Friday, June 20, 2008

Show & Tell Friday

I'm participating in Kelli's Weekly Show & Tell.

Why don't you come on over to There's No Place Like Home to join in the fun!

This week I'd like to show you the Explosion Style Mini Memory Book that I made last summer. I had a good friend walk me through the steps to make it and it was a really fun activity. This memory book was patterned after the instructions by Sandi Genovese. You can read them here.

A couple of years ago my sister in law gave me a memory book like this one and I was really intrigued by it. It starts out looking like a ribbon tied square but when you untie the ribbon the book folds out with lots of little nooks and crannies for posting sweet memory keepsakes or photos!

I chose daisies for the outside because I knew I would be giving it as a gift to my friend Daisy. She and her husband had their first baby and they needed somewhere to put all those pictures of the new little darling. Everyone knows that the first baby gets the most photo time!

On the inside I chose coordinating yellow and purple paper for a fun background. There were places on both sides for pictures! Lots of room for cute baby photos.

I really want to know if anyone else has made these neat keepsakes and how did you use it?

As always, please leave me a comment and let me know you stopped by.



ceekay said...

Your memory book is great. I love Sandi's show. I have larger scrapbooks...just finished a huge one for our Hawaii trip! Thanks for sharing yours!

Hootin' Anni said...

You made this? Wow, that is totally impressive.

Happy Show n Tell Friday...have a great weekend. Stop by if you can find time!

Simply Heart And Home said...

Very creative! You did a wonderful job!

Barbara H. said...

What a neat idea! I hadn't made or even seen them before.

Kelli said...

What a wonderful project, Jessica! I love all the folds for holding special did a great job!

Love Bears All Things said...

I love it and think it would make a great gift for friends at Christmas. I'm going to your link right now.
Mama Bear