Sharing a project that’s very close to my heart. I made this memory book to honour the memory of my late mother. This was a gift for my Khala who was truly my mom’s soul-mate. This book contains memories of her contributed by her children and their spouses and her grand-children all of whom are indebted in some way to her for whatever we have been able to achieve in life.
I used Tim Holtz Alterations die ‘Suitcase’ for the book. For the covers I cut out the pieces from chipboard and canvas. The inner pages were diecut from chipboard and patterned paper to cover them. Papers are from Prima ‘Printery’ collection.
For the covers I adhered Canvas to the outside. I used Distress inks in ‘Brushed Courdroy’ and ‘Vintage Photo’ to give a vintage look to the covers. The brads are from Tim Holtz Idea-ology. I used some jump rings to hang a ‘stop watch’ and ‘notebook’ charm with a trinket pin to a crochet bow that I had tied around one of the binding rings.
For the title I cut out ‘REMEMBERING’ from one of the patterned papers glued it to a piece of chipboard and gold embossed the edges. For ‘AMMI’ I used stickers that I enhanced with a coat of glossy accents. Again I gold embossed the edges of this piece.
Inside front cover. Butterflies were stamped. Flower is from Prima, word stickers from Tim Holtz Chit Chat sticker book.
The first page with my mother’s picture. The flowers on the left were punched with EK Success Retro flower punch and stamped with ‘Definition’ stamps from Stamping Bella. Rest of the flowers are from Prima as are the alphabet stickers.
Another picture and stamped flowers.
The dressform image was stamped with Ranger archival jet black ink. I used this image quite a few times in the book.
I added pockets with tags throughout to accommodate the memories that I hand wrote for everyone onto tags. I also added a little booklet to create space. Fortunately I was able to get everything into the memory book. For embellishment I used stamps, stamped flowers, crochet trim, brads and fussy cut elements.
A little booklet with a velcro closure.
As I mentioned this was a gift so I made a gift bag to go with it. I used patterned paper, some hand-dyed seam binding, a pearly button, some handmade distressed flowers and fussy cut stamped butterflies to adorn a kraft bag. I also added stitching details to the papers.
Till next time.