Thursday, December 15, 2011

Happy Birthday Kelly

Hi Everyone,

This week's challenge at DYSU was timed perfectly for me.  If you know me, you know that I do all the scrapbooking for my niece, Kelly.  Well, next week is Kelly's birthday.  I always like to make her something special for birthdays and holidays.  Right now, Kelly and family are in Utah for vacation.  I know she will have loads of fantastic photos of her wonderful hubby and three gorgeous boys having a super time in Utah.   So, I made this altered album for Kelly.  

This week's challenge at DYSU is to show us your Winter projects!

This week's Sponsors:

Crafty Emma £10 Gift Voucher (exc p&p)

Digi Darla Digital Stamp Club One Month’s Membership
Inky Impressions $10 Gift Certificate

I used a kid's $1.00 board book for make this scrapbook. I cut the book apart and cover each page with paper.  I make a lot of these altered books, so I own a Zutter Bind - It - All, which surely comes in handy for putting these books together.  A good tip to remember is to lightly sand the pages of the board book to remove some of the shiny finish before gluing your DP to them.   Otherwise, the paper will literally peel off after the glue dries.

  I made lots of pockets and tags for photos and journaling.  There are loads of sweet embellies like charms, buttons, glitter, wire, stickers, etc. to add interest.

Here are the pages

The back cover has a little fold out tag book for extra pics.

Now all Kelly has to do is add the photos!

I've submitted this to the following challenges:
Cooking it up with Kaite - Anything Goes
Creative Belli Blog - Winter Christmas
The Paper Variety - Anything Goes
Anything Goes Challenge Blog - Anything but a card
Top Tip Tuesday -  Project made for gift

I hope you go on over to DYSU and see all the wonderful wintry projects the team created this week.

Have an awesome weekend!



This is awesome! You have done a fabulous job! Beautiful colours, lovely details! It just rocks!


Denise and Louise

Wow Marcy this is amazing. So much gorgeous detail. Your niece is going to love this.
Denise xx


wow my jar just dropped on the floor, this is SO PRETTY Marcy, really fantabulous

Elaine Stark

This is a fabulous creation. Each page is so interesting. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine


fabulous book and wonderful pages, Love the fabby tip too! your sure right on that one! Thanks for coming to join us at Top Tip Tuesday this time, I hope you can come play again soon, hugs Samantha :0)


Fantastic project, Marcy! I'm so glad you submitted this to the Anything Goes challenge at Cooking It Up with Katie this time. Remember you can enter a total of 3 times between now and January 3. Merry Christmas.
NanaConnie DT Chef


Simple superb Sample Printables cards. Appreciate your creative efforts!

Karen W

Beautiful book, what a keepsake. Thanks for sharing this with Creative Belli!!

Lisa M

FANTASTIC winter keepsake book and so very economical too! Wonderful pages of fun and merriment and tons of places for memories. :)
Lovely gift and fabulous tip too. Would hate for pages to fall off on the recipient.
Thank you SO much for sharing this with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
Good luck to you...
Lisa xx

Silke Ledlow

What a beautiful gift idea! I bet Kelly loved it too! Thank you for having me as your guest this week...hugs and happy holidays, ~Silke~


Hey there haven't been in the store much lately just because very busy--luv,luv,luv the book as alway its adorable and will be so much fun for Kelly to use. Hope to be in before holiday and just wanted to give you a shout out.


the comment above Marcy is me, Ellie still trying to figure this out.


What a gorgeous project, thanks for joining us for our challenge at Anything goes, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT :)

Mary Jo

This was such a great idea! It's fabulous! Yummy colors and soooo many amazing details. Your niece is very lucky!


This is GORGEOUS! what a lot of work you have put into it - stunning!

Thanks so much for leaving your Top Tip too - would be awful to make this and then the papers peel - Thanks :)

Thanks for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday this week for our 'Gift' Challenge. Hope to see you again next week :)

Carol x

Shelly Schmidt

Beautiful book- what a fabulous memory for her! Thanks for joining us at the Belli challenge- and sure hope to see you again next challenge!


What a fab wintery project! Love it! Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes, hope to see you again soon! x


What a fabulous project & gift. Super easy way to scrap memories! i love the detail and interactive way to input those pictures!


Love, love, love this book

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