Thursday, May 20, 2010

For My Baby

Ok, so this week Shawn & I celebrated our anniversary.  And I may have mentioned that he can be difficult to buy for. Really difficult.  So I tend to just go the safe route.  I make him stuff.  Usually it's met with, "ohhh,  cute." And not in a mean way, but how many cards & frames can you get excited about? This time, I figured, since our anniversary is about us, I'd make him a little book.  Oh, yeah, the coaster book is back. I LOVE these! And surprisingly, so did he...

When I saw this set from Dawn, I knew I had to buy it & just what I would do with it.  Of course, I plan on using it for the girls, too, on cards & projects for them.  I totally have a list of things I love about all of them!

(Darien took these a loooong time ago, back when
she was our only kid!)

So, as people see the book (ok, the girls, my friend & even Shawn), the first thing they say is, "you guys look so young!" Um, thanks?

(Hmm, she probably took these, too. These are both in Vegas.)

I do have to say that going thru 18 years of pictures was fun,  even tho some of them (ok, most of them) are actual printed pictures, so they had to be scanned. Scanning + lazy me = not fun. But, he's worth it.

(Left: at a 49ers game in December.
Right: us being silly at Pika Pika)

So there you have it. Another fun project. I love when things come together just right and it gets appreciated all at once! Of course, it wasn't smooth sailing the whole time. I had to do this last page on the right 3 times! It started out with 5 little pictures on it. I glued them on, was thrilled, thought I was done & then remembered I still had to put a hole in it. Well, would've gone right thru Shawn's head. Probably not very sweet. So then I had to put it all away for a few days while he was home. 3 days later, went back to work on it and this time used 2 pictures. Got so wrapped up in the pictures that I totally forgot about the 'hole' thing. Ugh! Really? Ok, focus! One picture. Check. Room for the hole. Check. Done!

Card: Which was inspired by this card by the faboo Maile Belles
Stamps: Top Ten & Top Ten Additions, Fillable Frames 1, A Little Argyle (PTI), Ink: Dark Chocolate, Enchanted Evening, Spring Moss, Spring Rain, Ripe Avocado, Scarlet Jewel & Ocean Tides (PTI), Elegant Eggplant (SU!), Antique Linen Distress (Ranger), Paper: Rustic White & Kraft (PTI), Accessories: FF1 die, Dark Chocolate button (PTI), twine

Stamps: Top Ten & Top Ten Additions, Vintage Labels, Fancy Flourishes, Around & About Sentiments, Giga Guidelines, Turning a New Leaf, Background Basics: Petal Power (PTI), Inkadinkado hearts, Ink: Dark Chocolate, Spring Rain, Ripe Avocado, Scarlet Jewel & Hibiscus Burst (PTI), Creamy Caramel (SU!), Paper: Rustic White (PTI)


Anonymous said...

This is the coolest thing ever and such a wonderful gift! I know I love mine and know he loves this one! Years of the two happy lovebirds. And yes, you guys still look incredibly young!
Happy Anniversary!
Bestest Mom Ever

Susan Raihala said...

Happy Anniversary! I didn't buy this set (yet) because I couldn't think what to use it for. OMGOSH, this is perfect! Love your coaster book.

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary, again. Love this coaster thingy. It is just adorable!

Your Favorite Aunt

Rachel said...

This turned out amazing- I love it! Super frickin cute idea, wow. What an great gift!!

Anonymous said...

Yes this was REALLY cool! Are you sure it is 18 years, I thought it was only 8?

The other half


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