Monday, October 26, 2009

What a great weekend!!

My sister is moving with her husband to Maine. Yes, Maine. It's pretty far away from California!! This past weekend was her last weekend in California and the kids and I drove up to see her and her hubby one last time. It's about a 7 hour drive from where we are. I wanted to make her a simple little keepsake with photos of just the 2 of us. I had a skinny tin sitting around just waiting to be altered and finally decided to do something with it! Here's the outside of the tin...



I used those WRMK Whiteout/Nonesense papers again because I love them!! Hee hee! I also used some pearl swirls from Basic Grey, those are too cool! I took the swirl apart because it didn't quite fit on the front of my tin and pieced it back together so it fit the space.



The inside album is very simple. Just paper and photos becuase the tin is pretty skinny and there's no way I could have added embellies and closed the lid.


The photos are 4x4 in size and just matted on patterned paper and cardstock. Pretty simple and it kept the focus on the photos. And I just couldn't leave any of the photos out of the album, I had to use them all!! LOL!



I think she liked it!! We had a great weekend with family and friends and while it's painfully tough to say goodbye, I know she and her hubby are going to be very happy in Maine. And we will definitely be visiting and my kids are very excited about visiting a state they've never been to before!! Hope you all had a great weekend...thanks for stopping by!

14 comments:

Lora Oliver said...

Aww....Mara, this is beautiful. Thank you for sharing and I am sorry she is moving so far away!

Val said...

Mara, I'm sure she was just blown away by this. It's fabulous. The one good thing is you'll have a place to go to get good lobster :)

Jodi said...

Oh my goodness... I love this! I think I might have to lift this idea!! Thanks for the inspiration Mara!

rachaelwood said...

OMG, this is so cute! My hubs and I tried to move to maine from oregon, but it didn't work out. She is one lucky girl.

JoanneK said...

That is a beautiful gift! Sad that she will be so much further away, but I like your outlook on things! A new adventure for you and your family!

....and those brownies on your blog...look oh sooo yummy!

theelfqueen said...

Beautiful! Love it!

Gina said...

Beautiful gift Mara!!! I'm sure she LOVED it!!

Kristii said...

What a wonderful project!!! I best she loved it for sure!!! The brownines look amazing!! Yum!! You always cook up the best treats!!!

mustangkayla said...

What a beautiful gift Mara!

anya said...

What a thoughtful gift. It looks great!

Virginia said...

How touching! What a sweet & meaningful gift! I love the presentation inside the tin, too.

(Btw, totally love your avatar. That's awesome!)

BethieJ said...

Mara this turned out FABULOUS!! I bet Sarah LOVED it!!! I am so glad you were able to SURPRISE her!!

VanessaB said...

so very sweet! beautiful and meaningful- love it :)

Belinda said...

Love the album + tin! This is so sweet! What fun colors and everything!