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.

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!

Working on books but not writing them?

I’ve got three covers made and glued. Two of the books I forgot to put Tyvek in and had to back track but I’m a firm believer in “Not a Problem,” attitude on my crafting.

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Two little front books and one 1950’s British Police box book.

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Here’s the Forest Book. I did a FB Pole and it won. I did do a mini planner before it but the muse took control.

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I just love this book if I were going to keep one it would be this but not happening. 🙂

New Book

So can anyone guess the theme of this book? I’ll tell you at the end.

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7 Book outsides.

Little book ideas and a tiny little scrap.

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Gluing inside spines.

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Mostly done.

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Another frame for easy change. The R is a hint.

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Part of the after mess.

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This is a big planner.

The name of this planner is “Team Rocket” in case you are still confused that is a Pokémon reference.

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