Thursday, October 9, 2014

Summer 2014 Daybook

I'm on a roll with making and actually completing mini books right now!  I just put the finishing touches on this adorable Dear Lizzy + American Crafts spiral bound Daybook.  This Daybook is so pretty, it has a die cut banner on the cover, I backed mine with the brown polka dots, a gold vellum page, and a pocket page.

I made this as a keepsake for my daughter's Godmother, who came back from AZ for the summer.  It's the first time in seven years that we've had extended time together and we made the most of it!  I thought this would be a fun way for her to remember all the fun we had together.

I was going to leave the front inside cover blank, but since I filled in the die cut banner with paper, I wanted to cover up the backside of that paper, so I turned this space into a dedication page.

The gold vellum is just gorgeous!  I had fun layering on the front and then using the back of those elements as a bit of a discrete mat for the this side.

I used a lot of various supplies to embellish the Daybook, the Heidi Swapp epoxy words, butterflies, and arrows were among my favorite.  I also relied on some craft stickers to journal on and also some embellishments from various Dear Lizzy + American Crafts lines such as the glitter flowers, gold tickets, etc.

I am still deciding on whether or not to add some twine through the holes on these tags.  I don't want the book to be too bulky, but they look kind of incomplete without them.

That photo frame was cut from an anniversary card I got last August.  It was too perfect not to use. I am going to have my daughter write on some Project Life journaling cards about her favorite summer memories and slip them into this pocket.

I don't normally leave a whole page blank, but I love how the right side looks so much, I just couldn't cover it up.

I used vellum a couple of places in the Daybook to create a very subtle photo mat.  I like how it helps emphasize the grouping of four photos, without drawing taking away from the very graphic number paper.

There were some outings with my three year old son too, but I tried to keep the focus of the Daybook on the fun girl time we shared. I did include this one adventure, since it was an all day affair that the four of us went on while Brad was at work and before E went back to school.

I really enjoyed creating each little page.  I thought the combination of patterned paper in the book was just fantastic.  I have two more of this exact same Daybook so don't be surprised if another one pops up on my blog!


1 Friends Said:

Craftcherry said...

Gorgeous book. What a wonderful gift.
I used to do traditional scrapping all the time. Now I'm itching to do some more, it would be great to get some creative juices flowing.

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