Monday, April 2, 2012

A gift for my Mother

 Good Morning, everyone.  This weekend was extremely busy with lots of things going on but I did manage to finish a huge project I was making for my mothers 83rd birthday.  I wanted to give her something really special and I figured whats more special than a mini album full of memories.  The basic design of the project was from a very amazing artist Kathy Orta and can be found at her blog ttp:// . She always has alot of fun little pockets and places to put pictures and tags.

The closure I used for this was simply a magnetic clasp that I found in the jewelry department at my local Joann Fabrics attached to the cover with some suede paper straps and d rings.

This allowed for a space to add a chain to which I added trinkets for the bling factor that you know I love.

I embellished the cover with crystal scrolls and flowers.  I actually found these little butterflies that look perfect on the flowers.

They were purchased from Michael's at a deep discount, they were in the dollar bin and they were on clearance 5 for a dollar, you got about 4 or 5 butterflies per package and they are quickly becoming one of my favorite embellies.

As you can see in this close up they really add just a touch of whimsy.

The book itself consists of about 10 pages, but as you can see from the photo there is room for about 5 pictures. 

This book really was as much fun to make as it was to look at and I  learned some really cool techniques working this tutorial and would absolutely encourage anyone to go try out one of Kathys projects it was well worth the 10 or 15 dollars I paid.  I can't wait to take some of the tips and incorporating them into my next project. 

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my latest.