Thursday, December 22, 2011

Projects in the Making!

I thought I would share a couple of projects I'm currently working on.  I'm trying to stay on top of documenting and preserving all of Anniston's memories for when she gets older but sometimes it's a little hard to find the time when you're taking care of a 10 week old!  Mom and Dad are going to keep her New Year's weekend so I hope to dedicate a huge part of that time to getting these finished before I go back to work!

1.  This one is a small project so it shouldn't take up too much time.  I saw this on Pinterest and knew I wanted to start this right away! This idea uses plastic bags to store keepsakes from different stages of your child's life.  Put a fun label on it and you've got a cute way to organize all your child's memories! I'm going to use rubbermaids, I think.   I've already got one filled with things like onesies that have her monogram on it, her first Thanksgiving onesie that has her name on it, a sweater that her great-granny knitted for her, one of her newborn pacifiers, etc. I now just need to label it and buy more rubbermaids to get ready for the next couple of months.  It's going to be so much to go back through years from now and remember all these things!

2.  Next is a photo tray I'm to make with all her birth memories.  I LOVE making photo trays and I have saved all her hospital stuff in hopes of doing something like this.  I'm going to use her footprints, hospital bracelet, the measuring tape with her markings on it along with all her birth stats and hang this in the nursery.  I ordered a white photo tray and recently got some cute scrapbook paper to use with it so now I just need to get started on it!

3.  This next one is an ongoing project I've already been working hard on for the past month.  I decided when Anniston was born that it was going to be a lot of trouble to continue my scrapbooking.  I've got everything stored in a closet and it was going to be so much trouble to haul it all out and spend the time making pages like I used to.  Digital scrapbooking is becoming more popular these days so I thought I would give it a go.  I LOVE it!  First of all, it takes WAY less time to construct a page, it's much less expensive, and I can sit here and play with it while I hold Anniston.  No clean up required!  Here are some of my favorite pages I've already completed:


  1. Hi there! I randomly found your blog and how cute are you guys?? New follower here! I am loving the projects, especially the photo tray idea, I have never even heard of a photo tray. I would love to see the finished project! I made Gracie her 0-3 month scrapbook, but I haven't even started on the others, and she's 10 months old today =( Have a very Merry Christmas! ~Andrea

  2. Thanks Andrea- I will try to post a pic once I'm done with it! I hope I can stay on top of these projects once I start back to work but we will see!


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