Saturday, March 21, 2009

The Kay, Rose & Betsy Show! My Altered book

Today Lucy asked me if I have ever done an altered book. I had always thought they sounded like fun and last summer I finally took the leap and made one. I was supposed to make two, but to date, I still have only made one. I had picked up a magazine that referred to "scrapbooks in an evening" and I thought, "Great! I can whip out two of these in no time at all!!" Right..... *rolling the old proverbial eyes*


I chose for my project a baby board book. I got this one at Barnes & Noble in the bargain kids section.

This is the first page, right side. See the open flap? I chose this book just so I could use those flaps to make pockets on every other page. The pages were all shiny and slick so before I started I sanded them just a little bit to make the glue, hence the papers, stick better.


This is the cover of my finished book. This particular one I gave to Kay, therefore 'K' on the cover.


I made this book just before leaving Sandy, UT to move to Kentucky. The two women that I made them for were co-workers of mine at Barnes & Noble. They are very special women. This book commemorates a back yard bbq at my house shortly before moving.


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Kay's real job is teaching special education. She is so perfect for it because she is totally in touch with her inner child. I love and miss Kay so very much!!




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Rose is an amazing woman. I consider her my intellectual/spiritual counselor. Besides being incredibly insightful, she is a total clown and loves to laugh and make other people laugh. I can't express how much I love & miss her!!

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We had been listening to "Mamma Mia" all evening but eventually I decided that these women absolutely must meet Josh Turner. My Oh My!! The deep sexy voice of that young man certainly did something for our evening!!



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The last 2 pages depict another outting we did together to see Mamma Mia. Kay loves movies and insisted we would love this one. I absolutely agree!!




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I still have to complete Rose's book. It's pretty much put together, just my same old procrastination setting in!!

4 comments:

  1. This is completely gorgeous! I love the papers! Now you got me wanting to make one! Hmmm... Mother's Day Presents... :D

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  2. Oh, thanks for sharing, Betsy. It is indeed lovely. Was it hard to make the edges nice when you cut the papers to fit the page?

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  3. Making the edges nice is really very easy. Shari gave me this tip when I was covering letters with paper... Rather than trim up close to the edge, leave a little extra paper and then use sandpaper or a file and sand the edges. Works like a charm!!

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  4. lemme just say, again, how stankin cute!

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