Friday, June 5, 2009

Keeping Memories

It's hard to believe that just a week ago we were in the car and on our way to Sharon Springs, NY to visit Dr. Brent and Josh. It was a wonderful trip with lasting memories.

In this day of digital pictures, it's not essential to 'print' your photos any longer. You can create on line photo albums or just maintain photo files on your computer. Yet, what would a vacation be without sharing your experience with others? (I'm sure someone has bored you to tears with their stacks of vacation photos, right?)

I decided to be a bit 'crafty' and use the best of the best from the numerous pictures taken at the farm to create small memory books. The books themselves are available through the Martha Stewart Create line at Wal-Mart.

The books are hard covered 14 page mini-albums to store treasured photos or make small scrapbooks. I used the enclosure cards from previous soap orders as labels for the front of the book. They were the perfect size. A bit of trimming and a few pieces of double sided poster tape was all it took to create attractive labels. For a finishing touch, I'll add photo corners to the pictures.

Creating memory books... it's a good thing. (to coin a phrase...)


Will said...

These look fantastic. I had no idea these books were at Walmart.

mike said...

These look fantastic! What a nice memento - love the label "used again". Great idea. I didn't know you bought these books at Walmart - you're holding out on us!

Thanks for sharing your craftiness!

Brent said...

Hi, Kenn
These are so cool!

Elaine said...

I still prefer photo albums over the digital albums any day. Those are very pretty!


Kenn, these are lovely! Nicely done!