Thursday, 6 August 2009

Boy oh Boy it's Friday

Hello Friday again and oh so so soon!! There was me anxious about the length of the school holidays and yet they are flying past!!

This week I have got that whole Ben thing out of my sytem in one go and dedicated a wee mini book to him!! These Dream Street and Elsie papers are perfect for this 6x8 book and the best bit about it is you can just stick in normal sized photos. I made this style album for the Daily Chrismas Diary last year and it works really well with good quality double sided papers.



I went to town with the old cardboard, gesso and cereal boxes again but for boys this grungy combo is perfect. Had I not been decorating it this mini book would have made a cool birthday present for one of my nephews.
Included in the kit are the chipboard alphas and the shrink plastic that I made the buttons with......handy huh!

















I always use the off cut 6x4's for tags or pockets.....one cheeky photo of a butt naked Ben is hidden discretely in a pocket!! Can you spot it!!

Click HERE to read my full instuctions and for the other DT members ideas.


Bugs and Kisses

Ruth xxx

16 comments:

Anneliese said...

this book is really gorgeous .. love the papers .. the images .. everything !! thanks for sharing x

sam21ski said...

WOW Ruth, fantastic xxxx

Esther said...

Oh thank you so much for your sweet comment.

I also like your mini book .

Hugs Esther

Pia said...

wow what a great project, lovely

Lean said...

Wauww love your minibook great details and just the right colours.
bye bye,Lean

Sue Abbott said...

This is lovely Ruth, and as you say, perfect for a boy. I will obviously have to get out of pink mode now Josh has arrived!
Sue x

Anonymous said...

Wow, thats fantastic Ruth
Love it

LOVE
MIL

mandysea said...

This is just stunning Ruth!
I adore the colours!! You just have a knack at gorgeous mini albums!!
BEAUTIFUL!

Didelis said...

Ruth is very beautiful and original. I like!

Chimene said...

What a beautiful and sweet album!!
Love the colors!!

Thanks for helping me out with the word chicken wire:)

xxxx
Chimene

Rleen said...

WOW! This mini album is stunning! I love everything. Believe me or not I never make a single layout in paper for my lil boy and he's turning 2 next month. I don't know how to start lol....Ruth thanks for the inspiration. Hopefully I can start making pp lo soon.
Have a wonderful day!

Toni said...

This is just great!!!!

Elly said...

This album is gorgeous! The colorcombo is fantastic, great for a boy! I love the use of cardboard and the rope to tie the things together.
Have a nice week!
Hugs, Elly

MaygreenFairies said...

Hi Ruth, Thank you so much for agreeing to donate to my Handmade for Haiti Event. Unfortunately my system is having trouble emailing you using your "Email Me" request on your blog, therefore could you please drop me an email and I'll reply to it with my mailing address. Thank you xx

amanda@maygreen-fairies.co.uk

Micayla said...

This is really gorgeous Ruth. I hate missing your posts but really love catching up when I have the chance. I get so much eye candy to browse upon.
Hope you are well, I think imsaw you the other day near ST James Church. You seemed in a rush and I was not 100% sure it was you. So didnt want to make a fool of myself by shouting your name....tee hee.
xx

Micayla said...

I did edit the ladybird photo myslef, pretty easy really. I used Picnic if you wanted to know!