Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Back To School

Well this morning I put both of my little girls on the school bus. I was not ready. I'm sure you've all heard the phrase, "Good parents give their children roots and wings." by Jonas Salk. That's what I kept repeating this morning, roots and wings, roots and wings. The Husband also left for school today too (he's a teacher) and I was not as sad to see him go after 2 months home of together time. He is very helpful when he's home and I appreciate it but sometimes absence and the heart, well you know. I made this mini album of the girls for him to take back to school with him.
This fortnight at Crafting With Dragonflies we are challenging you to make a mini album. 3 pages is enough, more is completely up to you. I used a Silhouette cut file of an album box and 3 live, laugh, love journal cards. I welded the 3 cards together and then drew perforated lines between them. I then cut out 2 of them, one out of blue cardstock the other out of yellow. Then I deleted all the word blocks and cut it out once more from a bright pink cardstock. Glued the blue to the pink and the yellow to pink on the other side and had myself an album. For the labels/frames I used another cut file that I wrote the text questions and answers on and then used the print and cut feature. I have blurred the text but you get the idea. Each year we've taken the girls for some portraits and I used a photo from each of those years. Their pictures matched up pretty well with the sentiments too.
Daddy was very happy to get his album and keeps it on his desk at school.
We are sponsored by Di's Digi Stamps and Eureka Stamps. Please follow our challenge blog and link up your creations, if you visit my teamies designs you will see so many different and yet beautiful ideas for albums!


Susan Hogan said...

A stunning gift Barb and one that I am sure your hubby really appreciated. I like the way you got the girls involved too, with their comments. I hope you are recovered from your birthday and had a great time!

Ina G said...

I love the story behind your album Barb and a true little treasure for hubby to have beside him at school. I bet he gets lots of looks and comments from his students. Beautiful photos.

happyglitzygirl said...

Wonderful idea for Dad to show off his girls, beautiful Barb, blessings Hilde

judith@poppy cottage said...

A great keepsake album for your Hubby to have of his Girls Barb. It is a great design to stand on his desk, and a fab layout. Lovely idea to get the girls involved, hugs, Judith xx

Unknown said...

Love your mini book great colours and a fab idea hugs Txx

Karen Letchworth said...

This is SO sweet! Thanks for sharing, and thanks also for your kind words on my blog. I am SO blessed to have so many wonderful blog friends, and I thank you for your uplifting and encouraging words. May God bless your week with His goodness and love. I'm so grateful for you!
I hope you will stop by and play along in our challenge at Word Art Wednesday soon. You can find it here:
Blessings to you,