Saturday, January 3, 2009

Dear Memere....

Well, I have finished the Christmas present for my sweet Memere...better late than never, right?!!  For those of you who don't know what a Memere is, she is my grandmother.  Memere is the French-Canadian word for "Grammy."  She is super special and still going strong at 89.  Getting her a gift is always hard because she has everything she needs and really doesn't have room for more knick-knacks.  So, I decided to bug my cousins for pictures so I could make her a "brag book" of all of her 9 Great-Grand children.  I used mostly "school photos" because they are the perfect size (and that's what they sent me  :) ).

I am only posting a few of the pages here.  If I get permission from my cousins, I will add their kids' pages later.  For now, you have the cover... 

 I need to interject some thanks here--->  Thank you, Libby for helping me with how to make this cover!!  It came out beautifully!!  You rock, girlie!!
I wanted to include this page.  It is the back page of the album and has my little note to her along with a photo.  Isn't she gorgeous!!??!!
Here is Colby's page:
And, here is Elizabeth's page:
I used a Bo Bunny 6"X6" chipboard 3-ring binder album.  And, I used mostly scraps for the pages.  I learned a lot doing my first mini album, that's for sure!  I will do some things differently next time, but I think Memere will love it, just the same! 

Thanks for looking!!! 


  1. Gorgeous work Nicole! I'm sure she's gonna love it!

  2. WOW! Your album looks beautiful!! That is such a pretty cover!

  3. Just gorgeous Nik! She will love it!

  4. It's beautiful Nik!!!! I'll bet she has tears in her eyes when she opens it!! What a thoughtful gift!! Let us know her reacation!!

  5. Nik,
    It's awesome!!! I bet, knowing Memere as I do, that she will oh and ah over it for a long time. Job well done my friend!! It's tough to do a mini isn't it?

  6. Love it Nik... and I know she will too!!

  7. its awesome Nik...she is going ot love it and I am telling she looks great for her age. I would never think she was 89. God Bless Her

  8. Looks as great on the web as it does in the hand! I don't know how you find the time and don't think you got your creativity from me... I love seeing this aspect of your varied talents blossom. Proud of you ... as always.
    Love ya-


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