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Some Of My Favorite Creations To Date

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Check OUT The Book I Created As a Record of All of My Favorite Cards and Other Crafty Things! You can do one too! :)

Hello Everyone!

A couple of my friends suggested that I take some samples of my cards to CHA in case anyone would like to see "what I do". I had originally planned on just carry-ons and didn't want to drag cards because my favorites are thick with lots of embellishments and they would have taken up lots of space in my bags.
I also have lots of photos stored on my computer and need to purge for space.
My fix for that was to create a book to keep all of my favorite cards in!
I had a blast making this book! :) You can make them super quick by using the pre-made layouts and simply insert your photos, or you can do like I did and completely design it yourself. I wanted to choose the colors and embellishments that would coordinate with and best showcase my cards.

I thought I would share a few pages with you.
Remember, you can click on the images to enlarge.

I did a few pages with my clear stamp and digi stamp illustrations.

I also added pages of  my design teams past, current, (and one that's coming). :)

I didn't show you here because I didn't take the time to clear it, but I also scanned the pages of the publications I have had cards in. I'm pretty much keeping a record of my entire crafting hobby.
I've derided to do a new book each year now also. I am saving my favorite creations as I go in a special folder so It will be super easy to find them when I'm ready to create the next book.

How did I do it you ask?

You are going to LOVE it!
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Thanks for dropping by today!


Trina said...

This is a fantastic project! Your book looks great!

Joan V said...

Trudy, this is fantastic. What a beautiful keepsake. Thanks for sharing.

Dina K. said...

Well shoot, you're making the rest of us look bad! This is awesome, and what a great mini portfolio to bring along! Good thinking, girl. What booth will you be in at CHA?

Merry said...

Oh wow...that looks so fantastic....and what a terrific way to remember all your amazing cards.

debb said...

What a beautiful book! I love it and is certainly a treasured keepsake! thanks for sharing!

Natalie said...

What a wonderful way to keep your projects and artwork archived each year! Great idea and beautiful work, btw!

Rhonda Miller said...

What a great idea Trudy. I love it. I might have to try something like that. TFS.

Anonymous said...

What a GREAT idea, I'm sold, I'm gonna make myself something like this with my cards.

Dawn's Craft Place said...

I love how you showcased every page...
such a wonderful idea
Thanks for sharing this great project

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow True, this photo book and the ones to come will definitely become heirlooms for generations to come in your family and your crafty followers. Thanks for being such an inspiration.

MANDEE said...

This is really cool, you are truly talented and give me such inspiration!

Allisa said...

Love your book! Awesome Idea!

Auntie Em said...

Your book is a beautiful keepsake. Very smart to keep it all organized so you can look up your projects to refer to easily.
Thanks for sharing! :)

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

How stinking cool is that book??!! I will have to go read your article on what you want to do at CHA. I will be there working in the Tombow booth.

Connie Mercer said...

That is a wonderful idea!! have fun at CHA!!! Will be here cheering you on!!