Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Memory Book

The Dollar Spot at Target is a great place to find good stuff to stamp on (pink one shown under mine). Stacy found some little photo albums so between us we cleaned them out. Last Saturday was the Memory Book workshop and it was lots of fun. We took the books apart and recovered the front and back. Then we stamped the pages and added background paper to match. Everyone's books turned out really cute!

There were a variety of ways these books could be used. I have a very hard time getting personal layouts done. This is partly due to having 5 kids and partly because my "office" is in my bedroom closet. It's a little bit difficult to spread out and really scrapbook the right way. Anyway, I made this little book as a recap of 2007. I chose pictures from my digital camera and printed everything in wallet size. Then I divided them up into topics like vacations, foster kids, birthdays, etc. I received a cool punch for Christmas so I used it to make the tabs. My book was made using the Good Times paper pack with some coordinating stamps. One element that I repeated was the checklist stamp. It gave me an easy journaling place. Since the book is small I had to have a way that would keep it short and sweet.

Stay tuned...more artwork posted soon!
You are Close to My Heart,


stampmonkey said...

What a cute idea, Yvonne! And your album is really fun!


Sherry said...

Love your album!! OK, see, now I need to go down to my Target and find some of these albums.. they didn't have them a few weeks ago! Very very cute! TFS! :O)

Stacey said...

What a GREAT idea!!
I didn't stop by Target yesterday DARN IT!! :) I have to go back that way within a week or so, so I hope they still have some then.
Thanks for the great idea!!!

Tammy H. said...

Stacey...I'm gonna beat you to Target! I LOVED the books that my daughter and I made (especially mine!) and want to make about 10 more. Super fun and super easy (once you got those random pages thought out.) Thanks, Yvonne!

Marie said...

Yvonne I made it and I know my daughter will want it so I am going to Target too. I loved the work shop. I don't know what I would do if you wasnt such a good helper on any thing I make. Keep up the good ideas. LOL Marie

Beeezy said...

Great idea as always, Yvonne! Wish I'd been there!