Friday, May 9, 2008

Mother's Day Gift: Part Deux

Alright, so here is the second part of my mom's gift. The 42 reasons jar just had snippits of reasons, short phrases. This book has the complete list of reasons for each child. This way she knows who each reason came from and what else they had to say about it.

I found this really cute scalloped Bazzill chipboard book and I couldn't pass it up. Then I just tried to find some matching papers that "looked" like my mom, you know soft, pretty & grown-up. I made it a 6x6 album. I just glue sticked the paper to the chipboard and then cut out the scallops on the paper, for each page. That was the only pain. I made a page for each of my ten brothers & sisters. I put a pocket on each page, zig-zag stitched on. Then I printed out their reasons to a 4x4 size, distressed, added a tab that matched their page, then added either a ribbon or a button. (Ribbon for girls and buttons for boys.)

For the front I stitched on some matching left-over paper and stitched together some strips of the colored paper, cut a heart out and stitched that on the front. I used rub-ons for the writing. Added a little label on the back, for that little extra. Then I just added the clip rings, tied some ribbon around, and there you have it. The book!

The front of the book.

The back of the book.

This just shows the reasons pages that are in each pocket. See the cute matching tab on top?

Another view of the front.
Deborah's page.
Steve's page.
Blair's page
Ryan's page.
Doug's page.
Janelle's page.
Brad's page.
Amanda's page.
Jared's page.
My page.
Another view of the back.


Jason and Nicki said...

This is gorgeous! I absolutely love it! I love how "simple" it is. The colors are beautiful and I love the scallops on the book! You've really set the bar high!

Cindy and Lane said...

Wow! I love the book. I wish I was your mother. Wow-10 kids or is it 11! Leslie, the book is beautiful-you are very very talented. Love the details and the distressing. (I am nicki's aunt)

Jennifer said...

Leslie, this is AMAZING! What a great idea! I am totally going to have to make something like this for my mom! Thanks for sharing!