Monday, October 25, 2010

Every Day October, Days 16 - 20

I am learning so much from this project!

It has taken two "Daily" type albums for me to really discover my "style" for these albums. I've decided that I'm going to continue on with Every Day October and December Daily for as long as I can - I don't think I'll be able to do this when the second kiddo comes along in the future.  And that's totally okay, I'm going to try to go with the flow, do what I can and not beat myself up if I can't.

Here is day 16,
I really don't like beer too much.  But there is something about Pumpkin Ale that I just looooove. So tasty.

Here is day 17,
My fabulous sister gave me permission to put my beautiful niece's face up and I am so glad that she did!  These pictures are just too darn cute.

Here is day 18,
Okay so I have some 'splaining to do about this one.
Every month Roman's class gets a new poem to memorize and recite in front of the class.  If they are able to do it by memory, they get a cool certificate. This month, Roman did it!  So I put the poem, certificate and quite possibly my favorite new scrapbooking invention so far:
This is a compact, super thin voice recorder from My Pages Talk.  You can record up to 30 seconds and keep it FORVER.  I'm serious.  Its awesome!  We all know how quickly our kiddo's voices change and this is a great way to add some serious interest to a layout or memory book.

I recorded Roman saying his poem, slipped it inside a cool kraft envelope and stuck it on the page. The button to hear the recording is right underneath the smiley face stamp. And you can hear it clear as a bell, even in the envelope. Awesome.

Here is day 19,
This is a fun project that I put together a few years ago from a back issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine - the frame is from Ikea, I stuck some wire mesh to the back and viola!  A super fun, Halloween advent calendar-ish type project.  This is also the first time I've used smashed bottle caps on a project - I think I'll do it again.  And yes, they are from that delicious pumpkin ale =0)

Here is day 20, 
The weather was still gorgeous (and BOY has that changed lol) and I wanted to add this quote by George Eliot (and looking at the page now I see I misspelled "her" name. Sorry Mary Anne.). 
That one line - "my very soul is wedded to it", wow. Definitely how I feel and why I wanted to do this project.

More coming soon!  Thanks for all your emails and comments!


  1. 1. My daughter IS adorable and I want those pictures.

    2. George Eliot was a woman.

  2. 1. Yes you will get them.

    2. Holy smokes I'm a goober. I fixed it. LOL.

  3. Your album is lovely. What a great idea to record your son's voice. Love that idea!

  4. Thank you! That voice recorder is really an amazing product, one of those "why didn't someone think of this before!" type of things. It takes things to a whole new level for me!