Today I just want to share a little bit of the album I am making for my mother-in-law.
Just to give you an idea of the feel of the album, here is the title page. You can get a feel for the color scheme (yellow, greens, blues, gray and white) I found that "Celtic" trim ages ago knowing someday I would need it :)
Also using a little bit of subtle patterned papers that go with the "theme", some Amy Tangerine washi tape, and Sassafras letter stickers.
My mother-in-law and I sat down and talked about what she really wanted for this book. After all, this trip was probably one of the highlights of her life. If you look at that photo with her parents, that smile on her face all those years ago, still lights up her face today when she talks about the trip :) It was so much fun to hear her stories. We went through all the photos she had, separated them into piles and figured out that the album needed to be done in sections. Such as preparing for the trip, the journey over, and then the different places she went while there.
That great postcard at the top of the page is one she brought back with her from that trip. In fact, she has a set of different postcards that we are going to use for each section's title page! I used clear photo corners to hold it in place so she can remove it if she wants. In fact, I am using clear photo corners for all of her photos!
In the end, I really, really hope I can do this album justice for her since it means so much! And then she will have a visual way to share her adventure with her grandchildren and possibly even great-grandchildren :)