Ultrasound Scrapbook Ideas
An ultrasound picture is the first glimpse of your baby. You definitely want to create an ultrasound scrapbook page to capture those memories.
The great thing about creating this page is the photos are black and white. So, you can use just about any color you like to enhance your layout.
Neutral colors like greens and yellows will work well if you decided to be surprised and wait until baby was born to find out what you were having.
You may want to use pink or blue if you found out the sex of your baby during your ultrasound. Also, you can combine your ultrasound scrapbook layout with "It's A Boy/Girl" scrapbook page.
The ultrasound scrapbook page is not only about the pictures, but the emotions behind them.
You want to remember the feelings you had that first time you saw your baby. Express those emotions through your scrapbook page.
This is one of those scrapbook pages that will really come to life with your journaling. So, take some time and express yourself. You could even write a love letter to your baby.
Some Journaling Ideas for an Ultrasound Scrapbook Page
If you can't seem to turn your feelings into words, then find a poem that will. Here are a list of ultrasound poems.
Tips on Preserving Your Ultrasound Pictures
Before you add all of those ultrasound photos to your baby book, make sure they are in a form that is archival quality.
Some ultrasound pictures are printed on very flimsy paper that fades over time. You should transfer them to a different type of paper before you create an ultrasound scrapbook page.
You don't want to waste your time creating a page only to have your images unrecognizable ten years down the road.
I didn't know to do this when my daughter was born. Now, her ultrasound pictures are useless. You can't see a thing on them.
The best way is to preserve them is to transfer them to photo paper. This is easily accomplished by scanning them and printing them on archival quality photo paper. If you do not have a scanner, take them to a copy center and have them make a copy for you.
Another option is it to laminate them. Make sure you use laminating paper that does not require heat.
Sample Titles for an Ultrasound Scrapbook
Sample Ultrasound Scrapbook Layouts
1. Flip pockets are a great way to add lots of ultrasound pictures to your page. First, cut out a pregnant woman's silhouette on black paper. Then, make the flip pockets using photo sleeves or buy already made flip pockets online. Next, add a title, journaling box and some stickers and your done.
Click on the photo to learn how to make your own flip pockets.
2. This is a digital version of the previous layout example with less ultrasound pictures included on the page. First, create a silhouette of a pregnant woman. Then choose a few ultrasound pictures to add to the belly portion. You may want to include a newborn picture of baby in the upper right hand corner. Click on the picture for a detailed description of how to make this layout using PhotoShop Elements.
3. Life on the Inside layout. First, create a jail cell by cutting strips of black card stock and placing them on a white background. Place ultrasound pictures on top of the jail bars. Add the title Life on the Inside on a black or white mat. For the jail number, use baby's birth date (for example - 11032004). Write the jail number on a mat or make a shirt mat to write it on.
Add this caption to the bottom of the page..
Prisoner of Love: Baby's name
Date of Incident: put date of conception
Sentence: 40 weeks of incarceration (or solitary confinement);
Release Date: put baby's due date.
Due to good behavior and over-crowded conditions, baby was given early release by Warden Dr. Smith on (baby's birth date).
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