Thursday, August 09, 2007

Art from the Heart...

Wow! Yesterday, the Artful Blogging Party was amazing. I haven’t made it to all the sites that Artsymama posted yet, but the ones that I have been to have been so inspirational and fun. Thank you to each of you that shared your ART.

Today I am sharing something a bit more closer to my heART. I am creating this little album to document Kat’s first year of life. I was a scrapbooker when Jacob was a baby, but I was still awful about documenting all those little things that you simply forget…like at what age they first smile. I decided that I had to be better with Kat and that is how this idea came about.

***The overall design of this book is not mine. I scraplifted it from 2 peas and I wish that I could find the original so that I could give the original artist credit. I thought it was one of the garden girls, but now I can’t find the original artwork to find the name. If this sounds/looks familiar and you know who originally created it, please let me know so that I can give her proper credit.***

The original artist had made this little first year album as a baby gift by gluing together 5x7 cards and originally, I had planned to do the same, but as I started planning the book, I decided that I wanted it a bit bigger. Mine actually measures 6x9 and is made from the Crate Paper Baby Bee line from last year’s release. I am just showing you the pages that I have done so far right now because I am still debating how much to do ahead of time and what else I my add to it. The nice thing about this format is that I can simply glue on another card if I want to add more like possibly the details of her birth or more pages for her at age 1, etc.

This is the view of her birth page and month 1 page together so you have an idea of how the book flows:

Here is a close up of each of these pages:

Here is month 2:

The nice thing about this format is that it is bullet journaling so I can add as much or as little as I want and I can add it throughout the month when it happens so I don’t forget. I will continue to share the pages as Kat gets older. She turns 3 months next week so I should have that page to show you soon.


Sharon said...

Wonderful little scrapbook journal. Love you colors and everything else.

Alison Gibbs said...

What a gorgeous idea.
Colour combinations are great.

Sandy McTier said...

Gorgeous as usual!
Package is on it's way - finally got it mailed! Hope you like it better yet, hope Katherine likes it!

Have a wonderful weekend.

Mary Jo said...

love the format!!!

Carolyn said...

Love the book, that is one special angel you have there, she is such a cutie. I can't believe it has been 3 months already. Boy does time fly!

Oh, and I finally got a copy of Artful Blogging, thanks for the suggestion on this one.

Rita said...

Wow Christi -- I just love your book and the idea of doing it. I have forgotten so much with all of my kids and kick myself every time. This keepsake will be perfect and such a treasure for you and Kat!

Jeanne said...

Oh Christi, how beautiful. What a wonderful keepsake she'll have when she's older.

Crystal said...

Christi - Just wanted to say thanks for all your inspirational work. I made the "Hi" card that you showed last week and it turned out so sweet. Thanks for sharing!

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