February 03, 2014

Something a Little Different...

So, I have something a little bit different to share with you today.  Now I'm not much of a scrapbooker, but I have made a few.  One for my wedding, one for my honeymoon and I did start one for my son that I'm woefully behind on.  Like he's almost 6 and I've done 3 pages.  Sigh.  Scrapbooking is just not my thing, really.  I just prefer to make cards.  I admire those who make scrapbook after scrapbook cherishing those memories with something beautiful.  However, I recently dived back into the scrapbooking world when I decided to make a scrapbook of my parent's wedding photos for my Mom for Christmas.  She had them in this old photo album where they were all falling out cause the adhesive had dried up.  So, I enlisted the help of my Dad, who snuck into where she keeps the albums, stole it out of the bin, and mailed it off to me.  :-). Lucky that she doesn't go in that bin very often.  Anyway, after a couple months of hard work I got it done in time for Christmas.  I was busy with many other things at the time which is why it took me so long to finish.  Over the next few days, I'm going to share a pictures of the scrapbook I made, a few pictures at a time.  It's 14 pages long and I figured it would be too picture heavy of a post otherwise.  So, here are the first three pictures.  These should be in order as they are in the book too.

So, what do you think?  I'm very happy with these pages and the overall results of the book.  Although I don't think I'll be doing anymore scrapbooking for a while.  LOL.  :-). As for what my Mom thought of it?  She cried.  Happy tears.  Every few years I like to surprise her with a gift that makes her cry.  LOL.  At first she thought it was a scrapbook of my wedding pictures but then she opened the book up and was so surprised!  :-). It was a great Christmas.

Anyway, thanks for visiting and I hope you have a wonderful day!


  1. I can imagine that your Mom cried happy tears when she received such a thoughtful and gorgeous album! I am so glad that you decided to share it and can't wait to see the next pages! What a dashing couple!

  2. What a wonderful (and BEAUTIFUL) gift! As soon as I saw the first page, I suspected tears!;) I'm with you though...scrapbooking takes it out of me!!!

  3. I had no idea you can do shabby chic as well - you are so talented! Gorgeous gift - I would have cried too!


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