The way this idea was born was basically talking about what her daughter likes. Mrs. G just started telling me about everything she could think about that her daughter likes last week. I just started writing everything down. The stuff was so random: dragonflies, baseball, new house, family, friends, etc. Over the weekend, I just made an empty generic word book that that said happy birthday in pink and brown letters. I figured it was generic enough, that if she didn't like it, I could use it for someone else. Then I took that part back to her and showed her what I did so far. She loved it. Over lunch we went page by page and brainstormed ideas that could go on each page. After I got off work I started to cut out all the letters and started to put the rest of the stuff on that she wanted. I couldn't believe it, I put the rest of that book together that night and brought it back to work the next day all finished. She couldn't believe that I had finished it already. She loved the way it turned out. I hope her daughter loves it just as much.
(Bummer...I forgot to take pictures of the finished project before I gave it to her. You can get the general idea. These are pictures of what I gave her before I put everything on---just imagine it decorated with rhinestones and dragonflies and the last page on the insdie said "You may be 30 now, but You'll always be out little girl")
I guess I really am leaving a lasting impression through crafts, because she rembered me for making that other book. Yesterday I got an order for some mints, so I'll share the sample pictures with you the next chance I can sit down and blog with you.
Have a great night and keep it crafty!!!