This morning the Papercrafts Blog said it was "National Tell a Story Day". What a perfect day to share about our weekend! Day before yesterday, we traveled to Abilene, Kansas, to share in Mom and Dad's 50th Anniversary Celebration! What an accomplishment! Us kids (me and my brother and sister) have been VERY BUSY for about two months now...planning the event. The lunch and celebration was at the Brookville Hotel (restaurant), in Abilene. Before the lunch, we went to mom and dad's church service. After the lunch, we went to the park (with most of the relatives) and had lots of family photos taken. The photographer was great! I can't WAIT to see the photos.
During the lunch celebration, my brother shared a slide show in which we all contributed old family photos. It was a beautiful and touching presentation. Also, my Aunt Connie brought some memories to share. She brought some old photos, and some dishes that belonged to their Grandmother. It was so interesting to hear the stories behind the dishes. I think antique dishes DO tell a story. Don't you?
I made this Memory Book (mini scrapbook) (photos below) for mom and dad. I included several pages so that guests could sign the book. It was a BIG HIT at the celebration. Everyone signed the book, and several even wrote down favorite memories. And the funny thing was...I had just the right amount of space for journaling in this book. When mom and dad get their photos developed - they can glue a few of their favorite photos in this book, and viola - a mini scrapbook.
It was a wonderful day and a wonderful celebration. I was so happy to be a part of their day.
Supplies for Mini Scrapbook:
6 x 6 Blank Board Book "Create & Treasure" from C&T Publishing
Beacon's 3-in-1 Craft Glue
Prima Flower (smudged with Distress Ink)
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Tea Dye (smudged on flower, sponged on ALL pages, and smudged on ALL edges and folds of board book)
Paper: The cover and a few pages are K and Company. A few other pages and stickers are Creative Imaginations. The ruled paper (for journaling) is We R Memory Keepers.
Other: Martha Stewart Rhinestones, Lace from Hong Kong (purchased on ebay)