15 February 2009

Love You Forever project

Here's another class project I finished up this past week, and I have to say, I think it's one of my favorite projects ever. I was inspired by the children's book, Love You Forever, to create a mini-album for a mom to give an adult child or a child who is headed off to college. I adapted the text of the book so that it describes how the mom's love stays constant over five stages of a child's life. Suffice it to say that many tears were shed as I worked on this project! (Sometimes I wonder why I put myself through these things! lol)

The color inspiration for this project was the Sassafras Lass scalloped paper on the front cover. I used shades of teal, green, and ivory throughout the album.

I'm looking forward to teaching this class in the spring. Note to self: Bring box of Kleenex. :-)

10 comments:

Fonda said...

Ohhh Janet this is beautiful. This looks like a class that can't be passed up!

katie said...

Love this!!! You are so talented!!
Katie

Kristina said...

Beautiful project, Janet! I just ordered this album online. I loved the scallops. Wasn't sure what I am going to do with it, but I sure like your idea.

Janet said...

Thank you so much, guys! This little project was very fun to put together. But I'm such a sap when it comes to that Love You Forever book that I almost put myself over the edge making this! lol Many thanks for looking! :-)

Susan (peebsmama) said...

This is so wonderful. The colors and embellishments are really beautiful. What a thoughtful gift.

The Scrappy Bee... said...

Wow, this is a gorgeous little album! I LOVE it! All the details are fabulous!

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

VERY pretty!!!!

Have you read the story behind the Love You Forever book? It's on Robert Munsch's website if you click on the book & then "read about the book". It is so sad. I was never a big fan of that book. But then once I read the story behind it, I gained respect for it. Mom crawling through the grown man's window is still a little creepy though.

Janet said...

Susan, Scrappy Bee, and Jill - Thanks for your nice comments!

Jill -- I'm with you in that it's never been one of my favorite books, either, except for the repeating verse and the idea that the mom's love never changes as the child grows. That's the part I used for my project! :-) Now I'm off to go read about the story!

Linda said...

This is so beautiful. I love the sentiment behind the album.

Cheri said...

What a beautiful project (for the mind as well as the eye)...Kleenex is probably a good idea; include a little travel pack in everyone's class kit;)