My nephew Jeff is getting ready to walk down the aisle with his girlfriend Jeannie and last weekend was her bridal shower. Now me, being who I am, could not just give a set of tea towels as a gift so I decided to put together something that I thoughts she would cherish for a long time. Titled it "5 steps to a happy life and filled it with pictures and goodies.
The cover was simple enough, a dollar store hard cover brag book covered with black suede paper and a lovely embelly of a feather quill pin that I made using Tim Holtz pen nibs. I hot glued it on so that it was very secure. I have these shells on hand to give as last minute gifts (I make a spot on the last page for a gift card or money). They double as a brag book of sorts and generally it's a great conversation starter.
The first page I generally reserve for a title of the book and in this case I added "5 steps to a happy life"
I used Tim Holtz (of course) Grunge board as my numbering along with some lovely embellishment from , wait for it, TIM HOLTZ. I know, I know I use them alot but I just get so inspired from them I can't stand it.
a close up if the second page showing how I layered everything.
I just love those little metal corners!
One fun thing that I played around with was stamping on top of my photos I just love the dimension it adds with adding too much bulk (I do enough of that with my blings ha ha)
http://www.moments-of-tranquility.com/, If you are ever needing a pick me go to this site. She is brilliant at putting things together and telling a story with everyone of her works of art. Well she is a master with flowers and I used some in my bow topper and I think it turned out very nice.