Huge subject of scrapbooks - birthdays - well, at least my scrapbooks.
I suspect its fairly typical in most scrapbooks.
One of those events that must be documented.
For every birthday, I take pictures of the birthday girl/boy, the cake, presents.
The usual I guess.
When the kids were younger we'd take pictures at their birthday parties.
I'd make sure to get shots of the guests, the cake, the presents.
Maybe capture a few of the games or activities at the party.
All kind of typical. I spose maybe someone would think - how boring.
But I don't. I really enjoy looking at those birthday pictures.
I love making the birthday party pages.
Birthdays are a big deal.
And the pictures and pages - well think about it like this:
Birthdays are probably THE only time you don't forget your camera.
Who doesn't take a picture of their kid blowing out the birthday candles?
And since you have that shot - the obligatory cake and candle shot - that's a little timeline you are creating for that person.
You'll always have that birthday picture.And what they look like on that special day.
I suppose you could say the same about the first day of school picture
or the actual yearly school portrait
But the birthday picture -
It's always special.
Cos it's that person's special day.
And there is always a special smile - a real one - in those birthday pictures.
Actually I just finished it about 10 minutes ago.
And it took about that long to make - even better!
I used another one of those Making Memories Perspectives, my sewing machine and my Quickutz (this time the Zoe font).
Oh i forgot to mention - i inevitably make a pocket somewhere on the birthday pages - to hold the birthday cards. (I'm a packrat - I never throw out a birthday card).
The pocket this time is on the left hand side of this page.
I laid down a sheet of white cardstock - positioned the photos on it - placed the perspectives mat over the top and sewed down the right and left sides as well as between the two groups of photos . The perpective mat already had the large photo sewn to it.
I may actually get some more pages made today as this one went so quickly!