And Now For Something Completely Different

After making ten Halloween books, I’m a little burned out on the spooky stuff!  I enjoyed working with the unique colors and icons of the holiday, but my first love has always been shabby chic, girly, vintage romantic…frou-frou, pastels and sparkly accents.  So I couldn’t resist making a “pretty” book before I get started down the upcoming Christmas path.

The covers are from a pink thrift-store novel with a couple of inches whacked off the bottom.  Most commercially produced books are roughly the same size and almost always rectangular.  I like my books to be more on the square side; I think they’re more attractive and are certainly easier to decorate.  This one is 5-1/2″ wide and 7″ tall.  Perfect for 4×6 photos!

I used my favorite pastel shades for the velvet ribbon binding and rayon ribbon tie, but when it came time to decorate, I was surprised to discover that one of my animal-print ribbons went really well with the pale colors.  So I added buttons to match and some “cinnamon” Stickles to embellish.

The inside is filled with papers by K&Company in beautiful soft shades of rose and olive green.  You can’t get much more girly than that!  🙂

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One Response to “And Now For Something Completely Different”

  1. Terri Says:

    Oh so pretty! And yes, it’s totally you!

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