28 April 2011

MemoryWorks Simple Stories Destinations Blog Hop

MemoryWorks Blog Hop
Featuring... Simple Stories

Hey Everyone!! Welcome to the MemoryWorks TeamWorks FIRST blog hop of 2011!!  We are so excited to be able to share LOTS of projects today using the Simple Stories Destinations line!  So lets get started!  I have lots to share today, including inspiration, a give-away & more!

I have created two projects using the Destinations line.  They look similar in form and shape, but the contents are very different! 

The first project is a "Relationship Journey" album.  I have placed memories, thoughts, and photos of my boyfriend Matt and I in this album.  I created the whole album using the Destinations line and inserted tags and photo protectors to add elements and dimension to the book.    I have included a few photos and a video so you can see the book in action.
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Come back tomorrow to see the entire journal - I'll have a video highlighting the WHOLE thing!

Supplies list: Simple Stories: Destinations, Pink Paislee: Clear Stamps - Daily Junque, Ranger Ink and Stains, 2up page protectors (Target)

My 2nd project I'm sharing is a Travel Journal.  I created this to use on my adventures to the MemoryWorks Retreat (which takes place in June, and is open to the public).  This will be my 3rd year attending the retreat, I'm beyond excited. This year Matt is joing me and we will be driving from Fargo, ND to Salt Lake City, UT.  So there will be many memories to, at & from the retreat to document in this travel journal.

Note: This video was a quick, unedited video to show off this album and it's many layers.


This journal was simple to create, it is 6" x 8" (the size of some of the element cards) and I inserted other journal and element cards to decorate the album.  Giving me space to add photos and journal!

Supplies: Simple Stories: Destinations, Pink Paislee: Clear Stamps - Daily Junque and Soiree, American Crafts: Cardstock - Vanilla, Pink Paislee: Chalkboard Stickers - Daily Junque, Sizzix Die cut - Filmstrip, Buttons, ribbon, Lawn Fawn: Say Cheese Stamps, Cinch Binding Tool 


TRAVEL ALONG!
MemoryWorks Blog START HERE
Lacey Igo ♥ You are here 
Susan Nichols ♦ Next stop
Danielle Hunter
Sharon Hill
Sheri Feypel
Kelly Holbrook
Sarah Crawford
Sarah Jimerson
Sandy Zent
Simple Stories

Comment on one or all the blogs above for your chance to WIN a prize!!  The more blogs you comment on the better chance you have to win the GRAND PRIZE!  Our prize is a Simple Stories: Destinations kit (sponsered by none other then Simple Stories!)

BONUS:  I'll be giving out a prize to one commenter from my blog.  You will receive a knitted  Ice Cream cozy! This is the NEWEST addition to my Etsy shop! NEVER BEEN SEEN until today! And you'll be the FIRST to try it out!!  Ice cream sold separately.

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Finally! Did you know?? Simple Stories just released their FIRST mid release!!  It's amazing and it is called 100 Days of Summer!  Be sure to check out the entire line here!


Happy hopping!!
Thanks for joining us today!

54 comments:

ladyj said...

OMG!! I love that destinations journal--I might just have to scrapnap some of those ideas Juanita

Scrappejenta said...

Hopping in and I have to say: Love your great minialbum:)Have a nice scrapday!

Ms. Lucie said...

OMG Lacey- I. Love your relationship journal idea. Next year, my husband and I will celebrate 25 years of bliss! You've inspired me to make an "Our Journey" album. How cool will that be?
I already commented on your other awesome travel journal- you are so talented!

Susan Nichols said...

Lacey.. Love the relationship journal! You guys are too cute!

connie said...

love both journals! going on my first cruise this summer and this line would be great!

Cathy said...

I love your projects!!! Both of those projects would be a great way for me to "archive" our travels!

craftopia said...

Wow I am totally in love with your Journal. I can't wait to play with one of these simple stories kits myself

Danielle Hunter said...

I agree with all of the above. The relationship journal is brilliant! I'd like to do something similar with photos of hubby and me in our early years.

Sharon H. said...

LOVE your journals Lacey!!:)

Brianne Carter said...

I love the Travel Journal and how she "mixes" everything up. It looks like the finished project will be so much fun to look at over and over again! Thanks so much for the great ideas!

Veronica said...

Love your travel album. I made myself a paper bag album using lots of different "travel" theme items. Too bad it was before Destinations came out!! :-( Guess I have to make another for a friend!!

