I cut the paper to the size of the roll, ran it through the Xyron, (or use tape or paper glue) carefully wrap around and I put the seam down the middle of the back side. Trim as needed, you do want this to look neat. I made a total of five. These end up being pockets. Then I used my Zutter Bind-It-All (or punch holes manually and use rings or ribbon to hold together) and finished this part.
Next comes filling the pockets and decorating the outside pages. This was for a friend who was a first time Grandma. She was so excited! So, with all that excitement, I gathered all of the information to personalize this just for her!
|10 Little Fingers|
|10 Little Toes, A Pretty Little Smile|
|A Cute Button Nose|
|This Adorable Baby Girl|
I also enclosed a roll of double sided tape for her - and it didn't take long for her to fill it and begin her new life as Grandma!
I believe my most blessed part of life has been being a Grandma. I love every moment. I love every one of them. They each hold a precious part of my heart. I once was asked, "which one is your favorite?" And not even a stutter, "each one is my favorite - my first born, my name sake, my grandson who will carry our family name, my first granddaughter, and my wee one - the one who will always be my baby as she is the last one!" Just as each of my children hold that perfect place in my heart. I love them all, each equally, each is different, each is loved dearly!
Tomorrow, November 1st, is All Saints Day on the Christian calendar. My little wee one, Leila, was chosen from her class to represent Saint Anne, Patron Saint of Grandparents - how absolutely fitting to me!