June 24, 2008

A FUN LITTLE BOOK

but first, you all have to see me and my handsome son in a picture my daughter took yesterday! Not the best picture, but I love it anyway because he is with me!!! Isn't he handsome?? Poor thing, he said that his skin all broke out on the boat (last three weeks that's where he was!) because it was so dirty and oily, and HOT!!! But, he looks PERFECT to me!!!! So, I wanted to share this with you and hopefully will have lots more to share over the next coming month while he is home! So, on to the project for the day - I made this mini scrapbook that I saw on my friend Shannon's blog AGES ago, and that she was nice enough to send me directions for (love ya girl!) if you have not been to her blog, get on over there (well, after you read my post, lol!) So, I decided since we leave for our houseboat vacation next week, I would make a little summer and kind of beachy little book! Here is the cover of the book - the empty square in the middle is for a picture that can slide in form the side, pretty cool, huh?! I used my Life's A Breeze stamp set for all my stamping on this project, which I love and I am glad did not retire!! This next picture is the inside of the book where you can see there is a pocket that contains three pull-out mini pages as well as a page opposite that can also hold another picture by sliding it in from the side. This last picture shows you a close-up of the three pull-outs - aren't they fun??!! I loved making this and will probably make a bunch more - I am thinking a class is in order here! So, I have to run and don't have time to leave the recipe right now, so if you have any questions, just let me know!! Until tomorrow! Smooches - off to the forebay for some swimming and a picnic!!!

40 comments:

corinnesomerville said...

This is a great summertime book !!! I'm so glad Zach is home for awhile and you're able to enjoy some family time together !!
Ummm...I don't see a picture of Zach...hehehe

Love ya anyway....36 more days !!!!

Nikki Bond said...

You look so happy Alex! Like you can't contain yourself...I see you jumping around for joy hugging him like crazy!!! LOL I'm so happy for you that you get to spend this time with him! Your book is amazing! I really love this idea...I'm sooo going to have to use this idea! Enjoy your time with your son! {SMILES}

Dawn Easton said...

What a wonderful picture of the two of you!!!

Your book is awesome! I'm going to work on a couple little books...so my Mom can take one home and fill it up with some pics!

Have a gret day!

Scrappy Girl said...

Your son is very handsome. That little book is adorable. I bet you are looking forward to that vacation!

Dottie K. said...

Hi Alex, I'm so glad your enjoying your time with your son. Very handsome young man. Adorable little summer book. Love those bright colors. :)

Manna said...

Ahhh...Zach is so good lookin! And you look like a proud Mama! Two great looking people!

What an awesome book! Great fun colours!

Oh, did I say, Zach is quite a good looking guy? ;)

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Yes, he's very handsome! And your picture is just fantastic since you can see the happiness. It's wonderful. Your little book is wonderful too! Love it!

scrapnnMO said...

OM Alex that's one very cute mini album! Love the colors & design! :)

scrapnnMO said...

Your son is one handsome young man! I'm tickled that you get to spend some quality time with him!

Mistylynn said...

Love your little book! It's amazing, not only that, but your butterfly card below is stunning. TFS! You sound like me with the laundry. I had a ton of laundry to do after we camped for a week. Take care.
Misty

Rose Ann said...

I love that picture of the both of you, Alex!! Your project is way awesome too!!! (Handsome young man, indeed!) Hugs!!

Melissa said...

Awesome photo Alex - I must agree that he is pretty darn cute! :-)

Love the book! Is there internet on your houseboat? What am I going to do if I can't talk to you the whole time you are gone??!

Many Blessings,
M.

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Aw, that photo is wonderful! You're both so cute! Awesome book! It's adorable!

Bethany Paull said...

It's so nice to see you with your son! and that book is so darling. Great job!

Chris said...

what a handsome boy...i see why you are so proud!! love that mini book, it's so damn cute!! could you wait to do the class when i get there? LOL

Lauren said...

Great job Alex - this is super cute. So is the photo!

Diane said...

Oh Alex,this is awesome!!! I love it!!! Your son looks handsome with the breakout,i can imagine how handsome he would be without!!!
It's so nice to see how proud you are!!!Great Picture!!

Kim said...

That is a lovely photo. What a handsome young man you have there.

Love the book. Can't wait to figure out how to make it.

LuLu said...

Fabby photo of the pair of you and can't wait to see many more photo's in the next month.

Loving the summer book but am a little upset as I wouldn't be able to join in the class to make one. Not sure hubby would agree to me flying to the US for a crafting class . . . might have to work on this idea ! ! !

My Paper World said...

He is very handsome Alex!
and your beachy book is adorable! xx

Shannon McGann said...

Love your book! It looks amazing! I love those colours too! Thanks for the mention. ;)

Your son is certainly handsome - and you look so happy to have him home! Enjoy your visit!

Beth Norman said...

Yes, indeed your son is good looking. Goodness, a houseboat vacation sounds like a lot of fun. I've been toying with a white water rafting vacation. Gentle river rafting though--I'm a chicken. Your scrapbook is totally awesome. I love those pockets.

Okay, the goods are up. You caught me. I didn't show the finished Santa for you. I wondered if anyone would really care. I think it was because I rushed that I didn't like the look of the edges, and being a perfectionist, I couldn't show the photo. It's all about appearances, my friend, appearances.

ta ta for now.

Deborah said...

Fabulous picture your daughter took yesterday of you and Zach! He certainly is a fine young man, and you are such the proud Momma! Love your adorable project! Hugs, Deb

Deb said...

fabulous book, I so love this! Your son looks lovely, so glad you are enjoying his visit back home!

christie said...

great pic of you and Zach!
Fun little project too!

~Denise Lynn~ said...

This is such a fabulous project idea Alex! What fun, great papers, colors and images.

Thanks for sharing your photo too, you both look great and very happy! Enjoy the time you have together. :)

Flossie's Follies said...

This scarpbook is adorable, love the colors and papers. Enjoy your time with your son.

Pamela said...

Oh I love that idea!!!

malieta said...

Your book is wonderful Alex and I love all the details. The picture of you and your son is beautiful, no wonder you are so happy! Have a great time swimming and enjoy your picnic:)

louise said...

cute book Alex, and your son isn't too hard on the eyes either!lol. ;)

Latisha said...

So cute...
and you and your son awe, you look so happy >"<

Ila said...

What a fabuous photo....and your right your son is very handsome!! I love your Super Cute and Fabulous book...it would make an awesome class.....wish I could come..lol...Hugs, Ila

Wendy said...

You've been tagged....see my blog for details!!

Wonderful photo of the two of you! You look so happy! That's how your days together should be remembered.

Have a great day!
Wendy
SBS9

kathleenh said...

Great picture of you guys! He is a handsome guy and you look so happy.

That's a cute little book Alex. I'm glad to see you're squeezing in stamping time.

NattyK said...

What a great photo, thanks for sharing. Love the book too. x

mochamama said...

He is handsome Alex! Sorry about the Jelly Belly???!!!! LOL, just the name makes me laugh!
Cool book doll

joslyn said...

love the picture. great book, i need to try one of those.

Donna said...

what a fun scrapbook and yes, your son IS handsome!

Chris said...

What a great book. the photo is so cute. i know how you feel having time with your son. i was so excited when i got to be with my son after he was one with basic training. enjoy your time with him!!!

Katie said...

Your boy is a handsome young man! I love this mini book it's great!

Katie