Sunday, 10 June 2012

Oh My Word - it's finally finished!!!

Well today after nearly 3 and a half years I finally finished my eldest Grandson's first album.
When I started I had a plain album designed to be decorated by me, but I didn't like the way it opened, the front cover creased every time the cover was opened.
So I looked for a new one - months passed whilst I looked everywhere. During this time I also decided I didn't like the colours I had originally chosen so I bought new papers, reprinted the photos and started again.

Still looking for an album to put it in I went away for the weekend with my lovely OH, we stopped off at the Clark's Village there was a dinky little craft shop there and lo and behold in box marked water damaged items was the album I had been searching for - the damage? a tiny dent in the bottom of the front and back cover just under the ric-rac braiding, so small you can barely see it!
I was over the moon, got it home and then it hit me I hated the way my pages looked with the new album. My problem was that for my son's book (H's Daddy) I had used Making Memories Sam range and I loved it to bits, so after weeks scouring ebay I found 2 large and 1 small packs of the Making Memories Ethan range, having ordered it I spend days looking for the postie.
This past week I have, with help now from H who is now 10 , he designed one double LO himself, been able to finish it.

The only problem is the other two now want their first books started too!!!
I wonder how long they'll take???

Special thanks go to Kathleen_Mc for her help in setting up my slideshows, you can visit her fab blogs here and here
Thank you for looking and any comments you leave


  1. oh my goodness how super ... love the design and the colours ... and love the slide show ... well done ... just doing a bit of blog hopping ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

  2. hi Donna, what a gorgeous album, love the caterpillar cover! Fi x