Tuesday, May 24, 2011

DIY: Kid's Memory Book

I have this huge box of cool papers and such from my childhood that I want to keep. Unfortunately they are terribly unorganized and I never look at them. I didn't want that for my kid. I wanted him to be able to look at all the cool papers and things so I made this..
I started before he was born. In the book I have all my ultrasounds. Guesses of what we were having.
His birth certificate, and footprints.
Baby Shower invites
His first hat and measurements
Jaundice goggles, and baby guesses
Appearances in the Paper
His Blessing details.
Doctors measurements. and on most pages I would write just a little bit about what was going on at that time.
It is pretty cool huh? But I must tell you my secret. I takes about a minute per page to do... Seriously. I'm not a huge scrapbooker because it takes so long so here is my quick memory book tutorial.
My sister got me this huge book of cute nursery rhyme paper.
I take a piece of copier paper and then cut some strips of Nursery Rhyme paper and tape it onto the copy paper. However I want.
Then I glue what I want on top. I take a regular ball point pen and write a little something about it. Then I put it in a page protector in his book. That is it. Easy right?
I hope one day Ky will enjoy looking at all this. If not maybe his wife will one day but for now I enjoy looking back at everything that I have kept so far. The birthday cards, letters from his parents on his birthday, and many more things!

Linking to: CraftOManiac


kricketlyn said...

love it kelli good job!!!

Kim and Preston said...

I love this!! Please remind me to do this when I eventually have children!

Logan Luttrell said...

Where do you get the page protectors at? I really want to do this!!

Kelli said...

Hey Logan!! You can get the page protectors at any craft store. Micheals, Jo-Ann's Roberts. They come in boxes of 50 or 100. Good luck! Let me know if there is anything else I can help with!!

Unknown said...

I love this! Thank you for the simplicity and creativity! ~Jamye Sack

Unknown said...

I love this! Thank you for the simplicity and creativity! ~Jamye Sack