Carol’s Crafty Corner

Friday, June 25, 2010

Books for Marilyn, A Wonderful Friend!

These 2 books were ordered for Father's Day by my friend, Marilyn. The DADDY book is for her husband and the FAMILY book (which is from the entire family) is for her Papa. Once again, some of the pics posted vertically. I will try to correct this ASAP.
Marilyn's husband is a construction worker and likes old cars, so you will note these elements in the book.
As usual, I used the Everyday Paper Dolls cart. I also used an svg file for the old car. The beach page items are from Life's A Beach and svg files which were purchased from Treasure Box Designs. The paper was purchased from Hobby Lobby (LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that store). I hope you can see the tiny earrings on the little girls. I usually fail to mention these little embellies, and as usual I used Stickles to highlight several images.

For the FAMILY book, the paper was purchased from (you guessed it) HL, the letters were cut using the SCAL program, Big Al was made from a file from My Scrap Chick, the lacey heart is from the Storybook cart, the silouette images are from A Child's Year, and all the paperdolls are from EDPD (Everyday Paper Dolls). The special poem on the Nanny page came from Marilyn. A friend gave it to her after her mother died. It is the perfect touch to make that make the books personal and unique. All the sports, princess, and ballerina paper dolls represent the grandchildren. The page with the 5 girls represent Marilyn and her sisters. When Marilyn came to pick up the book, she knew right away which paper doll girl was her and which were her "sisters!"
I really enjoyed making this book. It was very sentimental and special to me because Marilyn is such a great friend and we share so many interests. Thanks Marilyn for allowing me to share in your memories!

Raley - A Gift for Mother's Day

This adorable little book was made especially for another coworker to give to her daughter-in-law for Mothers' Day! Isn't that sweet! All the adorable paper (by the Paper Studio) was purchased at Hobby Lobby! I LOVE that store!
I finally got the SCAL program!Yah!!!! Aymee taught me how to design/cut the letters all by myself. Thanks baby girl! She also sent me the file for the mother reading to her daughter silouette.
I used Everyday Paper Dolls and A Child's Year carts. I like to use the paper dolls cart because I can really get in to personalizing the book with its use. I always solicit information on the interests and physical appearance of the person the book is designed for/about and use that cart to achieve the results I want. This is what makes the books so SPECIAL (in my opinion).
I also highlighted many of the shapes/letters using Stickles. You will also note the use of tiny white Daisies on most pages and gem stones on the ocean page.
The wheelbarrow, sun, and large pink flowers which are used as photo mats were made from files purchased from My Scrap Chick. That is another GREAT site with the cutest svg files which are awesome for use in scrapbooking as well as many other nifty projects. A few of the pages are posted vertically, and I have no idea why. So, please forgive this inconvenience.

Now, are you ready to view the book? I hope you enjoy your visit to my site, and please come back soon!

If you would like a personalized book of your own or to give to someone special, you may contact me by leaving me a comment along with your email addy.

Have a Great Day!!!!

Carol :)

Raley - A Mother's

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