As I finish up my 2016 year book and start my 2017 yearbook (better late than never – right?) I thought I would share my 2015 family year book. Weddings, babies, surgeries, and many more memories are captured and preserved. Take a look!
I found this adorable art collection in my Heritage Makers studio and couldn’t wait to use it. It’s called Bryan’s Bots and it has the cutest artwork of robots. It sparked the creative idea of making note cards for my great-nieces and nephews. I mean – who writes letters anymore? I had many pen pals when I was young and it was always fun to find the envelope with my name on it in the mailbox.
So I made various sets of cards – not all off them had the robots. My niece Ava is a little older and into sports – so her’s had a school and sports theme. I packaged them up in cute little boxes and sent them off. I encouraged them to write to their cousins, grandparents and friends. Because just like this little robot – finding that surprise letter in your mailbox is always fun!
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The holidays are right around the corner and we have some wonderful specials coming up! Note the upcoming deadlines and great discounts through out the season on
- Hand Bags
- Greeting Cards
- Wood Prints
- Metal Prints
- Note Pads
- 11×14 Prints
Another fun family vacation is “in the books.” I finished up our 2014 book a couple weeks prior to out 2015 vacation. So I published and sent my family members each a copy with the intent of building excitement for this year’s week in Ludington.
You see, as I was creating the book I couldn’t stop smiling as I looked at all the great photos and memories of the previous year. I wanted to spread the anticipation of another great time together as family. Take a look and see what I mean – don’t you just love all those smiling faces. Check out how we used the beach ball as a prop in the later pages.
A big thank you goes out to my niece, Erin Kirkpatrick, and my nephew, Nathan Roberson, for providing most of the photos.
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That would be the copyright page and you can read all about it here.
|Fall Spectacular Crop and Craft Weekend
When: October 16-18, 2015
Friday Noon to Sunday 3 p.m.
Creative Passions 3 in Chesaning, MI
- Crafting Table
- Sleeping accommodations for 2 nights
- Meals – Friday dinner, Saturday, all 3 meals, and Sunday breakfast
- Treats and snacks (You may also bring personal snacks or snacks to share.)
378 Frank Rd.
Frankenmuth, MI 48734
I’m feeling caught up! I have finished my 2014 Family Yearbook. Besides adding screen shots of some Facebook messages, I also added a page with our favorite TV shows. I figured it would be fun to look back and see what we were watching during this time. Actually – when we downsized, we got rid of our TV. So we are very intentional about what we watch and then we watch it online. Not only saves on a cable bill, but it provides additional time for me to finish my Heritage Makers projects. Yippee!
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It’s not unusual to get all excited about doing a project and then WHAM – you stop in your tracks. It happens to the best of us. We drag our feet and make excuses to do other things. So here are 6 things to help you get back on track. Continue reading
So I finally finished my 2013 yearbook! A little late – but done! It was a year of memorable endings and beginnings – hence the name of the book. I think it captured our year well.
One of the things I did differently was to take advantage of the posts on my Facebook page. I also included a text conversation I had with my daughter about her Halloween costume.
Happy New Year!
Are you used to writing 2015 yet? Seems like as soon as I get used to writing 2014 – it becomes 2015! Time seems to go by faster with each new year. I’m still working on my 2013 yearbook – and now it is time start capturing 2015.
1. File photos by date.
I find it is easier to capture my year now that all of my photos are loaded onto my computer with dates attached to them. When I take photos with my phone they are named with a date and then get loaded into my Continue reading