For these memory books, I like to grab art sketch books. They work great for me because the pages inside are thick and the outside covers are a good surface for customizing your book. You can glue, stamp, and sticker without the paper going flimsy on you. This is a middle sized 8x5in art book that I picked up at a local craft store.
Mix and Match with My Mind's Eye, K & Company, Colorbok, and My Little Shoebox Stickers.
I dug through my older papers and snagged some vintage K&Company paper for this cover. Of course I have office tabs all over this book. I love love love office tabs! I used October Afternoon, Basic Gray, & 7 Gypsies tabs.
I love this Glitz Design Vintage sticker for the bottom. My sentiments exactly!
Here is a peek at the inside of the book. I love these books because I don't feel bad just 'slapping them together'. There are a lot of other projects that I spend so much time deciding layout, embellishments, color scheme. This kind of book is a great change of pace. I allow myself to let go of worrying about the design and focus on the sweet little things I'm wanting to keep in them.
A page for free song downloads. I love free stuff. Ask anyone who knows me. Big fan!
An adorable card from my friend Eric in San Francisco when I went out there for a visit. Love this!
A sweet post card from my Dutch daughter Myke. Miss you sweetie!! xoxo
And an adorable note from Myke as well. I have little cards and notes from all of my 'kids' in this particular book.
I wish I had started doing this years ago, but I'm glad I started at all. This is such an easy way to archive things that are meaningful to you now. Imagine how meaningful they will be years from now...
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