Just a quick post today to share a couple of pictures of this book and to announce the winner of last week's Echo Park "Note to Self" blog hop.
Last year, a wonderful young man we knew sadly died after a very brave battle with cancer. I wanted to create a special book where people could share their favorite memories of him. DEFINITELY a Memory Book - not a Memorial Book.
I printed out all the messages posted to a Facebook site created for his friends to share their favorite memories. I was also given some additional photos, a favorite song-list and other very personal memory items I also added in
I also left plenty of blank pages at the memorial service that people could take away and complete, along with an address for returning so I could add them to the book. Many people also shared their favorite memory in the book on the day of the service.
To create the book itself I used A5 white paper pads from the dollar store and punched holes in the pages using a cardboard template I made from one of the pad covers as a guide. I used the 7Gypsies rubber binding rings to bind the book as they offer plenty of room to add more pages.
I kept the front page decoration simple with some Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934 Chipboard, some Thickers and a couple of older rubons I found in my stash. I was very pleased to be able to contribute in some small part to making sure Jeremy's wonderful legacy is always remembered.
Echo Park Winner
Last week you had the chance to win an Echo Park Collection Pack by commenting on my Echo Park Blog Hop Post.
Make sure to become a follower of my Facebook Page so you can find out when the next one is!
The winner of the Echo Park Collection of their choosing is Nicole Doiron:
Nicole - please email me here to find out how you can claim your prize.