5/11/2009

Mother's Day :-)

As we all know, Mother's Day was yesterday {I hope you all had a wonderful time with your mothers & children!}. I spent the day at my Mother-In-Laws with my husband, daughter, and the rest of the family. It was a beautiful day here in Ohio so we had a little cook out!

Here's a pic of my husband Adam and my little Reagan before we left home :-)

I spent Friday evening with my mom, sister, and Reagan and we all went to eat at Cracker Barrel. I picked up a few little red, white, & blue barn stars and a woodwick candle for my mom. That was her gift. I would have made her something, but honestly, with all of these custom orders lately, I haven't had time! I think she enjoyed what we got her though. I know she wouldn't have spent $18 on a candle for herself... ever... but I would because those woodwick candles are amazing!

For my mother-in-law, I had started an album before Christmas and didn't finish it in time, so I was going to give it to her for her birthday in February, but I got busy and didn't get it finished, so I decided to FINALLY finish it for Mother's Day!

Here it is... It is a word book album that says "Michigan" my husbands family goes to northern Michigan every year for a fishing trip around the 4th of July... I'm not an outdoors type of person, so I stay behind, but I thought it would be nice to give her an album to put some of her pics in from their Michigan trips.


I also gave her these fishing embellishments to add to the album. I used K&Co "Happy Trails" paper and embellishments for this album. It's not the Happy Trails line that came out this year though. It's the older one that came out in 2008 {I think}. I also stitched on ever photo mat, which took me a little longer to do this album. I love how these word books turn out, but they are very time consuming, which is why I don't do as many!















Needless to say, she LOVED the album! She's a school teacher so I'm sure she will take it to school and show it off to the other teachers :-)

6 comments:

ocbrandy said...

That is awesome Emily! I love the colors, and boy that's a whole lot of letters! :)

Kitty said...

emily, i've never seen anything like it! loves it!

Kimberly said...

Reagan looks adorable! It sounds like you had a great Mothers Day!

And the album is great!!!

Angie Livesay said...

I loved looking at all your projects! Your work is so inspiring :) We definetely need to meet up soon!! :)

Karen said...

Hi Emily, That was a really cute idea and what a great keepsake for your Mother-in-Law! I I have a really crazy question... If I were to make one of these, where do you buy the letters? Never done anything like this before but willing to give it a try!

Emily said...

If anyone is interested, I order my albums from laserprincess.com She can do all kinds of custom albums! I'm going to make a post sometime on how I make my word albums and show step by step.

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