So, this is what I've come up with. It's still going to be filled with pictures of my family and little journaling to cheer my Mother-in-Law who lives far away. It is a scrapbook with six "pages" with five folders each. They are sandwiched in between the covers and looped together with those shiny silver "thingies". Well, now for a look inside. There are a lot of pictures, I hope you enjoy!
These are the front and back covers. I used a stamp from Inkadinkado to fill in some of the empty space. The ribbon tied off in a bow holding the tag with a stamp she sent with the set. (I'll show that later.) I added the edging because I somehow measured incorrectly and the pages were showing. There was extra paper so I taped it together and punched sections for both covers.
Here is the inside cover with alternating papers.
This is a frontal pic of all the "pages". There is one for each of my family.
These are for my girls. I used a block letter stamp set to create their names and yes, I smudged the edges on purpose! It's hard to see in this picture, but there are some butterflies and "stamps" stamped in gold on the green papers. For the flowers I just rolled up the petals and layered them. Finishing them off with a rhinestone. Plus a few buttons.
These are for my boys. I made tags for them instead of flowers and inked feet on one and a hand on the other. I love little feet and hands!!! I also added a flourish to them, that you will see on other pages.
Here are the pages for my love and I. I love the wonderful ribbon she sent with the kit and there was lots of it! I wanted all the tags to have ribbons and as you can see, I alternated the different ones.
Here is a sample of what the backs look like. Each of them is similar, with various tags. I stamped some of the tags with the same flourish I used on the cover.
Here is a side view of the book altogether. See those ribbons sticking out the side? There are even more wonderful pockets with tags tucked into them.
Now here is a closer look of the tag on the front cover. If you still have a hard time seeing it, just click on the picture to enlarge it. It says I've been thinking of you today. Since I think of my sweet mother-in-law very often. Yes you read it right. She and I get along just marvellously, so much so I think my husband is wondering if she likes me better than him! LOL I hope this will help her enjoy memories of the family across the distance.
Well, if you're still with me after all this. I thank you! It has taken me a long time to get this far and I've enjoyed it all! I'm so glad to be able to share this with you!
I thank you all my wonderful followers who leave me comments and who just pop in to see what I've been up to! You are greatly appreciated and I think of you often to!