Saturday, January 26, 2008

Saturday Salutations...

Good morning! Well, the guys have left for the day so it is just Kat and me hanging out today. I got the house pretty much cleaned yesterday so today is a play at my scrap-table day. Love those!!

But first, I will blog. This is my layout from yesterday...
I used the Marvy Uchida scalloped square punch and punched a whole bunch of squares from this fun Collage Press line...there are a few Scenic Route squares thrown in there too (the graph paper.) Those flowers came from my mom for Christmas...they are so cool...they're metal. I just layered the three flowers and attached them randomly with a brad. The "love ya" is a Kim Hughes/CHF stamp. The alpha stickers are Doodlebug. The tag is a shipping tag that I sprayed with Glimmer mist (although you can't tell that here.) It has several tidbits of advice from me for Kat:
*elegance NEVER goes out of style.
*don't compromise who you are to please someone else.
*respect is the key to making any relationship work.
*memories are made from events, not things.
*you will never be happy with anyone else unless you are happy with yourself.
*you choose to be happy.

This second project today is a book that I made. I am taking Tena Springer's bookmaking class over at BPS. This month we were learning a Japanese stab-binding technique.


The papers here are Urban Lily. I used a belt kit from JoAnn's for the closure and then just added some buttons for decoration on the binding.

I don't know what I am going to use my book for yet so I just slightly decorated the interior pages using various PaperTrey Ink stamps and coordinating inks.
smiles,
christi

15 comments:

Jeanne said...

A girls day always fun no matter their age. I'm spending today with my chickie.

Alison Gibbs said...

Love the layout with Kat - colours are fabulous.
Sounds like a great book class.
Alison

Kim Hughes said...

what beautiful creations Christi :)

http://paperhugs.typepad.com/

Dianna said...

Love your advice to Kat and that beautiful book*!*

Amber said...

Love that book Christi, sounds like a fun class!

Nancy said...

awww enjoy your time without the boys, the book is so cute and what can I say about Kat she is sure growing and it looks like she knows when the camera is coming out.

Lisa said...

Cool book, I've always wanted to try book binding, maybe you've inspired me!

Amy said...

Christi, Kat is so lucky to have you for a Mom!

Mary Jo said...

Cute, cute layout!
Love that punch and the new doodlebug stickers!

Colors of Me said...

gorgeous projects christi and kat is so precious - i just love the layout

Theresa said...

LOVE that LO, with all the squares - something I need to "lift" I think. And the book is fab, not to mention great colours. Sounds like an interesting class.

Dawn W said...

Very pretty page Miss Christi, Kat is adorable!

Ann(i)e Hafermann said...

your little kat is gorgeous!!!!
LOVE that book...WOW!!
xo

Alison said...

Bookmaking...hmmm, I may have found a new hobby! That looks so great.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Great layout! Love the book too!

Lynda

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