tami sanders * paper crafter

tami sanders is a paper crafter that teaches locally and does design work for a few companies…

happy birthday mom!

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my mom’s birthday was this week…

i had no idea what to get her though. when i was younger, birthdays were SO exciting, the list of things i wanted was HUGE! now, most b-days i can’t think of too many things i actually need. and UGGH – when did birthdays start being about things i NEED instead of about things i WANT! but, i guess as you get older {DOUBLE UUUGGH} you realize that you actually have to find a home in your home for stuff, so you better make sure you NEED it! LOL! mom’s been at that point for awhile, there isn’t much she needs, and i can only come up with so many ideas for “practical” and “useful” gifts. SO, this year, i decided to just give a gift from the heart.

i was INSPIRED by the new Teresa Collins lines that Scrapbook 911 got in. i was at the store over the weekend for a retreat, so i thought about making mom a mini album for her b-day. i wanted it to be more of a “card”, not something with pics, just journaling. Things you think about but don’t always put into words. i wanted her to READ and KNOW how wonderful her family thinks she is.

So i started with papers from the Celebrate line, then added some black and white patterned papers from Noel and Giving Thanks. i like mixing bright, vivid printed papers with black and white patterns. it grounds them and gives the bold shades something to “bounce” off of.

here’s a slideshow of the album, complete with closeups of the embellies…

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i had so much fun putting this album together for my mom that i decided to make another one for a friend. i’ll be sharing it in a few days, so check back {hint – think pink and girlie-girl!}

tfl

— tami

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5 thoughts on “happy birthday mom!

  1. Great details on the mini album. Sure your Mom will love it! Love how you carried the polka dot theme throughout.

  2. What a great idea! Love it!@ And how meaningful for her!!!
    Happy Birthday to Mom!

  3. oh I just made a mini using Teresa Collins stuff too ;)

  4. So awesome! I did something like that for my gram and she was so tickled to get it and see all the pics I had dug out. Great colors! :)