Saturday, February 25, 2012

memory keeping: a simple dance scrapbook

We call our Ella, "Ella Bella Tu Tu" because she loves to dance. She started taking lessons at The Dance Conservatory when she was two years old. Even more than dancing, she loves to perform.

Last month TDC had their winter concert at the Covey Center for the Arts in Provo. The dancers performed Mary Poppins.

There's Ella, third from the left.

At the end of the dance, the girls got to "strike a pose." Ella practiced hers over and over. :)

I found Ella thumbing through her "dance book" the other day. It's a simple scrapbook in a "half pint" or 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" album. I used the same size album for my family favorites recipe book.

After each dance concert, I add the program and individual and group photos to her scrapbook.

I've also included memorabilia (hair ribbons, tags from costumes and leotards, etc.).

And it's nice to have the card for the store we purchase dance apparel on hand. There's a postcard with the TDC information so she can always remember where she danced. DVDs of photos and filmed performances tuck nicely into the sheet protectors too.

I love this simple little album.


  1. This is such a perfect memory album. I love how you don't have to make something fancy smancy to create something so simply beautiful!
    She is such a pretty little dancer,too:) I didn't take enough photos of my daughter dancing....

  2. Thanks, Martha. I agree, nothing fancy schmancy, but I still think it's beautiful. I'll tell Ella you think she's a pretty little dancer. She'll be thrilled. :) Thanks for commenting.

  3. I love your simple album too! Now I'll have to do that for my kids. They would love to thumb through their special stuff.

  4. Love the simplicity! Great job!

    Is that a Pebbles half pint binder and do you know if they still make them?

  5. Thanks, MaryRuth. It is a half-pint binder. I checked with Brenda and she said Pebbles isn't selling them any longer--darn! They may again in the future though.