Thursday, November 05, 2009

Pigs Might Fly

My project on Bubbly Scrumptious today is the first stage of a new mini album.
Basically it's formed from a series of pockets held together on an accordion strip. I saw a little book which was made from those small brown "wage" envelopes a while back and made a "Kathy" version from scrapbook paper (I didn't have the envelopes and had to improvise) for the recent Bubbly Funk cyber crop.
Mind you I'm not sure anyone actually went ahead and made one..... tut tut!
They were easy too!

The envelope version doesn't open up fully as the pockets are glued together - so you only get to play with the tags inside the pockets - great for making shopping lists and keeping in your bag, but I thought that the idea could be adapted to make a book that would open fully and therefore give loads more scope to use as a mini album.

So, I've designed this next version. It's a bit bigger and now there's two sides of each pocket to decorate as well as the pockets themselves to fill with pull-out pages or whatever else you can think of.

I know it looks a bit boring atm, but my plan is to journal the run-up to Christmas in here, so hopefully I'll remember to do photos at various times and add them as I go. My track record for actually managing more than a page to two in things like this isn't great (I managed about 5 of the Emily Falconbridge 52Q tags that I started back in January....) - hence the title of this post.

I don't respond well to nagging either......gentle weedling sometimes works, but it's not guaranteed. lol
We'll just have to see what happens, I think!

Here's a memo block I made the other week. I had an apology to make for a late birthday card - I got the dates completely wrong and was sooooo cross with myself, so I made this to say "I'm sorry"
That's it for now. I still have my DCM card to make for tomorrow - you'll realise I'm procrastinating yet again.
I've fallen behind with my blog hopping again too. I've not even had time to check out the craft desks from WOYWW yet. boohoo

Ah well, maybe if I get all the relevant DCM dare bits and pieces out onto my desk inspiration will strike - I'm certainly not getting anywhere just thinking about it. All that's doing is making my head ache.

catch you soon


Karen said...

This is very pretty Kathy. Looking forward to seeing it finished haha XXX

Linda Elbourne said...

Beautiful work ... I am making a Christmas mini book this year too ... I shall be watching closely for fabulous ideas :0)

queen-of-nostalgia said...

Beautiful projects! I love the flowers on the late birthday one :)

Wipso said...

Very pretty Kathy. love your ideas. A x

Hazel said...

Fab-u-lous!! x

tracy said...

both very lovely kathy :) loving the memo block :)

Anice said...

Beautiful work as always from you Kathy, I wish I worked as well as you under pressure!
Anice xx

Lynda said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous - love what you've done with the little envelope book. My friend Kathy ( made me one of these a while back to keep 'sketches' in. It's so handy. That memo block is so pretty too!

Love Lynda xxx

Angelnorth said...

Two fab projects, love the flowers on your memo cube!

lisa said...

Love your mini book, Kathy, what a great idea. I always end up running out of time to make my own and have to buy one for the Dec journal. You are very organised!!
The memo block is just sooo pretty. Your friends will be hoping you forget their birthdays more often!!


Kaz said...

Love the pockety book and that memo block looks even more pretty in the flesh. I love it thanks Kathy xxx

Janice said...

Beautiful project.

Jo said...

Kathy these books are lovely and you have a great blog, fab cards. Jo x

Julia Dunnit said...

Lovely stuff Kathy, love your colurs and such..

Mel X said...

Love the accordian book - fabby papers hun. I'd love to have a go at this, never done one. Is it complicated to make? It's very effective, love the idea of the litte tag pockets!!

Mel X

glitterangel said...

Beautiful! I love those flowers on the memo block.