Thursday, August 23, 2012

A Little Something for my Mom

I spent last weekend working on the most fun project for my mom!

I picked up these strawberry shaped coasters at Target a couple of months ago - got 'em
out of the dollar bin knowing that I'd be turning them into something for my mom.
She likes strawberry stuff. :o)


I loved working on this project for so many reasons! I loved the bright happy colors, the sentiments that came to me for journaling, the collection of photos I used, and knowing that I was creating something that my mom would enjoy looking at many times over.


The back side of the strawberry coasters were plain, so I backed them with cardstock and/or patterned paper. Strips of journaling were printed from a Word document then cut, glued, and traced around with a black marker. Looking at these photos, I'm really glad I took the time for some basic doodling, as I think it makes the embellishments pop.

Here's a look at all the pages laid out ~ 


And for those of you that are interested, here's a look at all the tools I used to create this mini-book ~

What a fun way to spend last weekend, making something for my sweet mom!


18 comments:

Jo.C said...

It is stunning and I bet it made her smile. Xx

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

It's beautiful Deb, such a heartfelt gift. I've just been happily admiring you're zippered pouches on a couple of earlier posts and they are gorgeous too xx

scrappyjacky said...

It's just perfect,Deb....she's going to love it.

debs14 said...

This is going to make her cry - but in a good way! What a lovely thoughtful gift. You really are a talented girl!

Jimjams said...

Stunning, sunny and simply superb - she'll love it :o)

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

oh she will love her sweet strawberry. not much is better than a sweet little something that tells us we are loved. keeping you all in my prayers.

Sian said...

It's so sweet, I'm sure she'll love it

Carrie Rosalind said...

I la la love this! You totally used my colors and I LOVE all the doodling you did. :)

Susan said...

This is absolutely a day brightener over and over again! You are so talented! I wish I lived in your neighborhood and could join you in creating! Hugs to your Mom - keeping her close in thought and prayer.

Karen said...

What a lovely, lovely book

Becky said...

This is wonderful, I am sure your Mom will love it :-)

Maria Ontiveros said...

What a treat- so happy to look at. And I do think the doodling really makes it.
I have a little package for her, too, that I need to get in the mail,
Rinda

Amy said...

Oh it is so cute Deb - I bet she loves it!

Robyn said...

It's beautiful, Deb!

Margaret said...

So much cuter than the folks at Target could have imagined.

Alison said...

Deb, I have tears in my eyes...goodness only know how Marti reacted..it's beautiful..you are such a good daughter!!
Alison xx

tainted with a positive view said...

so very sweet - very creative. I love the sentiments.

Mom said...

And it is the cutest, sweetest thing ever! Love it and you! xo

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