Today is my Grandma’s 86th birthday. I’ve known since Friday night that Mom and I were going to go take her out for lunch today, but it wasn’t until this morning that I had a brainstorm about what I could make and take to her as a surprise.
Last week, one of the daily challenges from my Photoshop class was to make a mini-album. I…didn’t actually do it that day, but I standing in the shower this morning I realized that the project would be perfect for a small album of Great-Grandchildren.
I pretty much knew exactly what photos I was going to use — and I was going to make them all Sepia toned and do the selective recoloring I learned last week. Which meant that I already had one photo done (my nephew Colin…)
So, this morning I hurried up and recolored the rest of the photos, printed everything out, cut it all out and glued the album pieces together. The album consists of the cover, the journaling pages, cardstock for the pages and chipboard for the covers. Oh, and your pictures. Everything prints out at 4 by 6.
The instructions called for a different binding method, I decided to just punch everything and bind it with rings.
On most of the layouts I chose to highlight the kids’ eyes, like this one of Gage, but Maddux’s light saber seemed like a pretty obvious choice for his page.
It’s not perfect, but it’s done. I struggle with cutting paper cleanly. And I struggle with glue. I’m such a messy gluer.
It has all 8 great-grandchildren. I hope she likes it. I think she will.
You can make your own So Thankful album, too — the instructions and a link to the files for the covers and journaling pages can be found on Jessica Sprague’s blog.
Have I mentioned lately how much I love Photoshop? And my computer?
Have a great Sunday!