Making a Memory Book for Shelli with This & That

I wanted to share with you today a cool project using the Stampin’ Up! This and That journal that was made as a gift last week for Shelli Gardner by the Founder’s Circle attendees. Since I’m pretty sure she doesn’t read my blog and I’m guessing she got our gift already anyway, it should be safe to share a bunch of pictures.

So, the backstory is – Shelli was in a horseback riding accident a month ago and suffered major injuries (fractured wrist, pelvis, and clavicle).  She has months of healing and rehabilitations and because of that, she wasn’t able to join us at Founder’s Circle as she does each year.  Everyone attending was sad she couldn’t make it but wanted her to know that we were thinking of her, so someone suggested we put together a book for her.  Patty Bennett offered to bring This and That journals and Sharon Armstrong took over gathering notes and printing photos to put in the book.

This is the fabulous Miss Sharon with the finished book.  So cute!

Now, I have a This & That journal… I even took it with me on a trip one time.  But I was so used to scrapbooking by having to have the photos to start with, that I was really challenging myself to figure out using my book.  If you haven’t seen it, this is what a journal looks like:

The outside:


The inside (and a bunch of the Epic Day This & That suite):

But look at how pretty it gets when you add cards, notes, and photos!  Even without getting fancy with embellishments and tape –

I love that quote!

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass.  It’s about learning to dance in the rain.

I also really loved this quote too.  It was so perfect for Shelli!

She not only saw the light at the end of the tunnel, she became that light for others.

And as for the pictures, they are fun because if you look closely, you will notice that Shelli is in each one!  Ha ha! 

Sharon printed out a picture of Shelli’s head and put it on a popsicle stick so we could all take our picture with her.  Too much fun!

So, I hope that gives you some new ideas for creating with your journals as well as a neat idea for sending a little sunshine to someone you love.  It doesn’t have to be fancy or over the top… it can be as simple as a note, a card, and a couple pictures; and you have something special and meaningful.

If you want to make your own journal like this, you can see more ideas and supplies online here:

 This and That Journal & Accessories


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