Monday, January 31, 2011

Grandparent's Brag Book


We went back to Cedar Rapids, Iowa (my husband's home town) last summer for a family gathering, I took a bunch of photos of the grandchildren of my sister-in-law Marilyn, it was all planned for this mini album for her......

Grandparent's Brag Book 
**warning - lots of photos**



Amelia had so much fun with the water, a perfect summer afternoon for a happy girl 


Do you recognize some of the items I used on this page for Amelia?
Yes, the vintage sheet music, rose ribbon and wings are all from Pixie January Kit "My Funky Valentine", I don't know how many of my project used this rose ribbon, and I can't even finish what I had in the kit, it is like endless supply....



I leave some space so Marilyn could write some notes on the page....



their latest addition, Abigail, who was just born in November, 2010




I used some tiny bits from my "scrap bowl" for this page.....
like the lace border and the semi-circle tab, they were just things I made for other project but did not turn out the way I want, so I just throw them in a bowl........ they finally put into good use!
Do you have a scrap bowl, or jar, or box too?


And some more punched borders here too, boy oh boy, no wonder my scrap bowl is so full,
because I keep about anything and everything....



A page for the family, Abigail was still in the tummy in this picture




back of the album



whew..... are you still here? 
So hard to show a mini album without that many pictures.....

And this is going to the challenge over at
I've  played there a few times, and this week so happened to be "Anything goes, except cards"

Thanks for staying........ : )


21 comments:

Emily Leiphart said...

Kirsty, what a beautiful album! The photos and all your pages are gorgeous. I love the way you scrap. You are so great at preserving precious memories!

Deb Hickman said...

Such a beautiful mini album and such lovely memories, your sister in law will be thrilled.xxxx

Ros said...

This is brilliant!!! love all the pages ... your family will be delighted ... lovely children Kirsty ..

Lea said...

Oh wow! Your sister-in-law is going to love this!!! It's really beautiful!

Keri Lee Sereika said...

This is an amazing gift Kirsty! She'll love it!

teacher jessy said...

You should do more albums because you created a beautiful one!! I love the papers and embellies on every page, how u combined them!! I am sure she will be pleased receiving a precious album for keepsake!

Joanne Leddy said...

She is going to be thrilled when she sees this. A labor of love is what this is - and a gift of memories. Beautiful!

Linda R. said...

Oh My goodness.. This is soooo fabulous. I love every page.. what a wonderful little book you created.. You are so talented..

Hugs, Linda

Sylvia said...

Wow, that is a lot to have completed, Kirsty! I am loving all of this. Maybe I will try and get something done soon! The cards are keeping me so busy. There is also house work, like cleaning up my stamp room!!!!Have a great Tuesday!

Helen Tilbury said...

Geez Kirsty you did a stunning job here - absolutely amazing - what a gift! Minis really are a labour of love & she will surely adore this!

Moira said...

Hello Kirsty!
Just wanted to say thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a lovely comment!
The trim is beautiful, isn't it? I see you've used some too!
Your mini layouts are gorgeous - I love your sense of colour!
Thanks again.

koralee said...

How lovely!!! I want one when I am a Grandma!

Happy February my sweet friend. I know you will have many beautiful creations for this month. xoxoxo

Melisa Waldorf said...

Oh Kirstie. This is so awesome and so special and she is going to be stunned and treasure this very special gift!!

Cheryl Nelson said...

What a darling album!! It could not be cuter!!!

Martina said...

Oh, this is perfect! They will look at it every day - so sweet!

Denise said...

Wow, your album is stunning Kirsty!!! What an amazing gift :))) Thanks for stopping by my blog girl and letting me know about the house. I can't believe I missed that!!! What an idiot I am [hitting my forehead]!

Ira said...

What a gorgeous album Kirsty! This is such a precious keepsake with all of those wonderful details!

Dottie said...

What an amazing album and gift. Your sister-n-law will love it.

Stella said...

A precious and stunning treasure to receive and to cherish.......Kirsty how lovely of you to make this gorgeous "brag-book" for your sister in law. Filled to the brim with gorgeous details and the pictures are lovely to see. You did an amazing job. Wow!

Craftylicious said...

that's a gorgeous mini album! I bet your SIL loved it! :) Amazing job and sure hope to see more minis by you dear!! :)

lesleyworth said...

oh my! gorgeous! love the brag book! thanks for playing along with us at the SHoe!