LindaB said...

You say simple but you really added the WOW factor to your album. Thanks for the inspiration!

Linda B

LynM said...

your journals are great. love the idea of having one ready to go. i usually have something like that planned then never get it done and all of a sudden am making 12x12 when I wanted something smaller.
:- ), Thanks Lacey.

Pickles said...

I'm like Ms Lucie, after 35 years of marriage bliss I may just have to scraplift and start my own!! You never cease to amaze me GF you are sooo very talented! Well off to my next stop a hopping I will go, Have a pickled pink day y'all!!

Sandy said...

Your journal turned out awesome!!

Gina H said...

What an awesome travel journal. I am going to have to get a binding tool now.

Love your work Lacey.

Kelly said...

Adorable journals, Lacey! What a great idea.

Jen said...

Both the mini albums you made are great, I can't wait to see tomorrow's blog!! I love your knit cozies (ice cream cozy!!) they are adorable. Your blogis so cute!!

mustangkayla said...

Wow! What fabulous minis!

Laurie said...

Super cute journal.

Shelley said...

Cute journals! Love the relationship one!

Katherine the Grate said...

Hope to win and use Destinations for my summer travels! Thank you for the contest.

Amber :) said...

Lacey! LOVE your projects!! I especially love how you used the black dot paper with the stripes on your album cover - so bold and dynamic! Thanks for the wonderful inspiraion...

Amber :)

PS - Don't count in me in any of the drawings - just posting to let you know how awesome you all are! ROCKSTARS...!!

Betty said...

AWESOME job on the mini album! And the ice cream cozy is too cute but needs to be way larger

Jen said...

Beautiful work as usual Lacey...thanks for sharing! I love it!

Christy said...

Great journal, very sweet.

Forest said...

Lacey, I love love love your destinations journal. I hope you bring it to retreat so we can see it in person. Great job!

Maryann said...

very cute lacey!

Kelly said...

Lacey - those albums are so cool! Love what you did - definitely worthy of scraplifting!

TFS

Jade said...

Lacey - your creations are always so inspiring and can I just say that the ice cream cozie is seriously a stroke of genius!

Lynn said...

Love how easy the travel journal looks to make. Can't wait to put one together for the summer!

Lili said...

I love your journal! I have to try the Cinch tool. I hopr it's not to difficult to use.

Lynn said...

love the journey with Matt album! your journals and mini's are always so inspiring! fun hop1

The Stacey Family said...

Love your projects with the Destination collection!!! You did a great job!

Sheri said...

Just stopping by to support my fellow teamworks members! Great job on your projects!!

Lisa said...

Awesome projects, Lacey. Love, love, LOVE the travel album!

Diana said...

LOVE the travel album! Can't wait to see the rest of those pages tomorrow.

Family Reflections said...

Awesome Blog and I love the journal...great idea to bring along to the retreat! See you then.

Erin said...

Beautiful work Lacey! Your ice cream cozy is DARLING!!!

Mariah said...

Great projects, Lacey!!

KatsKrops said...

Gotta love your journal!!! Love the fact that you thought ahead instead of creating it after the fact! You are more apt to remember some significant little details that will bring smiles in the years to come that way!! xoxo Thanks for sharing!!!

Lindsay said...

I love that you already made a journal for your trip to the MW retreat! I also love what you did with the album of you and your boyfriend. Very cute! I'm sure you to will have lots of roadtrip memories. They are some of the best memories to be made! Enjoy!

Rosann said...

I love the relationship album. I live in NY and actually thought about a cross country trip with my hubby and son to get to the retreat but i don't have the vacation time. So flying it is :)

Tammy said...

I just love the mini album journal for you and Matt! Very, very nice. Fantastic projects...as always! :)

jen t. said...

wow! i love your projects!!! the papers are fab too! i am a follwer. jen t.

Jools said...

What a cute journal! I will have to use it for inspiration.

Renee said...

Thank you for sharing your great projects! The cozy is cute, too!

Staci G said...

Lacey, thanks for the inspiration as always - love what you did with both mini-books!

recollectionalley said...

I love your Relationship Journey album. What a wonderful idea. I too think I might use this idea to journal my 27 years of marriage.

sclugo said...

Both of your projects are wonderful. Love your work!

Leisa said...

great journals!

Liz said...

Beautiful project ideas. TFS.

Liz said...

Swoon love that paper

Tracy said...

Fabulous minis!! And I love that summer line!