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Baby scan art idea: cute or creepy? You decide!

I’ve had a little plan to use my baby scan pictures for a while now, and I finally got around to making it! I found the frame in Boots at half price (£13), and it’s the perfect size for scan pictures. Ava is on the left, Thea on the right.  I used my stamp set and grey ink pad to make the middle section – it took about five tries to get it level and centralised, but I think it looks nice. love at first set with stampsI made a border out of washi tape to help link the three sections together. love at first sightWhen Ryan came home, he wasn’t too sure about it, and I do know what he means – the scan pictures are a bit freaky as they kind of look like skeletons. But they hold so many memories… that first time you see their little arms and legs waving about, and see the heart beating away. They symbolise all that potential and excitement, and the reality that you have an actual teeny human growing inside you! So what do you think? Vote now and let me know your thoughts please!

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  2. Jenny Eaves

    21st October 2015 at 6:36 pm

    They are gorgeous, you should definitely leave them as is. I love how it turned out, definitely a great idea. I might have to think about this myself.
    Thanks so much for linking up to #HowtoSunday 🙂 x

    1. Becky Pink

      21st October 2015 at 7:15 pm

      Thanks Jenny, it was so easy, I don’t know why it took me so long! Xx

  3. TheHelpfulHiker

    19th October 2015 at 8:27 am

    I love this idea. I wanted to keep mine too so I put them in a scrapbook. I know they look a little freaky but I remember the feeling so well when I first saw our baby on the screen, I’d never want to throw them away 🙂 #howtosunday

    1. Becky Pink

      19th October 2015 at 9:41 am

      Thank you! That feeling is just so magical isn’t it, I want to remember it forever xx

  4. Jenny @ Let's Talk Mommy

    22nd September 2015 at 1:43 pm

    I think it’s absolutely adorable I love this. Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme

    1. Becky Pink

      22nd September 2015 at 5:26 pm

      Thanks Jenny and thank you for hosting xx

  5. Stephanie

    11th September 2015 at 9:27 pm

    Definitely leave them – alongside those words they’re perfect! #homeetc

  6. Caro | The Twinkles Mama

    11th September 2015 at 3:42 pm

    Aah it’s a lovely idea but one thing I would say is to scan the pics as *apparently* they won’t last forever. A sonographer once told me that the scan photos eventually fade with age and exposure to light. It’s worth taking a copy of them! Thanks so much for linking up with us #HomeEtc

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    1. Becky Pink

      11th September 2015 at 3:51 pm

      Great tip, thank you, I would hate them to fade away! Xx

  7. twolittlemisters

    10th September 2015 at 10:14 pm

    I think this is a great idea, and the frame seems like such a bargain. I’m a huge fan of washi tape – it has so many uses! I’ve been wondering how display some of my scan pictures, my idea so far is to take a picture of the twins on the 1 year anniversary of the 12 week scan and display them together to show what a difference a year makes! Going to check out other crafts on your blog 🙂 #HomeEtc
    PS – Your daughters have beautiful names!

    1. Becky Pink

      10th September 2015 at 10:20 pm

      Ah thank you! I’m glad you like it and like the names. I’m hoping to find more time for crafts soon but you know what it’s like with little ones around! X

  8. farmerswifeandmummy

    14th August 2015 at 9:31 pm

    I think it’s totally personal but I framed my first baby and then swapped for a newborn pic and I didn’t even bother framing my second baby haha it went straight I. His memory box 😉

    On the other hand, it is nice to see whether the scan pics bear any resemblance to the babies.

    1. Becky Pink

      14th August 2015 at 9:32 pm

      He he poor second babies, I started a book for Ava (and only filled in about two pages) but didn’t even get one for Thea. X

  9. Leanne Cornelius

    14th August 2015 at 5:35 pm

    I think it looks lovely and should be left as it is.
    I had a scan picture put into a Christmas bauble last year, hubby thought it was weird (maybe it’s a man thing?) but I love it and will be putting it on my Christmas tree year after year.


    1. Becky Pink

      14th August 2015 at 6:05 pm

      What a lovely idea to put it in a Christmas decoration! X

  10. mrscraftyb

    14th August 2015 at 2:47 pm

    I think you should keep them if they mean something to you. I do see what you mean and they are obviously (harsh as it is) generic images but it is about what they represent and the feelings they evoke. This is the first time you saw you little ones and what better a memory to capture and frame! (I have heard from some people that their pictures faded in sunlight due to the way they were printed. Just thought I would mention that just in case!) Thanks so much for linking this up to #MakingHome

    1. Becky Pink

      14th August 2015 at 5:52 pm

      Oooh I hadn’t thought of then fading, thank you, that would be a shame! Maybe I’ll keep rotating with other pictures xx

  11. Angela M (@daisyangel1)

    14th August 2015 at 12:21 pm

    what a lovely idea you can always include a new born photo along with it too, much nicer than shutting them away in a keepsake box.


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  12. Michelle Murray

    30th May 2015 at 8:56 pm

    I absolutely love this idea. I think its a beautiful memory and I might have to steal your idea and do it myself 🙂 I know scan photos can look a little freaky but they are so special and its the first time our we see our babies Thanks for linking up to Parenting – #ToddlersAndTeens via Mummy2Monkeys

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