Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Love book

I got to work at Paper Muse 3 days last week!!! It was a looong week, but so much fun, as it always is when I work there.

When it was quiet in the store, I made this altered coin collectors book. Here's the Front, which needs a little something more...
Here's the back:
I found the book at an Estate sale 2 weekends ago, and couldn't wait to use it. I love that the circles are like little windows, each begging for a tiny collage inside.

So, the theme is love (ever so appropriate considering Valentine's day is coming up...). I made a collage on the left side, and on the right, filled the windows with tiny pictures, ephemera, glitter, pink pearls, posies and sweet, old-fashioned little phrases and words that relate to love.

I had a hard time reattatching the binding, and the tape got all covered with glitter, so I left it as is. Hope this gets you in the "mood". ..Er, for valentine's day, that is...

Also, here is the last of the 3 Petite Inspiration Boxes I got for the swap: This one is from Laurie. It is done in blues from the outside in... All the little embellies she added were in blue. My fave was the tiny matchbox of blue buttons...so sweet! Thanks, Laurie!

I LOVE doing swaps and so, I've decided to do one. Not yet, though. Stay tuned...(cue dramatic music and announcer with a deep, sexy voice) COMING SOON, TO A BLOG NEAR YOU (namely, mine!) ...a swap, AND a challenge!!!

I haven't ever done a blog challenge, so, I'm super excited to host one! Well, I guess I've hosted a swap before, either, so that makes me excited also...

Talk soon!


KatCollects said...

Your coin book turned out amazing, you are so creative!!! And I love the blue inspiration box you received, that one turned out really pretty. If you go to my blog you will see that I used some of the tape measure that you gave me for some ATC's that I made. I love it. In fact I would like to buy some more from you if you still have it. I hope you are doing good!

tiffany~ shabby scraps said...

Love the coin book! It's beautiful!
xoxo, Tiffany

jenny holiday said...

The coin book!!!! AHHHHH! Soooo fabulous!!! Well all of it is!!! So so so lovely!!! I LOVE seeing your work!!

XOXO Jenny

Rose Garden Romantic said...

LOVE your book!!! So sweet!!

LaurieStar said...

Wow - that coin book is amazing! I especially love the coin side with all the little surprises! Nicely done!

Sarah Whitmire said...

Happy Valentines day! Awesome book and swap goodies. :)



Caryn Lynn said...

Hi Tammy, I have never done a swap and would be interested in joining in on yours. Let me know what you think. Caryn