Thursday, September 6, 2012

MCT Recycled Project

Happy Thursday!!! We are kicking off the pre-weekend with this awesome challenge! Veronica (MCT Designer) picked this weeks challenge. We had to use a recycled item. This was an easy challenge because I re-use a ton of stuff. Especially packaging! This is my sons favorite gummy snack. I used the box for  the front and back covers of my album. I used the accordion binding as shown on my previous albums. How cute is this! My son loves Thomas the Train! We recently went to an event called "A Day out with Thomas". It was a railroad museum with Thomas the Train theme! We even rode on Thomas!!! My son was in heaven! How perfect are the MCT clouds for this album!!! I love how it turned out!!! Oh and Ironically, my sons middle name is Thomas!! (named after his papa)

Each page is a pocket filled with tags with more photos.

I cut strips of chipboard to make the tracks..This is my sons favorite part of the book!

MCT Cherish This Moment
Fly Away with Me Dies
Fly Away with Me Sentiments Stamp Set
Liz's Paper Loft Boutique Hemp
Betty Crocker Thomas assorted fruit snacks (Box)
Seam Binding
Distress Ink
Thomas and Friends Paper
A variety of Embellishments

Want to play along with the MCT Designer Challenge? Start creating and link up your project to My Creative Time Blog. Deadline for entry is Tuesday, September 18th @ midnight!

I hope you liked todays project! Thanks for stopping by! Big crafty hugs!


  1. Super cute!! I love the puff of smoke on the front cover, very creative use of a snack box!!

  2. Nancy ~ well I just ADORE your mini! These is so STINKING CUTE and CLEVER!!! A gummie box! You know ALL the details are simply INCREDIBLE ~ the tags, the dies, the tracks ~ the EVERYTHING! But you know I LOVE seeing your BEAUTIFUL family! I bet your little boy sleeps with this book! WOW! What a FABULOUS mom you are to make this book for him!!! LOVE it!!

  3. Awesome project! Maybe I'm drawn to it because my little boy was a big Thomas fan, (but he recently decided to pack up his Trackmaster Thomas trains and sets--broke my heart!) I'll still be making one of these mini albums with our memories--thanks for sharing!

  4. What a great idea, Nancy! I can't believe you used a gummy snack box! Just goes to show you that you can find supplies anywhere, right? Thanks for playing!

    - Veronica

  5. This is AWESOME! It totally rocks and is the perfect Thomas mini album. I bet he LOVE it to pieces. Amazing job! hugs - Glora

  6. Oh my Gosh girl!! WOW!! that is spectacular!! what a fun Mama you are!! I bet your son loves this! What a wonderful keepsake.

  7. Oh my goodness, this is just the cutest idea!!!! :) What a great way to keep memories for him. He'll always treasure this, Nancy. :)

  8. What a great memory album of a fun family trip...I bet your son was so excited! How wonderful and lucky it was to find the perfect paper? Thomas and Friends papers?? They give the whole album extra WOW!
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  9. WOWWW Nancy... what a great idea on using your son's fav snack packaging! awesome way to show later in his years what he liked to eat! the pages to go along with the album are just perfect! Great Work!
    Many Sweet Creations...

  10. OMG Nancy,GORGEOUS job with your Thomas mini album!I just LOVE Thomas,TOO CUTE my friend!AWESOME details!!!:)

  11. Omg this is the cutest thing ever! I would have never thought to use a fruit snacks box, I will have to remember that! TFS!!

  12. THIS TURNED OUT SOOOOO FLIPPIN CAA-UTE! Such a super sweet book!