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I love to take pictures and after I purchased my first digital camera I took even more pictures. I currently have albums, slide carrousels and CDs full of of pictures that need to be organized and presented in some type of fashion. That is why I started digital scrapbooking. So far I have only done a few pages, but my plans are to do alot more. My camera is also great help in organizing the cards that I have made. I have taken pictures of all the cards and want to make albums that I can leave with prospective customers. I have also put these pictures on the internet so family across Canada can see them.

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Mom's Explosion Box

I'm not sure what I want to post first. Some projects/cards from last year that didn't get posted on here or some Christmas cards that I worked on last month.  As one hasn't been opend by the recipent yet, I decided to start off with some pojects/cards from the fall and lead up to Christmas. It should only take a few posts.

I've always been fascinated with the explosion boxes that I have seen on various blogs and after an evening's lesson, I decided to make one for my mom for her birthday. The paper I used was from Bo Bunny, the Welcome Home 6 x 6 pad. After the initial part of putting the box together, the pictures I added made the box her life history and a very special birthday gift.  Thanks for looking and I look forward to reading your comments.

I used this paper on two of the outside sides of the box.
I used this paper on the other two sides.

Top of the box. I used a MS punch on the edge of the medallion before folding,

Inside the box. I organized the pictures in each section into the various stages of my mom's life - her parents (top) - as a girl (right) - four generations and friends (left) - children and grandchildren (my kids) - bottom

Some pictures of my mothers parents as she was growing up and before.

Some pictures of my mom growing up.


Barbara Godden said...

What a fabulous gift to your Mom...the stages of her life. You did a beautiful job on it too. TFS.

Lynn's Place said...

Sweet job she'll love it....tfs