Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Grandma Brag Book

 Same layout...just showing the flip page.

Grandma's Brag Book

Many years back, a group of my girlfriends and I started making our version of a Baby Book for our friends who had babies to record their child's first year.

We would design a 2 page layout...one side was a calendar to record all the milestones and the other side was a layout all ready for photos.

In October...at my birthday party...my girlfriend, Judy, gave me the best news ever...she was becoming a First Time Grandma. For anyone, this is a big deal and I couldn't be happier for her.

Judy has a BIG heart, but very little time management skills. She started making these baby books for friends of a friend. These albums can become pricey and take many, many hours. These albums she was making, with very good intentions...wouldn't get to these people until the baby's first birthday or even later and then in some cases...were never filled.

I wanted her to know how happy and excited I am for her becoming a First Time Grandma...to a grand-daughter...so, I revamped our baby book style to my version of a Grandma Brag Book. I had a BLAST making this 6 x 8 album.

Judy is very traditional or old school and her daughter is not so much. Judy would love to dress her grand-daughter up in Pink, Frilly outfits...but that's not her daughter's style. So, out of respect and love for her daughter...Judy is toning down her wants.

So, the goal of my album was to have PINK on every layout...but also include the Nature Nursery Theme that her daughter has beautifully done and tie in a lot of Judy's hobbies and interests in the album (fishing, quilting, cooking).

Every layout in this book is full of meaning and back stories of Judy's and my friendship. I could be here for a day trying to explain every one of them to you.

The grand-daughter will be here any time this month...my goal was to give this album to Judy at my National Scrapbooking Day Crop because scrapbooking is what brought us together.

I believe the photo of her opening her album...says it all!

My heart is overflowing with nothing but love & joy!

It also feels so incredibly good to be back in my scrap room again...still have to pace myself...but something is SO much better than nothing.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Happy Mother's Day Mom!

Happy Mother's Day Mom!

A couple of weeks ago...my mom was in my dining room...saw this photo and she commented on how much she liked this photo of my brother, Jimmy, her and I that was taken at Jimmy's 40th Birthday Party last October.

She asked me to print her off a copy of this photo the next time I was printing photos.

I was working on a scrapbooking project and came across this blue, butterfly paper that I had bought awhile ago to make something with for my mom.

At the time I purchased this paper, I had no idea what I would do with it...it just screamed my mom. My mom loves butterflies and her favourtie colour is blue.

When I saw this paper the other day...I immediately thought about the photo and decided that I had to do something for my mom for Mother's Day. 

So, Friday Night...when I was supposed to be packing for my 12 hour crop the next day...this design popped into my head and I had to put it together.

It turned out better than I imagined...I love my New Cricut Expressions 2!

I framed it in a clear glass 12 x 12 frame.