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post #1 of 28
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I've been working on my mom's scrapbook for Christmas since MAY... I shoulda done more sooner Now I'm frantically trying to get it all finished in 3 weeks! I've been working on it for about 3 hours tonight, and got 6 pages finished My back hurts, my head hurts, WHY did I think this was a good idea? I have like a trillion more pages left... at least I got all my pictures printed out... blah!

Oh, and of course Harley & Davidson think its playtime with all the papers and stickers - I don't think so!!
post #2 of 28
I did that one time. For my parents 20th anniversary. Never again! It takes much more time then I ever thought. But the good news is they loved it. And Im sure your mo will love it!
post #3 of 28
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WHY did I think this was a good idea?
because you have a good heart.
post #4 of 28
Oh man, that sounds like a big job...just think of how happy your mom will be though
post #5 of 28
That's awesome Mackenzie...you should post some of your finished pages!!!!
post #6 of 28
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That's awesome Mackenzie...you should post some of your finished pages!!!!
I definately will! The scrapbook is all about camping - we're a huge camping family, and we have tons of pics that are just not being used, so I thought this would be nice Ugh, I shoulda just bought her a toaster
post #7 of 28
A Toaster would have been easier I was planning on doing a scrapbook for my sis, but don't think I will have enough time! I might just start it and give her what I got and just add to it for her!
post #8 of 28
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It definately would have been easier! But this is personal and well basicially, after what we did for her last year, I had to come up wtih something good But I know nothing will out do last year!

Pics are uploading!
post #9 of 28
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Here are a few of the pages that I've done already - and did tonight:

I found this paper tonight - I'm giong to put it in the front cover and write hera little letter


I blew this pic up into an 8x10 - its my dad and our chocoalte lab Sam standing at the end of our dock, I love this picture!


My brothers kneeboarding page - he's awesome, I love watching him!




The water pages: (we're big into water sports)






I have a lot left to do
post #10 of 28
Mackenzie Those are GREAT I'm getting ideas from you Love the Mom paper too!!!
post #11 of 28
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Mackenzie Those are GREAT I'm getting ideas from you Love the Mom paper too!!!
Thanks! I'm happy with them, so far! I have to quit for tonight since I ran out of page inserts Ugh!
post #12 of 28
That looks fantastic! You should be able to finish. Once you get started, it really does seem to go fast
post #13 of 28
That looks so good! That is such a good idea for a gift!
post #14 of 28
This is just amazing - I want to do one now!
post #15 of 28
I've made a scrapbook for my mom's 50th birthday and my friend who is moving across the country next week. They both loved them. And mine didn't look nearly as good as yours does! So it will be worth it when you're finished.
post #16 of 28
I can't see the pics Mackenzie, but I'm sure they're awesome. That is such a great idea. I have been wanting to try scrapbooking for awhile, but you need so many different materials, I'm afraid I'd go broke just trying to get all the stuff ready to make one! I have been seriously knitting away the last few weeks. I try to make some home-made gifts as well, they are great keepsakes..... I'm working on hats, booties, blankets, and scarves....nothing like pressure right?!
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I can't see the pics Mackenzie, but I'm sure they're awesome. That is such a great idea. I have been wanting to try scrapbooking for awhile, but you need so many different materials, I'm afraid I'd go broke just trying to get all the stuff ready to make one! I have been seriously knitting away the last few weeks. I try to make some home-made gifts as well, they are great keepsakes..... I'm working on hats, booties, blankets, and scarves....nothing like pressure right?!
Those are good ideas! I am going to try to do some home-made gifts next Christmas. I didn't set a budget this year and got a little carried away.
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I can't see the pics Mackenzie, but I'm sure they're awesome. That is such a great idea. I have been wanting to try scrapbooking for awhile, but you need so many different materials, I'm afraid I'd go broke just trying to get all the stuff ready to make one! I have been seriously knitting away the last few weeks. I try to make some home-made gifts as well, they are great keepsakes..... I'm working on hats, booties, blankets, and scarves....nothing like pressure right?!
Its not really that expensive, a lot of the papers I get are .30 cents each and the stickers/tags are like .80cents. The most expensive thing was the book - and that was about $18.00 - not that bad!

