Sometimes with all the fun supplies out there, I look around and I feel like a little kid in a candy store. And I often wonder how my child must feel around the supplies that are clearly things that he loves. I have shared a few of my American crafts Junior chipboard pieces with him, and he will spend hours playing with the dinosaurs, cars and robots. I thought for sure they would be toast in 5 minutes, destroyed. But he is very careful and loves them so much. I could pick them right now and use them on a page, they are still in great condition.
So sometimes I get the itch to make him something. Something that only he will love and appreciate. I've had all these supplies in a Studio calico crop bag for nearly 6 months now. Everything has delayed this project, most especially the move. But I finally had some time to complete it this weekend. It is going in this Maya Road chipboard album.
I started to glue the pages, but then I was afraid it would be too hard to take a photo and keep the album open at the same time. So I stopped and just laid the pages out for the picture, but they will be in the album by tonight for sure. J has been watching the progress, I put each 2 page spread up on my magnetic bulletin board each morning for him to see. He really likes it, he loves cars/planes so much! So this "book" is dedicated to J, who loves cars and planes more than anyone I know.
Supplies: American Crafts Delight thickers-white and black; American crafts white gel pen; American crafts Letterbox chipboard frame; American crafts felt Blue skies embellishments; American crafts black 03 pen; plus Scribble scrabble patterned paper and 2 packages of Sassafras Zoom, zoom Felties.
We got the book out of the library several months ago called Alphabeep. Much of this book is inspired by it, and the Scribble Scrabble paper. I just love the colored grid paper, wish that trend would catch on. The words were inspired by a Thomas the train book, Jeremy the jet plane. Thanks for humoring me. :)
And I promised you a picture of it:
Dh and I have been spending our evenings this past weekend in front of our new gas logs. The ones that took over a week to install correctly. The ones who have subsequently brought 60 degree temperatures around noon to our region. The snow, it's still not melted yet. It was a ton of snow. This thing cranks out some heat though, it's not just for looks. I love it. :)
Thank you so much for the kind words on the mini album, and thank you so much to everyone who bookmarked it, voted, etc. at 2 peas. That was a nice surprise. I'm so overwhelmed by all the comments. Thank you. Happy Wednesday! Until tomorrow.