About 2 months ago while cruisin' the internet I found this really cute blog that had an even cuter project called the purse album. I immediately wanted to try it out for myself with the help of my cricut. So I decided to use the idea and make them for Mother's Day. Here they are...
The green and burgundy one was for Robert's mother and the blue and yellow was for mine.
As you see the albums closed look like little purses. You can't see but both have straps on them made from ribbon.
On the inside are two separate albums that hold 4x6 pictures. I used my bind-it-all to make the albums. I left some blank pages for them to include more picture but about 75% of the pages I filled with pictures of the families.
These were not the only items in their gifts. During one of my Young Women's lesson we were talking about "Journal Jars", which are mason jars with strips of paper folded up inside and on each strip of paper there was a question. And those questions were meant to be answered in a notebook...or journal. After both sets of my grandparents have passed away I realize that there are so many things I wish I could have known about them. I don't want my kids (or myself) to feel the same way about my parents, or Robert's. So I also decided to give each mother a Journal Jar and a notebook. After they answer the questions, I will take the notebooks back. Type it up and then make a copy for each of their children to have.
I have a included a picture of their "Mother's Day Loot". This is my mom's loot. My mother-in-law's, Dennise, is just like it but with the colors of her album.
And that is what our mother's got this year.