DIY Autograph Books

DIY autograph books - attach a marker with string/ribbon and you're good to go! - from All for the Memories

Disneyland THIS WEEK! We are so excited to be attending the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration this year. The boys have been busy planning their time at the parks (P even has a "to do list" going). 

They both wanted a new autograph book and we talked about just bringing 4"x6" cards so we could use them afterwords for artwork or to slip into my Project Life album. We decided that would be too hard to have the characters sign and keep track of so together we made these!

They are 4"x7" so that one inch on the left can be trimmed off to a 4"x6" size if wanted! The pictures on the front they chose from the Annual Passholder calendar from this year (sorry no downloads on those) but you can use any photo you want!

DIY autograph books - attach a marker with string/ribbon and you're good to go! - from All for the Memories

I have the front image adhered to chipboard with scrapbook paper to the inside and on the white foam board on the back (for a more sturdy signing surface). I applied a coat or two of Mod Podge over both sides of the front and back covers.

DIY autograph books - attach a marker with string/ribbon and you're good to go! - from All for the Memories

It's easiest to create a template for the holes (just punch holes in a piece of cardboard or chipboard where you want them and use it to punch the rest of the holes). I trimmed out 4"x7" cards from plain cardstock (just a pack from Target or Walmart).  

DIY autograph books - attach a marker with string/ribbon and you're good to go! - from All for the Memories

That's it! We'll attach a Sharpie to each one with ribbon/string on the bottom ring to hopefully prevent us from losing it. I'll have to share it once it's completed!

This month's spreads

As I mentioned before I'm not timing my Project Life spreads by dates or months. They'll run chronologically but may include just a weekend or more than a week depending on the photos/stories I wanted to include.

The Studio Calico Bluegrass Farm kits went live last night - did you get what you were hoping for?

Bluegrass Farm Project Life kit spread by Allison Waken

You can see more details of the spread in my Studio Calico gallery

There are only a few more days left to sign up for the Stitched class with the incredibly talented Paige Evans! I had the pleasure of contributing a Handbook spread to the class. My spread has a fun twist that you can't see on this sneak because it wouldn't be a sneak if I showed you the whole thing ;)

Renaissance Festival, Walks and Project Life

I am sitting here at 11:30pm on Sunday night finally getting in a load of laundry so the boys have SOMETHING to wear tomorrow. It's been an on the go weekend but we are loving spending time outside while the weather is so perfect. 

We went to the Renaissance Festival with some friends today and had a lot of fun walking around, watching some jousting, eating turkey legs and laughing at fire eating pirates.

I've been trying to find a good schedule to keep the dogs busy on the weekends. They need a walk, the dog park or something most days or they get too cooped up (I can't figure out why they won't play together in the backyard but they will at the dog park). I got up before everyone else this morning to walk Chance.

I'm working on a lot of random projects this week - science videos, pirate crafts, a boy room redo (have I mentioned I LOVE my job!) and I finished up 2 spreads with the Studio Calico April kit Bluegrass Farm

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Lots of fun embellishments in the add ons! These kits will be available March 27th.

This week will be filled with fun projects and next week will be filled with finishing our taxes wah wah waaaaahhhh.