The Adoption Pictures are DONE!! (Hopefully!)
~I have been off my blogging rhythem because I have been working really hard this week to finish our adoption colage and our birthmother letter. This is probably the most stressful part of all the paper work.
I took Brian over to Roberts to help me pick out paper and that in itself was one adventure. I ran into an old neighbor from our previous house and asked her if she has ever done scrap booking because I needed help. I have never scrapbooked in my life. She asked me what I was up to and I told her that I was making our colage to adopt a baby. Her eyes got teary and she proceeded to tell me her daughter gave up a baby boy a year and a half ago for adoption. She said that it was a very neat experience and said that her daughter chose her family solely because of the picture colage.
Oh great!! Now the pressure is on to want to have a really incredible page. So, Brian and I settled on paper and then I panicked when we got home. I have no idea what I am doing and I have no tools to do this. I called my friend Jen and left a message begging her to help me.
So today, I got online and found some layouts that were for multiple pages. Apparently scrapbookers these days only like to do 2-3 pictures on a page. Our Social Worker told us 4-6 pictures is what we needed on our page. With an idea of what to do, Jen called me today and I booked it over there for her help. She did a great job and gave me a solid foundation for my pages.
I came home and tweaked it to what I liked and here are the fruits of my labors.
I am completely open to any suggestions if you see anything I could do to improve this. I have a day to make any changes that I feel are necessary, so bring it on!