Thursday, June 23, 2011

Graduation Book of Memories

Sorry guys--I've been so busy working on my son's Memory Book that I haven't had a moment to blog.  But I've just finished it for his birthday and I'll be posting more on that hopefully this weekend.  In the meantime, I wanted to show you another version of a Memory Book that I created for my niece Emily's recent graduation.  If you like the idea of having a book filled with memories people write for your child, this is a great (& simple) way to do it. 

I bought an 8x8 album (already covered in faux fur) -- I covered the inside covers with scrapbook paper, added glittered chipboard letters to the front with the Ultimate Glue, and some photo corners & acetate for her picture, and added some picture pockets inside in addition to the 8x8 pages.  Then, I found these great 4x6 cards at Michaels along with some coasters & a luggage tag -- all in the dollar bins (plus I used a coupon!).  I used the luggage tag to make her a bookmark.  The 4x6 cards were for friends & family to write their memories of Emily on--then they were added to the picture pockets, and pictures were added to the photo pages as well.  My sister set these cards out at her party and asked those that attended to write a memory/congratulatory wishes on the cards, and added them to her book.  Some family members had already added a few pages, such as our family.  Some of the 8x8 pages were also used as collages and such.  I also changed the plain white pages to decorative scrapbook papers in matching color themes --some of the 8x8 pages can also become pockets for cards/memorabilia she'd like to keep as well.

I have to give a BIG shout out to my hubby who photographed my niece for her Senior pictures.  He did an amazing job!  If you'd like to see more of his work (including the Blue Angels), you can check out his new Facebook (FB) Page - C U Smile Production.  You'll need to be logged into FB to get the link, or you can type CUSmileProduction in the search feature for FB.  I can't wait for him to take Cody's Senior/Grad pictures!

Grad Card matching papers & fibers in book.

I hope this inspires you to create a memory book for your loved one. 
Have a lovely day!  Lisa


  1. Lisa, this is such a wonderful way to capture fun memories! What a sweet Aunt you are!

  2. dearest Lisa,
    this is a marvelous book too. She is so lucky to have an aunt who cares so much! You should go for it and let your son do scuba when you feel hes old enough. I have always loved snorkling and scuba that would be out of this world! take care, gerri


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