Last weekend Nicholas did something he often does. Grabbed his mini book from our day at Disneyland in 2008. A little while later Jackson was in the mix. He isn't in the pictures (he was just about 3 months in my tummy).
What it reminded me is that I hadn't made a mini book in a while. And it reminded me why my Library of Memories system is so worth the effort.
So when I stopped into one of my LSS this past Saturday and saw some older Cosmo Cricket blackboard photo boxes and cigar boxes for $5, I picked up a couple with an idea.
Saturday night I sat down with Basic Grey Oliver papers and embellishments and in 2 hours I put together this little mini photo box for Nicholas. I covered the box with paper and embellishments and punched a hole for a ribbon handle. The interior 16 pages used up 32-4x6 photo's from my 2009 & 2010 photo storage binders. I paired just 4 sheets of kraft cardstock with strips of patterned paper and coordinating embellishments. I kept the pages simple since they were going to be for frequent handling with little hands.
On Sunday morning I handed Nicholas the box and I got the sweetest "aahhh" I have ever heard. Later I heard him call it "my book mommy made". He kept looking at his pictures and talking about things we had done and the different family members in the pictures.
Now I need to come up with an idea for smaller hands, because it is time Jackson had his first book just for him.