Tuesday, December 8, 2009

A Very Special Project for a Very Special Person

Here Down Under we are fast approaching the end of the school year and the long summer holidays. For our family it's the end of two eras: DD17 has completed high school and DD11 finishes her primary school years next week.

When DD17 left primary school I made her a mini album and had all her teachers write in it, as a special momento. She cried when she received it (which of course made me cry too!). The past couple of days I've been working on one for DD11. In the intervening years I've discovered stamping, so the albums are very different to each other, but I hope both will be treasured always.

I thought it would be fun to have the album in a tin lunchbox! The "ribbon" on the handles is actual school uniform fabric. I've used SU card, watercolour paper, inks and wheel plus the bashful blue patterns paper on the lid; everything else is non SU.

Here's the front cover of the album:

And here are the pages from each year of school. In 2003 she was in hospital when school photos were taken, so I've put in a photo from a couple of months later once she had recovered.

I've entered this in the Just Magnolia monthly challenge, which is to make a card/project for someone special. Thanks for stopping by!



Cheryl said...

This is so precious Kez,what a beautiful gift and just perfect in everyway!!!

Lynda said...

Bugger her getting teary Kez....I had a wee sob!! What a wonderful momento of a special time in her life. The transformation b/w '05 and '06 is amazing and I love the big pencil in 09'. You can see all the love you have given to this project and I sincerely hope that u do v v well in the MAgnolia Challenge....u shd!!! ooxx

Liam said...

this is just gorgeous. What a beautiful memory book. Love it.


MichelleO said...

How special! Wonderful! Thanks so much for joining us at Just Magnolias!

Juliette Chapman said...

Kerry this is just beautiful. My DD5 is yet to start school (next year woo hoo!!)and I am hoping to do an album. This is just perfect.

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