Monday, February 14, 2011

Finished a new Punky Sprouts book today...

just in time for my Valentine to come home, so that I can share it with him. The book is called 'True Love travels on a gravel road'
and it features new and old photos of us over the years (12 years to be exact). Wow, I can't believe it has been that long. Where does the time go?

I used the Bella Blvd. Lovey Dovey collection by Stephanie Hunt and Punky Sprouts album (rebel sprout). I have long been a punky sprouts fan, but this was my first time ever using this particular album. The book comes with jump rings and gives you the freedom to put it together yourself. It was so cool being able to decide where the pages go! Another feature that was so fun about this book is that I used several shape studio and button studio tools from Epiphany crafts to customize my pages. (Click on each picture for an upclose view of each page.)

front cover

I had a lot of fun with the front cover. I made the heart out of pink felt.

pages 1 & 2

I got creative on this page by making my own custom epoxies with the new 1 inch shape studio tools. I also had fun painting a circular metal grid that I found in the garage to add flair to my canvas page.

upclose picture of a flower I created using cupcake wrappers and an epiphany crafts epoxy

pages 3 & 4

I had fun making a cute little pocket for my picture using Hambly screenprints paper. I topped it off with a flower I made with Tim Holtz paper rosette die and a custom Epiphany epoxy heart.

pages 5 & 6

The corrugated strip at the bottom is a Starbucks coffee sleeve that I recycled and punched with an EK Success border punch. So fun!

pages 7 & 8

pages 9 & 10

Journaling reads"12 years 2 deployments 2 houses 2 kids 2 dogs 2 many good memories to name Here is to the next 12 years+"
I had fun making the banner (on the last page) out of chipboard and Epiphany crafts 1/2 inch epoxies.

view of the whole book and all the fun embellies I used to make it.

I absolutely loved making this album and I am going to enjoy even more, sharing it with my honey tonight as we snuggle up and reminisce about the years past. Happy Valentines Day!