I wanted my Mom and Dad to have something special for their Guest Signing Book. Those typical ugly old books just wouldn't do.
So after weeks of gathering photos, designer paper, embellishments, and hand made flowers, glued, glittered, embossed and binded, it's finally done. And signed in too. Silly me forgot to take photos of it before that.
I didn't anticipate people signing with so much to say. I figured they'd just sign their name, maybe a congrats and that's all. Guess it just proves that over the years Mom and Dad are loved and have a fantastic group of friends and family with lots of well wishes.
In the end there still wasn't enough space for everyone to sign, so I improvised and just cut up some recipe sized cards. They can be place in the envelope I made in the back of the album.
Wanting to emphasis the window they are standing in front of, I used the brick stencil and some modeling paste, here and there on the cover. A window frame die from Memory Box Window/Sill Die, I painted it with a soft pink crackle paint from Ranger to give it a weathered look.
Lots of flowers cut with Tim Holtz Tattered Floral Die.
Martha Stewart edge punch, and leaf punch.
A mirrored heart, dotted with
Heart Lace Ribbon.
The remainder of the pages have heat embossed embellishments, stamps, flowers, die cut flowers, gems, inked edges.....
This page opens up to reveil another photo and sentiment.
This is what's inside this envelope: Filmstrip made using the Bind it All that also punches the holes for the binding! Photos on both sides.
I made the cake from an embossing folder, and cut to resemble a cake. The carnations are hand painted and cut out. The cake topper is an actual photo of the cake topper originally on their cake 50 years ago.
Hand Painted roses and a computer generated sentiment on velum and cut out using an oval die frame, heart ribbon lines the bottom.
Gold, heat embossed stamps
Half the page opens up:
Premade plaster? flower
Lots of pages to write on: Pewter swam charms
I printed off a couple of photocopies of the telegrams Dad sent Mom when they were apart for school, made an envelope, all mini sized of it's original.
This page also opens up to reveal a photo of my Mom's parent, on their own 50th Anniversary!
This is what's inside the envelope
Inside back , it says, Enjoy the Journey (Tim Holtz Stamp) and back cover says.... To Be Continued....
I think my next project should be to make one of those photo box's so I can get some decent photos of my works!
Challenge: Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes