Scraps and shells and rusty old nails...

...that's what memories are made of!  Well, at least in the book, 

I really love to put my memories in books and boxes.
Scrapbooks from college, my trip to Europe, my 1st 
year with Neil, and of course, my babies fill our book 
shelves...alongside memory boxes with special travel 
mementos...oh, and jars of special sea shells.   Not 
to mention ALL OF THE PHOTOS.

So, when BookSneeze sent me The Elemental 
Journal, I was super excited.  It not only has a ton 
of creative "memory keepers", but it's all about 
recycling, reusing and repurposing, which makes 
my wheels start turning.  And, I love that it suggests
so many "natural findings" because that makes Sam's 
wheels start turning.  (That boy LOVES any rock 
and every rock, for sure.)  My faves are the uses for
old fabric scraps, like this "Pocket Full of Love"...

This would make a sweet Thank You after a party.

The detailed photos and instructions are wonderful...

Most of all, tho, this book has inspired us to "search" 
for little treasures during our routine outings.  That's 
creative learning at it's best, in my opinion!

***I received this book free of charge from BookSneeze, in exchange for an 
honest review.  My words are my own and were not influenced in any manner.



Tamar SB said...

That sounds so cool! I may have to check this out!

Ashley Sisk said...

Very neat idea - I love that!

Casey Martinez said...

I love that! I love any book that inspires any type of creativity. I am always tempted to buy every book I see that gives easy crafting, scrapping, cooking, decorating ideas! lol

Buckeroomama said...

That sounds like a cool book! I'll have to check this out.

(Okay, I just read Tamar's comment above and realized that mine looks like it's copied from hers!)

Bossy Betty said...

This sounds like a great idea!

Maddy said...

What a great idea! I must have tons of old keepsakes floating around my place. Making them into a book of sorts it's on my neverending list of things to do :)

Sue said...

Sounds like a keeper!


Jamie said...

Sounds amazing - thanks for the heads up.

mub said...

Oh how fun! I love books like this, thanks for the review =D

Tiffany said...

Very neat idea!

LisaShaw said...

I like this sweetie! Looks like a fun project and a wonderful keepsake or gift.