Saturday, December 20, 2008

Farewell Mini Album

A few months ago good friends of ours told us they would be moving to Dubai - we have spent time together nearly every week freezing our tooshies off at the ice rink while our daughters have figure skated together as solo artists and synchronised skating team mates. We have all become really close friends during this time and I now see a trip to Dubai appearing sometime in our future - although we may let our friends find a suitably large house for all their guests first - LOL!
It was not long after I heard they were leaving that I went to the SU Regionals in Melbourne with my new SU friend Ramona Michaluk. Ramona is a very talented stamper and had brought some beautiful things for "show & tell". One of these was a gorgeous Waterfall Card and Mini Album. She graciously helped me out so I could make this one for my friends - it was just THE perfect going away card as I could incorporate memories of all the fun we had together.

I also enjoy writing silly limericks and came up with one for each of them - but then I had to decide where to put them! I opted for a sleeve on the inside cover and made an opening with my Word Window punch and added a tab using my Round Tab punch.
Making this album really made me appreciate how SU products work so well together - I used several punches and stamp sets and was really happy with the result. In case you were wondering - the album HAD to be purple as this is the girls' team colours.
I was sooooo pleased to see how touched my friends were when I gave it to them - it's amazing how some card, stamps and photos can really bring out emotion - this is why I love to do it!


Christine Henderson said...

Absolutely beautiful Debbie. You are so creative. Your blog is so's my favourite on the www!
Best wishes for a wonderful Christmas & New Year.

Anonymous said...

So gorgeous Debbie! No wonder they loved it!

Ramona Michaluk said...

Love your album Debbie - it's a really beautiful keepsake and I'm sure your friends will treasure it always. I'm glad my instructions worked for you - you did a wonderful job and thank you for your kind comments. I'm sure you'll make a few more of these.
I can't post my version until I've given it to its recipient but it will eventually make it up there and I hope to make more of these too. Have a great Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year - will catch up soon. xx

Debbie M said...

OMG they must have been blown away by this!!! What an absolutely beautiful thing to do!!

Thank you for all your lovely comments and Merry Christmas to you also. :-))

Debbie M

p said...

what a great keepsake mini album.
so thougtful
making mini albums
mini album blog

Stamp and Smile said...

Debbie... so sweet! I just love this idea, which I'm sure was so fun to make! Your friends are very lucky to have a super friend like you! Love the details and you can tell you put your heart into this project. :) Yes, we do have snow for Christmas as it's hard to visualize summer now... the temp is 6 above zero now. BURRR! I'm having a cup of Chai Tea and nursing a nasty cold. But hope to recover by Christmas. Have a blessed Christmas and Happy New Year!!! Chat again soon... :)

Savitri said...

Gorgeous album!!!!

Wishing you many great holiday cheers!!!

LeAnne said...

What a sweet gift! I just found your blog and am really enjoying it!