Sail Away

A Pocket of Memories

Hello!  A crazy week getting ready for the final Space Shuttle launch, STS-135.  We're crossing our fingers and toes for good weather, but it's not looking promising.  So we'll see if we can find a hole in the clouds big enough to safely launch through.

Next week I travel to Salt Lake City for the Stampin' Up! Convention.  I'm super excited to be going this year to celebrate my 5 years as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator (actually that event occurred in October).  I'm also coming up on my 2nd year as a blogger and will soon reach the 50,000 blog visit mark.  Lots of very cool milestones!  And all of them thanks to my great customers, stamp club members, and blog readers.

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To celebrate, I'm offering a FREE tutorial for this adorable project through July 17th.  I can't take credit for the original design of this project; that comes from a Make & Take designed by Stampin' Up! for a special group of hard working Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who earned a FREE Cruise to Alaska a few weeks ago courtesy of Stampin' Up!  I saw the completed project at a training meeting with my Stampin' Up! upline, Catherine Harwood (one of those awesome Cruise Achievers). 

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I liked the project so much that I jotted down the measurements and went home to make a couple of these adorable pocket albums to demonstrate at the June meeting of the SASS Stamp Club (the very next day!).  It was a huge hit!  I didn't have the supplies used to make the original project; however, I quickly realized that the project design could be adapted to a wide variety of looks.  I can see so many uses for this project:  Grandma's (or Grandpa's, or Mom's, or Dad's) Baby Brag Book; a Memory Book for a special event; a Coupon Book for a special birthday or anniversary or graduation or Mother's Day or Father's Day; a Love Notes Book for that special someone on Valentine's Day or Wedding Anniversary or for a milestone birthday.  Just think what you could do with these eight pockets!

This "guts" of this project is created with one piece of 12" x 12" cardstock.  The rest of the supplies come from scraps of coordinating Subtles Designer Series Paper, Subtles cardstock scraps, Subtles inks, a couple of punches, and stamped images from the Flight of the Butterfly and Butterfly Prints stamp sets.  You'll be amazed with how easy this project is to make!  Here's another version of the project; this time using a Brights color palette.

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The tutorial provides a scoring/cutting diagram, photos, a listing of all the supplies (for the Subtles and Brights versions), and dimensions for all the papers and cardstocks. 

(click on each Pocket Album photo to see larger images)

If you'd like to make this fun project, just click on the E-Mail Mickey button near the upper right corner of my blog page before Midnight Eastern time on Sunday, July 17th, and I'll send you the tutorial by return e-mail.  It's as easy as that!

It's my Thank You to all of you who take the time to stop by to visit.  I appreciate you.



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Karen Gilbert

Hi Mickey: What a great idea and so cute and handy to make a quick scrapbook. I hope that you will have a successful launch tomorrow although I did hear that the weather may delay the launch. I am also off to SLC for convention so will keep my eyes open and maybe we will be able to meet. It's always nice to be able to put a face to a name. In event we don't see another have a wonderful time and congratulations on your 5 years.


This is so lovely! Please send me the tutorial Pocket of Memories. This would make a great gift to give to my card making friends with card parts all ready for them to put together--a different card with each pocket. Thank you for sharing your ideas.


Clicked on the Micket button and requested the pockets of memories directions but it didn't go through.


What an awesome gift idea! I'm looking so forward to making several Pocket of Memories! Thank you for your creativity!


Hi Mickey! I tried to send an email by way of Click on Mickey and it didn't go through. I would love this tutorial. I will leave my email address. I did sign up for your updates. Thanks so much!

Jo Ann

i am hoping my email went through for the wonderfully free tutorial but ... just in case ...
thank you so much for making this generous offer. LOVE LOVE LOVE your stamping style.
blessings, jo ann.

laura j

hi mickey...i wasn't able to send you an email when i clicked on your button. i would really appreciate a copy of the tutorial!
ljseki at hotmail dot com

Fran Ferguson

Hi Mickey...I sent an email requesting a copy of the tutorial but I guess it didn't go thru or something..please send me a copy I would love to make your will be one of my daily stops from now on..

Barbara Roberts

Love projects and this one is calling my name...I would love to have a copy of the tutorial. My sister...also a coming to visit this saturday and it would be so much fun to make tog!

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