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Heidi Swapp - Memory File


I love Heidi Swapp's concept behind Memory Files. I have several piles of lovely photos sitting waiting to be scrapbooked but have never made my pages yet. Why not?


Well, take last year's camping trip. We spent almost a week of taking amazing photos. There were so many with so many stories to tell that I just couldn't get very many on even a double page spread. I didn't have a lot of the right sized photos that worked with a page and honestly, didn't find paper that would go with so many different photos.

So, they just sat. 

Until now...



It is even better than a Smash book because your file is just that. A file. You're done when you say it is. You can make it as many pages as you like. Or keep it a single file like I did.


My husband took a day to climb that mountain, so I knew I was adding those photos! The Instaframes make it pop off the file!




This photo is priceless... but I knew I couldn't do a whole spread on my son's reaction to sitting in a hammock for the first time. ;) This is a whole lot better.


Our family has some pretty awesome traditions. I love how I can share them in little envelopes through out the file.


I still kept my "Smash" style of adding paperclips with tags through out the file.



This was so fun! I have several piles of pictures that I will be creating more files with!

Create Well: Have several pictures for an event? Create a Memory File with them!

9 comments

  1. I love this and can't wait to get my hands on some to try it out!! You are just awesome. <3

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  2. Jenn! I feel the same way about day books. I started falling more and more in love with them then my smashbooks. Kind of like I'm cheating on them!

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  3. This is amazing! Love your Memory File and the things you write about it! I'm so doing one after I've read your post! Thank you!
    Maria

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  4. ok this is making me think that i can do a memory file. thanks!

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  5. I've been waiting for a memory file I can relate to. You've done it. Now I get the concept better enough to try one of my own. thanks.

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  6. Heidi Swapp sent me here and now I get the idea of the memory file. You are so talented and thanks for sharing your creativity with me.

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  7. This file turned out great Jen! It fits your smashing style so perfectly! :)

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  8. wow!!! that is wicked cool. i love your style. glad i saw Heidi's post about you on fb! ;) following you now.

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  9. Hi, This looks like fun! Will you by any chance be posting a video on one of these soon? Be good to see how it all comes together. xx

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