Celebrate Mom

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Mom relaxing on vacation. Mom making her famous mac and cheese. Mom planting petunias. Mom hugging it out with family and friends.

Gather ye mom-themed photos as you may for you don’t have much time to arrange them into a special layout for Mother’s Day.

Regardless of your crafting capabilities, you can’t go wrong putting together a memory-filled page design for mom on her special day.

Really.

Think about it; you could give the woman a rock or a piece of lint and she’d still smile graciously and assure you that “it’s the thought that counts.”

To make the project less intimidating (and time consuming) don’t get caught up in traditional themes. While some memory album fans enjoy following classical scrapbooking techniques, such as selecting photos and creating a timeline or crafting a page that includes photos of mom with each of her children, there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to designing layouts. You have the freedom to construct a page that celebrates mom in whatever fashion you feel fit.

For example, this year, I used famous quotes as inspirational for my Mother’s Day-themed spread. I found a bunch of popular phrases, and arranged them next to coordinating photos. Here are some samples:

“The phrase “working mother” is redundant.”–Jane Sellman. I placed this quote next to a picture of my mom cooking Thanksgiving dinner.

“A boy’s best friend is his mother.”–Joseph Stefano. I placed this quote next to a picture of my mom and my brothers.

“Most of all the other beautiful things in life come by twos and threes by dozens and hundreds. Plenty of roses, stars, sunsets, rainbows, brothers, and sisters, aunts and cousins, but only one mother in the whole world.”–Kate Douglas Wiggin. I placed this quote next to a copy of a professional portrait taken of my mom on her 40th wedding anniversary.

This type of page design is very easy to complete, especially since you have the words from the quote to work off of. Here are a couple other popular phrases that may inspire you to craft your own scrapbook layout dedicated to mom:

“Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother.”–Lin Yutang

“My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.”–Mark Twain

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Michele Cheplic

About Michele Cheplic

Michele Cheplic was born and raised in Hilo, Hawaii, but now lives in Wisconsin. Michele graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Journalism. She spent the next ten years as a television anchor and reporter at various stations throughout the country (from the CBS affiliate in Honolulu to the NBC affiliate in Green Bay). She has won numerous honors including an Emmy Award and multiple Edward R. Murrow awards honoring outstanding achievements in broadcast journalism. In addition, she has received awards from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association for her reports on air travel and the Wisconsin Education Association Council for her stories on education. Michele has since left television to concentrate on being a mom and freelance writer.

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