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2 To continue, press Down Arrow (  ) or PgDn This slide show is brought to you by Esther’s Stamp & Show designed and created by Esther B. Jacobson Julie Seely’s Baby Firsts Brag Book The presentation was designed/created by Esther B. Jacobson on 2/8/03. Julie Seely’s Baby Firsts Brag Book

3 NAVIGATION TIPS  To continue with the slide show, press the down arrow (  ), PgDn, or Enter key, space bar, or left mouse button.  To see the previous slide, click on  To skip to a specific page, press the page number on the keyboard and Enter.  To return to Navigation Tips, click on  To return to the beginning of the Table of Contents, click on  To return to the slide you last viewed, click on  For Help, press F1. To end the slide show, press Esc. Return to Navigation Tips Return to Table of Contents Return to Last Slide Viewed Previous Slide This presentation was designed/created by Esther B. Jacobson, , 2/8/03.

4 Return to Table of Contents Return to Navigation Tips Previous Slide Return to Last Slide Viewed To continue, press Down Arrow (  ) or PgDn This presentation was designed/created by Esther B. Jacobson, , 2/8/03. At the Leadership Conference in January 2003 Amy Johnson shared with me Julie Seely’s Baby Firsts Brag Book. Julie’s idea was so great that I wanted to share it with you. In this slide show are the photos I took of the Brag Book. (I do apologize for the quality of my photos. The camera was new to me and I didn’t know exactly know how to set it, but most of all I had to hurry way too much! You’ll get the idea anyway.) Thank you to Amy and Julie for sharing. I do appreciate it, and I think you, the viewer, will too!

5 Julie Seely’s Baby Firsts Brag Book Introduction to Julie Seely’s Baby Firsts Brag Book5-7 Album cover and Album page Did You Stamp in This Album? Album pages2-3 and Helpful Hints Navigation Tip: To skip to a specific page, press the page number on the keyboard and Enter. Otherwise, to continue, press the Down Arrow (  ), PgDn, or Enter key, the space bar, or the left mouse button. TABLE OF CONTENTS TABLE OF CONTENTS Album pages 6-7 and and and and and and and and and and and Closing Return to Table of Contents Return to Navigation Tips Previous Slide Return to Last Slide Viewed

6 The first year of a baby’s life is filled with much work for Mom but also with many hallmark firsts for baby. This journal was designed to sit on a handy bookshelf where Mom can grab it in a moment and make note of special events. If photographs were taken, they can be added on the open page facing the journaling page. If no pictures were taken, the extra page can be used for more journaling or for other photos. Another use for those extra pages would be as sign-in sheets for baby’s special visitors. I started journals for each of my children at birth, and some of the entries made by beloved family members are now all the more dear because those people have since passed on. A Letter to You from Julienne Seely

7 Add a lock of baby’s hair or a special card from the grandparents or a newspaper birth announcement. Add pictures of distant family members along with their cards or a written version of their phoned or ed well wishes. Do your journaling and gluing with acid-free materials so this acrchval-quality journal will still be enjoyed for generations to come. To add another keepsake dimension, at the end of the first year, you could sit with a tape recorder and read the journal on tape. Your preschooler will love listening to Mom and Dad’s voices telling the story of “back when they were little.” It would be a great way to reinforce to them how unique and special they It would be honest and helpful to the next generation to write in this journal on the not-so-exciting, nothing-special-is-happening, I’m-so-tired-I-could-cry days, too.

8 In fact, if you have time to add still another dimension, get as many people to read their own entry as possible. That way your child can hear Aunt Susie or Grandma and Grandpa’s voices even if they live far away. And when your baby is 20-something and expecting his or her first child, you can pass along the journal and audio tape to them at the baby shower. I have done this for each of my children and it has proven to be something they treasure. May you and your family enjoy the building of this special life story. Julienne Seely , Hilliard, OH are in your family. That message may be very important when another sibling comes along to steal the spotlight.

9 Slide 8 Album Cover and Album Page 1 To complete the project, Julie used: a Stampin’ Up!® Brag Book a Simply Scrappin‘™ kit about 12 extra sheets of coordinating card stock This brag book was created by Julie Seely. Artwork © Stampin’ Up!® All rights reserved. The presentation was designed/created by Esther B. Jacobson on 2/8/03. Return to Table of Contents Return to Navigation Tips Previous Slide Return to Last Slide Viewed

10 Slide 9 I began the scrapbook with the idea of featuring how you could make an entire album with one brag book and one set of Simply Scrappin’™. As it turned out, I did need extra sheets of white, Barely Banana, and pink or blue card stock and didn’t have quite enough pieces from Simply Scrappin’ to complete the project. I could have just used plain card stock trims to decorate the last few pages. Instead I wanted to put a little stamped signature on the project, so I used stamps from the Baby Frame set because I didn’t own Baby Firsts at the time. Looking back on the experience, I would suggest that you use the Simply Scrappin’ kit and the coordinating stamp set. The advantage of doing this is that it is a great time saver. It would have taken considerably more time if I had to prepare each of those images from stamps. But when you also have the stamp set, you can fill in the areas where you need a few more embellishments. I also recommend using Brushstroke Alphabet to create little titles that coordinate with pictures and journaling pages - which I really couldn’t do on a gift album. Julie, did you stamp in your brag book?

