понедельник, 4 июня 2012 г.

Mini book (finally!)...

Today I wanted to share with you a mini book I did for my mother-in-law (the one I've mentioned here quite a few times before). Even though I started way before her birthday, (that was the only thing she wanted for her birthday, but she doesn't know I'm making it) I still couldn't send it on time. Her birthday is today and just today I'm taking it to the post office. Well, I was working on multiple things at once throughout this time plus I did have one BIG OUCH with this book.

My biggest fear when I scrapbook is to spill liquids on my work surface, so for that reason I try not to have any of those on my table. Last week when I sat down with intentions to finish this book, I had a bowl with warm water under the table for my feet (something I saw on Pinterest). My album wasn't glued together yet, and still had an accordion shape. So, as I sewed on one side... the other one slipped off the table... and went right into the water... I had to redo one fourth of the book. Lesson learned. No water in the scrap room! On the table or under it!

The idea of inner pages for this mini book came from Marie-Laure, French scrapper - enlarged photo, flips with smaller pictures and a pocket to hold things. But I had to figure out the way I will put it all together, but I had a formula to work with.

This pocket will hold a note:

 I divided this album by months (to give it some flow), adding one 5x7 photo for each spread, four horizontal pictures for inner flips and two vertical 3x4 photos for the pockets:

In the beginning I wanted to have a journaling spot on one of the flips, but then realizing I wouldn't be able to complete it on time, I just replaced it with more pictures.

I cut out words using Silhouette for the pockets to add a little something to them.

 When the book was done (and I knew it's finished dimensions, I made a cover with heavy cardboard inside. To bind the book together, I decided to try something new instead of rings. I made all pages separately, but then glued them together with a folded strip of paper. To make sure they stay together, I sewed every page with sewing machine. It's a fun way to make a mini book, but it does take a little longer.

For the cover I used paper by Heide Swapp, ribbon, flowers and rhinestones. I tried to keep it pretty simple, knowing it will be handled a lot.

I hope all the work was worth it and I'm glad it's finally done.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a very wonderful day!

10 комментариев:

  1. Aww An' ya ne dumala chto ti eshe budesh delat' posts v tvoem sostoya nie... Bednyazhka! Tebe otdihat' nado a eshe takoe neschast'e s knizhechkoy... OUCH is right!!! I can only imagine how mad you were! I would be!!!!! Tak a gde fotografii? :-D ya hochu posmotret' kak ona viglyadit! And even though she will nat have it for her birthday, it will be more of a surprise when she does get it :-)

  2. Yeah, besides feeling this "great" on (I hope) the last week of this wonderful journey, I decided to get some poison...

  3. Anichka, the book is WONDERFUL! Such a great present, memory keeper and a way to stay connected. I can only imagine what it felt like to have to redo that much... Ya dazhe ne xochy dumat ob etom, let alone chtob eto sluchilos! But you kept going and your at least your feet must have felt great :) or maybe you forgot about them from such a tragic event...
    Anyways, what I'm trying to say is GOOD JOB!
    Bednyazhka is right! Kak ti eto tak umudrilas?

  4. Thank you Lorik! If I didn't have to send it out, I would've probably gave up on it. But it's done and on it's way.

    I don't know where i got it, but it spreads like crazy... Another ouch...

  5. I hope it goes away quick!
    Hope to see that little one soon :)

  6. This is amazing Anya. I've been telling myself to make a few of these as well, but I seem to always be put off. Seeing this I'm inspired again. Beautiful!

  7. Anya here is the tishok that i told you about :-)

    Папа, Папочка, не спишь?
    Говорит с тобой малыш.
    Я здесь рядом, в темноте,
    У мамули в животе.
    Скоро встретимся с тобой.
    Меня ждёшь ты, дорогой?
    ... Ты когда поёшь, читаешь,
    Слышу я, всё понимаю.
    У меня твой нос и глазки,
    Чувствую твои я ласки,
    Гладишь ль спинку мне, иль ножки,
    Пяточки мои щекочешь...
    Ты мне, папа, всех дороже,
    Да и мама наша тоже.
    Вы же все – моя семья.
    Скоро с вами буду я.
    Я в любви хочу родиться,
    Вам на радость появиться.
    Можно, папа, я спрошу?
    Мамы чувствовал слезу.
    От меня ли эта боль,
    Иль попала в ранку соль?
    Ты ведь маму не обидишь?
    Ей так трудно, ты же видишь.
    Смех мой заструится скоро,
    Плач, верней, но не от горя.
    Это песнь моя, в ней радость,
    Что навеки с вами рядом.
    А пока я подрастаю,
    Маму ты оберегаешь.
    Папа должен быть опорой,
    Потерпи, родной, я скоро
    Буду рядышком с тобой,
    Поболтаем меж собой.
    Я вас всех уже люблю.
    Ждите, скоро к вам приду...!!!