Memory File Scrapbooking - Sister Style

Yesterday, I had a bit of a stressful day, I was feeling really icky, so I decided to lock myself in my studio for a couple of hours and just make something because I wanted to, and I wasn't going to stop until I got my sparkle back - as I went to bed at 3am with gold stickles in my hair, I think it worked!! and here is what I made, my first dabble into Heidi Swapp's Memory File scrapping, and I LOVED them, I need more more more of these! They are fancier than a layout but less pressure than a mini album, perfect for me!

Here is the front of my folder (I used the smaller size one as I was only scrapping one photo)
I covered the front with a Kaisercraft paper (one of the best I have bought, mint and woodgrain, two of my favourite things!) and added a flower made using Sizzix / Tim Holtz's Tattered Rose die with Coffee filter paper, layered together with pinflair glue and finished with Stickles and Glass Glitter. Then my title in gold glitter thickers and October Afternoon Mini Market alphabet stickers. Here is a little close up of that rose - the pinflair really helps to give the coffee filter paper some structure, where its so thin it would just flop flat otherwise!
On the inside I used a mixture of American Crafts Dear Lizzy Papers from one of the pads I picked up in Hobbycraft the other day, the stickers are also American Crafts and the letters are some very very old ones from Sassafrass that I've been hoarding for a long long time (I still love them!)
The wood chip arrows I've covered with gold stickles (and resisted poking them to see if they were dry, how good am I! lol) I attached them with glossy accents. Here are a couple of close ups... (you can click to make them bigger)
The journaling card is one of my own and I left a little pocket behind one of the papers to tuck it into with a tiny bit of washi tape to pull it out with to see the hidden journaling. The 'Seriously?' stamp is from Pink Paislee's portfolio stamps, and I think you'll agree, it definitely fits this picture!
and the bit I know you're all waiting for, here is a close up of *that* picture, my sister and I and our fabulous fashion choices, circa 1990 - look how proud we are of those outfits! I'm wearing what appears to be a girdle (why?) while Taz is in a puffy sleeved satin number, we always were trend setters... *sigh*
I'm going to make another one for Taz this weekend, same journaling but maybe different papers to suit her style, this is one of our favourite pics so it will be nice for us both to have a fancy record of it, I will share her one once I've sent it to her.

Thank you for dropping by today!
Sarah x


  1. Gorgeous Sarah, and a perfect antidote for that stressful day.
    You made me smile all the way through......ahhh we all have those fashion faux pas's LOL!

    Claire x

  2. This is amazing Sarah, really beautiful! The picture is brilliant too!

  3. I love the look of this sort of memory keeping, and I love how you've finished it. I lurve that photo so trendy :)