Monday, May 3, 2010

My first Mini book

Hello Everyone,
I have been playing in paper. I love playing in paper now and then. I got this book cut out as a freebie from a order some time back. As soon as I saw it I thought of my dearest friend. She is more like a sister then a friend. I had to make it for her.
The color choices are her favorites, colors of her furniture and decor.( although I love them too!) I took a few pics that I had of her, her family and had them printed in black and white.

I am not showing you all of the book pages as some of them are private moments and notes. Here are pics of most of the book though. You will miss the one paper flower, some of the pockets and tags but you will get the feel for the book from these pages I believe.

I love the fold of this envelope. I found it on utube and had fun playing with it. This is Kris being a goober.

My favorite page. A picture of her Mom( right) and her Auntie Joan. I adore these women and they make me feel like family. Hubby said the wings are upside down. I played with them and liked them like this. So blah to you hubbers:(

This is Kris and her four boys. What a funny bunch of guys they are.

Left this page open for her to add a pic of Eli her grandson. I didn't have one of him.

This is more room for pics to be added. I used Tim Holtz tickets for journaling as the pockets to add pics. The pic will make Kris laugh. You see when she was trying to move to Arizona she got stuck here because of this lovely snow( you see here) for 3 weeks. I had the best time with my closest friend for three whole weeks. She called it a vacation and I call it one of the best times of my life. God how I miss her.

I tried to make the book so that there wasn't a lot of decoration on it. Kris is a pretty classy, simple gal. She doesn't like the fluff, frilly, lace and flowery type stuff. Clean simple and antique-ish. So I tried to give that feel to the book. I hope I did achieve that.

So gals how did I do for my first book? PLEASE LET ME KNOW *TRACY?! Since you asked...

Well the dishes are calling and then I want to go create some more stuff. Sewing I think. Have a wonderful week.


Tracy said...

OHHH Pea this is beautiful. She will love it.
I think it turned out exactly how you wanted it, clean, classy and focus's on the pictures. Lovely.
Love the colours you chose, hard to believe this is your first mini though.
Thank you for asking for my opinion it means a lot to me that someone values my creative opinion ;)

Denni said...

I LOVE it!! That's alot of work. Hope things are going well for ya!!

~Tonya said...

Oh ya done good Pea! I love it. I am sure Chris will love it. I love the colors that you picked.

Who did you block out....might that be YOU!!! LOL

Looks like it was a lot of work, but it will not go unappreciated, I am sure.

Have a great day.

BirchBerry Farms said...

Oh Sweet Pea----paper is so much fun---Looks like you have it down to a fine science---GOGEOUS work!!!---me---I am totally NOT that patient---once it is folded---whether it is crooked or not---it is staying in that FOLD---DONE!!! LOL

Hope all is well with you---always thinking about you and hope that it's alllll good!!! Love ya doll face! Renee

Sonia ;) said... that is amazing, you are so talented.


cynthia lee designs said...

What a wonderful book!! Just awesome!! I'm sure she will love it!!

Meadowbrook Cabin Primitives said...


Oh, your book is amazing ! Very nice ! A very personal , thoughtful gift for sure !

I am sure your friend will treasure it !


PEA said...

Thank you so much for your comments. I am thrilled. You are like the diva of mini books. LOL
Yes, it REALLY is my first mini book and in fact up until now I have only made one page lay out. I have never taken any classes either. Just playing and having fun with it. It is a nice change from cloth.
Thanks again for the kind words.

PEA said...

it is what they say a labor of love. I adore this gal so it was a pleasure.
Things are going much better. Thank you.

PEA said...

Thank you so much Tonya. I really hope she likes it. The colors was the most fun and most all of the papers are older stash except for the backs of each letter. LOL

Okay so I blocked my mug, Yea but I look like Elmer Fudd and didn't want no one to see that. It was a party with alcohol involved. I get tipsy off a 1/2 a wine cooler must I say more? LOL
Have a great week

PEA said...

OM gosh girl, how are ya?
Thank you so much for popping in and your sweet comments. You crack me up. I am a bit too fussy. I will refold it a 100 times until I get all lined up. Nuts I know but I can't help it.
I am keeping you and yours in my thoughts and prayers.

PEA said...

My little cheerleader. Thank you!

PEA said...

Thank you Cindy,
what a doll you are. I sure hope so.
A little nervous.

PEA said...

Thank you Linda, So sweet of you to say.
Thanks for always popping in hon.

Tracy said...

Diva of Mini books you are to funny. I just started making them this year myself.
I have never taken a class either.
They are fun and addicting. But I have a need to sew again.

Jingle said...

I think your album looks great!

PEA said...

Thank you Jingle. I appreciate it.

Christina Silverio said...

You did an amazing job! If I had received this from a friend I would have been over the moon (and probably cried buckets as well!)!

lovetheprimlook said...

Wonderful work Miss Pea !!!! I am sure she will be thrilled to receive such a beautiful gift !!!

Hugs to you !!! Angie

PEA said...

Thank you Christina,
That is so sweet of you to say.

PEA said...

Thank you Angie, so nice...
Hope you have a wonderful week.

Anonymous said...

LOVE IT PEA!!!!! Beautiful...really...I just love playing in all different mediums, then you don't get bored and it is a challenge..Well, this challenge turned out just gorgeous...!!! Hugs, MO

PEA said...

Aw, shucks sugar! I couldn't agree more. got to shake things up a bit or in this case, cut things up a bit.
Thank you so much sweetie pie.

peata said...

first mini!
looks great!

PEA said...

Thanks Peata, really appreciate it.
Have a happy Mother's day!

Jenny Carter said...

I love this book pea! cool!