Monday, October 24, 2011

Miss You...

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My darling husband had to go away for a 10-day business trip all the way across the pond in Europe, leaving me and the rugrat behind to hold the fort. Unfortunately, both the kiddo and I had a raging bout of Hand-Foot-Mouth (so NOT fun!) Lucky for his dad, he was nowhere near the outbreak zone, but boy, did we miss him!

Every time he goes away, I try to make something for my hubby to take with him to let him know that we will be thinking of him. I was inspired by this week's Our Creative Corner: Fabulous Faces Challenge to make something with photographs; he always asks for photos, so I thought I would make him a special little "album" that he could easily fit into his alrady overstuffed briefcase. I used this really cool Mini Acrylic Accordion Album from Taylored Expressions, pairing it with the big, bold sentiment from Bugabee and there were exactly 10 spaces!


I used some really fun patterned paper from Echo Park's Walk in the Park collection and tied it all off with a bright, fun ribbon and a mini clothespin to hold on my tag that said everything we had to say to let daddy know that he would be both loved and missed!

BEAN NOTES
Stamps: Bugabee (Taylored Expressions)
Patterned Paper: Walk in the Park (Echo Park)
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry (Stampin' Up!)
Cardstock: Choice Snow (TE)
Fibers: Bermuda Bay Grosgrain (SU!)
Accents: Mini Clothespin (generic)
Alterable: Mini Accordion Album (TE)
Tools: Corner Chomper (We-R-Memory)
Other: Photographs

8 comments:

wandaguess said...

Hi Regina! What a beautiful idea!! I'm sure he looked at that wonderful album every day! Thanks for sharing such a great project. I love your bright cheery color choices! :-)

Rose said...

Hi Regina! This is absolutely precious! What a sweet little album for your hubby ;)

Hope all is going well!

Joan V said...

Ah, that is such a great idea for the mini album. I am sure he loved it. As for your son, hope he is well soon.

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

What an awesome idea! This looks absolutely awesome and I'm positive that he loved this lovely, and is showing it off also! TFS! ;o)

Pam~ said...

Hope you and the cute rugrat are feeling better! This is a great mini album to send along with your hubby ... love it! You are such a wonderful wife and mommy!

Ann Schach said...

What a sweet surprise for your hubby! You are so thoughtful. I am sure he LOVED it! I hope you are feeling better!

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

How cute is that! Love the bright colors and he'll love the photos.
Hugs

Marjie Kemper said...

Fabulous project, Regina! I bet your husband loves finding your special keepsakes when he's on the road. Love what you've done with our faces challenge. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Our Creative Corner!