I finally got around to a project yesterday that's spent a long time on "the list"! Do you ever wonder why you put things off? When I got started on this little project, I sure did. I pinned this quite some time ago and really wanted to do something like it. Let me show you what is it before I start talking about it. ;)
I'm a huge fan of documenting. I have kept calendars and journals for years. But when I saw this idea it really appealed to the documenting side of me and I wanted to give it a try. One Saturday I ran into Anthropologie and picked up one of these berry baskets. The one that inspired me was simply a cardboard basket. I had seen these ceramic berry baskets and thought it may be a little sturdier. The idea is to document something each day. My plan is to do it in the least wordy way that I can...like a sentence at most. I kept my monthly dividers very simple and used colors that reminded me of each month. The envelope punch board allowed me to make simple file dividers in a short time. I could have done more to them, and I thought about it, but you don't see much of them. In the inspiration pin they used vintage postcards for the dividiers. Then I pulled out my Alphabet Rotary Stamp to stamp the months. I kept the dividers lighter in color and used darker inks to stamp the abbreviations for each month.
I was about to cut index cards to fit the berry box. That was my plan on which to document. Then I remembered I recently received two packs of Project Life Grid Cards. They were the perfect fit inside the box with no trimming necessary! More of these will be on my next order! Another rotary stamp, Remember, was used to stamp the date on the cards for each of the remaining days in September. I'll have to do the first half of the month next year when I get back around to it. I used the same two colors as I used for the divider, Tangerine Tango and Mossy Meadow, to stamp the date and then for my entry. I decided to do each month as they come around instead of trying to do them all at one time. I'd be stamping forever!
I'm excited about this project. Next year I just add the year "2015" since the day will be on them already. The cards can be used for several years.
As I was making this it occurred to me that this would be a great gift for a new mom to just jot down those little things each day as baby changes. Or if you keep a child, it could be used to keep track of things you might need to remember to tell parents that their child had done along the way. It felt good to cross it off my list and now I'm ready to document daily!
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