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#1 Jacqueline

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    Posted 17 July 2008 - 11:59 AM

    Happy Thursday!

    This Mon. is our 2 year anniversary. We're going to either Carmine's or PF Chang's to celebrate it. We said no gifts but of course I want too make him something special. For our 1 year, I made him a coffee mug, I had all of our "first's" times together on there, small icons if you will ;o) Eg: our first date was the Phillies game so I had a Philly icon on there, our first vaca together was in Mexico at Adventura Spa, so I had their logo on their, first movie title, first dance title, etc. You get the idea. It was cute and I wanted to continue the personalized gifts. I am such a procrastinator though and now I am turning to you guys for help!

    Here was one idea I thought of- he has been saying he wants to get a collage frame, so I was going to do that, and just put our pix in there, and in one picture spot, put a nice quote from a "happy anniversary" card or something in there. I wanted to make a cute calendar (Carly like the one u made Matt) but now I just don't have them time. Does anyone have any cute quick ideas?

    Is a collage frame vain, putting a whole collage of pix of us on wall, hahaha.

    #2 Yari

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      Posted 17 July 2008 - 12:28 PM

      I like the idea of a collage. We have one up in our house, so I don't feel that it is vain. LOL!

      I say go for it!

      Oh, also I made another collage and put it in a shadow box. In the box I have pics of us from New Years in NYC, along with 2007 glasses and the room key. It is a cute memento.

      #3 Jacqueline

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        Posted 17 July 2008 - 12:33 PM

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        I like the idea of a collage. We have one up in our house, so I don't feel that it is vain. LOL!

        I say go for it!

        Oh, also I made another collage and put it in a shadow box. In the box I have pics of us from New Years in NYC, along with 2007 glasses and the room key. It is a cute memento.
        Oh thats SUCH a cute idea you did with the shadow box!!! I love it. I will have to remember that one!!!!

        #4 boscobel

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          Posted 17 July 2008 - 12:33 PM

          Jac - I like the collage idea too. Matt loves my calendar that I did for him last year and I loved doing it, but it took a looooong time, since i scrapped the whole thing and put alot of effort into it. You should do that for him next year, but give yourself a month or so.

          You can order collages online too, from like kodakgallery. Then it is 12 photos (or whatever) on one print and you don't need the special frame. Although if Joe wants a collage frame, I think that would work and fill it with pictures of you guys, and Sheeba and his family and your family. I think it's a great idea.

          #5 boscobel

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            Posted 17 July 2008 - 12:34 PM

            Yeah, I did a shadow box gift for my sister ex hubbie before, for the birth of their frist child (the famous Bronwen! hahaha) and it was realllly cute.

            What are you doing this weekend, Quel? I could help you with something if you want.

            #6 Jacqueline

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              Posted 17 July 2008 - 12:38 PM

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              Originally Posted by carly
              Jac - I like the collage idea too. Matt loves my calendar that I did for him last year and I loved doing it, but it took a looooong time, since i scrapped the whole thing and put alot of effort into it. You should do that for him next year, but give yourself a month or so.

              You can order collages online too, from like kodakgallery. Then it is 12 photos (or whatever) on one print and you don't need the special frame. Although if Joe wants a collage frame, I think that would work and fill it with pictures of you guys, and Sheeba and his family and your family. I think it's a great idea.
              I am def going to make the calendar, it was so cute. Maybe v-day I can make him that. I love doing things like this so this give me a reason too, ya know?

              #7 Nrvsbride

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                Posted 17 July 2008 - 12:40 PM

                This is what I made for James one time:

                You know when singers' records go platinum or gold and their label gives them a framed copy of their record with a picture?

                Well I made something similar to that. I bought a large poster frame from Michael's and I just used black construction paper for the background. Then I bought CD's that had songs that meant something to us and I literally just used scotch tape to stick the actual CD onto the black construction paper. I printed lyrics from our favorite song and put it in the middle.

                I think I had about 4 CD's lined up in a row and then I put the lyrics on a nice sheet of paper in the middle. On the corners I cut pieces of the CD booklet and pasted it on to make it look more decorative. James loved it and a lot of guys have told me they like it too. I tried not to make it too "sappy" so I picked more "manly" songs. LOL.

                #8 Jacqueline

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                  Posted 17 July 2008 - 12:44 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by carly
                  Yeah, I did a shadow box gift for my sister ex hubbie before, for the birth of their frist child (the famous Bronwen! hahaha) and it was realllly cute.

                  What are you doing this weekend, Quel? I could help you with something if you want.
                  Well if I do anything at all, maybe Fri night? Sat we are going to shore to eat and head to comedy show. So I gotta go out TONIGHT to print pix, and get the frame and do it, some how some where- without freak boy up my a**. He might go to shore Fri (I'm going Sat regardless) so that might work. Let me know.

                  #9 Jacqueline

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                    Posted 17 July 2008 - 12:46 PM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by Nrvsbride
                    This is what I made for James one time:

                    You know when singers' records go platinum or gold and their label gives them a framed copy of their record with a picture?

                    Well I made something similar to that. I bought a large poster frame from Michael's and I just used black construction paper for the background. Then I bought CD's that had songs that meant something to us and I literally just used scotch tape to stick the actual CD onto the black construction paper. I printed lyrics from our favorite song and put it in the middle.

                    I think I had about 4 CD's lined up in a row and then I put the lyrics on a nice sheet of paper in the middle. On the corners I cut pieces of the CD booklet and pasted it on to make it look more decorative. James loved it and a lot of guys have told me they like it too. I tried not to make it too "sappy" so I picked more "manly" songs. LOL.

                    That's a really cute idea and I never heard of that before! Geez at this rate I'm going to dedicate one room in our house as "Our" room and hang all this sh*t up! hahaha

                    #10 Nrvsbride

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                      Posted 17 July 2008 - 01:37 PM

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                      Originally Posted by Jacqueline
                      That's a really cute idea and I never heard of that before! Geez at this rate I'm going to dedicate one room in our house as "Our" room and hang all this sh*t up! hahaha
                      HAHAHA! Then your friends can come over and think you two are completely obsessed with each other. Hehe. You can call it the "Narcissistic Room"




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