Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Give a Scrapbook as a Parting Gift

My girls were lucky enough to attend BAK Middle School of the Arts.  Tonight is going to be very sad for us because it will be our very last band concert.  Adrienne attended the school for three years.  When Adrienne moved on to high school, Erica began her middle school years at BAK, and now her three years are coming to an end next week. 
Both girls attended the band program at the school.  Let me just say that they both began playing instruments in elementary school so that they would be able to attend BAK; they didn't attend BAK because they played instruments.  Make sense?  Luckily for us, they both love, love, love their instruments, but in the beginning, their instrument-playing was just a means to an end.

So, the question was, what in the world do we give their band teacher?  The guy who has everything?  And by having everything I mean not only does he have a job that he loves, but he also has a wife that he adores and two little girls who make his eyes twinkle at the mention of their names.

I decided to make him an accordion scrapbook.  It's a great way to include some memorable photos without going overboard with a full-blown scrapbook.  I actually purchased an accordion scrapbook that was already made, and I added some decorative paper to the cover to make the book look masculine.  (I would normally make my own, but I ran out of time.  Imagine that!)  So, add to my "to do" list a tutorial on how to make an accordion scrapbook.

Here is the final result.  Enjoy!  I'm off to buy out the supply of tissues from the grocery store.  After tonight's concert, I have a feeling I'm going to need them! 

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