Friday, September 23, 2011

KinderStampO- A Pocket Full Of Memories Blog Hop

Welcome to Funky Cards
A Pocket Full of Memories
Blog Hop
September 24rd-September 25th
Today's blog hop is being hosted by Jess at KinderStampO.
Our wonderful sponsors include:
 PSA Essentials- $85 prize
Helmar- Zap Dot Gift Set
Lindy's Stamp Gang- Gift Set
 PYMII- Can of Preserve Your Memories II 

To be eligible to win any of the prizes being offered by our
sponsors today, you must leave a comment on each of the
blog stops!! If you arrived here from Corri's blog you are in 
the right place, if not head back over to Jess' blog so that you don't miss any of the wonderful projects today. As you know by now, the theme for today is mini albums and pockets! 

I designed and created a mini album for my mom with
pictures and memories all about ME! She asked
me to do this for her. She really wanted a mini album of
photos of me when I was just a little girl.
Here is how the project started.
I pre-cut the pages before I design 
them so I know how much space I will have.
All the pages follow a similar color scheme- pink, black and white.  I prefer this with an album of this length.
The embellishments change on each page.
The background of the paper was stamped before it was
Each page has at least one picture, black ribbon, and an embellishment.
On each birthday page, there is a flower to represent the number of years I am celebrating.  So this page has one flower.
Using twine with buttons gives a project added dimension.
Turning two, so this page has two flowers:)
Try putting the ribbon over the photo for a different look.
Three flowers for a three year old.
The background paper is embossed with many different folders.
All the  letters for this project were cut from the 
Kate's ABC's Cricut cartridge.
Finally four, so four flowers for me:)
The "Pocket full of memories" for my mom holds a tag that I made her that says "I Love my mom."  It also holds wallet size school pictures.  This was a really fun album to make.  
I love how it turned out and so does my mom!!!  I hope I have inspired you to make one:)  Maybe you can work together with your mom!!

I would like to thank my wonderful and amazing sponsor, Melin, from  I am offering a $10.00 gift voucher to one lucky winner!!!
To be eligible for this prize, become a follower of my blog and leave me a comment letting me know one of your favorite childhood memories:)  I will use Random Organizer to choose a winner.  Please leave me a way to contact you. 

Now it is time to hop over to the incredibly talented Pam's blog to see what memories she is sharing today.  You won't want to miss what she has created:)  Thank you for stopping by.


  1. Great project! I know your Mom will love it!

  2. This came out super great job!
    DIANA L.

  3. Love the album, Great job. One of my fav. memeories as a a child was making mud pies in the back yard and expecting my dad to actually eat them. I guess since I would eat some while making them...loved the smell of wet dirt. Think I still do...LOL!!! Best times, were when I was a small child.... TFS!

  4. Hi sweetie!! LOVE YOUR ALBUM.

    I have a question for you -- aren't you following me today on the Disney Pixar blog hop? Came here looking for your post to be sure my link was right?


    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

  5. Lovely album. Such a great thing to give to mom =)

    Hugs from Lilli =)

  6. love your mini! going to make a brag book for both sets of grandparents.. for christmas.

    just became your follower..

    michelesscrapycreations35 at yahoo dot com

  7. Love, love the album and your mom will also, you are such a delight to do a hop with and so talented. TFS

  8. Madison!! I love your album it is sooo wonderful. Thank you for sharing!
    Shelldian at hotmail dot com

  9. You are so talented, first time to your blog, first love the album but I also took a peek at your woody pillow, great job.

  10. Very Beautiful pocket album love the colors and the embossed look is so great, the little girl so sweet what great memories. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

  11. Aww Madison I love your Mini! and you were such an adorable baby...awww. Very Pretty!
    Quilled Hugs,
    Linda K.

  12. Such a gorgeous album! I bet it made your mom cry! :)

    ~Vanessa W

  13. I love how you kept everything uniform in color, how you used different embossing and the flower idea is great. I think you should add to it up to present times...don't just stop at 4! You might have to use mini flower brads for flowers :D Great job on your mini album...I love it and I bet your Mom did too. Thank You for sharing in the hop.
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

  14. Comment #2 I forgot childhood memories...We usually went to Lake Michigan for a picnic for our family activity. We went to a park called Tunnel Park...from the picnic area there was a tunnel through the sand dune to get to the lake and it was fun to make noises in the tunnel because it echoed :D
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

  15. I forgot to say my favorite childhood memory! I come from a very large family of 9 children, one day as we all sat around the dinner table, music playing in the old song: Cecilia! My little brother starts tapping his knuckles (drummer), others started tapping their feet and drumming their fingernails. We all looked up at each other and broke out in song! My mom & dad laughed their heads off! It was hilarious!

    ~Vanessa W
    baboo7192 @

  16. Such a fun little album!! I have a new grand-daughter and would love to start one of these for her first year!

  17. I like the idea you chose for your mini. A nice way to chronicle the years of a young girl.
    My fav childhood memory? Running through the neighbor with all the playmates!!

    KristaInMN at gmail dot com

  18. Great album. Love the colors. Thanks for sharing.

  19. What a great album - a super idea! I'd say any favorite memory had to do with spending time with my grandparents...they always made life wonderful!

    Patti Ross

  20. Awwww, so beautiful. Love the name tabs! Great job.

  21. WOW! How creative! Love this album what a great Grammie gift! ;)
    Thanks for sharing!

  22. I love this mini!! What an adorable baby you were. Fav memory... We spent a lot of time with grandparents on my moms side. They lived in a small town in western Kansas. Good memories with them.

  23. Sweet album! Wonderful gift - love the pocket for school pictures! thanks for sharing!

  24. Cute album, great job.
    cstephenson at q dot com

  25. Cute album! Thanks for sharing!
    shellyliabraaten at gmail dot com

  26. What a wonderful memory you have mad, love how you did the name, it is just awesome, and I bet Mom loved it, I know I would...

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

    Jess B.



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