i did it. i dove into the wonderful world of digital project life! and i started with a very special book that i made for a very special little girl's 2nd birthday - which just happens to be today!
my niece, brooke, was born 11 week early. and my sister allowed me to use my camera to document her stay in the hospital for the week before her daughter was born. she also allowed me to slip into the nicu and photograph baby brooke for the two months that she was there growing and getting stronger. (you can read more about brooke's birth here and here.)
so brooke's 2nd birthday was the perfect time to put all of these photos together into a book for her to keep for always. it is so amazing to see her journey in photos over those two months. to see how she had lots of tubes + wire to breathing and eating on her own.
i used the digital project life templates and the baby edition for her kit to make a photo book in photoshop. (i did mix in a few cards from the baby edition too. i just love the yellow + grey colors in this kit!) i had the photo book printed as a 12x12 book from shutterfly. the process was simple. the only extra little thing that i did was to personalize a few of the cards with brooke's age + the date.
here are some photos of the printed book from shutterfly:
my sister in the hospital...
just an hour after brooke was born...the first days...getting stronger...going home! i love these photos of my sister through the nicu door washing her hands for the last time. i scrubbed in with her every time we went to take photos of brooke.a healthy little baby girl...i included the two blog posts i wrote about brooke so she can read them someday... i made two pages of the baby edition for her prompt cards and left them blank so my sister can write in the book and fill them out. who says you can't write on the pages of a photo book?
here are all of the digital pages: