Hi all!!! WOW!! Yesterday was such a busy day - shopping all day and eating out at the Cheesecake Factory with my kids, it was soooo fun!! We really did have a great time, I have not laughed that much with them in a long time - made me feel really blessed to have such amazing kids!! They really are fun to be with, and they make me feel good because they seem to enjoy spending time with me...at least that's what they say, lol!! We came home after eight hours tired, but full and with lots of bags!! Heehee, they are set for the rest of the summer now!! Since I did not stamp at all yesterday (can you believe it??!!) I thought I would share my paper bag book that I taught in a class a couple of weeks ago. We had such a great time making it and they really loved the way it turned out! The theme was friendship since I figured it is always nice to document some of the fun times we share with our buddies!! I know I will be filling this with pics from Convention last year, lots of good times there! Anyway, bare with me as I walk you through this book of mine! The first pic is obviously the cover, and it starts the color theme that is found throughout the book. The book is made up of three lunch paper bags that you can find anywhere (although I prefer the ones at Target since they measure a true 6x6 and many others don't) that I punched holes through with my Crop-a-dile and bound together using lots of different ribbons. There are many ways to actually bind your book, but this is the way I did it this time. Notice I also added extra card stock to make the binding stronger. These subsequent pages have plenty of space for adding pictures, memorabilia, and even has pockets (from the bags) that can be used to store mementos or add some pull-out pages. Here they are in order:
If you notice, these pages all have some sort of pocket on them and I included several different tags that can be journaled on, decorated, or have a picture attached. I love to have options with my books, and this one gives you plenty! The paper is actually from the SU! Scrapbooking kit called Sweet Nothings and is positively yummy - I love everything in this kit!! Now, I did not use a lot of the stickers (not a big sticker person) BUT there are some fabulous choices in this kit! Instead, I used lots of different punches to add detail and interest to the pages! Since this is a class that I teach, I am not going to share all the details, but if you have a question or are interested in purchasing this as a kit, please email me and let me know! I really enjoyed putting this book together and will be teaching another book class later on this month with a summer fun theme!! Thanks for stopping by all, I love hearing from ya!! Today is a stamping day for me, I have a couple of classes to prep, and I have one of my downline coming over to stamp with me which will be very fun!! She is a real sweetie!! Enjoy your day - I will be back tomorrow with my sketch card for Tamara's challenge!!