Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Watch Me Grow Book

The new Decor Elements Growth Chart (#117519, $24.95) is so darling! I put it up in our playroom over the weekend. It was pretty quick -- just make sure you have two people for the main ruler part!

I used the bird from the Birds & Blooms Sizzlits to creater markers with each child's name to mark their height.

We don't plan to be in this house forever, so I don't want to leave marks on the wall (that's one thing I love about Decor Elements is that you can remove them without leaving a mark!). I made the bird markers movable and will take a picture of the kids by the growth chart marker so that we'll have a record on how tall they are at various milestones. Here is the little book I made up for the pictures.

The pages are 5" x 5" Kraft cardstock. I used the Crop-a-Dile to punch holes and bound them together with a 1" binder ring. The tree trunk & bird on the cover are from the Season of Friendship stamp set and the tree top and leaves are from the Scallop Circle Punch.

Supplies: Growth Chart Decor Elements, Season of Friendship, Kraft cardstock, Regal Rose cardstock, Sage Shadow cardstock, Chocolate Chip ink/marker & cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Billboard Alphabet die for the Big Shot, Birds & Blooms Sizzlits for the Big Shot, 5/8" Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon, Crop-a-Dile, 2-Way Glue Pen

The Decor Elements Growth Chart (#117519, $24.95) is only available until September 30. Order now from my online store and you'll get a free applicator to apply it! Go to my website at juliedavison.stampinup.net and click "Shop Now".

Growth charts not your thing? Click here to check out our other easy-to-apply Decor Elements.

15 comments:

Julie A. said...

Julie-

I love the book and how you did the growth chart:) What a great idea!

Cindy Malone said...

OMG! They've grown soo much since the last time I physically saw them. Cute photo book idea
too :-)

M.E. Stites said...

Jules, this is totally adorable! Thanks for posting.

jmniffer said...

I like how you made the watch me grow book to keep track; better than just marks on a wall! Great idea. jmniffer

Christyne (aka Apple Blossom) said...

Oh my gosh! What a great idea to make up a cute little watch me grow book to go with the growth chart. Just adorable!

Margaret B said...

That is such a great idea. My decor element growth chart should arrive on Monday. i will have to do something similar.

Stamp With Jenni said...

What a wonderful idea!!!

Julianne said...

That looks so great on the wall Julie. I love the movable birds - what a great idea. The book is an excellent way to record the growth of the children. 10 out of 10 for this idea and concept !

Meg said...

That is a WONDERFUL idea, Julie!! I like the Growth Chart, but I absolutely love the idea of taking pictures of them at each height. What a fun memory book!!

Mel Hopes said...

super cute and I love the idea for the book.
M

Kris Kilcoyne said...

Absolutely adorable!! Thank you so much for sharing an idea to capture the "growing up" years.

Love it!

2stampis2b said...

GREAT idea! Love your book to go with the growth chart!

Jasmina said...

What an awesome idea.
Now of course I need to order it.

Thanks for sharing.

Jasmina

Cindy Major said...

Wow, you are SO clever! Have you shared that idea with SU!? I think they would love it!

Cindy

Janet Strain said...

Awesome! Your kids are famous in SU! land! :)
Loved seeing your idea on the website! I just love the cute little matching birds and trees on the cover of the little book.