Baby’s First Storyline Scrapbook

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Ever since I had my daughter this past June, I have fallen even more in love with the Storyline system.  The reasons are many, but one in particular is the ease and simplicity that I have found in being able to still complete my scrapbooking pages…especially when I do not have any real free time on my hands anymore 😉 .  Let’s be real…baby #2 has definitely been a game changer in this house, and I salute all of you out there raising even more.

You all are superstars!

So with Christmas just around the corner, gifting on the brain (and babies obviously!), I really could not imagine a more perfect gift idea for the new moms out there who I know have a ton of photos and memories loaded up on their smart phone.  It’s what we do right?!?

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This past year has definitely seen it’s share of blessed baby arrivals…and one of those blessed babies belongs to a very dear friend of mine.

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Her baby boy is truly a dream come true and I could not think of anyone more deserving of the gift of Storyline than her.

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I wrapped up a beautiful Storyline album, the Baby Deck of Days and a Journaling Kit.  I added in a Heidi Swapp card from her Stationery collection along with some gorgeous ribbon and festive decorative touches and it was time to surprise Colleen and her sweet boy Emery.

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Colleen loves to paper craft and scrapbook, but she shared with me she has not “traditionally” scrapbooked in a very long time.  So she was definitely excited to learn more about Storyline and try it out.  I was anxious to see her dig in and create her very first page for Emery’s baby Storyline album.

I loved watching her open her gift and swoon over the Storyline accessories.  With Emery in tow, messy bun on top (cause you know it’s serious when messy buns are involved 😉  and baby Emery snug in his carrier it was time to get to work. Step one…print out some pictures!

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Once she printed her photos directly from her phone it was time to tell his first story.  I think Colleen was amazed at how quickly things seemed to come together.  Adhere photos, choose from the Deck of Days kit and then add in some journaling!  Really…that is it!

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As a final step, add on the date stickers, fill in the “who”, “what” and “when” and voila!  A completed scrapbook page in minutes.  It was so fun to watch her create and work.  I think she was impressed with how simple it was and satisfying.  I know how I feel when I am able to get something done…(it really is a good feeling to get something accomplished especially when time is limited and there is a baby in tow! 😉 ) so I really loved watching her make it happen too!

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After I left Colleen’s I received this message from her:

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“I really love the simplicity of Storyline.  It is so quick and easy to create a page.  I do not have time to “create and think” of new layouts like with traditional scrapbooking, so this was a surprise on how easy and quick it was to make a page. It was really a lot of fun and I am looking forward to working in my album and telling Emery’s stories of his first year”.

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I cannot wait to see where this year takes Emery either Colleen!  Enjoy your Storyline gift!  I could not be happier for you and your family.  XOXO

Storyline is available now and can be found at Michaels Stores.

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