Well, the other reason I was so excited to finish it is because it is for my husband's grandmother (or Busha, as my kids call her.) As I write, my husband is making a surprise trip from Colorado to her 90th birthday party in Syracuse, New York and bringing her this gift! I know she'll love the book, which is filled with photos of moments with her and her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. It will be even more special when my husband delivers it in person to her. Busha traveled to be with us when each of our children was born, is a great gardener and awesome cook. She is so dear to all of us. I had such fun finding photos that celebrate her and the wonderful family she has helped to create.
I originally thought I would use the book for photos of my son. I had collected several with green hues that harmonized beautifully with the Amberley Grace paper. When I thought of Busha, this seemed like an even better use for the book and I decided to print sepia-toned photos so that I could let the paper and the smiles really shine. I just love how it came out.
Wondering what's going on in my studio re-do? My husband stained and installed the cherry shelves last weekend and things are really coming together!
How about my Blog Candy? You saw that Donna knew my favorite TAC paper names. Goodies are on the way to her and a random winner my daughter and I chose:
Mimi C., who said...
Congratulations Mimi! Email me with your address so I can get you your goodies!Hi Julie, love your blog. You post the most awesome projects and do a great job featuring TAC's fabulous papers. I'd have to say that, as far as names go, I like the Mimi papers the best--'cause I like to pretend they're named after me!