Friday, March 2, 2012

Outside The Box

Last week, when visiting my mom, she had a box that she had kept under her bed. Inside were old pictures, cards and mementos. It was fun taking a trip down memory lane. She wanted us kids to take whatever pictures or mementos that pertained to us to take home. I'm thinking, "Do I really want to take home yet more memorabilia to add to my collection?".  The answer was, "Yes!". ;-)

It really wasn't that much. Enough to fit in a manila envelope. That I can handle. One of the items was a card that I had given to my mom for her birthday. It was a pretty card that she couldn't bear to part with at the time.

Here you can see I gave it to her in "1992". I really need to get her a Project Life kit.  :-)

So being that I am my mother's daughter after all, I couldn't part with this either. So what to do, what to do....Hey! I'll cut it apart and put it in a layout!

Here it is "before".

All cut apart, ready to put on a layout.

And here is the finished layout. See that little bird on the left side of the layout? I "fussy-cut" it out of the card and glued it on the layout. I was so happy to finally scrapbook in pink! I  had no pink whatsoever in my stash (being I have a houseful of males, including the dog) and had to take a trip to Hobby Lobby. Darn! ;-)  

So here is another idea to preserve that special card from a special someone and getting it outside the box.

Thanks for looking in!


  1. oh i just love this!! i always cut apart my cards and scrap them!! love this

  2. Love this sweet little stoI read about how you had to go buy the pink paper!

  3. Love this - how very special!

  4. Oh Pam this layout is so special.
    I love that you used that beautiful card in this layout.
    I lovely that your mom had those wonderful photos of you.

  5. Such a pretty layout and great use for that card!
    I have several cards that are precious to me from family members that I want to scrapbook like that :)

  6. beautiful layout and cool idea!

  7. Brings back memories of going through my Mom's things with fun! These are treasures. What you did with the card, is's perfect and with that photo too! Hope you had fun at Hobby daughter loves that place!

  8. How neat that your mom kept all of that stuff! Gorgeous layout!

  9. You make me laugh Pam! What a great idea to cut apart the card, I never would have thought of that, but it's such an awesome way to incorporate it into an album!