Sunday, January 23, 2011

Another Project Finished!

I feel like I accomplished so much this weekend! (After all, it was soooooo cold outside, all the more reason to lock myself up in my craft room!) I completed my Mom's 8x8 album (see previous posts for pics of some of those pages) and then last night I also finished my DD#2's baby album!  I'm not sure how I'll continue to do albums, but I felt like each of my daughters' 1st year should be a 12x12 album all it's own (does that make sense?--I feel like their is a grammatical error in that sentence--oh well)  So, I completed an album for each of them starting with the story about how we announced the pregnancies (I wrote a poem for each, so I included a copy of that on the first page of the album) thru their 1st birthdays.  I didn't have a certain amount of pages that I felt I had to complete for each, but I scrapped my favorite pics-at least 1 page per month.  Then I felt like they needed something to finish the book, so this is what I came up--a year in review type thing:

I used their professional photos, did a wallet strip at the bottom and a 5x7 at the top of their 1yr pic.  This is Kayla's above...I totally scraplifted what I did for Ashley's right down to the title (I just finished hers this summer-- just in time for her 6th birthday party!)  Here's Ashley's:

I'm so glad that's done and I really like how it came out! Hope you all had a great weekend as well!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Welcome new followers and more pages

Wow, how fun to open my blog today and see 8 new followers!  Welcome!!  Hope you like the projects I have posted and maybe I'll be more motivated to post more often now!!  Thanks also for the kind comments you left for me! I promise to visit your blogs and do the same!

Well, I finished the book for my mom today!  Or, at least it's up to date for now, I plan to add more pages as the years go on.  I won't bore you with all the pages, but I will post some of my favorites!  Hope you enjoy them and have a great weekend!

Friday, January 21, 2011

project for my mom

So, I have been trying to get this scrapbook finished for my was supposed to be a Christmas present, but the holidays snuck up on me, and well, it didn't get finished!!  I barely finished wrapping my presents, let alone squeeze in time to be creative!  Anyways, I finally gave her a partial book the other day when we got together with the promise that there was more to come!!  Here are some of the pages:

It's an 8x8 album and all the pages focus around things my mom does with my girls in the kitchen.  My mom is a baker, so she is always helping my kids decorate cookies and cupcakes, etc. so I thought it would be fun to make her a book of some of their special moments together!  My mom LOVED it!  Well, like I mentioned, it's not finished yet, but she loves what she has so far!  I have about 6 more pages finished upstairs and I think just 1 more to go and I will be up to date...I'm so close to being finished!!! (I should really finish it up today and feel so accomplished!)  I need to take pics of the newer pages still, and it's sunny today (for a change) so I need to do that today.

Oh, and did I mention, I made a title page? I have never done that before, but I thought since the focus of this book was special times between my girls and their Grandma with mostly baking involved, the first page of the book says: "Grammy and the girls; a recipe for fun!" isn't that a cute title?  Too bad I forgot to take a picture of that...I ws rushed to get the book together for her that evening... oh well.

More pages coming soon!!