A new book style

I was looking at suggested video’s and I found this

Mother’s Day Paper Bag Pocket Wallet Mini Album with Steff M

 

I stayed up way to late last night and then as soon as I had a moment today I started crafting.




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Yes I make mistakes. Notice trees are upside down.

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This is what the island look like when I finished the first one that took at least 3 hours.

 

Second book only took 1 hour.

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New Books

So excited and inspired! I am making new books.

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First on left all recycled. 

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The inside has a planner and a pocket.

Yesterday I noticed Papercrafter 45 had a new post.

I’ve made 3 mini folios since last night.

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Butterfly

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Kings kid

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London market

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Book of Thanks

 

 

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Love my new Martha Stewart Frame punches!

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Pages from a magazine just were right for this book.

I used the negative of my tags from my ScanNCut as a paper holder for move notes. The little Wasabi tape page is a handmade (store bought) paper.

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I got excited when I ran across a bag of dollies.

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Another Negative to hold a tag this time.

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I watched a tutorial on stamping tissue paper and got so excited I started right away.

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I’m probably not going to ModPodge a page of this bible again. I’m going to try to find the acrylic medium I’ve been told about. It has a clear envelope stuck to it for free tags. It just feels brittle.

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Found the flower punchout paper today and it fixed the only page I didn’t like.

Oh and I love the clock junk mail I got and saved.

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Belly Band! Love me my Martha Stewart punches. The hearts are Post its.

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I was watching a EphemerasGarden video  interpretation of Ray Blake’s Midori Tutorial. Her Elastic Binding was so simple I thought I can do that! Here’s what I came up with.

It’s a book for posting little bits of happiness. Blessing, thanks, just good thoughts.  I’ve also been inspired by 365 days of Thanks.

I remember watching an art journal post where the woman writes private thoughts in her book then writes over it again and again to keep it private.

Paris finished

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Paris Medium book

 

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Spent all my Ren Faire money buying paper. Picked these out just for the Paris book.

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Pulled out the parts for the book the glued it up. I use the wood so the book never shuts all the way.

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I put together the start of a big book too. I need to make at least three large ones.

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This is what happens when I work. I always make a huge mess.

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I’m very pleased with how this turned out! It’s got a lot of freebie extra tags.

More of my Book babies: Difference between a Large and Medium book

 

 

A large book has 6 pages. 3 of the pages are envelopes and the other 3 are fold out. Each page gets decorated then the front and back cover. It takes days to figure out what paper and what kind of embellishments. I use so much adhesive, glue and tapes. It always shocks me how much tape I’m using. Scor-tape, a big ATG, even Scotch double sided, oh and duct tape too maybe even some paper tape for decoration. IMG_20141004_055047 IMG_20141004_055100 IMG_20141004_055122 IMG_20141004_055135 IMG_20141004_055146 IMG_20141004_055152 IMG_20141004_055159 IMG_20141004_055205 IMG_20141004_055209 IMG_20141004_055213 IMG_20141004_055217 IMG_20141004_055221 IMG_20141004_055237 IMG_20141004_055242 IMG_20141004_055249 IMG_20141004_055304 IMG_20141004_055313 IMG_20141004_055323

 

Now here is a medium

A medium has 3 pages, one is an envelope, the other 2 pages are fold outs.

I really enjoyed these two 1950’s police box planners.

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These are a labor of love. The mediums seem like a vacation after a couple of large ones. I made a medium in 24 hours once but that was all I did while I was awake that day.  I ate standing there deciding on papers, I even got up in the middle of the night to stare at it. 🙂

I’ve always wanted to make books and thought when I started writing it would take care of the craving, but thank heavens I took that scrapbooking class!

Bird Planner

 

I know I planned on doing the forest next but this one just took off. I added a bit more fancy to this one .

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Wanted to make this page picture friendly so who ever gets it can make these above pages a bit scrapbooking.

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I can not believe it started to rain right over my stump! LOL I ran inside and finished up.

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Added an envelope picture pocket to this book.

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2nd Tardis Bag

I made two tote bags for my trip then gave them to my daughter. LOL So I decided to try my new embroidery on a large piece of fabric so I could turn it into a large bag if it turned out nice.

There was a slight glitch but I’m a firm believer in not letting my sewing get to me. I sewed the lining on inside out.

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instead of getting angry I just cut it off. I didn’t have someone to sit and reverse sew with me (razor blade cutting out stitches.)

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It was fast and easy and caused no problem in this simple bag.

I couldn’t be happier with how this turned out.

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A book is like the TARDIS bigger on the inside!

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Another picture of the first Tardis bag. I like using wild material in these bags mimicking the wildness of The Doctor’s ship.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monster books

I finally finished up my 3 monster books. I needed to put in a bit of ribbon to cover some raw edges.

I love the holes in the jeans knees.

I thought I was making another purse, Surprise!

I guess I should thank the aggravations going on in my life making me feel like jumping out of my skin for this creative spurt. I thought I was cutting up jeans to make a purse. If I knew how to put one picture in, then more text I would place the face that worked itself around a hole in a pair of jeans. But I don’t so look below. 🙂 I will learn this soon. I took the time to find out how to use a larger font. !!

I laid out the face and brought it in to sew and realized this would be too small for a purse. I remembered the two books I covered and found another blank book (Target $1.00 area on sale for .50cents) and pulled it out and sized it. PERFECT

Ok so I don’t know how I did this. LOL

I used the sewing machine to get the parts attatched’; eyes, teeth tongue and the backing behind the mouth and one eye. The material was just enough for the front so I ran out and grabbed a bit more material and a inside pocket I’d cut out.

I had to rip the pocket off after one wrong row but I’ve learned that this is reverse sewing and that is not a bad thing. Everyone does it. 🙂 (Thanks Nancy Zimmerman)

I use E-6000 for my book covers and man does it stink. I use an old credit card to spread the glue evenly. Then the book lives in the craft room for a few days.

I’ll add a picture after I’ve cut down the top and bottom and glued the inside. Now back to praying, it’s a challenge to keep forgiving (in faith) when it’s so personal but I will not stop until I can honestly say I’ve forgiven. 🙂

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