Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Washington ----> Utah or BUST! Road Trip, the Book.

Today I am grateful for lasting friendships. Some people come into your life for a season, some for a reason, and some for forever. I have many friends who I have kept in contact over the years and am so grateful to still have these friends in my life. Last weekend one of my forever friends, Sarah, came to visit from Washington.

She brought along her two daughters (L & S) and her fiance (Dustin) & Dustin's little dachshund, Chip, on their way to meet Dustin's family over the Thanksgiving holiday. Sarah and I have been friends since we were 15 years old and met in Berlin, Germany where our dads were stationed with the Army. We lost contact over time but 3 years ago found each other again. Like most of my friends from Berlin, when we met up again it was like time had not really passed. We just sorta picked up where we left off... only this time Sarah had two darling daughters to add to the mix. We had a BLAST hanging out together and enjoyed a lot of laughs. I have tons of fabulous photos that I have been working on editing and a disc to burn so Sarah can print off pics when she gets home and tons of photos to make some fun digi layouts with! I guess I better get busy!

Remember the sneak peek from the other day? Well, here's the whole thing...

I wanted to give the girls something fun to remember their trip by. This is a big trip for them, meeting new "future" cousins and grandparents, etc. I made two little almost matching 6x6 mini albums for L & S to put photos from the trip in and added pull out tabs to journal their memories on. The back covers match up to spell out Road Trip. I kept the books to put vinyl covers on so the Stickease stickers don't peel off and the covers don't get destroyed on the trip. I'll mail them off this week so the girls will have them when they return home :)

Materials Used:
* Bind It All Machine
* BIA 1" white OWires
* CTMH Road Trip Papers & Stickease Pack (retired)
* Miscellaneous coordinating ribbon

Click on photos for a better view. Some might be a bit fuzzy... for some reason PSE was saving as GIFs and not Jpgs and I didn't catcht it on some and don't feel like re-editing the pics.


Stacy said...

Such thoughtful gifts! I bet they loved them!

Jeanne said...

Love 'em and I'm sure the girls did, too. You are so thoughtful!

kc_froglady said...

what a thoughtful gift Erin! I am glad you have reunited with your friend too - I am sure that was a wonderful feeling!

Stampin n da Hood said...

wow! totally darling albums for the girls!
Reminds me of another *ahem* cute travel album you had on here a while back...wonder if any photos were added to that one?!!

Sue C said...

Too cute (the girls and the books!) I have those car stamps, and love 'em, but never think of good ways to use them... Great project, though - maybe I'll have to make one for all the pics of all the road trips DH and I have taken, hmm?

Amaryllis said...

i still think you need to make me one even though i have all the stuff to do it my self!!
they turned out fantastic and even better in the hands of those precious girls!!

karenastieler said...

What lovely daughters Sara has. Must have been so much fun to seeSara and the girls. She is lucky to have you for her forever friend.