another gift for mom...


This time the gift was for MY mother.
My Dad most recently has been scanning his slide collection into digital files.
He is most meticulous about the affair. He is tagging them. Dating them. And gifting them.
I requested some throw back photos of my mother and I.
Then altered tags and mini bags and what not with these sweet photos and housed them in the 7gypsies mini drawer.

 Trish at WIP put this kit together for the May project kit. I had to have it! She loaded it with little bags, tags of all sizes. Vintage envelopes. Apothecary stickers. I had to lay it all out in order to get my head around what all I had to play with.

 The mini drawer is by no means filled up...yet. But I will continue to add photos and tags and what not to my Mom's gift. She was so happy to receive it. I was so happy to put it together for her.

 I simply layered and layered. Paper, and tickets and seam binding and and doilies and photos

I added alot of my own stash to this project as well. I recently HAD to have the Daily Junque stamp set, and went to work with those lovely images here and there. You can see the adorable border stamp peeking out in these photos.

Some of the mini bags have tags with photos on them. Some of the mini bags have a tag with a quote for my Mom journaled to it.

Trish added some little flags to this kit. I added words to the tabs of the naked tabs.

I did not even use half of the items included in this kit. It was amazing. I picked up another drawer recently. I will be eager for the time to make one for me. These photos are so precious to my heart.

This was an act of joy for me. Loving how gifts of the heart touch people. I love knowing what will touch other people. And that in turn blesses me immensely.

My Mom and her many 'do's' So very fun.

Thank you for dropping by. Hope you found a little inspiration here.

Work In Progress May Project kit
a few specifics:
paper: camden collection, girls paperie
stamps: daily junque. everyday flexible phrases. tiny tags.
ink: tim holtz
tools: butterflies. starburst. scallop border.
other: brads. seam binding. tickets. apothecary labels. buttons. pins. vintage ephemera.


  1. Oh wow Jamie..what a beautiful project. I love the tags and the layers! I am sure you mom loved it!! What a joy to work on something like that and thanks for sharing!!! {and the kind comment you left on my blog!}

  2. Hey there! Again thanks for coming by my blog! BEAUTIFUL work here...looking for a followers gadget so I can follow you but cant find one..?

  3. Saw this over on Peas this morning and absolutely fell in love with this, Jamie! My gosh girl, you are SO stinking talented. This project almost makes me cry. I just cannot say in words how meaningful, precious and beautiful I find it. A treasure beyond all measure!

  4. Let me just say how I wish I can do a tray like that. This is beyond precious, I am in awe, seriously, just in awe!! I hope you know how much I LOVE and adore and ADMIRE this type of workmanship, amazing!!

  5. Oh my Jamie!
    This is EXCEPTIONAL!!!
    I've been here for a long time, going back at each of these beauties and I'm just speechless! This HAS to be in a Magazine, this has to be shown to every scrapper, daughter, mother, name it!
    I'm so excited and so happy and proud and so moved!
    Way to go Jamie!
    You are something else!!

    {{big Hugs}}

  6. gosh this is the most amazing thing I have seen in a LONG time, wowowowowowooowowowowowowowowo I am in awe!!!!!!!!

  7. I see that it is featured over at two peas CONGRATS!

  8. thanks Jamie, the clouds are two fiskars punches, and the flag I just cut my self with scissors, just cut a rectangle to size and cut the end out...hope that helps!..I am pretty sure yo can get the punches at studio calico, although I got them here in Oz!

  9. Oh my goodness, what a fabulous idea! I absolutely love it. How thoughtful and touching.

  10. oh this is gorgeous - what a lovely gift set. Your Mom's dos made me smile, they are so like *my* Mom's do ;)