Friday, June 22, 2007

productive day

...with still alot of rest! My kind of day, people! I got a ton of projects done. Let the sharing begin!
First I finally came up with an idea for a altered vintage book. Yay! I am going to make it a random advise one for my daughter. I used an old childrens book with really nice illustrations which I will keep. Here is the before picture of the book. It had really nice "old" edges of each page which are just yummy.

I altered the front page first. There was a frame thingy on the book already so I just mesured that and cut out my own choice of patterned paper, stamped the title (good advise trans.)

Then I did #1,2,3 of the advise pages. Here they are.

I worked with felt today also. I made this little pouch thingy to put small things in while in my handbag. It is very pink :) .And i also made a flower for my new tote bag.

On SIS they had a great tip from fabulous scrapper Courtney DeLaura (you can read about it here) The thing was how to hold 6*12 pages. I wanted to try it out using my comfortzone 8,5*11. Here are the results.

I hand stitched a pageprotector in half and voila!

I have uploaded a few new layouts to the SIS gallery Come check them out!


elizabeth said...

look at how stinkin' cute you are!!

i am lovin' that altered book. i have yet to alter a vintage book b/c i am such a book lover and the thought of ruining those pages sends me over the edge.

but i would love to do something like this for my lil girl (who is also a book lover).

thanks for the inspo and lover-ly blog girl!

{elizabeth} over at sis :)

Sarah (AKA monroegirl) said...

that book is looking great!

april said...

love the altered book idea! Such a cool idea to journal over the words.

Amy said...

those are great projects!

nadine said...

thanks for the 12x6 links! i've been wondering how to store them as well. i don't scrap 12x12, but i do have some albums that i received as gifts that aren't being used so now i could find something to do with them. :)

Anilu Magloire said...

She is going to treasure that book. It's amazing, just perfect.
Great idea about the 8.5x5.5 LO!!
I love all your new creations!

Courtney DeLaura said...

OH my gosh --- I LOVE THEM!!!
now I want to do 8.5 x 11 :)

you are sooooooo talented!