Boy am I glad it's Friday. I had three full day meetings at work this week and I feel like I haven't been home at all. My doggies and my boys missed me!
For today's post, I have a bunch of photos to share for this challenge. This is because I've been busy working on a BIRTHDAY BOOK as a christmas craft gift for my cousin Tracy. So when the Bloggers Challenge came up as birthday theme I knew I would share this book with you all.
The first photo is the cover. Tracy is a teacher so I couldn't resist using this cutie pie on the cover for her. I love how my copic marker in olive so nicely covers the chalkboard.
The second photo is of the binding. I added this text from my computer since I didn't have anything else to work with.
The next photo shows one of the pages. This book came from PTI. It was sold as a binder and then the insert pages. The insert pages have a line for each day of the month. I added the A*Muse calendar titles because I was too cheap to buy a stamp set with the months. I just printed these, cut them out and adhered them to the top of the page. I also added a strip of adhesive to the edges to cause the page to be secure. Ideally I would have included one card in each month, but I tried that and the book was so fat it hardly closed, so I'm giving it to her with no cards in it and the cards separate in boxes. I also stamped and colored the back page of each page to match the month so the girl with the umbrella is opposite the March month.
And lastly are a bunch of photos of the cards I made to go in the birthday book. If you couldn't tell, I wanted all the cards in the book to be My Favorite Things Pure Innocence. My friend Kim let me 'stamp off' a ton of images from her collection, but now that I've played with these sets I know a few are going to be added to my collection over the next year. Below are the 'not previously posted cards.' I've posted all others during the last few weeks.