I can't believe it! My Mother's mini album for Christmas is done! I had it just under half finished when I started back on this weekend and just kept clicking along until it was done. Since I'm not that into mini albums or heritage albums, I had dreaded this project. It moved along nicely though mainly I think because I stuck to the supplies I had out for the most part. I love to rummage through my papers and embellishments for the perfect thing for my pages. This time I kept to the paper kit, some ribbon, buttons and 1 6x6 pad I'd saved for the project.
Here are the pages I haven't shown in previous posts:
|My Grandparents and the home where Mother grew up.|
|Mother as a little girl and with her sisters|
|Teens and 20's|
|70's and 80's|
This back page is the only one I'm not happy with. I like the photos. My embellishments are sort of all over the place and just don't pull it together, but I've got everything glued down now. I wanted to use more photos of my mother and father together so I did the collage. These are mostly while traveling from the mid-70's through the 80's. And I realized I'd never put mother's name anywhere in the album so this was a chance to use her full name.
The only drawback to having this done is I have to keep it secret until Christmas. If I even as much as hint about anything, she will pester me to death until she founds out what I've made. It has been awhile since I made a gift for her and I know I, too, will want to share it early. I'll just have to bury it in one my upstairs dresser drawers and forget about it. (mentioning the location here so I really don't forget where I've hidden it :-)
Thanks for visiting today!
Ingredients: Crate Paper Prudence collection, Paris and Co. My Mind's Eye 6x6 paper pad
Ribbon: Webster's Pages
Buttons and brass embellishments: Tim Holtz
Rhinestones: Prima (cover) and Kaiser (clear ones)
Cardstock: Ocean Tides by PTI