Monday, October 31, 2011


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


  1. This is so lovely, I adore the nostalgic feel to the album. I bet it feels so good to finish it so early, now hope you can enjoy the anticipation of having such a wonderful gift to give!

  2. Your album turned out just amazing! What an incredible gift, your Mom will cherish it.


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