Tuesday, February 15, 2011

For Charlotte


This is the mini I have been working on for my friend Charlotte, who is retiring from the Oregon Golf Association, where she spent many years heading up the Junior Golf program here. Not only did Charlotte make my daughter, Brie's, life during her preteen and teenage years a complete blast, but she did so much for so many kids. She had two national USGA champs, Jason Allred in Junior Boys, and Jeff Quinney in the Men's division - and she also mentored our own Robert Garrigus, the hottest player on the PGA tour right now.

Dom and I worked side by side with Char for almost 20 years, working at junior tournaments throughout the state. What an amazing woman, and one I call a true friend.

I cannot include a list of supplies here, I just used all sorts of things I found around, scraps, special little tokens, ok, junk....

The front of the book.

A secret tag I tucked behind the plate. Surprise, surprise !!

The front of a tag, in the pocket of the inside cover.

The back of the same tag.

Back of front cover, and page 1. I didn't photo the little tag inside the brown pocket.

The front of the tag inside.

Back of page 1, front of page 2

Charlotte is a gardener, and a doggy lover too !

Pocket on page 2

Front of tag inside page 2 inside pocket

The back

Back of page 2, front of page 3

One of the four tags in the outside pocket

Inside page 3 inside pocket

The back, lots of glitter, did you see all the dragonflies all over the book ?

The last pages. We won't share how often we have bumped into Char at a casino...

Inside the inside pocket of the last page

And the back of the book. I see now I didn't photo a few of the back sides of things, oh well. No loss.

I really tried to focus on the future, and not all the memories of the past. I know she is getting a scrapbook that does look back, so I thought I would celebrate what is to come - she deserves a long and happy retirement.

Hope you have enjoyed this. It really was a true "labor of love."



  1. Oh my, what a special gift for a special friend. You outdid yourself here Jan! Love every single detail of it!! Like you said, there's a lot of love in this one!!

  2. WOW WOW WOW! This turned out so wonderfully! You put together some totally cool pages and tags. I love how you tried to tie them all in to her personality. You can be very proud of this my friend!

  3. What an absolute treasure, Jan! And all I can really say is amazing how you've taken to paper art in this year!