Sunday, January 1, 2012

Things We Love About Lilly

     Last Christmas I made my oldest granddaughter, Olivia, a book called Count Your Blessings. I used photographs of family members, some of her books and toys for my illustrations.  My youngest granddaughter, Lilly, who is 16 months, just loves looking at the pictures of the family members.  This year I decided to make her a book for Christmas. Of course, I wanted a different topic. After much deliberation I decided the topic would be:

     I used my Wishblade to cut out the letters for the cover.  I used 8 x 8 Chipboard for the front & back covers. Rasberry Fizz cardstock was glued on them.

      I like to have the child's name highlighted somewhere in the book.  I made my own chipboard letters in Lilly's name out of several layers of cardboard learned from MIM#34 thick Chipboard Accents

     I used the letters on the first page. The pages were made by gluing two 8 x 8 pieces of Hibiscus Burst cardstock together.

     These two pages feature what Lilly's mommy loves about her. 

      Daddy's spread.

     These two pages feature Lilly and her big sister, Olivia.  I used the heart border die on these pages.

        Grandparents were featured on the next 4 pages.

     The last page ia Lilly. This is a picture of her on her 1st birthday.

     At the last minute I wanted to have something on the back cover page. I decided to make a list of all the things we love about Lilly.

      I bound the book with a newly purchased Cinch. Although many people claimed The Cinch is easy to use,  I wasn't totally impressed with it. I actually had a hard time crimping the wires.
Needless to say, my daughter & her husband loved the book.  Lilly loves looking at all the pictures of everyone who loves her.


Joyce said...

What a wonderful book. Looks like it will be best seller status, at least in your house. Lots of cute pictures, as well. She will treasure it forever.

stephinka said...

Carol, this book is just super adorable! The picture of Lilly holding the rose is darling and I think it will also be so nice for her to look through the pages one day when she gets older.

Thanks for the heads up about the Cinch.. I was just thinking about getting something to bind stuff up with, gonna keep looking around now!

Monica K. said...

Carol, I love this book you made! It's so sweet. I'll have to remember this. It's such a wonderful keepsake!