I've become obsessed with board book scrapbooks. They are so much easier to put together than the traditional albums, and they make fun/colorful coffee table accessories. AKA it doesn't look like junk when your house isn't cleaned up if someone swings by and it's laying out, you can just proudly announce, 'That's my coffee table book..." as opposed to, "Housecleaning, I didn't even know that word could take the role of verb."
They sell all shapes and sizes of board books in scrapbook stores, but I've been snagging them in the Michael's dollar spot....now the Michael's 1.50 spot. Sneaky. They turn their stock over every few months, and these go on sale and become the 50 cent spot books....that will be replaced by a book of the exact same style/brand with a new seasonal sticker.
These are a great books for using up scraps b/c the photos take up so much of the page. In this case, I bought paper and a few accessories b/c I made two matching books. One for me, and one for Maurine. But...I kept the pages simple.
I had a bazillion pictures, but I selected just a few to tell the story...and another to frame....and 300 more to carry around/hug/and cry over because I miss these boys!
The ring always comes with the books as well, and I love adding ribbons and charms to the ring....it's all about the accessories. Always.