Ideas please... 8th anniversary gift album... 8 things I love...

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RR333's picture
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Ideas please... 8th anniversary gift album... 8 things I love...

As I usually start out my posts here... "Sorry MIA so long..." LOL, that's my life I guess...

So, our 8th wedding anniversary is, well, tomorrow.... And while I would LOVE to whip this project out by tonight and give it to him tomorrow... we're beyond broke right now, not to mention hubby has a project he has to finish by the 21st and has been working many hours, so we probably won't celebrate til that is done. So I do have a little time! Hoping we'll be able to go out to dinner on the 22nd and I can give it to him then.

I've had the base of this mini-album made since before our 7th, when it was going to be a "7 things I love about you" book. (Just glad i hadn't done the title page yet Wink )

I had some ideas sketched out for the pages, but I can't find it, so I'm starting from scratch. I remember some of my thoughts, but I would love to see some inspiration from any of you who have done a similar project.

I've been pretty busy with projects lately... unfortunately none of them were my own scrap pages, but I still had fun. Biggest project was making the invites, favors, and guest book for my brother's wedding. I will share soon.

And, as I usually end my posts.... "Gotta run..."

Thanks,
Rita Smile

coolmama72's picture
Joined: 10/20/01
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happy anniversary!

DH and I agreed a long time ago (um, right around our 1st anniversary) that we wouldn't give each other anniversary gifts. I'm so glad we don't, the pressure is too much. Wink So I'm the wrong person to ask for ideas. But I love your "things I love about you" idea. Wink

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Great idea. Hard for me to think of things for someone else. In my case, I'd put stuff like. I love that you are a great Daddy, I love that you will take out the garbage and mow the lawn, I love that we both love clam chowder, I love that you give me kisses before work in the morning...

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"mommys" wrote:

Great idea. Hard for me to think of things for someone else. In my case, I'd put stuff like. I love that you are a great Daddy, I love that you will take out the garbage and mow the lawn, I love that we both love clam chowder, I love that you give me kisses before work in the morning...

Oh, I should have been more clear! I have a million ideas for things I love... just wanted to see how others have incorporated similar ideas into scrapbooking... lol Biggrin

Gwen- That was probably a good idea! I'm surprised you've both been able to stick with it. We don't usually do anything big. Just dinner and sometimes a gift but most of the time we've been too broke to do much.

Thanks

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We go to dinner, that's our annual thing. We got married 4 days after Christmas, and DH's birthday is just 3 weeks later. Too much gift giving going on (my birthday is a month before Christmas) to worry about anniversary too. But our 10 year is this year, so we're actually taking a trip. Can't wait!

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Joined: 08/09/05
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What a great idea for a gift!!

I wonder if you could get photos of him doing some of the things without having to give the game away? Or you could get photos of some inanimate objects or related things to illustrate each page instead. Like, if you can't get a photo of him making your morning coffee (for example) without him getting suspicious you could just take a photo of the coffee pot and your favourite mug.

Here's a gallery page from ukscrappers, which might give you some inspiration. It's just minibooks, but there might be something that sets you off: http://www.ukscrappers.co.uk/photopost/showgallery.php?cat=7816

Or try to steal paper 'things' that you can use on your pages to add interest, like tickets or shopping tags, receipts etc. Or use Google to find an image to match what you're saying.

I just think that having some sort of supporting image for your journalling of each thing you love will look great! Smile

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I did those for my older kids and dh this past xmas. I picked out pics (like in a 2x3 or smaller) from the last year of each of them and put part of their character/personality titles on each page which fit the particular picture that was being scrapped (keeping it simple) and then wrote a letter to each of them about why I love them so much and stuffed it between pages where they couldn't obviously see it until I pointed it out. That way they were able to read it privately anytime they were feeling down or wanted reassurance. They all absolutely loved them.

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