A Special Project – 70th Birthday Album

Hi Everyone – This project has been on my “started but MUST finish” list for about 2 months and I finally got around to it! It’s an album for my Father-in-Law – he turned 70 in March and I love him to bits!

The front of the album has a Kaisercraft Wooden Flourish (Elm Tree) and elements from the Secret Bird Society collection including a journal tag I printed onto.

I applied some white ink to the flourish and then stamped over with a text stamp to try and get a whole family, story, nature feel!

I have used 2 of my favorite Kaisercraft collections from last year in this album – Up, Up and Away and Secret Bird Society. Both collections had a lot of lovely detail in their papers and their soft muted colors were a perfect match.  Rob has spent his whole life outdoors and the Secret Bird Society collection offered a subtle and classic option for this album.
I was very kindly lent some of his old photo albums and I scanned in the photos I wanted to use. I decided to make all the pictures black and white – even the modern ones that were taken in colour and I think the effect works really well.  

I wanted this to be an album that Rob could have in own input into so each page has a blank journaling spot for him to write his own memory. I have only known him the last 10 years and given that this is a record of his life – he should be writing the story!

Inside the front cover I have attached a little pocket (from the Kaisercraft Class of ’87 Collection) covered with paper and put in it a collection of decorated blank journal tags. I thought it would be nice if he asked special people who looked at the pictures to write their own little note that would be kept with the album. The tag I made and it has my personal message written on the back 🙂

Projects like this which are very personal are always time consuming – but I loved making this album and I know Rob will really enjoy it – and to me, that’s what this whole scrapbooking thing is all about!
Lowri 🙂
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  • Reply Diana April 22, 2011 at 10:46 AM

    This is SO special – what a great project. Can you tell me what the album was in it's natural state or did you make your own?

  • Reply heidig April 22, 2011 at 12:04 PM

    How lucky for your father-in-law that he has a wonderful daughter-in-law to make beautiful gifts like this one for him! Gorgeous book – he will surely love it!

  • Reply Karenliz April 22, 2011 at 12:59 PM

    What a beautiful album! This is such a wonderful gift.

  • Reply Bluegrape April 22, 2011 at 3:17 PM

    It looks beautiful. Anyone would enjoy something this specially made for him/her.

  • Reply Glynis April 22, 2011 at 3:38 PM

    What a wonderful gift! I love the soft colours and simple embellishments :O)

  • Reply Alanna April 23, 2011 at 1:43 AM

    Awesome!! So special and ppersonal. What album did you use? I love the text effect on the elm tree 🙂

  • Reply Wendys Hat April 24, 2011 at 12:50 AM

    This turned out beautiful!

  • Reply Cheryl @ Sew Can Do April 26, 2011 at 1:00 AM

    What a lovely idea and it turned out looking really beautiful.

  • Reply Magento Themes May 3, 2011 at 12:49 PM

    wow!!! Its really fabulous and beautiful album.
    I love it. I like this designs so much and the tree was looking awesome. Thanks fro this great work.
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