Ever buy a cute scrapbooking product that you feel you MUST make something with...right away? Well, I recently ordered these flashcards from October Afternoon that feature vintage children's images with the numbers 1-9. These really aren't a new product, just new for me!
I decided to do some sort of mini book about 9 things...hmmm....but nine what? Since it is nearing Liam's first birthday, I thought I'd write a series of nine mini thank you letters to him detailing all of the things that I am thankful I have learned from him in this last year.
I then used the Martha Stewart starburst punch to punch out a piece from all the patterned papers I used in the book. I glued them on the cover in two vertical rows and then added some stitching over top of them. I got this particular idea from this great book, Sharing Your Stories: Recording Life's Memories with Mini Books by Ali Edwards.
On the back side of each "thank you" letter, I stamped out a quote that fits the topic of the letter to Liam.
I glued the patterned paper front to back and stitched a border around each page of patterned paper.
I hope that he understands someday, when he is older, how much meaning and fun and love he has brought to my life! I can't believe it has already been nearly a year.....