Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Baby Calendar by Valerie

Valerie Mangan created a calendar for a friend, a true keepsake to celebrate her baby boy. Valerie says, "When I had my first child I knew I wanted to start scrapbooking. I wanted to keep all the memories but was overwhelmed by all of the product & techniques. My calendar is a combination of a first year calendar/mini album. I like to make projects like these for new moms who might feel overwhelmed at the prospect of launching into a full-blown scrapbook. The calendar offers a place to record a years worth of memories in a manageable, non-intimidating format. The calendar could even be taken apart and incorporated into a larger book.

This particular album is for a friend expecting her first son in November. (SRM Keepsake Calendars and companion stickers make if very easy to format the calendar exactly the way you want it!) I embellished my cover with a collection of boy-themed papers that worked perfectly with SRM Sticker Sentiments and We've Got Your Border -Baby Boy stickers. I trimmed out the pennant sticker so I could bend it into the shape I wanted.

I wanted the calendar to have a clean, graphic feel so each month features a big die cut number to mark the baby's age. I added a stamped & heat embossed Polaroid frame as a home for a little photo of the baby from that month. It's tacked (so the photo can be tucked in behind) on top of a little pocket that contains a blank tag for jotting down milestones or anything the new mom wants to remember for that matter. The pocket could even hold additional small photos from that month."

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~jan said...

This calendar is an amazing keepsake for your friend, Val! I love the bold, yet soft look of each page.

~amy~ said...

Val rocks...such an awesome giftie!

Debbie said...

Beautiful calendar!

Carolyn King said...

I love this totally amazing gift. It is so beautifully embellished and ready to add pics. What a precious gift!