Eli-isms: A Project Life Mini Album

My 5 year old is quite a character. He is, as we like to call him, the spice in our family. And the things he comes up with?? So funny and frustrating. I have been saving little tidbits of conversations with him for a while. Probably since Norah was born, which is just over 7 months. I wanted a place to keep them all and the quickest way to do that was with a Project Life Mini Album. I got the Bridgeport Edition (you can only get it on Amazon.com in the States (Which I ordered and then drove down across the border to get!)) I added 4×6 Project Life Grid cards, tidbits of scrapbooking paper from my scraps pile, Washi tape from Michael’s & other various spots and Remarks & Thickers from American Crafts.

I didn’t put all the pages (but close!) I was so happy to have this completed! To use the Grid Cards I just made them in Photoshop as a 4×6 picture and added my text (copy and pasted straight from my Facebook status’) and some of them I added some Rhonna Farrer brushes on the side and some I left plain.

This page has two of my favorites conversations on it!

When I showed it to him, his first question… “Can I sleep with it?” All my kids love to look at it. And my older two (who I also got mini albums & childhood mini kits for) were a bit more motivated to complete the ones they started. (They are old enough to spell and do all that so they were working on them in the summer on their own.)

I love that despite being busy with my littles I could complete this. I did it in spurts during nap time and sometimes at night after the kids were in bed. Love this little goofy man of mine.


  • September 11, 2013 - 1:43 pm

    Christal - Rhonda that is beautiful and what a keepsake for him!! We love Eli and all his awesomeness:)

  • September 12, 2013 - 3:14 pm

    The Raymond Kristin - Wow – this was a lot of fun to read.
    He made me laugh out loud. Go Eli!

  • September 12, 2013 - 7:45 pm

    Chris - This is one of the best things I have ever seen! You did an amazing job, I just can’t tell you how much I adore it. I do incorporate “isms” into our PL book, but this is just fabulous!

  • September 12, 2013 - 8:49 pm

    Heather - This is so awesome, Rhonda!!! So great to have these written down. He is such a character! I love when you share them on FB.

  • September 12, 2013 - 8:58 pm

    Kelly - Awesome idea! I love it! I have an Eli as well and he has a lot of Eli-isms. This has given me inspiration! Thank you.

  • September 13, 2013 - 4:58 am

    Ashley McFarland - I love the part about chests…and you saying “uh…no” 🙂 That made me giggle! Great job on the album – something to cherish for years to come! I wish I would’ve done this with my nephew but it just gives me more motivation to do it for my son (he’s only 1 so only say a handful of words) but we’ve got to start somewhere! Kudos!

  • September 13, 2013 - 10:38 am

    Wendy P - What a fantastic way to document such fun quotes ans quips. I love this idea. 🙂

  • September 14, 2013 - 8:00 pm

    Carmen - Love this idea and now your famous too because of it 😉 What a wonderful job you did!