Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Memories

{front cover}


I'm super excited to share my project with you today because it's one that is dear to my heart. I created a special Memory Book for my DH for Father's Day and I had four specific challenges in mind when designing it. I'm playing along with the second Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge which focuses on Tim's Distress Glitter technique. As you can see I used the technique on the die cut Fleur de Lis on my cover. You'll find this technique on pg. 56 in his Compendium of Curiosities III book. You can find Linda's {our hostess} rules and info for the CC3C here if you'd like to participate, it's not too late to jump in. You can get your own autographed copy of Tim Holtz's new book here

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The second challenge I'm playing along with is Fond Memories at A Vintage Journey. I love the theme of this challenge and they too are big fans of Mr. Holtz. :) In fact, Tim inspired the challenge blog and projects are encouraged to reflect his style,  feature his products or his techniques. One or all, it's your pick. I think all of us have products in our crafty supply stash that Tim has created. If you're unsure of what his style is visit his blog here or visit rangerink.com to view his technique videos.


To create my book I began by altering a 7 Gypsies Bare Naked Book with various 12x12 papers by Tim and I used his distress inks, stains, paints, remnant rub ons, and Alterations dies by Sizzix. This book actually has two covers and is reversible. I'll put it on a photo display stand for easy viewing and place it somewhere we can see it everyday. Before I share some of the pages {it's about 90% finished} I'll show you the other front cover which ties into the third challenge I'm playing along with

Butterfly Challenge #7  - use a butterfly and a doily

You'll find a chipboard butterfly, a stamped butterfly {from Fairytale Frenzy by Tim} that was embossed and a butterfly border stamp at the bottom. The doily is actually a die cut -  Large Layering Doily - by Taylored Expressions
the birds are remnant rub ons by Tim :)


My FIL's high school graduation photo {circa 1940} and another as a new enlistee in the U. S. Navy.
All of the background papers are by Tim.

My FIL in Japan in early 1945. 
This is the only photo where he had a moustache. ;)


I love Tim's canvas tape trim and since my MIL was a talented seamstress it seemed a great time to use it. Upon graduating high school she left her small town and headed for the bright lights of the big city. Such a wonderful photo to have and cherish.


This is my MIL with two of her brothers. The background is one of Tim's fab resist papers and I used various distress inks to add some color. She certainly loved her big brothers and both of my in-laws came from large families so holidays were always a fun time to get together. 


My in-laws were introduced by a mutual friend and it was pretty much love at first sight. One of their favorite things to do was go to "picture shows" so this is the perfect paper to place this photo on. One of Tim's rub ons can be seen in the upper right corner and on the larger ticket where I did some journaling.


I used color photos for this page because it reflects a more modern time. The top photo is my dear hubby on the lake we live by, with his parents in tow for a boat ride in his newly refurbished bateau (flat bottom boat) that they gave him. They decided to sell their fishing camp and asked if he wanted the boat. It was an instant yes and he loves it for the sentimental memories it holds of him fishing with both of them on Old River in south Louisiana. The bottom photo was taken by me of the two of them on the Branson Belle riverboat on beautiful Table Rock Lake in Branson, Missouri. 


The final challenge I am playing along with is Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge which is to use the letter M. I did-M for Memory Book. 

That's all for me today, glad you stopped by and a big welcome to my new followers. So happy to have you! I'll be by to visit everyone soon, have an awesome day!

Hugs, 
Lisa

21 comments:

Shirley said...

What a beautiful keepsake, Lisa! This will be treasured by any relative who sees it! Wow! Every detail is so special for the photos you used!

Shirley said...

OMGosh, you really did her justice! I love the mixed media background! I really like what you did with the flowers and the fence with the arch for her! She is just too cute!!

Shirley said...

Wow! I think you second page deserves a separate comment!! Such rich red colors and the attendants you gave her and her wonderful crown are awesome. The sentiment at the bottom is priceless!

Almo said...

Really enjoyed the journey through your stunning memory book Lisa. I cant pick out a favourite page, they are all amazing. Mo x

Lisa M said...

Hello L1,
The award for world's best wife goes to YOU!! Oh my gosh, I love this so much. I had the best time looking at the photographs. Had to laugh because I was going to leave a snarky comment about your FIL sporting a mustache, but you already did!! :) Having this on a stand for display will be a wonderful addition to your home. What a very attractive family they are too! Awesome, awesome, awesome!!!
hugs to you,
L2

Mona Pendleton said...

Fantastic project Lisa! Love all the distressing and vintage photos! Love all the blossoms and shimmery detail!

1CardCreator said...

Wow, this is a fabulous book I am sure will be treasured and handed down throughout the years too. Love all your details. ~Diane

Pia S said...

You must be the perfect daughter in law, making this fantastic memory book for your FIL! This is a fantastic gift, so personal, he must be really touched receiving this!

Cheryl Grigsby said...

Beautiful book, Lisa. Love all the layers on your cover especially. Nice work!

Nikki Acton said...

What a fabulous memory book Lisa. I adore the two covers especially the choice of colours and the varied textures. The inside pages are so well put together too, what a fantastic family memento. Thanks for joining us at a A Vintage Journey. Nikki xx

Mrs A. said...

A brilliant journal book. The chosen colours look gorgeous together. Love all the pages but especially the one for my butterfly challenge. Thank you so much for fluttering by. hugs Mrs A. (butterfly challenge).

Anita Houston said...

Gorgeous book, from the cover to all the wonderful pages! Love the glittery front! Thank you so much for playing along on our glittery challenge at CC3Challenge.

Meihsia Liu said...

Wow... this is such a gorgeous creation, Lisa. I love all the beautiful details and colors on each page. Wonderful design! :)

Terry said...

Lisa, this is absolutely gorgeous! I love the design and the family photos make it such fond memories! Thank you for sharing with us at A Vintage Journey!

butterfly said...

Absolutely stunning, Lisa... the cover is just gorgeous with the sparkle and those sunshine colours. And every page inside is crammed with fantastic details, layering and composition, not to mention stunning photographs - absolutely glorious altogether.

Thank you so much for sharing this with us on A Vintage Journey!
Alison xx

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

That's such a special gift and so beautifully made. Love the layers of vintage goodness and the photos add a great personal touch. Beautiful keepsake, Lisa! xxx

Hels Sheridan said...

Corrr, Lisa, that is a labour of love there, how beautiful it is too... am sure it will be treasured. Thanks for playing along with the CC3 Challenge x

Sue Lelli said...

OMGosh! This memory book is so SPECIAL! The photos are Fantastic! And each and every page has so many GREAT details! I also LOVE how you put the current photo at the end! LOVE this FAB book!

Margaret said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this!! What a fabulous way to preserve those memories and I love the transition from b&w to color! Such a wonderfully special creation!

Gitte said...

Beautiful project.

Dunja Dücker said...

wow, just wow, Lisa! Your Book is incredible! I LOVE Everything about it, specially the Embellis and stuff you've used. I love to have a look for memories....years after.... hope you'll enjoy it.

Love, Dunja xx

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