Hmmm...I have three girls and have done one DIVA page, but never any princess pages...wonder why not. If I had to psychoanalyze myself it would be my strong distaste for anything Victorian Like...Princess=Victorian in my mind. My grandmother, whom I love dearly is totally Victorian like...so go figure.
This project definitely took me out of my comfort zone, but there's still a lot of me in it.
Creation thought process: Knowing that the new mamma will be very busy the first year and is not an experienced "creative" scrapbooker, I chose to use the border technique, keeping the designs around the perimeter. In the box with the album, I did leave some loose 5x7 photo mats that she can use or not. I, personally don't like to give newbies precut photo mats because one they end up cutting crooked pictures trying to fit them in the spot and two, newbies tend to want to put lots of photos on a page (a definite for new babies) and I don't blame them...babies grow so fast I cram as many baby photos into a book as I can. Why Creative Memories album...so I can emboss the bubblegum pink album with the baby name and date on it, plus it's a high quality album, one that will take the wear and tear of little hands for years to come.
Side bar: One of my Dad's sisters found out at a funeral this past week that an aunt had a childhood picture of her (age 4) on the kitchen table. She said she'd never seen a photo of herself that young, I was flabergasted! My Dad went on to tell the story of the school photos...being that my Dad has 12 siblings, they couldn't afford those pricey school shots so they'd ask their Grandmother and Aunts and Uncles to buy them. So now I'm on the hunt to find a childhood photo of each of his siblings from the aunt/uncle collections.
The shower page makes me very happy, because I knew the theme was going to be cupcake oriented!!