Monday, June 13, 2011

Anniversary Album

My sis-in-law asked me to make her parents a 50th Anniversary album.  This was a bit intimidating at first.  I've never done something this important before.  I also only had 5 days to do it, and a lot of people didn't get all their pics to her in time.  It was a large album, about 14x12, and instead of it going up and down, I flipped it and had it going side to side or wide ways.  I think it came so very nice.  I used my cricut E 2 for the whole thing,  I cut and welded some great titles and flourishes that I made custom myself!  They came great, I need to save them on my Gypsy to use again.  My DCWV stacks ( I can't remember the names) were employed almost exclusively except for one page that was BoBunny's timepiece collection.  Here are the pics, and my sil just loved how it came, as did everyone who was at the party this weekend for my niece's b.f's graduation and saw it too!  She'll bring it back from New York with her when she returns so I can finish it.

My bro & sis-in-law and their kids.  The words on this page says Life's Celebrations which I then welded together with a flourish.  I also put quotes about daughters, grandchildren and friends on the pages, printed on velum and inked around the edges -

On the bottom I used a gorgeous gold tulle to make a pretty bow

Her sisters children all follow on these page.  Not all the pics were in so I left an unglued mat on this one

On this one I used my Tim Holtz Big Shot bird cage die and added little beads on the bottom

On a side note, the baseball album for Coach went over so well the parents asked if I would do various albums for them and they would pay me!  Getting paid for doing something you love, imagine that!!  I may have to have hubby make a brochure of my work to give to people.  Hope you like how it came.


  1. Paula, that album is beautiful! Great job! I remember when Mark's grandfather passed away shortly after we got married, I made a scrapbook for his memorial service. It went over well, but was a lot of work in very few days!

  2. This is beautiful, Paula! I bet your sister-in-law's parents will cherish it always.
    Congrats on picking up some scrappy work! I'm not surprised those parents wanted some of your crafty goodness for themselves!

  3. It looks very nice, Paula! What a great tribute to your SIL's parents' love!

  4. WOW Paula! That is SO stunning, I'm sure your sister in law and her parents were blown away with your work.

    Everything is so fabulous!



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