Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Believe it or Not...

I did something "crafty!"

I started a tradition on Harrison's 1st Birthday that I think we will keep up because I have loved doing it so much. I wanted Harrison to give his Grandparents something special on his birthday that would help them remember the year and be a token of appreciation for all they do for him throughout the year. On his 1st birthday he presented them iPhoto books with some of our favorite pictures of the year, especially pictures with him and them. They turned out so beautiful and although it was hard to part with them, Grammy and Grandpa K and Grandma Coco loved them!!

This year I was inspired by my sweet friend Jayma to make them calendars. Since his birthday is in February, the calendars began with February and go through to January 2010. For my mom's calendar, I decided to include pictures with All her grandkids!

Here are pictures of the pages for my mom's:

For Grammy and Grandpa K's calendar, I chose a few of my favorite pictures from each month from the year before. Here are those pages:

I also made a calendar for Sanam for her birthday but forgot to take pictures of it before I gave it to her : ) I had so much fun making these and adored how they turned out. They were truly labors of love! Picking the photos, organizing them and designing the pages was so much harder and more time consuming than I thought it would be but in the end, it was worth it! I could not have done it without Jayma who helped me prep the calendars, embellish them and stamp them. Thank you Jayma!! Check out her sight that is linked above to see her darling creations.


OceanDesert said...

That is SO COOL! Great idea!

Sounds like you had a wonderful 30th bday!!!

Welcome to 'the club,' cysta!!! It's not so bad, eh? :)

Somer Love said...

Shar I am impressed :)

Awesome idea!!

Jennifer said...

Hi Sharlie! I am so happy I stumbled upon your blog! I found myself reading your older posts as well. You are such an inspiration. Thank you for sharing so much of yourself with all of us. You have no idea the good you do!

Jen Sattley

Collette Larsen said...

Shar -

My calendar is priceless! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it! It will always be a keepsake. Thank you.



Stacy Harmer said...

You've inpired me to do something like that! What darling pictures. Thanks for sharing :)