As some of you know Donna just had a birthday on Saturday, April 27th. Her boss and the volunteers of Memorial Hospital decided to give her a surprise brunch on Friday. It was Donna's 50th birthday so they asked everyone to bring her 50 items of something. She got several rolls of 50 pennies, buttons, Hershey's kisses, Gumdrops, several gift cards, diet Mountain Dew (her drink of choice), etc. What made it so good was, she was totally surprised.
Jean, her boss, asked me if I would make a memory book that everyone could write her a note. I so enjoyed making this book.
Fortunately I had the base book I had made a while back. I took it apart and covered the covers with DCWV LeCreme Flock Paper. That was my base to work with. Donna's favorite colors are black & red so that's the colors it had to be. I used Mother's Day Bouquet cartridge to make the flowers. They were cut using varying sizes, curved and pinched to make them 3D. I added pearls for the centers and jeweled flourishes. The butterflies are from Reflections from Michael's. I ran red ribbon through the binding, tied a ribbon on each end and adhered them to the front. I can truly say I loved making this book for my beautiful daughter. She is so special to me.
Close up of the flowers.
Here are some of the interior pages. When I started it I was going to put 50 flowers in it. I think I ended up with more like 100.
Thank you for allowing me to share Donna's birthday with you today. I wish you all could know her personally and see what a caring and loving person she is. I am so blessed to have the two best children a Mother could ask for. God Bless You!!!! Peggy