Well I must say that I fell in love with this project from the time we started brainstorming about it in our meetings and it exceeded everyone of my expectations. I just love the way it turned out. The colors, the images, the theme all have hit really close to home for me since we may be moving soon so to be able to reflect on this house, and what it has meant to us has been really cool for me.
I wanted to make sure that I posted as much detail as possible for each page so that you could get a feel for the entire book. Some of the photos are self explanatory but on some I will try to give as much info and insight as possible.
I absolutely love my wreath that dangles from my front door. It was printed on acetate and hung from a small jewelers jump ring. Have you watched the video yet showing you how I created my cover with foam core? If not go there now so that you can see me assemble my entire cover.
This is just an up close version of the spine jewelry.
Side view of completed book.
Page 1: Here I have printed the lamp on a transparency and then layered it over the settee/couch image. I love that image so much…I just wish I had a real couch just like that in my house!!
Page 2: One thing I do want to note on this photo are the different sizes of pages which really give you a nice graduation and depth with your book. I also used several vintage embellishments like buttons and tickets. My favorite thing was typing directly on my photo with my vintage typewriter.
Page 3: This page I used some of the digital brushes from the housewarming brush kit…printed it on transparency and layered it over a medallion journaling spot that I printed on Claudine Hellmuth’s Sticky Back Canvas by Ranger. Love the texture it gives anything you print on it.
Page 4: For this page I wanted this ornate frame to have the look of a real mirror so I cut a Darice Mirror out the exact shape of the frame, inserted it and then used rubons over the top of it….I love my ornate mirror.
Page 5: This page was simple but I really wanted it to focus on the photo without covering up all of the fabulous design on the paper Rhonna designed. So I made it span both pages and cut it where the pages would fold. I also knew I wanted it to butt up against the quote so it worked out perfectly!
Page 6: This was an envelope I inserted into my book to hold more photos and journaling…..I love envelopes for ANY project!
Page 7: I have to admit that this is one of my favorite walls in the house. I have my vintage sign letters that spell family and I added the word photos in photoshop under family….because that is one of the major things that makes our house a home FAMILY PHOTOS! I again wanted to focus on the photo so I spanned it across the page and then typed some text on a tag. Simple but it works!
Page 8: This prayer page is a favorite of mine…it is something that I have framed in my house so that I can be reminded of it on a daily basis. I think several of these pages would make awesome wall art…just print them again and frame them and you have instant art. I have something special in mind for the journaling cards in the pocket…but I can’t tell what it is just yet! It involves other people and I don’t want to spoil it just yet.
Page 9: I think what I want to remember most are some of the things that have happend or moments we have lived inside this home, like bringing home 2 of our 3 children to this house….watching them hold their siblings for the first time, birthday parties….all great memories that have happend within these four walls.
Page 10: I just could not resist these little windows….perfect for small photos and quotes. The floor plan paper (Creative Imaginations) was super fun too so I knew it had to be included. I did back all of my pages with another page so that no plain white pages would be showing.
Page 11: I love these big ornate frames….they are the perfect backdrop for photos and this quote fit perfectly right over the top!
Back Cover: To finish my book off I backed a piece of chipboard with two different papers, and then a few artisan labels for the back so that I could remember the date I created this book and sign my initials. Don’t forget to sign your work….your kids will enjoy knowing when and who it was created by.
I hope you have enjoyed reading a bit more about our books, I know I have enjoyed sharing it here. I would love to hear what you think and see your creations as you complete them!
Thanks for spending the day with us.