Sunday 1 March 2009

wintery happy mail for michelle!!!

Hello everbody!!!!
(oooh I have just worked out how to make my text bigger!! I like this size much better!!)
I hope everybody is having a lovely sunday. I am, it is a lovely sunny day here and warming up a little, I have got the back door open for fresh air and the dog is happily chomping away on his bone, while Little Mo plays in his sand table, I love days like this after all the gloom of winter.
I have had an email from Michelle saying she has received her 'happy mail' so I can share it with you now!!
For our 'happy mail' this month Michelle and I decided on something wintery, it took me a week or so to get going on this one!!! but once again I decided to use my lovely hallmark deluxe studio. I played around in the art studio part of it making the background paper for the book and pages and choosing and sizing clip art to put on it, all of the little embellies and pictues are in it too so although it takes me a longtime to do, it prints out all at once and then I just have to make it up.
The first 2 little verses on the pages I found on the internet under a gardeners poems search (Michelle loves flowers and gardening so that was important to me) but the last verse on the page I had to make up for myself so went for a kind of soppy one as it is the page where Michelles dh's picture is.
I inked all te edges of the book cover, pages, pictures and verses before I put it all together and then set to work putting pictures where I wanted them. I adhered the ribbon to the book cover before attaching the pages and popped 2 little eyelets in to thread it through.
I used some 3d glaze to make the snowman on the covers nose and buttons stand out and on each of the embellies on the pages. I went around the frames of the pictures with some glitter glue. I really enjoyed putting this book together.
I wanted to make a box to pop the book in so I turned to my TBBM cart and chose a little box with a window cutout. I ran the box through my cuttlebug with the snowflakes embossing folder and inked it with blue ink. Then I cut a little bit of acetate and ran it through my cuttlebug with the same folder and gently sanded it to 'frost' the snowflakes, I adhered it to the inside with a bit of double sided tape and attached some ribbon with a 'made with love' charm on it.
Thankyou so much for popping in to have a nosey, I love all my visitors and comments and will be having a little rak soon. I cant afford much but that is the joy of rak's I think, just to share a little bit of something with people who are interested in what you make and take the time to pop in and see what you have been up to I don't always leave comments on peoples blogs (i would be on my computer all day!!!) but I check everyday on my blog dashboard all the people I follow (its a lot!!!) and enjoy the inspiration they all give me on a daily basis.
I'm off to play in the sunshine now!!! Ta-Ta for now xxxxxxxx