Friday, May 11, 2012

Let's Celebrate - A retirement wish book by Venus

Hello my crafty friends! It's me Venus, posting here. Oh how time flies!You still haven't signed up for our giveaway? My sister and I will be drawing one lucky follower from our individual giveaway this Sunday - Mothers Day. Two chances of winnnig! So, please check out the left side bar for the goodies.

Today's post is a project that I made for my office mate, whose mom is retiring and celebrating her birthday at the same time. I call this a "wish book" rather than a guest book.

See how lovely the cover is.  This is an 8"x9" scrapbook with 20 plain white cardstock pages.
 
To cover the book,  I used DCWV 12x12 paper in teal and white flowers.
I  layered a green cardstock with a doily printed paper by October Afternoon.

 I embellished the cover with a border punched with Martha Stewart flowers and vines; Tim Holtz rosette, foam flowers; handmade die-cut paper flowers by Sizzix sizzlits-  I misted the flowers with walnut glimmer mist; fabric flowers glittered with stickles, foam swrls, and Martha Stewart punched butterflies. The chipboard silhouette is by Maya Road which I painted with MM scrapbook paint. I did the same with the chpboard alphabets. Lastly, I stamped the sentiment "It's time to celebrate" on a piece of  cardstock then just cut around it to form a wavy banner. 

 Challenges entered
http://craftsandmechallenges.blogspot.com/ -#83 Use Punches or Die Cuts
http://stampinroyalty.blogspot.com/  - Challenge: Punches



There you go! Easy Peasy project! Hope you liked my post. Thank you for visiting!

Venus


8 comments:

  1. wow! lovely wish book sister. How do you make this book? tips tips for me. hehehe

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  2. Oh Now this is so cute! I never thought to do a retirement wish book. TFS AJ~

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  3. This is beautiful! And I just adore your boxes in your previous post.. they are gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining in the under 300 blog hop! I am your newest follower!

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  4. Look at all those pretty flowers! Thanks for playing at Inspired By!

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  5. This is just fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

    -Wenche

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  6. What a wonderful gift idea. I love the lil cameo and how you popped it on a rosette. Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

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  7. Great card, love your flowers!! Great gift idea ;)Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week. Hugs, Joan

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  8. nice posting.. thanks for sharing..

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