Monday, April 30, 2007

Still Monday.......

PHEW!!!!
Aimee's Birthday-cum-friendship-cum-memory book is finally finished.....there is no room for anymore pages, it is a very FAT book!
I'm really pleased with the front cover. After all the panic and stress over what to call it, but by the time I'd put her name on and added the numerals for her age, there was just the perfect amount of space left for a nice big flower - so that was easier than I was anticipating.

I used Basic Grey "Colour Me Silly" papers (Thank you Lorraine at Scrap Revolution for getting a set to me so quickly!) throughout the book so all that colour matching hassle was taken away from the start.
Most of the ribbon came from Bea at Ribbon Oasis - if you've not checked this place out, then you really, really should!

I'm feeling so relieved that it's finished, but actually apart from a few minutes yesterday when I'd got tired and hungry and made silly measuring mistakes and consequently wished I'd never started the thing, I really enjoyed making this. I think I went a bit over the top though hehehe


OK, I'm not going to post all the pics in one go because Blogger would have a hissy fit, so I'll show you over the next few posts/days all the pages in the book.
The inside front cover has a little message for Aimee from us, about why we thought this would be a nice gift, and what the book is all about
I've tried to incorporate photo "corners" on the pages where I can, but some will just have to be stuck in.


The little folder opens up and there's a photo frame inside

This was the really mad bit - I suddenly decided that a maze book would be a fun addition........I'll show you the inside another time!

The little tags in this one have room for a photo on one side and a written message on the other.

The little white square is only to show how a photo would fit in.

15 comments:

CAKVD said...

These are fabulous!! I love how all the colors match so well! I can never get anything to look that good. I love all the techniques you used too!
Cheryl KVD

Sarah said...

Kathy this is absolutely stunning! What a fantastic gift! And the front cover is lovely just the way it is, I think your niece will be thrilled with this.

sharon said...

Wow, what a lovely project, and I love the colour scheme you've chosen. I hope she appreciates such a lovely gift!

Di said...

It's stunning Kathy, I love all the little hidden pockets and things.

Montysmum said...

I am absolutely astounded - its beautiful , truly beautiful.

ikkinlala said...

Such a fun and colourful book!

Angelnorth said...

It's turned out beautifually Kathy, I don't know why you were stressing! :) Not suprised it's fat if you took to adding maze books as a page decoration! The whole thing looks absolutely gorgeous and I'm sure Aimee will love it - great job!

Lisa said...

Kathy this is completely stunning!! I still have my book from school and I look at it even now. If I had something this beautiful I would look at it every day!!! Well done, it is really beautiful x

rhiainr said...

wow! gorgeous! She is a very lucky girl.

Kaz said...

It's gorgeous Kathy, if she doesn't like it (and she'd be mad if she didn't) can I have first dibs!!!
Can't wait to see the rest.

Kate said...

Wow it gorgeous Kathy. SOme gbrill ideas to steal em I mean borrow LOL Love the dea f a maze book, I was actually thinking of doing that in a CJ and was wondering if it would work obvious it does, thanks for that!!

delphinescrap59 said...

superbe
into my bos

dawn said...

beautiful stunning project

Scripture by Design said...

OHHHH I LOOOOOVE this. So inviting!
Casey

Sarah said...

wow this is stunning I love this what a great gift!!