I made this special Anniversary Memory Book for very special friends.
This black paper was hand made by a local artisan who no longer does this, but it is beautiful and has silver embossments. I made the flowers with coffee filters and put red stickles on the edges. Pearl sprays, white feathers
and tons of fibers and ribbons,
which I love!
I save or make all kinds of little trinkets all the time, like the hearts - I found an easy pattern using embroidery floss, which I have a ton of from a garage sale, and of course, while I do not embroider, I figured, " might need these for something!" These are of course crocheted! I made them about a year ago and they've been waiting for a project! A pearl in the middle and - pretty darn cute! Two small, one large!
I made tag pockets throughout the project on each page, photos or journaling can be added!
I also love recycling toilet paper tubes for pockets in small scrap book albums. The are easy peasy to make, cover, embellish and the perfect size for a tag!
This page came out adorable! The little watch is a broken Christmas ornament which I covered with a nice clock face, adhered to a pocket, with tags "forgotten memories" and "key to the past" with another pocket!
Next two pages are a map of the US - right side, both growing up on the East coast, the tags outside the pocket are "family" near Pennsylvania where she was born, and a "Cleveland Indians" logo near where he was born in Ohio. The Home Sweet Home and a crocheted "Monarch" Butterfly on the left side where they now reside on the West Coast in Pacific Grove - the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary.
Another toilet paper tube, covered, embellished and used for tags. Such an easy way to add both decorations and tags.
My favorite two pages. I used old dictionary printed paper and all of the words relivent to their lives I highlighted, "memory," "love," "family," ...
added wild roses and green bead strands, pockets stuffed with tags and a person sentiment from us.
This couple is very special to us, and our wish for their anniversary is they live
"HAPPILY EVER AFTER!"
Thanks for taking a peek at my special Anniversary Scrapbook!