What at a crazy week. Before I knew it it was Friday evening and I needed to have a few gifts for the weekend. Three in fact, and I hadn't even started them. What to make??? I needed a gift for a a baby, a graduation, birthday and a newly married couple. I popped into Michael's Craft to buy some of my favorite inexpensive photo albums which are pictured below. Once I get done with them you'll never know that they cost me $1.20 after I used my 40% off coupon. Don't you just love those coupons!!!!
I had quite an assembly line going making all four books. I don't know about you, but when I am under a time limit I do my best work. I stay focused when I know that I have to get something done. There is no time to stop to check my emails or look at some of my favorite blogs. I made matching gift bags for each of the books. I took a few photos of three of the books. I rushed out of the house on Saturday night and forgot to take a photo of the birthday book. It was for my mother in law's 70th birthday. I'll get it from her when I put in the pictures from the party, and I'll take a photo to show you . The graduation book will be useful to fill with photos of friends. It was for one of our neighbor's son. We were out of town during the party and I wanted to send a gift.
I put the gift in a matching gift bag. Now he has a special place to store all his graduation photos.
The baby photo book was for a friends grandchild. It's her second boy and I didn't want it to be to "fancy" for the little guy! It also had a matching gift bag. OOPS...I forgot to get a photo of the bag.
This book was made for a friends daughter. She recently got married and had a small wedding which just family attended. I knew I would be seeing her this weekend so I wanted to have a gift for her. Now the new bride will have something to keep her mementos in.
I loved working on these gifts. I truly enjoy giving a gift that I created, which came from my heart.