May 30, 2011

memory keeper...

I shared a peak at the cover page of the memory keeper I made for my nieces first baby on my last post.


I thought it would be fun to share the remaining pages along with pictures of my garden in my posts this week.  I love making these journals.  Each one takes on a personality of it's own.


The papers I used are from various lines of Webster'sPages paper.  They are so beautiful on their own that you really don't have to do anything to them but as usual my more is more attitude kicked in.  The crepe paper flower was a happy accident.  When I first placed it on the page it seemed to overwhelm the layout so I started scrunching it down in size.  The white color still stood out in contrast with the rest of the elements so I added a spritz or two of coffee colored glimmermist.  Now it's one of my favorite pages in the entire book.


My desire is for these books to be used to capture memories so I've started to add a little "photo" stamp to the areas intended for pictures.


And a lined sheet on the companion page for a little journaling.  Even if it's just the date and occasion.


The journals start with a worn, vintage look to them but my hope is that they will also show the love that only the turning of pages can produce.

Thank you for all the warm welcome back to blogspot wishes.  It feels good to be back in my craft studio again.  I can't wait to share the rest of this beautiful journal and other projects with you in the days to come.

Creatively yours, Patty

I'm linking to CR84FN30  Color Challenge...

8 comments:

Jayne said...

How lovely. Setting the pages in your garden for the photos makes them even more special.

Linda R. said...

Hi Patty, Your blog looks wonderful. I just love this journal you are making. I am sure she will treasure it forever...

Thanks so much for all your kind comments on my blog..

Hugs, Linda

Andrea M said...

Beautiful memory keeper. What a great idea! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!!

Carolyn said...

So beautiful, Patty!! As everything you make!! :D

Hugs, Carolyn ~ Cottage Sunshine

Beverly said...

Oh, you are very creative with those memory books, Patty. I have done some scrapbooking, but nothing like yours. I love them.

no spring chicken said...

I was rather sad at the thought of missing your posts... Glad to be back!

I love your memory book, you really have a talent!

Blessings, Debbie

Dogmom Diva said...

Hi Patty nice to meet you, think you and I might live in the same neck of the woods as I see from Beverly's blog..love the journal, I do a bit of scrapping also, beautiful! stop by if you get a chance!

Barb

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

This is simply adorable! As is your blog....so I'm signed up to be your newest follower. Stop by anytime you like, my 'screen' door is always open to creative types!


Ciao Bella!



CREATIVE CARMELINA