Monday, May 13, 2013

Gift for Mom

Happy Mother's Day (a day late) to all the moms in my life!!

I had a wonderful Mother's day, spent time with my family, received beautiful gifts from my kids, and just layed back relaxing yesterday.

My Mom has always loved home made gifts, she truly values the love put into making them...and yes they all make her shed a tear or two.  So of course this year like so many others I had to make something special for her.

I also spotted the May challenge on the Sizzix Blog, and knew that I had to join since I can't imagine creating without my sizzix dies!

As I was searching through my photos I realized I had a few of me with my brothers as we grew up.  I wanted her to be able to display the photos easily so I created an accordion style mini album.

I used a large variety of Tim Holtz dies, both old & new to create the front of the album.

I don't know how old we were in all the earlier photos, but the album starts with my first Christmas in 1974.....ssshhh I didn't just tell you my age. LOL

These 4 photos (above & below) make up one side of the album....

When you flip the album around magically we've grown into adults. :)

 The photo below is one of my brothers have always been there to support me (when they weren't tormenting me), and having them hold me up on my wedding day meant the world to me.

This last photo was taken just last fall 11 years (almost to the day) after my own wedding, on the day my Mom remarried her wonderful husband. Sadly just a short week after this photo was taken my brother Jason (the one in the middle) was suddenly taken from us.

 As predicted my Mom shed some tears, they were a little bittersweet this year, but I'm happy that I was able to give her something special and full of love!  And yes I handed her a tissue before she opened it! ;)

Thank you for stopping by!!


~Lori~ said...

Aww, it was so fun to watch you make this ... and it turned out just fabulous. The tiny details are perfect, and I love how you finished the front and back.

norine said...

This is so beautiful Lisa!! So pretty, but meaningful too!! I'm sure your mom cherishes this gift!!