Monday, February 28, 2011

Mary Engelbreit Garden album

View this slide show of the gift album I just made for my mom (Happy 72nd birthday, Mom!)

When I say use your stash you can be sure that I am also doing the same. I used Mary Engelbreit album, papers and accents from the mid-1990's!!! Yes I admit it, these supplies are about 16 years old! Where did that time fly to? Many are swap pieces from dear friends who were in my Mary E embellishment and page swaps back then. I am so glad to finally use them and I know my mom will enjoy this gift album. Mom loves to garden and Mary E stuff is the perfect compliment for her photos.

I also used Mary E calendar pages from 4 assorted yearly 12x12 ME calendars for the "title/theme/main accent" aspect of several of the layout sets. This sped up the process so that I could make this entire 36 page album in less than 7 hours today. Yes today. I am putting it in the mail to Mom tomorrow. :D


6 comments:

veteresgal said...

Your album is gorgeous! I'v also been collecting ME calendars and books for years, and was wondering how to use them. You have inspired me...thanks for sharing!

Danette said...

I bet your mom will love this! It is gorgeous! What types of photos did you put in it? TFS!!!

Rockester said...

Danette, Thank you! It's a blank gift album for her to put her gardening photos into. She loves to garden.

Diedra said...

What a wonderful gift for your mom. You are a wonderful daughter for doing this for your mom. And the idea of using calendar pages is out of this world. I've been tossing (decluttering) them.

Debbie W. said...

Absolutely gorgeous! What a beautiful, thoughtful gift. Your mom should be thrilled!

Carol said...

Love, love, love your album! Great job! Would love to have someone make one for me; your mother will love her gift!

Carol