Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Something different

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.

24 comments:

Marlene said...

The book you made your son is AWESOMENESS!!!! Love it!!! If only I had known about this hobby when my girls were little. (Heehee...better late than never...think they'll appreciate it now that they're 19 and 22?)

That fireplace is so cool! Ok - hot, I mean. I want one! I want, I want!!!

Allison said...

That book is so adorable! Love the fireplace - I still wish I had one.

kmassman said...

I LOVE that book! It makes me wish I could go back in time with my 15 year old son so I could create one for him!

Jody said...

Everything you create has such class to it, even a little boys mini. I'm in awe of you :)

Chrispea said...

Adorable mini!! I so wish I would have been scrapping when my kids were little. Well, I guess I can do that when I'm a grannie! LOL! Which hopefully won't be for another 10+ years or so!

smahrty said...

That is the cutest book ever! I love kids books and made many in my younger yrs. One of them was for a 4H project while I was in Jr High. glad J likes it too!

ellen s. said...

are you kidding? that is the cutest thing i have ever seen. he will treasure that! it's adorable

Lisa Dorsey said...

What a sweet mini Danielle! I just adore all the little details and I am sure J LOVES it!

Linda Beeson said...

That is just too adorable! What cute little images.

karen elizabeth mataraza said...

super cute, Danielle!

Keshka said...

First of all, I LOVE this book! If there's a better way to use those felties, I don't know what it is.
And thanks for the comment on my blog--it meant a lot to me. And I definitely know what you mean about being reliable and consistent, I read something similar on Kelly's blog. I suppose it just takes time to get the chance to build that reputation.

Sarah said...

Totally amazing and adorable! What a fabulous keepsake!

Allison said...

Awwww... I bet he'll love it!! I know I do! :) Fireplace looks super cozy. Enjoy!

janel said...

cute cute cute! Just love it! Enjoy the camp logs...they look great! Maybe you better toast some marshmallows before spring arrives!

Kelly said...

I LOVE your book for J. I'm sure he will treasure it! So so cute!

Close To Home said...

ohh wow. that is superb. i am so impressed!!!

BabyBokChoy said...

I so so enjoy this mini :) It is so so so adorable

~Sasha Farina~ said...

now now... how clever is this!! i can see this book being loved forever!!

Vee said...

this book is totally amazing and so creative, love it!!! Your fireplace looks so peaceful, love sitting in front of them, feels so relaxig.

Chris and Paige Evans said...

OMG that album is sooooooooooooo cute! Wow, I love it!

Stacey Michaud said...

seriously, this is flippin amazing...you could sell these! Hope all is well!!!

Lydia said...

Fantastic!!! great mini album!! Perfect for a little man!!

tirzahdawn said...

This is so great! I love the book!

Kazan Clark said...

Love the Album - a lot!
So has it been like two years? Man time flies!