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Monday, April 7, 2014

The story of the mini album

For Christmas this year, my mother-in-law gave me a book of gift cards. I know, the best gift ever! She made the book by hand. She used her heat gun, embossing powders, stamps, Christmas papers and hand drew many different Christmas images. As I paged through this album of gift cards to my favorite stores, I had an idea. I wanted to fill the album with Christmas pictures and give it back to her. That way she would have Christmas pictures of her family celebrating the holidays.

I packed all my printed photos and supplies and figured this would be a great project to work on at a crop. Once, I settled in with my scrappy friends, they questioned what I was doing. My husband also was worried it might insult his mother. Did I make a mistake? I started to question what I had done.

Thankfully, she loved it. We gave it to her for Valentines Day. I love the end result as well. Now we have some wonderful giftcards, a great album filled with love AND a funny story.


  1. What a great idea! I thought it was very thoughtful of you to preserve it. I am glad she loved it.

  2. I am happy this turned out to be a great idea! :) It's so awesome that your M.I.L. shares that joy of creating too and it is so awesome that she put a lot of thought & time in her gift. But it is also sweet of you to preserve her hard work with photos that represent what she probably cherishes most..