Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Scrappin' Pages for Someone Else

Despite selling paper products for 9+ years with Stampin' Up, I am not a huge scrapbooker. 
I aspire to be but haven't quite made it there.  
I like card making and gifts because they can usually be completed in a day or so.  
Scrapbooking can be a lifetime commitment. 
But we had dear friends from church ask if I could help them with a project and I couldn't say no.  
They had been asked to create a page or 2 each to be combined with the rest of the family and given to the Mother/Grandmother of them all.  Great idea except they didn't have the equipment, experience or supplies so they turned to me. 
They did have an idea of the words or pictures to be inserted, so that was a great help!
The first set I created for "C", she had made when she was younger.  It was larger and on poster board but she wanted a mimic of this creation she had made for/about her grandfather & their farm.
So using a 12 X 12 of real red cardstock, I created this
I trimmed it in ribbon for a finished edge and then mounted it onto some Designer Series Paper primarily the Chocolate Chip color. 
 I cut away the green poster board but saved the jute twine, which she had requested.
I then tried to assemble them similar to what they had been, using 3-D glue dots to create height.
She had a few more pictures and a poem she wanted included, as well.  So using the coordinating paper from {retired} Bella Rose Designer Series Paper, I did a second page spread. 
{The paper is retired by the digital is available.}
The 2 pages below were done for "C's" Mom & Dad.  We love them.  Such a wonderful couple with servants' hearts.  Blessed to know them and have them at our church.
"D" was in the military so his page was heavy with that theme.  I basically just mounted each item/picture and gave them different heights using the 3-D glue dots.

"A" wrote a poem and each part connected to one of the pictures she included.  I love that she expressed that this woman was more than an "In-law".  She also said how proud she was to be "D's" wife.  What a wonderful thing for any wife to say.  You can see why we love them!
They all kind-of coordinated, with bits from the Bella paper and Real Red running through each.   I know the templates and designs aren't going to win any awards, but they loved it and that is all that matters in the end.
The end to this story is that while they were up visiting this Mother for her 90th birthday, and giving her this amazing giftbook of pages from her entire family, she passed away shortly after.
I am sure she enjoyed spending time turning the pages created about her family, even if it was for a little while.  What a blessing they were able to have by coming together to celebrate her.
I know how much my grandma loved to look at all the cards she received at her 85th birthday.  She also passed away shortly after we all came together to celebrate.
I was honored to be a part of helping them share a little of themselves and what this lady meant to them.  Thanks, "W's", for asking me.

1 comment:

  1. Good Job!!! I think once you really got going, you would be hooked! You then add to your repertoire of ideas, crafts, gifts, etc. You do an awesome job Amy!