Wednesday, January 5, 2011

For My Xavier

Good Morning,

This is one of the presents I was working on before Christmas.

This was a book I made for Xavier. We don't get to see him often so I wanted to make something to help him remember who we are between visits. I wanted this to be an interactive book so it would be more fun to look at than just pictures. I had a lot of fun making it and all the pictures are from when he visited last March.

I used my Cricut for most of the embellishments. If want to know a specific cartridge used e-mail me and I'll try and figure it out. I'm only going to share half the book today and half tomorrow as it is pretty long. The pages are 8 x 8.

The book itself I used an unfinished album from Zutter. I was able to bind it myself. Covered the inside and outside cover with pattern paper and then mod podged it to help preserve it a bit. I added lots of ink sponging to the edges to softent he look.
Click on the photos if you want to read the journalling.

I love the faces peaking through the windows. The maple leaf was a punch!

We took a trip to the Houston Zoo. Cuttlebugged the words "Houston Zoo". Eyelets added.

I didn't get a good photo of this page.

Here I also cuttlebugged a piece of vinyl an attached it to the outside of the page protector. It's to simulate the feel of elephant hide.

Similar idea on this page but I used a piece of felt.

This was at home in our backyard. It's one of my favorite pages.

The cowboy hat is interactive. I used magnet so the hat can be taken on and off.

There are another five or six pages I'll post tomorrow.



Anonymous said...

Beautiful as usual Yvonne! He is so cute. Happy New year to you and your family all the best in 2011.


newfiecrafter said...

Wow this is gorgeous Yvonne so much detail and I love how you added the interactive idea. Happy New Year . We are expecting our 3rd grand child in June . It was announced on Xmas Day .

Corinne said...

great job but I hope you got in a few of the pics not just the one.

featheredheaven said...

OMG!! Yvonne, this is simply adorable! I love each and every page so far1 You're such a smart Nana, making the book interactive. Xavier is going to have a blast! Can't wait to see the remainder of it!

Julie Mutch said...

Oh, Yvonne, what an amazing gift for little Xavier. He'll love this for years to come! :)

I'm loving all your recent projects, as usual! You've certainly been a busy bee!

Hope you had a great Christmas and all the best to you in 2011!