Sunday, July 3, 2011

Summer Mini Albums at Lasting Memories- a BLOG HOP with CANDY!!

This week at Lasting Memories, our challenge theme is "Summer Mini Albums". For my assignment, I decide to make a record book of all the crazy fun I have with my kiddos during Summer Vacation. By far my favorite time of the year, I am a big believer in busy kids=happy kids. I have never once heard the dreaded, "mom, I'm bored" from either of my kiddos, and really hope it stays that way! Every day we eat our breakfast, get dressed and head off to our adventure with picnic lunch in hand. Whether it's the state park for a swim, a stop at the library to pick up some new books or a hike in the woods, there is always free fun to be had! Here's what I came up with to record our memories this summer:

My mini album is made out of time cards (you can get these for a steal- $8 for a package of 150 cards, share with your friends!). I printed "time for summer" on one card, added the dates to the others, stacked and punched 2 wholes through the stack with my handy-dandy Crop-a-Dile (I LOVE how it will punch through 10 thick time cards at once!). Threaded a fun orange ribbon through to attach them all and an album was made! Here are two of my inside pages:

I added a "Summer To Do List" for us to check off our favorite activities- have to make sure we see a movie at the Drive-In, and have to pick strawberries!! I'll write in something fun we did each day, add little embellies here and there to dress it up, and I'll try and print teensie-weensie photos to add in too!

Now besides my cute little album, there are a TON of fun albums to inspire you over at Lasting Memories, so please hop on over there. There is a grand prize of delicious BLOG CANDY for one lucky person who visits ALL the DT blogs and comments on each!! 

Oh, and I mentioned candy too...I have a sample of summertime papers from the Tahiti Beach Stack, all 6.5x4.5, perfect for your own summer mini-album!! 

If you'd like a chance to win, here's what you need to do:
1-visit all the Lasting Memories DT blogs and leave a comment
2-link up your own Summer Mini Album this week at Lasting Memories
3-leave a comment HERE telling me you've completed 1 and 2

Have fun blog hopping, can't wait to see what you create!! =) T

"Time for Summer" Mini Album is for the following challenges:
-Lasting Memories summer mini album
-Secret Crafter here comes summer
-Sweet Stampin' something unusual
-Paper Play anything but a card


  1. Oh my gosh this is such a wonderful idea! I just love it!! So great! We just did some of those fun things over the last few days... Library, Run through the sprinkler.. saw Cars 2 (not exactly FREE) :-)... Hiked a walking trail. so far so good with the kiddos no bored. Wonderful album Tiffany!!

  2. what a fantastic idea! i may have to lift this in the near future!

  3. What a great idea!!!! How fun!

  4. I LOVE this idea!!! I may have to steal it sometime. Great job!

  5. What a great idea!! I love this mini album!!

  6. Thanks for joining our "Here comes Summer" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE this week :)

    Hugs Jane x

  7. What a fun mini! I linked my mini to the Lasting Memories blog and will comment there once I am done 'blog hopping'. Loving all these wonderful mini's!

  8. Hey Tiffany, did you notice we used the same font? Awesome mini!

  9. I really love the idea behind this. What a creative way to keep those summer memories!!

  10. Fabulous! Have a lovely Summer. Our kids finish in two weeks for the summer break. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this time xx Jenny xx

  11. This is great, have to copy this idea and when my two granddaughters come for their hols they can make their own Summer Record Books. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Hugs Shirley x x

  12. Fantastic idea & good for you finding all that free fun for the kids. You don't need a fortune to have fun! Love it.

    Thanks so much for playing along with our Sweet Stampin challenge x

  13. Wow, crazy what you came up with for the album. Who woulda thunk? Great job.


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