Monday, January 26, 2009

My Reason for Scrapbooking!

My wonderful, sweet husband Gil is my primary motivation for scrapbooking! His birthday is next week, February 3rd, so I am working on a little project for him. This little layout is on a 4x6 photo, easily made in a just minutes with my StoryBook Creator software.

Last year, for Christmas, I used the StoryBook Creator software to make him this gift. In the past, I had used the same little 4x6 easel album to make a calendar for Gil's desk, but used traditional scrapbooking methods. When I made the 2008 calendar, it was all done on the computer and uploaded for printing. It was just as easy to order three sets of prints, so the grandparents each got their own calendar, too. Love that!

What I love most, is that when Gil opens a gift that I made for him with our photos... he always says it is his favorite present!

For Father's Day this year, I had the kids help me make Gil this fun little paper album. I love to give these as gifts instead of just a card to my friends. For this project, I had each of our children write a little note to their dad. I gave them photos and a piece of paper and let them decorate as they wished!

I love this photo of Zachary with Gil! (And if you click on the image, it will enlarge for your viewing pleasure... click the back arrow to return to the post.) His note to Gil is sweet, too. I know this page means a lot to Gil.

Abbie made her own page. They each picked out vellum expressions to add to their layouts, too. It was fun to watch their creativity as they filled the little album.

Jacob had to dictate his message to Daddy. He picked out his quote, added his stickers, and then he was out of there! Abbie and Zachary finished the 12 page book for Gil. Total time to complete... about 15 minutes with Mommy's help!

It is fun to be able to make a quick gift with things we have on hand, that is also meaningful to the recipient! And if I can encourage my husband in the process, all the better.

1 comment:

Melanie said...

Oh what sweet, sweet projects! I am SOOO hoping to do more of that this year! Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas & hope that Gil has a great birthday!!

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