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Old 10-05-2010, 06:38 PM   #295
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I recently checked out a scrapbooking book from our local library called Mother Goose's Guide to Scrapbooking Your Baby: Creating Fabulous Projects & Pages with Classic Drawings & Cherished Rhymes. By Kerry Arquette & Andrea Zocchi. Lark books, 2007. I love the ideas for using classic drawings and Mother Goose rhymes in the scrapbook. Most of the illustrations look like the old-fashioned black & white and colored lithographs from the late 1800s era to the 1940s. I've been trying my hand at coloring in similar stamped images using various techniques such as watercolor pencils and blender pens, colored pencils and markers. I haven't decided yet just what I like the most.
I want to make a baby album using this idea, but instead of Mother Goose, using Biblical images. The album cover is decorated in pastel colors with an image of Noah's Ark on the cover. I just pray I can find appropriate images to go with the theme.
What kind of verses have you used in your baby scrapbooks?
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Ode to Love
Author Unknown.
Said to have been written on St. Valentine's Day.

Oh, Love! How potent is thy sway;
Thou'rt terrible indeed to most men!
But once a year there comes a day,
When thou tormentest chiefly postmen.

Oh, hard indeed the lot must be,
Of him who wears thy galling fetters!
But e'en more miserable he
Who must go round with all thy letters!

When at the door our vision greets
The postman, as he knocking stands;
The hearts of half-a-dozen streets,
Perchance he carries in his hands.

It seems a profanation quite,
That all the sentimental touches
Which lovers hit on when they write,
Should be within a postman's clutches.

Must all that love has fondly said,
Freely, with no reserve to cramp it,
Require a little paper square
To give it currency and stamp it?

Must sentiment extremely fine
Be down the area rudely cast;
The postman bawling, "Valentine!"
While in the act of going past?
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