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.

Yvonne

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

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

Carole/cbc

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!
Sue

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!

Hugs,
Julie