Saturday, March 17, 2012

A Year in Review

Hi everyone.  I'm back with another project to show you. But first I want to thank my sister for threatening me to get this project out here or else.  I love making things, but I just don't take the time to put them out on my blog.  Please enjoy.

I just completed "A Year in Review" by Kathy Files of Paper Phenomenon.  I hope you enjoy the pictures.

This will definetly be picutre heavy.  I made the book for a co-worker who is retiring at the end of March.  I love the way it turned out.

On the Slip Cover I used Tim Holtz Tissue roll. and modge podged it inside and out.  I then used Andirondak Achohol Ink in Carmel and Butterscotch.  I love the color combination.  and of course I had to add something that wasn't a flower or blingy.  so I went with masculine things.

Here is close up of the Key and Pen.

The next picture is a close up of the Clock.  This is from the Bo Bunny Time Piece collection, I glazed the clock face with Glossy Accents.  I loved the way it cracked.

Now I am going to go through the book in pictures and let you look.  I will do some narrating on some of the embellishments that I did.

I used a Tim Holtz Ornate Plate and glued in a Key hole and dangled a Tim Holtz Word key for a charm.  I was really going for masculine and I think I did it.  This is particularlly hard for me, because I really like blingy, shiny and pink things.

I had everyone at work write something on the back of tags.  The white matted ones will have pictures of people from work and then and the ones that I inked/ embossed and stamped will have the people closest to Bob sign with a white pen on the back of the tag.  By the way you can put a full 4 x 6 photo onto those mats.  I may even have some left blank so Bob can add photos of his Wife and children and Grandchildren.

I love the book there are so many pockets and folders.  I am taking group photos of each of the departments, these photos will go onto the larger pages, so really the book isn't even done yet.  I hope you enjoy what I have done so far.

Another long stream of pictures.

You may have noticed that I did use other lines of paper.  This is from the DCWV called Glitzy Glitter Stack.

I did a magnet closure for the inside file pockets for both the front and back of the book.

well thats it for the pictures.  I really enjoy making this book.  I love the design of it.  I have already made three of them.  One for my Mother (her birthday is at the end of March)  I made it for all of the geneology work that she does for our family.  I can't wait to have my sisters and her help put the pictures into it.  I love hearing all of the history of the family, my mom has been gathering all of the history over the years.  Then I made one for myself, (which I'm still working on).  I loved the Time Piece Collection.

Well I hope you enjoyed the book as much as I enjoyed makingj it.  I will be posting more projects in the near future.   Please leave your comments, I would love to hear from you.