Saturday, September 24, 2011

A Pocket Full of Memories Blog Hop Sept 24-25

Hello Fall!!!! I love you so much. I love the colors of fall, the crisp air and the holiday seasons that are coming along from Halloween to Christmas, how fun. Today if you came by my blog to see my project I am so blessed and if you came by to do the hop with Jess from KinderStampo, thank you and I hope you add me as your friend and come back often, you should have arrived from Madison's Funky Cards Blog if you are hopping in the right direction but remember you can always start at the beginning by going to KinderStampo Blog.




We challenged to make albums using pockets and I am always up for a challenge (thanks Jess). I used 5 pages from the Melissa Frances book with pockets. It is really a 10 page book but I only used 5. I used the Recollections Autumn Collection that I bought last year at Michael's on the clearance rack for 80% off, you can't beat that.

See how the tags come out of the pocket holders. I tried to make each one interactive and even added a few extra hidden compartments.
Like this one, on one sheet of the paper was the Thanksgiving Dinner menu, of course it was a must to add but because my pockets were only a little over 4" wide I had to fold it in thirds and used this fun clip to hold it together. See how it is when it is folded out. I can add our Thanksgiving menu to it when the time is right and maybe even a few of our favorite family recipes.

Some of our Family Traditions is having a house full of family and friends come for the day but usually it is like a 4 to 5 day celebration. I thought I would have a page with some our favorite things we do like games, going to the park, etc along with a list of everyone's names and address - just so it would be more of a keepsake book then anything else.

One of our Family Traditions is we always go around our tables (because we have so many guest we have multiple tables) and tell what we are most thankful for. I am planning to have them right their thanksgivings in my book this year. Isn't that an awesome idea.
All of the tabs have some kind of three dimensional decoration on them, I like this one the best and use it all of the time.

Another thing my husband and I have done now for the last 15 years is give our children, grandchildren and friends a special ornament at Thanksgiving. We try to buy an ornament that commemorates an event that they did that year, we also try to find one that would be a first that they ever did so it would mean more. For instant we have two of grandchildren that just started karate so that might be a possibility for their special ornament this year. Of course I will have to now document them this year in my cool little pocket album that I made.

Here is the front side of my pocket inserts.

And here are the back of my pocket inserts. I hope you enjoyed my "Family Traditions" Pocket Album and that you are inspired to try to make one for you and your family. I hope you continue on the hop by going to Sandra's 365 Days of Cricut and see her fabulous Pocket Album, she is so talented and I am sure you will be inspired by her also. Remember to start the hop with KinderStampo there will be lots of inspiration, tutorials and giveaways along the way. I know that KinderStampo has 4 sponsors: PSA Essentials, PYMII, Helmar, and Lindy's Stamp Gang and you wouldn't want to miss out on that. Again, I would love for you to leave a comment and follow my blog if you are inspired to do so.

28 comments:

  1. Great mini, love all the pockets. TFS!

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  2. Ohhh this is so cool =) Wonderful idea =)

    Hugs from Lilli =)

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  3. love love this mini! what a wonderful idea! I may have to start a few tradions such as oranments that is an awesome idea!

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  4. Pam!! I LOVE your mini album so much. Everything you make is soooo perfect!
    Shelley
    Shelldian at hotmail dot com

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  5. love all the little embellishments good job

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  6. What a great pocket album love the soft colors and each page is so beautiful love the embelishment great job. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win,
    abbraddock@msn.com

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  7. Hi Pam, Your mini is such a beauty. Love the colors you used. Happy to come by again after a long time. Stay well!

    Quilled Hugs,
    Linda

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  8. Great job, Pam! Super cute album!

    ~Vanessa W

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  9. Beautiful job on your mini! I like how your thick tabs are along the edges and the book is flat. So many good ideas. For the ornaments you could make some for your guests. Thank You for sharing in the hop.
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

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  10. Love this! Especially like the menu page as it's fun to look back on your traditional holiday meals and see what all the favorites were!

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  11. A lovely album. I like this size and shape. Your papers are cheerful and I like the tab feature.

    KristaInMN at gmail dot com

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  12. Love your album. Adorable. Thanks for sharing.
    Patti
    lilbitee1971@hotmail.com
    www.shortnscrappy.com

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  13. Beautiful - love family traditions and how important to keep track of them all for future generations!


    Patti Ross
    rossfam@wildblue.net
    www.pattilynncreations.blogspot.com

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  14. What a great job, everyone is doing so awesome, now i have uhmmm, what million minis to work on - lol, thanks.
    www.inspired-by-scrapping.blogspot.com

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  15. Awesome! Love the ideal and the pull tabs

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  16. Great album, I love love the way you did your tags!
    Thanks for sharing!
    LoriM
    Lnails300@columbus.rr.com

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  17. Very nice!!! So many lovely projects on this hop. chefl@swbell.net

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  18. Wonderful mini album ! Love your idea !

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  19. What a great family mini album! thanks for sharing!

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  20. Awesome album. I too love Fall for the same reasons you listed. Thanks for the inspiration to try a album.
    cstephenson at q dot com

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  21. Very cute album! Thank you for sharing!
    Shelly
    shellyliabraaten at gmail dot com

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  22. Outstanding, love your mini, so neat and so much space, love the PP's you girls rock, TFS
    picnic-mommadid.blogspot.com

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  23. Great mini album love the scarecrow!!!

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  24. this is a great little mini... I love it.

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  25. finally able to leave a comment. Even thought the hop is over just wanted to say that I love your album. TFS

    Jess B.
    thatzuneek@gmail.com

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  26. Cool and brilliant idea. This pocket insert is so unique. Now I have another great idea on a mini. Thanks for the share.

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