Sunday, May 4, 2014

Family of Five

Happy Cinco De Mayo!    Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge  this week is about the number 5. Either use 5 products on your project or 5 of something (buttons, ribbon, etc).  The number five resonates for me because we are a family of 5. 

I decided to create 5 chipboard houses representing the family members.   Each one had me thinking through all my supplies to find bits and pieces that represents each of my family.  (I didn't include the puppies or the guinea pig as that took me away from my number 5!)

My cover was all about the home and was for my hubby as he is always working on some project around the house.  

The back side of my hubbies house is all about sports.  I took baseball images but he is a year round sports fan.  I actually met him playing volleyball.

My next house is for my youngest.  I mixed hers up a bit with a little bit of everything.

She was happy as long as it wasn't vintage. :)  She said the basketball was vintage.

On the flip side I picked out the friends and colored them because she is very social!

Next up is my son:
Another big sports fan and athletic
He played baseball since he was five with my hubby coaching for all those years.

Onto my middle girl who loves reading just like her mother:
I mixed images in to reflect her love of reading and learning.  She also spends a fair amount of time volunteering at church.

The last house is mine which reflects a few of my hobbies inking it up and gardening.

 This about sums it up:

 Thanks for sticking through all the photos:

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  1. Wow Suzanne! What a fun and creative project! Love all the details and how you personalized each page for each member of your family! What a great keepsake!

  2. Delightful Suzz. A great project.

  3. Really cool album! Love all the houses and what they stand for! Hugs, Sandra

  4. What a wonderful family house book! love how each one reflects the personality of the family member! Very creative and fun!

  5. What a neat idea to create chipboard houses! I love each of them and how they're all so different :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  6. I love this idea!
    Each page is uniquely beautiful. What a wonderful tribute to your family!

  7. Wonderful project! Loved all the details for each family member. Mother's Day is practically here and I'm sure they appreciate you!

  8. gorgeous houses-and what a wonderful project!!

  9. Wow... Suzz, all these five pieces are amazing! I love those beautiful colors and embellishments on each piece. Great stamping. :)

  10. What a totally amazing project! Not only is it gorgeous, but I love how you made each page totally specific to your children. I can get a sense of each one of your kids and their personalities and interests from looking through it. Not only does it show their interests, but each one is its own style, which is incredible. What a treasure and wonderful tribute! Love it!

  11. Fantastic project Sue! And such a great idea for the challenge. I love how you made each house to represent the specific family member. So special!!

  12. Wow!! This is such a fantastic project and wonderful keepsake Suzz!! It's so very special and unique and a fabulous interpretation of our theme...just stunning!! :)

  13. Can not choose! are all fabulous! Wonderful idea, beautifully done! BArbarayaya

  14. This is such a fabulous way to interpret this challenge! I love everything about this!


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