Tuesday, June 26, 2012


Oh, I am quite miserable today !!!! A visit to the dentist this morning, has left me with a mouth that feels like it had a go around with a jack hammer .... what a wonderful discovery Aleve is :-)

My Mother-In-Law turns 80 tomorrow - quite a milestone birthday, I'm sure you'd all agree. I thought I'd show you what I made for her ...

Using these artist canvases (readily available at Hobby Lobby), I created this ....

A keepsake album, full of family pictures. It is lovely and sturdy, and stands up easily - book style. I can't take credit for the idea, my mom and I saw an album like this when we attended the Great American Scrapbook Convention in June. I do love how it turned out, and I hope she likes it too.

I also knitted her one of my frilly scarves (like I made for end of year teacher gifts). I thought I'd taken a picture to show you, but it seems I didn't.

Her birthday card was also handmade using a tutorial I found on line. It's called a cascading card ..... boy, does it have so many embellishment possibilities .... The blog I got it from stempeleinmaleins.blogspot.com is well worth a visit. It has some fabulous ideas.

The bottom picture, gives you a better idea of how it all pops together. I used my trusty Cricut to cut out the gnome, flowers, grass and clouds, which I then arranged to make my "picture".

Happy 80th Birthday Mom !!!!


  1. I love the gnome of course, but that canvas album you made is awesome. So creative! I'm sure she will love it!

  2. The gnomie is adorable! The keepsake album is amazing. I'm sure she loved it! You always astound me with your paper crafting projects, they are all so amazing!

  3. The effort you made is easy to follow...I am going to keep it in mind and will use if i remember.

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