Tuesday, January 4, 2011

A Special Gift for a Special Friend

During our annual birthday bash for the November celebrants, who included yours truly, our meticulous and generous friend (another November celebrant), Sharon Chua, taught us a very complicated mini album project, one that could be braved only by a full-time scrapper. . . so our praises go to Sharon who made time to make a sample for everyone despite her juggling career as a medical practitioner and a new Mom to her second. 

The mini album contained various compartments for pictures, mementos, tags, etc. made out of a  versatile and cute colored paper bags purchased from National Bookstore.  Judging from the finished product, you would understand why most of us, naturally, didn't finish the album on that day, with the exception of Bessie, who is a renowned fast scrapper.  Challenged by the promise of an unfinished mini-album, I found the time to finish it at home, at least based on my standards.

With the efforts put out in finishing the project, I thought of only one to whom I can give it to where all my efforts would be worthwhile.  I have a friend who lost his daughter from giving birth to her fourth child. Until now, she is still devastated and could not still fathom the reason for the untimely death.  I have been encouraging her to reduce all her emotions through scrapbooking but still could not find the time and inspiration to do so.  I put the name of her daughter in the cover.  Hopefully, she finds enough inspiration to start confiding with the papers where she could journal all her emotions and memories of her daughter which, in turn, will provide as keepsake for her grandchildren to remember their mother.

I just hope she will like this.

Thanks again Sharon for sharing your time and talent in making this album.

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