Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Bragging......

Okay we all have something we like to brag about whether it's the ability to always find the best deals on the sales rack (gosh I wish that was me!)or, most importantly, the people we love! I can't tell you how many times I get asked if I have pictures of my kids! Well, not in my purse but every where else! So when I saw these little photo albums at the Target $1 spot (vortex to me - sucks me right in every time!) I knew exactly what I could do with them!

Here's what I'm talking about;

Before (this was actually the before of another book I did - I made quite a few of these!)


After


The process is easy actually. Simply remove the cardboard that comes in the front and back (save for another project or to use as insulation in your closet like I do!) and basically create a card front. One thing to remember is you'll see the back of the front and the front of the back (KWIM?) so use double sided paper or cardstock to keep it nice. For this particular book I found the cutest stickers on one of my Target "red sticker" hunting expeditions so, using my letters from PaperTrey Ink (which are clear), I was able to position the letters of the little boys name to look like the monkeys were holding them! The leaves are from the same sticker pack but the grass is actually a stamp from "The Rubber Cafe" - such a versatile stamp by the way! So, just decorate and fill with your pictures! At about $1 for each book and using your scraps, it's the cheapest, yet best, gift ever! I made one for my Dad even of our last marathon/5K walk event we did! He loved it! This particular one is for my daughter's friend who threw her baby shower recently, a thank you of sorts. I know I can hear my daughter, Jessica, now saying "Mom, where's Logan's"?! Ha ha ha the fun of telling her to wait....ha ha ha!

For the curious - my oldest daughter, Jessica, is due to have a baby boy any day now. He's going to be named Logan Greggory. Once he's born I'll need more of these as I'm sure I'll be getting lots and lots of pictures - right Jessica?!! LOL!

15 comments:

my5bratz said...

how cool is that! tfs :0)

Jaspere said...

What a great idea and so cute too. I'm guilty of not having pictures on hand and visiting the $1 section too.

Jackie said...

Oooh, congrats on the soon to be grandson!!! Can't wait to see pics of the cutie!!!

Vicki said...

Cute card Michelle. I am assuming you don't want to use may card anymore, as I haven't heard from you anymore. So sorry if I did anything wrong.

Melody said...

That is a really great idea! I can think of so many occasions this would work for. I will have to give it a try.

Lauren said...

That is great! TFS x

Michelle said...

these are fantastic and SO cute! TFS!

thefrugalcrafter said...

the dollar spot get me every time too! LOL! Love the book idea, hmmmm, I may need to go to Target!

Sara said...

This is a great project, TFS

Ellie said...

Adorable! I just love those monkeys and you did an awesome job decorating the photo album!

geekyscrapping said...

This is too cute!

Kim Nath said...

What a fun idea. From the looks of you picture you must have had your daughter when you were 2. No way you look old enough to be a grandma.

my5bratz said...

just to say...hope all is well..is Logan here yet?

thanks for the comment on my blog..and that dinosaur...he's a font!!!

UKMUMINUS said...

Fab idea, now I have to have a trip to target!!!!

Ronnie said...

This is such a cute idea! Thank you for the instructions!!