I wanted to show you this is a 6x12 album that I made about a year ago, then never added photos, journaling, or the finishing touches to it! I am FAMOUS for making layouts and mini albums and then never adding photos! I have a plan for my scrapbook retreat in February: Take all the "empty" albums and layouts, a stack of photos, and some adhesive to the retreat and get those photos scrapped!
I finally finished this album to be a Christmas gift for my mother. It's in the mail heading for Pennsylvania as I type! Don't worry. Mom does not have Internet so her surprise won't be ruined!
I used papers and pre-printed images from a Story Tellers Club kit I received as part of a design team. I, naturally, added some lumpy bits and some stamping to "jazz it all up." Here is the cover. (For a larger view, click on each photo.)I tried to use photos from the past few years, so that my mom would have a current snap-shot of the kids. She only sees them about once every two years, so they grow fast!
I included a few photos of just dh and me!
And some of our last few vacations.
Check out all those yummy Prima and Petaloo flowers!
This shot is of my three older brothers, my oldest son, and my husband (from the left: brother Lawrence, son Nathan, husband Matt, brothers Richard and Don). By sheer accident they all put on red shirts one morning. They had planned to go to the Gun Club and I guess felt they needed to wear red...to look like targets? Who knows! This was the first time my son had a chance to hang out with his uncles since he was a little boy! They had a blast doing manly stuff.
This page shows Laura's Confirmation ceremony from June. She worked so hard and has such a heart for Christ and a servant attitude for our church! Below is a photo shoot from summer 2008.