Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Necessity is the mother of invention

As part of our Christmas gifts, the kids had got us a combined present from them both.  The main part of the present was a canvas print of a picture they had taken at our anniversary party.
Looks good on the wall of the study.  It is such a nice relaxed pose and none of us are blinking or pulling a funny face!  With this, they had also had a selection of other black and white photos printed off for us to put in an album.  But I had a bit of an idea that they would look good in the album that I had used for the pages I had scrapbooked of our trip to Bath and the party.  I remembered seeing some divided page protectors and set about trying to find them on the internet.  Seems they are easy to buy in the US, but all out of stock in the UK.  I wanted the ones that had a variety of landscape/portrait pouches. 
Then I remembered something from Shimelle's class that was all about making things out of stuff you already have and I set to work on some plain 12 x 12 page protectors and the sewing machine.  Ta Da!!! 


For some reason Blogger wants to keep turning this picture on it's side and I can't put it up the right way but you get the idea!

16 comments:

Denise said...

What a lovely present- they are great photos- I love what you've done.Now I know who to come to when I need some bespoke page protectors!

Ruth said...

That's a lovely present ~ what great kids you have.

scrappyjacky said...

Love the way you've done the photos....very inventive....and the canvas is a wonderful present.

Cheri said...

That's a lovely gift - and what a great job you did making those 12x12 protectors work for the project!

Karen said...

Love the canvas print and how you have made the page protectors into 4 x 6 pockets they look as good as, if not better than the ones you buy.

Liberty :) said...

great page protectors - i can usually get them in Sarahs Cards online in the UK but when they are out of stock, they are out for a good while!!!

Maria Ontiveros said...

The canvas print is fantastic. Makes me think I should take some of my 4 people 12 times photos and frame them up.
Rinda

alexa said...

Looks wonderful - admiring your inventiveness with page protectors and thread!

jennifer said...

Love your bespoke page protectors, very clever of you! The canvas looks fab too, what a lovely pressie. xx

Sian said...

Perfect!

That is a really lovely photo - you and your daughter look so alike :)

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

I love the pages you created, Deb! Very nice! And the canvas is lovely too. :o)

I've been having a hard time with Blogger turning photos sideways too...SO annoying!!!

Scrappi Sandi said...

The canvas is gorgeous & well done you on the improvisation...the album looks amazing!! Love it!!

Rachel B said...

The page protectors look great, I like the little personal touches. Also the canvas is lovely, it's such a nice picture of the four of you :)

Carrie Rosalind said...

Love the pictures and the page you created - great job! :)

humel said...

Oh, clever you! And what a super gift, good on them :-)

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