Using Ultrasound Photos in Your Layouts
Have you ever wondered about what you should do with all of those ultrasound pictures that you received at the doctor‘s office while you were pregnant? I just decided to scrapbook the ultrasound pictures of my daughter Hannah. She is now 15 months and it was fun to reflect on how I was feeling at the time I had the ultrasounds. My older daughter had fun looking at the pictures and trying to figure out which body part was in the picture. Now we can enjoy the pictures rather than have them sit in a pile of baby memorabilia.
The materials that I used in for this layout were: Bazzill Cardstock, Basic Grey patterned paper, letter stickers and fibers, Quickutz flower die, Ranger Distress Ink, and Brown Stampin’ Up Marker. This layout was quick and fun to put together. Here is what I did:
1. Cut and placed patterned paper strips along the bottom of the cardstock. I used Glue Dots to attach fiber to the seam of the two patterned papers.
2. Cut and mount photos either onto cardstock mat, or patterned paper.
3. Ink edges of photo mats and paper.
4. Die cut Quickutz flowers and rub them onto the inkpad. Run die cuts through the Xyron machine.
5. Attach die cut flowers to layout.
6. Using letter stickers, create a title. I thought that it was a fun idea to place some of the stickers over one of the photos.
7. I wrote the journaling using a brown marker.
If your ultrasound pictures were printed on flimsy paper (similar to some fax machines) I would recommend taking the pictures to a copy center and have them make color copies of the pictures. Even though the pictures are in black and white, the color copies with come out with a cleaner, crisper look. Make sure to ask that they print on archival paper. You could also take the pictures to a photo developer and use the Kodak Picture Maker.
Even if you do not have any ultrasound pictures to preserve, look around for something other than a regular picture to scrapbook. I’d love to hear about what you find to preserve.