Thursday, April 7, 2011

A Memory Book and a Free Vintage Image

Hi Everyone!
How's your week going? It's been a little hectic around here this week. My DFI is back in the hospital. Hopefully, it will only be a short stay this time but it puts a kink in our normal schedule.

Trevor has returned from his Fort McCoy stay. He has just a little over 2 weeks before he deploys to Afghanistan. Saturday, he's having a little gathering for all his friends at a local tavern. I'm sure it will be an interesting event. lol

I decided that I'd make him a little memory book to take with him. I'm hoping that when he gets homesick, it will bring him a little comfort. I thought I'd make it in the same way I did the kid's Disney memory books, except this time I didn't leave the pockets between the pages. With the zigzag format I thought he could set it up somewhere, a shelf, a trunk, or even a bucket. I also made a little box that he could store it in. Anyway, I'm really happy with the results and I hope that he likes it.

I'm really enjoying making these little memory books. I think I'll have to make a few for Christmas presents.. lol

Spring is showing its head around here. I noticed today that the Ornamental Pear tree has blossoms and the Lilacs are waking up. We don't have any Cherry blossoms yet. I'm looking forward to seeing them, because we usually have our last frost when they're open and I'm so ready for the cold, gloomy weather to go away.

Do you have a favorite spring flower? I must say that Jonquils, Lilacs and Pansies are my favorites. I thought I'd share a pretty Pansy image with you today. They always seem to be so bright and cheery to me. I think they're always good for a smile. :) Make sure you click on it before you save it.

Have a great week, plumb full of smiles!


  1. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [08 Apr 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  2. Oh, thank you! My mother loves pansies. This will be on her Mothers Day card this year!

  3. Oooh Peggy, love your memory book and matching box and I'm sure he will love it too! Thanks for the freebie! I too love pansies, they are always so sweet looking! Enjoy your weekend! HUGS!

  4. Oh my gosh, sis! Your book is fabulous and I know Trev is going to cherish it not only when he's so far away from home, but for his entire life. Look at you go!!! I love that you're scrapbooking! Can you see this smile plastered across my face? LOL! Fabulous detailing and layouts! You're so talented with everything you touch!
    lots of love!

  5. Hi Peggy, the memory book is beautiful, well done, I know he'll appreciate it when he's missing home!

  6. Peggy, you did a beautiful job on your album, I am sure Trevor will appreciate this album you made for him. all the embellishments you used add the perfect touch to your album. I am a mom of a soldier who is in the Army. Thank you to him for serving and protecting us.

  7. Oh Peggy, I don't know where I've BEEN! This Memory Book is so amazing and the perfect gift for your son. What a treasure and so is he. A million thank you's for his service. And thank you for the gorgeous freebie too! xxD


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