thank you so much for your lovely comments.
i appreciate each and everyone of them.
and i get the sense you all are loving this pre-made Memory File Album as much as I am.
and speaking of such...
did you see today's Heidi Swapp Create to Remember episode?
it's the one where Heidi shares several of her currently available pre made albums...
and she explores one i made for the Michaels 101 Ideas.
i adore the possiblities of these albums as one can jump in and explore the possiblities.
i especially adore the part where she reminds you that you can go at your own pace to work on these larger album projects.
so today i share week 6 of the Memory File Album Adventure.
and this part belongs to Maridette.
my favorite of all her prompts was the very first page where she manipulates a mini file folder to open up three different ways. i loved it. and am going to employ that technique again.
her pages were to answer 'what inspires you?'.
and so i began mine with life.
i am inspired right now to make that life of mine a life of memories for myself and my family.
and so this page is one to remind me to do just that.
make inspiration happen all around me all the time.
that said...i did share some happy places in my life that inspire my heart and mind for all things pretty.
inside the mini file folder i shared several photos i have of dear lizzie's in utah that I must go to visit anytime i am in the area.
sigh...it is so full of wonderful sights and sounds and causes my head to spin with ideas and inspiration.
one truly needs one of those kind of places in their life to uplift them and make them happy and ignite creativity.
i also added a screen shot of my pinterest boards...
i mean because let's face it...
that is pure inspiration everytime you click on that site.
i love my personal collection of ideas and inspiration found on that cyber bulletin board.
i placed the photo inside a vellum pocket that i made for the page.
and then i decorated the outside of the pocket with colors and embellishments that were thematic for the rest of these particular pages.
i do have a local place to go that makes me very happy.
it is a little trip about 45 minutes north of me called The Barn.
and then a new cluster of shops are in the same place called The Emporium.
these shops provide me with a little get away every so often to clear my mind and look at what other people are creating and making happen in their life and, again, inspire me with some beauty.
i took a photo of a few of my all time favorite magazines that ALWAYS. inspire me.
they include The Artful Blogger.
and Somerset Life.
not only do these beautifully rendered magazines provide me with gorgeous photography and creativity...
but the articles always cause me to think and ponder.
these magazines are special treats in my life and truly do inspire me.
oh...and i forgot Where Women Create.
the stories and articles in that periodical always speak into right where i am.
i think that may be a post in and of itself.
and i am going to unabashedly drop a name here...Jo Packham.
met her at SNAP this spring.
what a wonderful, warm, and amazing woman.
so blessed to meet her and fall under her spell for a bit.
one of Maridette's prompts included a pocket made from the last two pages of her assignment.
i. love. this.
i am always needing places to stick magazine articles or photos or even lists of ideas.
this was a great idea and i just adore the continued interactiveness of this album the team is creating.
hopefully you can tell...
i have been super motivated by this adventure Heidi started 8 weeks ago.
but i want to share this with you...
no pressure if you are not to the week you think you should be.
enjoy this journey.
the prompts are not going away.
there will always be access to them and available to you as you have time to yourself to enjoy.
so please do not put any unneeded pressure on yourself in this creative journey.
enjoy the inspiration.
and make it pretty.