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Topic: First scrapbook - memories for someone far away  (Read 17393 times)
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« on: November 27, 2009 11:51:42 PM »

Bit of background - my son moved to the US a month ago with his dad, I'm still here in New Zealand. He turns 4 in February. Before he left, a friend took some professional photos for us. I decided to send them over in an album for him so he would be able to look through and remember his Mama.

Anyway, despite being a total noob when it comes to this stuff, I'm reasonably happy with the end result. I tried to make it as interactive as possible, not a small task! I think this will be the last time I make one.

Front page, the tag swings

Page 2, a short poem for him, Page 3 (and 4) the photos come out to reveal a hidden message underneath. Page 5 is basic!

Page 6, 2 photos tied with ribbons flip up, 7 and 8 are basic

Pages 9 and 10 are basic ones. Page 11 has a booklet thing tied with ribbon that opens up:

Final page "So Heaps". Because that is how much he always says he loves me.

« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2009 12:15:29 AM »

It's lovely. I think you've done a great job and the photo's are fantastic! You must really miss your little guy, I know I would. I'm sure he will love it and he'll certainly appreciate it properly when he gets a bit older.

I'm interested in personal swaps, PM me!

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« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2009 01:50:48 AM »

It looks like an old pro did it. I bet he will flip through the pages over and over. Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2009 06:33:06 AM »

It's Beautiful! I love the little booklet. He'll cherish this! I know I would!
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« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2009 10:06:45 AM »

the others are right: it looks like you had done this a million times before.

i especally love the page with the swirls (4th picture)
the colours you chose work very well with the pictures.

what a lovely present!

« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2009 04:57:22 PM »

That's beautiful!  I love what you did with the outline of the photo on the cover.
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« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2009 05:22:12 PM »

I love this! I just moved away from my mom (but I'm 21 years older than your son, haha!) and I plan on making my mom a scrapbook for Christmas. This is a great piece for inspiration. I love how simple it is, yet how professional it looks. I think so many people get too carried away with embellishments now a days, and their pages look too cluttered. Yours is just perfect! Two thumbs up, mom! Smiley

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« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2009 06:13:09 AM »

How is it I've been scrapping for over a year and this is better than anything I've ever done?!
Looks awesome, you should reconsider never doing it again.
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« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2010 11:24:38 PM »


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