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A Thomas-Themed Scrapbook. Really? Yes, really.

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Thursday, September 2, 2010

A Thomas-Themed Scrapbook. Really? Yes, really.


How crazy are we?  My next scrapbook project is to use this lovely Thomas-the-Tank-Engine-themed scrapbook I got many years ago as a gift (I honestly don't remember where/when I got it).  I opened it up recently after several years of it sitting with my other unused scrapbooks...and counted TWENTY available pages.

Could I possibly come up with 20 pages of Thomas?

To quote our favorite former Alaska governor: "You Betcha!" (insert wink and thumbs-up here)

We've been to enough Thomas-themed events, had enough Thomas-themed birthday parties, and gotten enough Thomas-themed toys to make a fun 20-page scrapbook.  Over the years I'd slowly accumulated Thomas-themed decorative papers, stickers and die-cuts.  I'd also accumulated generic-train-themed items.  It was time to put them to use!  My boys have attended Thomas events every year since 2003!  I also have plenty of pictures of Thomas birthday cakes (3 of them), Thomas toys, and a photo collection of the Thomas-themed clothing they have...to include Grandma Fox's homemade pants and the Vans-style slip-on shoes she got in Hong Kong.

Yesterday I chose about 100 pictures from my photo files and sent them over to Walgreen's for developing.  I knocked out 6 pages and it was so much fun going down memory lane!  I predict that my boys won't be wanting to do this for much longer -- Jacob already has outgrown Thomas and sticks to "prototype" toy trains.  Timmy still is enthralled with the magic of Thomas, and lucky for us, we found a TINY little narrow gauge tourist railroad in Alabama that hosts the event in the springtime if Timmy's still interested.

Here's the cover of the book -- it's a cool 3-D chipboard Thomas.
From 2010 09 01 Thomas Train Scrapbook

And here are the pages so far.  4 years, 4 different venues.  The next page I'm doing is from 2007, not a Thomas train ride, but our trip to "Thomas Live!" in Raleigh:
This is my favorite Thomas picture!  I believe this was 2006, based on Timmy's shoe's.
From 2010 09 01 Thomas Train Scrapbook
2003. The 3 pics on the left are our attempts to get J to look at the camera!
From 2010 09 01 Thomas Train Scrapbook
From 2010 09 01 Thomas Train Scrapbook
Trying out my new "Toy Train" font in the title.
From 2010 09 01 Thomas Train Scrapbook
In the upper right, J's laughing hysterically, not crying or screaming.
From 2010 09 01 Thomas Train Scrapbook
From 2010 09 01 Thomas Train Scrapbook

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