Friday, March 28, 2008

little album

I have been wanting to make one of these for a while. This little album is a week in the life of Andrew. It is a place to write down and remember the silly little everyday things. The toys he plays with. What he eats. The things he says. It's a thorough snapshot of his little 2 year old life.

This is how I did it:

First I painted a blank book. I wanted large blocks of color and strips of another color. I wanted the layout to look a little like paper layouts I do.

I added marker to outline the messy painted they wouldn't look so messy.

Then I used rub on letters. An A for the front. And for each day the first letter of that day. M for Monday, etc.

And, um, W for Wednesday.

Each day is a two page spread. They each have a piece of 'stuff' (a scrap with Ernie's pic, parts of a take-out menu, etc.), two photos and a list of things Andrew did that day. There is also a little circle paper with a quote from Andrew from the day.

I think I want to do this again in a few months, but somehow have each two page spread split into four and look at all of our lives. Including little Sprout.

But, we'll see.

Ok. Good night.


Cathy said...

Wow! I really like this idea. I am also a stay at home mom of a 2 1/2 year old boy...It would be fun for him to have one of these. I have just started to make some cards and I envy your talent! Can I come back to visit your blog and steel some ideas?

Robyn said...

of course!

Tara Whalen said...

Very cute! I love the colors you chose.
Is little one better now?

Holly said...

I love this idea! Even though you explained how you did it, I still don't quite get it, but then again, I really don't have a creative bone in my entire body!! I love the idea though and maybe I'll be able to manage something like it. It's a great way to remember the little things... the things that in 20 years we may not remember. Love it!