11 Slide 10 Album Pages 2-3 and 4-5 This brag book was created by Julie Seely. Artwork © Stampin’ Up!® All rights reserved. The presentation was designed/created by Esther B. Jacobson on 2/8/03. Return to Table of Contents Return to Navigation Tips Previous Slide Return to Last Slide Viewed

12 Slide 11 It is worth a quick trip to Kinko's to have your card stock trimmed to a size slightly smaller than 5 x 7". 5 x 7 fits into the page protector. (However, when you have two sheets of card stock plus some layers of embellishment, the fit gets pretty tight.) One sheet of card stock produces two album pages. Julie’s Helpful Hints  cut the 8-1/2" side down to 6-15/16"  trim the 11" side down to 10"  split the 10" piece in half creating two 5" pieces that are almost 7" wide You will use the trimmings to create some of the embellishments. Of course, you can do your own cutting - especially if you are making only one album. But if you are planning to work on these as a group, you will spend more money replacing cutter blades than you would spend having Kinko's cut it for you at $1 per cut for 100 sheets of card stock (or $3 total for the three cuts).

13 Slide 12  set the paper size at 5 x 7"  select landscape  set all margins at 0.5"  select Bradley Hand ITC font, size 26  center the text Julie’s Helpful Hints To create the journaling pages, use Excel. For the Cover insert and the few pages with text, I highly recommend that you stamp the text with Brushstroke Alphabet. I only used the computer because I had to make 12 of them in very limited time. However, if you want to copy what I did using Word on the computer, here are the details:  set the margins at 0.25"  widen column B to a width of  highlight rows 4-14 and set row height at  highlight rows 3-14 and select format-cell-border and select a black underline for only the bottom edge of the cell

14 Slide 13 Album Pages 6-7 and 8-9 This brag book was created by Julie Seely. Artwork © Stampin’ Up!® All rights reserved. The presentation was designed/created by Esther B. Jacobson on 2/8/03. Return to Table of Contents Return to Navigation Tips Previous Slide Return to Last Slide Viewed

15 Slide 14 Album Pages and This brag book was created by Julie Seely. Artwork © Stampin’ Up!® All rights reserved. The presentation was designed/created by Esther B. Jacobson on 2/8/03. Return to Table of Contents Return to Navigation Tips Previous Slide Return to Last Slide Viewed

16 Slide 15 Album Pages and This brag book was created by Julie Seely. Artwork © Stampin’ Up!® All rights reserved. The presentation was designed/created by Esther B. Jacobson on 2/8/03. Return to Table of Contents Return to Navigation Tips Previous Slide Return to Last Slide Viewed

17 Slide 16 Album Pages and This brag book was created by Julie Seely. Artwork © Stampin’ Up!® All rights reserved. The presentation was designed/created by Esther B. Jacobson on 2/8/03. Return to Table of Contents Return to Navigation Tips Previous Slide Return to Last Slide Viewed

18 Slide 17 Album Pages and This brag book was created by Julie Seely. Artwork © Stampin’ Up!® All rights reserved. The presentation was designed/created by Esther B. Jacobson on 2/8/03. Return to Table of Contents Return to Navigation Tips Previous Slide Return to Last Slide Viewed

19 Slide 18 Album Pages and This brag book was created by Julie Seely. Artwork © Stampin’ Up!® All rights reserved. The presentation was designed/created by Esther B. Jacobson on 2/8/03. Return to Table of Contents Return to Navigation Tips Previous Slide Return to Last Slide Viewed

20 Slide 19 Album Pages and This brag book was created by Julie Seely. Artwork © Stampin’ Up!® All rights reserved. The presentation was designed/created by Esther B. Jacobson on 2/8/03. Return to Table of Contents Return to Navigation Tips Previous Slide Return to Last Slide Viewed

21 Slide 20 Album Pages and This brag book was created by Julie Seely. Artwork © Stampin’ Up!® All rights reserved. The presentation was designed/created by Esther B. Jacobson on 2/8/03. Return to Table of Contents Return to Navigation Tips Previous Slide Return to Last Slide Viewed

22 Slide 21 Album Pages and This brag book was created by Julie Seely. Artwork © Stampin’ Up!® All rights reserved. The presentation was designed/created by Esther B. Jacobson on 2/8/03. Return to Table of Contents Return to Navigation Tips Previous Slide Return to Last Slide Viewed

23 Slide 22 Album Pages and This brag book was created by Julie Seely. Artwork © Stampin’ Up!® All rights reserved. The presentation was designed/created by Esther B. Jacobson on 2/8/03. Return to Table of Contents Return to Navigation Tips Previous Slide Return to Last Slide Viewed

24 Slide 23 Album Pages and This brag book was created by Julie Seely. Artwork © Stampin’ Up!® All rights reserved. The presentation was designed/created by Esther B. Jacobson on 2/8/03. Return to Table of Contents Return to Navigation Tips Previous Slide Return to Last Slide Viewed

25 Slide 24 Album Pages This brag book was created by Julie Seely. Artwork © Stampin’ Up!® All rights reserved. The presentation was designed/created by Esther B. Jacobson on 2/8/03. Create the Baby Firsts Brag Book with a Baby Boy or Baby Girl Firsts Simply Scrappin’™ kit and then end the album with the baby’s first birthday photo! This brag book is a great way to introduce our Simply Scrappin’™ kits. And what a great baby shower gift! Thank you, Julie, for sharing such a heart-warming idea. Return to Table of Contents Return to Navigation Tips Previous Slide Return to Last Slide Viewed We appreciate it!

26 Slide 25 Simply wishing you fun and good times with your Scrappin’ friends! This slide show of Julie Seely’s Baby Firsts Brag Book was made with love by Esther J Glorieta, NM (outside of Santa Fe) Return to Table of Contents Return to Navigation Tips Previous Slide Return to Last Slide Viewed

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