I'm headed to the scrappers store now to get more page inserts.... and more things I forgot!

Thank you for all the kind compliments! I hope to get it finished this weekend!!
post #19 of 28
but what about all the die cuts, and the paper punchers, and the "tag" type things.....and paper crimpers? I would need all of that stuff I'm sure.....
post #20 of 28
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but what about all the die cuts, and the paper punchers, and the "tag" type things.....and paper crimpers? I would need all of that stuff I'm sure.....
The 'tags' I get are really cheap - and I saw at Hobby Lobby - they had a 12 pack of different type of siccors for $15 which was cheap, and paper crimpers? I don't use them, thats what cats are for
post #21 of 28
That is it! I am going to start scrapbooking! I started a few years ago and quit becasue of the expense. There is a show on either DIY or HGTV about scrapbooking. They are soo creative!
post #22 of 28
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That is it! I am going to start scrapbooking! I started a few years ago and quit becasue of the expense. There is a show on either DIY or HGTV about scrapbooking. They are soo creative!
Its so much fun! Except for the huge mess I have on my floor right know They have a lot of really fun things out there, and I love our Scrappers store - they have pre-made pages that you can buy! I might have to resort to that when I don't get done in time!

You should do a scrapbook for Skye
post #23 of 28
That is a really good idea! I could give it to her on her 18th birthdat or her 16th or something like that!!
post #24 of 28
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That is a really good idea! I could give it to her on her 18th birthdat or her 16th or something like that!!
I think that'd be great - what a wonderful gift to give her and her family! Plus that'll give you a long time to finish
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I think that'd be great - what a wonderful gift to give her and her family! Plus that'll give you a long time to finish
Yea! I know it will take me that long to get it done! I am famous for starting projects and not finishing them!
post #26 of 28
Sounds like something I'd do.
post #27 of 28
Great pages, Makenzie! You've given me some good ideas.

A few years ago I made a scrapbook of our wedding pictures for my in-laws. I had the same problem...it took me a lot longer to get it done than I thought. I wound up doing the scrapbook "cramming" sessions for the last week to get it done in time. It was worth it, though...they just loved it.

Apparently I didn't learn my lesson. This year I decided to make a "blank" scrapbook for my friend at work who just had her first baby. It's basically a scrapbook with holders for pictures...so she has a place to put all those new baby photos. I had the same problem...I've been "cramming" for the last week. (It really didn't help that she had to go on maternity leave early due to medical problems so I've been doing both our jobs for the last three months.) I finally finished it last night! I just have to wrap it. She's bringing the baby in to visit next week, so I figure I'll give it to her then. I hope she likes it.
post #28 of 28
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Great pages, Makenzie! You've given me some good ideas.

A few years ago I made a scrapbook of our wedding pictures for my in-laws. I had the same problem...it took me a lot longer to get it done than I thought. I wound up doing the scrapbook "cramming" sessions for the last week to get it done in time. It was worth it, though...they just loved it.

Apparently I didn't learn my lesson. This year I decided to make a "blank" scrapbook for my friend at work who just had her first baby. It's basically a scrapbook with holders for pictures...so she has a place to put all those new baby photos. I had the same problem...I've been "cramming" for the last week. (It really didn't help that she had to go on maternity leave early due to medical problems so I've been doing both our jobs for the last three months.) I finally finished it last night! I just have to wrap it. She's bringing the baby in to visit next week, so I figure I'll give it to her then. I hope she likes it.


Thats really a great idea! What a wonderful gift! I love scrapbooks -now when I'm done with this one I really have to get started again on Harley & Davidson's!
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