Last year my mom sent me home with a few keepsakes – her wedding dress and a giant scrap book of my first paintings, drawings, letters etc. It is something that I am so thankful to her for keeping all those years. I wanted to do something similar for Jensen because, like so many other kids in pre-school/kindergarden etc., he has SO many crafts that he has made here and at day home. I was struggling to find something that would hold everything, and still be nice-ish to look at. I have a giant binder with page protectors (pictured below completely over flowing!) that I had been putting his art in and then it dawned on me….I can still keep all of the crafts but instead of lugging out a giant book every time, I can utilize something smaller…and that’s when Artifact Uprising came to mind. A company that I love and support whole heartedly. So, you may remember me posting a photo a couple weeks ago of me scanning EVERYTHING lol…I added all his scan art into a folder and uploaded that into Artifact Uprising’s super easy program. I ordered the 8.5×11 Vertical – Large Soft Cover Book ($62 total after adding a few extra pages) and a week later, it came in the mail…. I LOVE it….LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it! Although next time, I think I will photograph some of his larger pieces as they didn’t scan very well but hey, we all learn! I also ordered one of their Colorado Beetle Kill Wooden Boxes ($95 and worth every penny) to hold all the art books (around 5 I am guessing) that I will be making (one per year). I am still keeping the originals in his binder but he has a few pieces that are falling apart and I love that I can still keep them forever in this book :)
Another reason why this is such a great idea, is if anything were to happen to the book, I could just re-order since it will always be in my Artifact account :)
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