Monday, April 25, 2016

Memorandum Monday - A Custom Scrapbook, More Anne, and The Daily Mail

Joining in today with Sian's Memorandum Monday meme sharing something NEW (something you did over the weekend FOR THE FIRST TIME or something you learned and DIDN'T KNOW BEFORE). There were several firsts and some learning around here this weekend.

A Custom College Years Scrapbook
Although I created a couple of custom scrapbooks for hire last year, this weekend I completed a custom college years album for the first time.

The soon-to-be college graduate's mother contacted me, and I put together a 66-page album with photos and memorabilia from her son's four years at TCU. I actually completed the bulk of the album in two days and delivered it on Saturday morning. Here's a peek at the final page in the album.

Megan Fellows and Anne of Green Gables
Megan Fellows has appeared in numerous TV shows and movies, however I first heard of her when we watched the Anne of Green Gables movie last week. This weekend I learned more about her - she is a Canadian actress best known for her role as Anne Shirley; both her parents were actors; her first acting job came at the age of nine; and she portrays Anne in two additional movies.


Robbie and I spent Saturday evening watching the next movie in the series for the first time. Anne Of Green Gables - The Sequel condenses the stories from books two, three and four in the Anne of Green Gables series. I believe this second movie was a TV mini-series - it was four hours long and a great way to spend a weekend evening. We're planning to watch the third movie, Anne Of Green Gables - The Continuing Story, this week, and I'll be re-reading the remaining books soon, too.

Star Wars Trading Cards and The Daily Mail
This weekend Robbie mentioned to me that he'd read there were supposed to be a set of four Star Wars trading cards in the Sunday edition of The Daily Mail. Actually there is a new set of cards each of the next three Sundays, too, according to the information he gathered on one of the collectible forums he enjoys. Of course, he would like to add the cards to his collection. I emailed Sian and she was so wonderfully kind and ran round to the shop to pick up a copy, however we learned that those cards are not offered in Northern Ireland but are rather associated with a chain of shops in England. So, while we didn't find the cards, we did learn something new . . . and I was reminded of how grateful I am that the Internet and blogging have brought friends in to my life from around the globe. (If anyone has a copy of the Sunday Daily, please drop me an email. I'd still love to surprise Robbie with that set of cards.)

Did you do or learn anything new this weekend?


  1. Nothing new here. I spent some time supporting two friends with serious illness, and celebrating a family birthday. So ever grateful for our good health!

  2. I'm so sorry I couldn't help. It would have been my pleasure to return the favour. I'm enjoying the book very much. Thank you!

    Your custom scrapbook looks gorgeous: 66 pages is a fine, fat album to be loved and enjoyed by its recipient for many years to come.

    Wishing you a great week ahead.

  3. There is nothing like a cozy weekend of binge watching a favourite story line. Have you seen Megan Fellows in the TV drama series, Reign? She plays the French Queen Mother/Regent. The album for hire looks a masterpiece; liking the purple.

  4. I have a DVD of Anne of Green Gables I've been meaning to get to also. I probably shouldn't say, but I really don't remember much of the book(s) at all. Good luck in your request for the cards.

  5. Wow! 66 pages! I am impressed. And the fact that you completed it so quickly. I'm sure it will become a treasured keepsake.

  6. What a great gift to do for someone to give. Hope it was lovingly received. Sorry, I'd have been happy to look for the cards but we don't get a paper.

  7. Oh I'd love to see their face when they look through the album xx

  8. That's a wonderful looking album - it must represent so much work and love and care. Hats off to you!


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