26 August 2009

baby's first yearbook





to commemorate benji's first birthday, i put together a simple yearbook for him. i have high hopes to create one for each of my children someday. i used a simple black sketchbook, photo corners from kolo, silver ink for noting a few memorable moments from each month and monthly photographs with his age typed on them using photoshop. i love when a project takes one nap time to complete.

when dan picked up the photographs for me he told the lady (whom he'd never met before) at the counter, i'm here to pick up an order from one-hour photo. she said, oh yes, they the ones of your son, benjamin? yep. that's right.

21 comments:

project simple life said...

What a wonderful way to save the first year of his life in a way that you can always look back on it. When I have children, I hope to do something like this as well. Happy birthday, Benjamin!!

saltbox girl said...

This turned out just darling. Everything Marta is just so darling. Benjamin included! I so look forward to visiting this little spot on the web. Thanks for sharing your great ideas with the world.

Hil said...

Oh my goodness how cute is that? What a fun thing to have and look back on as little Benji gets older! I love it.

amber said...

That's so cute! I love this idea.

You should keep going, until he's like, "Mom, I'm sixteen. I don't even fit in this little chair anymore!"

EliseBlaha said...

so cute marta. looks perfect.

--r said...

i love this idea. though i hate to think of my little guy being a whole year old (too soon! too soon!), having a book commemorating his year in photos would be so cool. i'll have to keep this in mind when we get there.
thanks for sharing all your wonderful creative exploits!

the craftivist said...

such a great idea! i've seen the "photo a day" montages, and that always seemed so overwhelming to me - this is just the right amount of awesome wrapped up in a great book you can treasure forever!

and i agree that you should definitely keep going!

chel wakley said...

Very very cute that is a great idea.

ellen said...

he's going to love that book forever!

Krista said...

Cute Marta... really, really cute! I love the simplicity. I made one of these for my son's first birthday. Took more than one nap time to complete, but worth it..., unfortunately my second son did not receive the same! :-)

beck said...

love this idea! when i have kids i want to copy! :)

Christine said...

very very cute! what an awesome way to catalog his growth & adorable-ness!

nimmy and girlies said...

Love it! That takes a lot of future planning. I'm impressed.

Megan said...

I love it Mart!! That is so awesome. I want to do that.
The party looks like it was Adorable. You are so cute and creative! what fun ideas. I need you to plan all my parties, and take pictures for me, and put them in albums.
A little bit of Marta in us... that is what everyone needs!

Sarah N said...

such a beautiful idea!!!

Krista said...

i love this idea and for sure am gonna do it with the next one!
your party turned out great too! you're so good at making simple things look exceptional. (did i use that word correctly?)

Kayla said...

Thank you for inspiring me to do the same thing with my kids. I can't wait. I love taking pictures and making scrapbooks and journals. (:

Miranda said...

Fantastic idea from the girl who "doesn't scrapbook!" Okay. I'm inspired. I'll go put together my bebe's first year book.

Rose said...

oh simply perfect :) i am sure you will all enjoy looking through it in years to come

KK said...

These are adorable! Good work Marta!

Shimmy Shake said...

I did this too - except in Blurb books. I love your book though - it is very creative. My daughter loves looking at her book...such a great keepsake I think!

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