DVDs with the photos and videos I took of Austin during his first year, and I added them into the album with one of the small envelope pages.
Phew! Done with his baby album! I am so thankful that I have a completed album for him now. I had started it in the traditional 12x12 form, and got really behind and overwhelmed with trying to create new layouts for each page. Using the Project Life system was so much easier.
Project Life is an amazing and simple scrapbooking system designed by Becky Higgins. For more information, please check out Becky's website. If you're new to the blog and you'd like to scroll back through my past few years doing Project Life, you can find all of my Project Life related posts here.