Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Semper Fi

For the last several months, I have been secretly (well, not really secretly, just secretly for the friend we were making it for) working on a scrapbook with a friend. This was truly a world-wide project, as we had to send pieces of layouts to Okinawa, Afghanistan, Iraq, Hawaii, and all around the continental U.S. for this project. This album was to be a retirement gift for someone who has had a tremendous impact on many lives. Today we presented the album to MSgt Pearson, who will retire December 31st after 20 years of faithful service in the Marine Corps. Her influence will be felt for years to come, and she will be terribly missed.

Papers: CTMH, and miscellaneous cardstocks and patterned papers
Inks: CTMH, and my inkjet printer
Stamps: CTMH, and some stamps I purchased at Shuri-jo Castle
Embellishments: tons. MM brads, Prima flowers, others.
Titles were cut with my Silhouette
Interactive pages: Foto Flaps. Also, matted pictures were laminated in Xyron, and a piece of a transparency was cut, scored to make a "tent", and adhered to the layout and the matted photo using Terrifically Tacky tape (normal adhesives would not keep the transparency and lamination stuck together). Page protectors were cut with Xacto knife to allow the flap to stick through and be interactive.


Liane said...

WOW< that is amazing! GREAT job!

Sue said...

Yep! What Liane said.

I'm sure this will be treasured for many years.

iamjaytee said...

That is AWESOME Jill! What a spectacular gift! What did she say????? Great job! You rock!

Lea said...

Great job Jill! I'm glad to finally see the end result. I'm sure she's going to love it.

Sharli said...

Oh My Goodness!!!! What a work of love - this is just OUTSTANDING! I would burst into tears - FOR SURE!

Thank you for sharing it with us - what an amazing gift.

Verna Cyr said...

Beautiful, touching album. Great job!