This next project has been over a year? in the making. The memory binder was was originally designed by Janet Hopkins. I wasn’t able to find it on Scrapbook.com where I originally ordered it, but Janet has instruction for making your own (which I have also done) as well as the binder mechanisms available in her Etsy shop here.
When I say that the idea started quite a while ago, I mean really a while ago. The date on the tag says 2009-which is when I originally decorated the outside of the binder. I had to change it to 2010. And since it’s October, I barely made that! I used a Jenni Bowlin butterfly and JB paper on the front cover and sheet music on the back cover (not shown).
The journal itself documents our weekend back to Illinois to visit my parents and visit our favorite pumpkin patch for cider donuts and apples.
I used things that I found around my studio for decorations on the cover. The metal plate is from Making Memories and the blue felt letters are from American Crafts. The wallpaper heart is from a Jenni Bowlin junque box. I found the orangeade cap at my local antique store.
Some Tim Holtz trinkets hang from the spine.
I had to use these Elle’s Studio flashcards on the inside cover.
This paper is double sided, so I cut the page a little wide and then folded it back over.
I love Fall.
I also love seeing so many Mums in so many colors all at one time.
The 10th of October.
My Mom and I…and Ralph.
Family photo! I love capturing our family as we are right at this moment.
I had a flattened penny from several years ago that Elizabeth made-it just happened to turn up in my studio right around the time that I was creating the album, so I used it.
Family tradition. Seeing how tall everyone is every year.
Pointing at the beautiful sunset. That I can never seem to capture with the camera what I see with my eye.
Hope you enjoyed day 2 of Project Week! More coming tomorrow!