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Perfect Christmas Gift 2016 posted Dec 31, 2016
by blfonty


Dec Book Lovers' (Opt 1 - perfect gift, Bonus - Christmas) and Dec Randomness (memorable moment 2016-My mom opening her Christmas Scrapbook from me). Supplies: K&Company PP and stickers from old stash; fussy cut PP; EK Border Punch; QK alpha/word diecuts; Bazzill CS; Canson photo corners; 3M Scotch foam adhesive; Momenta ArtC Doily; Xyron adhesive and computer journaling reads:

The Perfect Christmas Gift for Mom - During my early years, our family always posed for an annual photo Christmas card. The first Christmas card in 1951 showed a B&W photo of Mom, Dad and my older brother Ben. Two Christmases later, it was Ben and me. By the fourth Christmas, the photo showed Ben, me and baby sister Barbara. And so forth . . . until about 12 years later, when the annual photo Christmas card showed all 7 siblings: Ben, Bonnie, Barbara, Becky, Billy, Brenda and Beth. The tradition continued for 20+ years with the number of siblings declining as we grew up and started our own families and traditions.

Mom had saved extra sets of these annual greeting cards in her cedar chest for years and recently shared them with me. I decided the perfect Christmas gift would be to create a mini-scrapbook album using the photo cards. So I gathered my supplies and got to work. I added my parents' wedding picture in the front window and ended the album with recent photos of Mom, her tabletop Christmas tree and her special companion - Lenny, a Yorkie. As Mom opened her 2016 Christmas gift, she started to cry. Then as she slowly turned the pages, a big smile appeared across her face. We shared a memorable moment that I will always cherish!


Products Used
This submission used products from K and Company, EK Success, Bazzill, 3M, Canson, Glue Arts, Scor-Pal, Art-C, Momenta




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1/7/17
emmapaige
What a special gift....you documented it perfectly in this page.


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1/3/17
blbabe1234
I love the cluster in the center and your grid work. Beautiful story!


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1/1/17
joannie
Oh Bonnie! This is so so sweet!! I bet she will cherish this book!


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1/1/17
Deanna13
What a wonderful story, Bonnie and perfect gift for her.


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12/31/16
StacyLee
I absolutely LOVE this, what a beautiful story & gift. The pictures you used really capture the feeling. Wonderful, saving to favorites!


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12/31/16
Linda S.
What an awesome gift you made for your mom. I am sure your mom loved it.


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12/31/16
tms58
What a beautiful gift for your Mom. And I commend Mom for keeping up with the tradition for so long and keeping them, too. Way to go both of you!


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12/31/16
Rozebud
Bonnie this is so beautiful for so many reasons. A perfect gift indeed. Thanks for sharing this in our Book Lover's Challenge



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