Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Awesome Gift

As promised, here are pics of the most AWESOME gift from my friend Doris Springer in California. The link to her YouTube video on how this was constructed is at the bottom of this post. I hope you stop by and take a look. Disclaimer...I don't believe that any of the items used in the book are Stampin' Up!, but this was TOO BEAUTIFUL not to share.
First of all, this is the beautiful tag that came with this amazing book!
This is the front cover of the book. If you can't read it because of my photography, it says "Home is Where the Heart Is".
This is the inside front cover and page 1. The tag can hold a picture or journaling.
These are the next 2 pages. Behind the ribbon on the left is an accordian album that can hold pictures or journaling. The little tag on the right says 'Blessings'. And, there is a chipboard dragonfly and butterfly on the outside of the pocket, along with the flower.
This is the accordian album.
Behind each pocket page is a pull out tag for more journaling!
These are the next 2 pages. Look at all the ephemera that she has used to it's fullest!
This is what is under the 'Dare to Dream' page. It says Idaho (where our new home is located) on the top and 'Family Time Well Spent' on the bottom with the clock!
These are the next 2 pages. The left side says, 'Friends are Angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly'.
This is what's under the angel flap. It says, 'When you follow your Bliss, doors will open where you would not have thought there would be a door'.
This is the last page. The top has the definition of 'home' and bottom is a cute little house with a packet of Petunia seeds for us to plant in our garden!
I wish that I were a better photographer, so that all the beauty of this gift could be seen, here. But, if you go to Doris' You Tube video, you can see it in all it's glory!
Here is the link to the video:


  1. What a lovely album and kind gift!! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Wow! What an awesome gift! An incredible amount of love and work went into that album! Amazing! Thanks for sharing!