Saturday, May 6, 2017


Today I am away with family celebrating my in-law's 50th Wedding Anniversary.

As we were brainstorming what to give them as a gift, my niece Ali came up with a great idea - each of us put together a scrapbook page highlighting some of our favourite memories of them.
My husbands's family is large - he has four siblings and 14 nieces and nephews, 1 great niece, 1 great nephew, and lots of in laws! So it was going to be interesting to put together the album, especially since several live out of town. But....we did it! 

So I thought I would share a quick video look through - there is no audio but its just a quick look at the 12x12 album we put together to honour them. 

We did use several Stampin' Up! products (makes it so easy!) and lots of supplies I had from over the years of scrapbooking. A group of us got together and did some scrapbooking together and then I added pages of their anniversaries and put together layouts for those that couldn't make it.
I love the mix of journaling - which tends to be the hard part for me. Some of us did point form, while others did longer text and some just did a few short memories that went with the pictures. 
I know Fred's parents are going to love it! 

Here is a closer look at the pages I put together using some Stampin' Up! products.

I also included some of the Project Life pocket pages to add more pictures and then included empty pages in the back for us to add photos from the days celebrations. 

(with a little tape and washi tape and I was able to create some flip up pictures to get even more in!)

Oh and I included one of the Project Life 6x8 pocket envelopes for any cards or mementos that they might want to save. 

So I hope this gives you a little bit of inspiration for a scrapbooking project you might want to do - either for yourself or for someone else. I have done several over the years - I will be sharing looks of those over the next few weeks - as we celebrate and focus on scrapbooking this month.

But it might seem overwhelming to some of you to do such a large project, 
but it really is easy when you break it down into easy steps

  1. Put together your idea - theme/flow of album. For us we knew each person would have one page and then we would put it in order of birth and add the anniversaries - easy!
  2. Gather photos - don't worry about how many. Print them out - I like to stick with 4x6, 3x4 and 5x7 - but you could go bigger. I use the Project Life app to create my 3x4 photos (2 on a page and print as 4x6). And I print most of my photos at Costco and some at home. 
  3. Write some memories down - keep it simple. Look at your pictures to help jog your memory
  4. Gather a few supplies and start having fun! Keep it simple and don't stress - whoever you are doing it for - you are someone else - will cherish whatever you put together!

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  1. What a treasure! Such a lot of work! I LOVE how you showcased extra pictures by adding the washi tape!

  2. It's an amazing book Lovely displays of the last fifty years of their life. I know from past experience how much this book will mean to them. The flowers pretty papers and ribbons Stampinup provides everything you need. Even a scrapbook from a few years or events will be treasured.

  3. there's no way to put a value on that ... great idea