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memory file webshow recap – part 1

memory file webshow recap – part 1

The Wednesday Webshow is ALWAYS a good time! Last night was no exception. It was really fun for me to talk (and gush) about my “Memory Files”.  The more I play with them, and study them, and create with them… the more I LOVE the idea, and the CONCEPT behind them.

If you have never joined in on a webshow…let me just explain it really quick. I have a ‘channel’ on Ustream called “heidi swapp live”. I have broadcasted many a webshow, starting about 2 + years ago. The cool thing is that I can broadcast LIVE in real time… and everyone from anywhere can login and watch! AND to make it even more fun, there is a chat window, and we can all visit!  I have learned that it makes more sense for me to pre-record my segment (about an hour), and that way I can be on the chat while we watch the show, and I can answer questions and visit!  It’s so much fuN!  Of course, if you can’t make it for the live show, it’s recorded and can be watched right on Ustream.  For me, it’s unedited, and REAL… me sharing, from the comfort of my own little corner of the world.

As I have previously mentioned, this entire month, I am devoting to the MEMORY FILES… so I wanted to kick things off giving you kinda a ‘birds eye’ look at the concept –I wanted you to fundamentally see my ‘vision’ for these little gems… this webshow literally just scratches the surface!

In celebration of easter, I kicked things off showing a little gift that I made: Chocolate marshmallow eggs + graham crackers and a cute little ‘dyed’ egg-shaped cards, made of my Color Magic paper.

For this show, I wanted to share 2 ideas for memory files. One is how to create a ‘homemade’ fotostack to add to your Memory Files, and the other is how to incorporate a ready-made book right into a folder.

Today on this blog post, I am going to share some of the photos, and quick HOW TO on incorporating the FotoFlip book (a ready-made book from my new line).  And then TOMORROW I’ll be sharing a bunch of really detailed shots of Quincy’s DANCE Memory File, and some HOW TO for making a homemade FotoStack.

It’s spring break for our family… and because of all the different commitments (work, dance, rugby, rugby and rugby), we are just sticking around town. But we do have a few fun things planned, and I definitely want it to feel like a ‘spring break’. SO I gathered my SPRINGIEST, sunniest, happiest products to create a Memory File I can fill with photos of our own version of Spring Break. I LOVE how it turned out!

I took the Sugar Chic Foto Flip… it had these big cute sunglasses and a super sunny yellow chevron pattern. Mix that with some banner delights, a sparkly pennant and my NEON alpha.


So, if you take a look at the foto flip packaging, in order to allow people to open this ready-made mini so that you can check out the pages and photo inserts etc, the foto flip slides into the package through 2 big slits, and holds it’self onto the card.  I took cues from that packaging concept, and cut the same 2 slits into the Memory File. You can fit quite a few photos into this little book, as well as adding additional photos.

I cut a 4” circle right into the cover of the Memory File to expose the front of the Foto Flip, and even cut a little arrow piece from the packaging as a fun graphic embellishment.

I show yet another fun variation on this idea in the webshow, so be sure to check it out!

psst! be sure that you watch the show to find out about a special offer from Blue Moon Scrapbooking.

Come back tomorrow to see the up-close details of this project…  And check out my tips for capturing a whole season (of dance, soccer, rugby, swimming, whatever team or activity your kid might be involved in!) within one Memory File! as well as how I made a regular file folder PURPLE!

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