My mom and sister are both very creative and crafty people. When it comes to gifts, I’m half inspired and half intimidated by how they always manage to put a personal touch on everything. So when Photo by Walgreens added our new Embellishments clip art for Photo Books, the wheels in my head started turning. Before I proceed, maybe I should explain that Embellishments are all the fun of scrapbooking, but without any of the mess and with no need for storage (because yours truly is already short on closet space).
It’s hard for my sister and I to believe, but our niece will soon turn 3, and being the first grandchild, our parents have approximately 1.8 million photos of her. Plenty to choose from for a Photo Book! As for Embellishments, I added lots of hearts and customized text to make notes of all her milestones. I wanted a really authentic scrapbook look and feel, so I chose different kinds of washi tape to make it look like the photos were taped to each page. I know my family will love it, and it will be the perfect keepsake for my niece when she’s older.
But there’s another baby on the way, too! My family could not be more excited for my sister’s first pregnancy. I’ve been collecting snaps of her growing belly to pair with a number Embellishment, marking each month. Since she’s been craving ice cream, I added an ice cream cone for the perfect personal touch. One of my favorite things about Embellishments is that you can jump around between themes and really get creative!
Be forewarned: This is slightly addicting. I’m already planning the Photo Book for our family vacation …
For more ideas, check out our Memory Books, where there is a book for every occasion!
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