Sunday, September 14, 2008

Back To School Keepsake Album

It seems that each year the summer gets shorter and the kids head back to schooler earlier and earlier. I think this summer was truly one of the fastest summer's I can remember. We were not excited this year when it was time to get ready for school.That signaled that summer was done, vacation was over and all the responsibilities and work that come along with school was staring us in the face. Our school year is quite hectic with three kids. Crazy amounts of papers, meetings and commitments that keep us so busy we often forget to stop, take time and remember the special little things about the kids that can get lost in the shuffle.

Last year I created a little back to school album that I loved so much, and the kids did too. I decided to make it again this year. It's a perfect way to keep record of the likes, height, weight, a current photo, and what I really love...their handwriting. I had each of the kids complete their own pages so not only do you have all their information but a record of their handwriting as well.


Paper Salon Clear Folio, Bo Bunny Pep Rally papers, Bo Bunny Home Run papers and Cut Outs, Bo Bunny Teen Chic papers and stickers, Bo Bunny Star Struck papers and stickers, Bo Bunny DisStress Me Out stamps, Bo Bunny Chipboard, Bo Bunny Double Dot Ribbon and Buttons, Cricut Makin the Grade cartridge, Colorbox Chalk Inks, Martha Stewart Writing Pen

There are so many more ideas for what the album could contain. Here's some to get you started:

1)Take photos through the year of all the artwork you child brings home. Then make a those in a little book to showcase the artwork and projects they made throughout the school year.

2)Perhaps you have a child moving up to middle school or even high school. Add in more pages, have them take pictures of their close friends and even complete information about their friends.

3)Or maybe you have a child who loves to play sports! Turn it into an album to share their uniform pictures, team standings and record, Coach information and more!

I find these smaller albums are by far some of my favorite things I have made! Hope you give one a try too!



christina d said...

I like the idea. If you don't mind I'm going to use it for my grandsons. Very pretty too.

Lisa and Penny said...

Awesome Idea! I am going to have to try this! Lisa K

Miki said...

Each year I file away all the school stuff, but none of it has made it's way into an album yet! But that only make me, oh....6 years behind now, LOL!! I really need to get started on it and I love your idea of the mini-album each year. Totally do-able!

Melanie said...

This is great, Julia. I can see why they like it! Thanks for the inspiration.

Linda Beeson said...

Adorable project, Julia! Love the school related products.

Stacey S said...

I ADORE this album, Julia! What a super idea! You did a fantastic job on this!