Monday, April 27, 2009

Inchie Memories of Las Vegas

So, my husband and I took off for a short vacation in Las Vegas during my spring break. We were about half way to the airport when I realized that I had forgotten my camera. We figured we'd just not have any pictures of this trip ... but while we were there, I devised a way to have some memories. You see, I've been totally addicted to inchies these days...so I had inchies on my mind. And then I started seeing lots of pamphlets, and coasters, and coupons ... with pictures and logs on them... and then an idea popped into my head. Ultimately, I created this "Inchie Book". My husband was totally impressed. In fact, his comment was that this cool little book had a record of all the great stuff we did.
The book is made from light cardboard that I covered with some red cardstock. It simply folds out and has a third little flap and it all gets tied up with some hemp.
This is the firt flap with some of the inchies.
And here is the second page with the little flap. When I attached the cardstock, I left the top open and I slid in some memoribilia that could not be used to make inchies.
Here is a close up of some of the inchies. I simply told the "stories" by writing around each inch image.
I think this was an ingenious way to create a keepsake of our trip. Who says you need a camera when you go on vacation!! Thanks to all my inchie friends who always inspire me :-)
Enjoy your day,
Donelda

11 comments:

Deanna said...

Totally awesome!

parknslide said...

So clever---another great way to use inchies! Great remembrance of your trip. My favorite part is how you wrote little notes around the inchies.

Susan Raihala said...

What a creative improvisation! Love it, and love the journaling that adds your story!

NormaJ said...

This is very clever. A memento that you can treasure for a lifetime. The journaling is a great idea.

Spyder said...

Brilliant idea and just 'great' little Inchies!

simplyaltered said...

I love this!!!!!!!! you would never know you forgot the camera, just intended to document it this way!!!! PERFECT!!!!!! and oh so creative!!!

Pauline said...

You are very clever and so imaginative. Well done you did a great job :o)

Jan said...

As everyone else has said, brilliantly and cleverly creative way to display and bring back memories of your trip! Nicely done!

Babies- Beth said...

Donelda, you have got to be the cleverest person I know! Not only that, but you made it shortly after you got home?!? It would sit for years with me, lol lol lol!!

Juanita said...

Your creativity never ceases to amaze me.

Mariangeles M said...

Great mini :)