February 21, 2010

spring is in the air...

...actually its still snowy here...but i'm feeling in need of spring...so i decided to finally make the garden book i've been thinking about since the beginning of time!

I've used a linen bound 6x6 ring binder and covered most of the front with a sheet of yummy Basic Grey paper from the Periphery collection. I've stamped my title in vintage sepia Versafine using 2 of my all~time favourite alphabets...the little letters are MoBe *Beatnik* and the larger ones are Leave Memories *Passport*...i turn to both of these again and again...they just seem to go with everything...and i especialy love that the passport one is slightly distressed!


i've then simply edged the paper with two lengths of yummy ribbon/trim that my teamie Suzy sent me as a RAK...so *thankyou Suzy*...isn't that tiny pom~pom trim gorgeous!!

the insides of the covers are also a BG paper from the Recess collection...and i totally adore this paper...so i've been saving it to use on something i'll get to see regularly! the trims are folded around from the front and trimmed at the bottom...

as you will no doubt have noticed, i've not decorated the pages yet...these will be one side for each month of the year with a list of plants that need attention that month...and so as i don't forget what i'm supposed to do {as if ;) } i've cropadiled a hole in the plant tags and added them in by the appropriate season...

and there you have it...the back of the book is covered in the same papers...but with different trims as i wanted the back to be flatter...not to mention that i've now run out of the pom~poms!! lol
i really like making something that is useful as well as beautiful {to me}...and i hope you enjoyed stopping by to see what i've been up too :0)
happy today...and see you soon,
alixx

10 comments:

Debsg said...

Fab book. Love the colours.

Rosie said...

DEFINITELY beautiful AND useful ... and I am SO impressed that you managed to actually use your yummy BG papers! I have trouble with mine, I keep stroking them and then putting them back!! I'm taking tablets for it .....

Sian said...

It's a beautiful book. I love those papers too :)

voodoo vixen said...

Lovely book, and definitely in the beautiful and useful category!!

Carmen said...

It's fabulous, really gorgeous. Love that alphabet too - I don't any alphabet stamps - seeing this I'm wondering if I should get some!

Sue said...

Beautiful book and so very useful.

Bubbles said...

What an absolutely gorgeous idea - the book is so beautiful!

Kate T said...

I love the colours of the cover - gorgeous :)

Mj said...

Great book love the colour scheme

Tess said...

Greetings from Kansas, I found you through Rosie. Awesome design here, love the garden book idea. Adding the seed packets is a wonderful touch. Pleased to meet you.