"Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born." Anais Nin

Monday, March 28, 2011

Once Upon A Springtime Book

I believe this book is finished  :) 
I love this paper, but that's no surprise because I love paper, period!
If it's got fairies or flowers on it, that's a good thing   :)

I'm entering the book in the  Lets Get Shabby Challenge here:  http://letsgetshabby.blogspot.com/2011/03/challenge-22.html

All the pages are chipboard covered with Once Upon A Spingtime paper by Graphics 45.  I used the Bind-It-All to bind it and added a bunch of ribbons, which I heated with the heat gun. 

The front and back covers use the front and back covers (over chipboard) of the small paper pad, thereby making good solid covers.  I made the dragonfly and the butterfly and added just a few stickles to the flowers, fairies and leaves.   

The flowers I made using various dies and punches, they all have stickles around the edges.
On the lower left there is a tiny round mirror.  You'll see another round and heart shaped mirror on a couple of other pages.  I used tape to put the ruffled ribbons on the pages.  

All the paper is from the set plus I used a bit of SU cardstock for the mats and CM lined paper for journaling.  There's a couple of buttons on this page. 

The mushrooms are a couple that I made using the same technique as the dragonfly--as seen on earlier posts with the wings.  I did a wee bit of sewing on the journal card. 

There are a few pearls on this big flower and pearls on the tag.

I love the sticky tape from Tim Holtz!  And there's the shamrock I made with the wire and crystal effects.   

I wrapped up some ribbon and stuck three little button brads to hold it together.  The butterfly here is one that I cut out and put crackle paint on. 

The little dots with the words are from the front cover of the paper pad.  I punched them out, stuck them on and put crystal effects on them.   

Thanks for looking,  I hope you enjoyed this as much as I did making it  :)


  1. Very nice. I really enjoyed seeing and hearing how you made each page. You put lots of work into that and the results are great. Love the dragonfly.

  2. gorgeous just love what you have done with the book. thanks for playing with us at shabby.

  3. woow what a wonderful mini album, great details
    hugs Pia

  4. Beautiful book Nancy, love all the detail. ( and you did great with the link ) Thanks for playing along at LGS

  5. Hi,Nancy!!!
    What a wonderful book!!!
    It's so gorgeous!!!
    Thank you for playing along with us at Shabby!!!

  6. So I like album and this beautiful paper!
    Love those ribbons!
    Thanks for playing with Shabby!

  7. adorable book!! i love every page, so cute!! thank you for playing with us!!

  8. Great book ! Love every page!

    Thanks for playing along with us at shabby!

  9. Love, love, love your mini book. Great take on the challenge.
    Hugz, Z

  10. Ooooh Nancy!! I'm so very impressed! this is absolutely delightful!!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Shabby!

  11. This book was so lovely!!