Wednesday, January 6, 2010

My Birthday Book

Happy Wednesday! I have one more MFTeaser before the Release and Blog Hop tonight! This might be one of my most favorite projects ever. Really. I created a birthday calendar to keep track of the many birthdays in our families. It was easy to do with the new Calendar Templates and Make the Date stamp set. I used the perpetual calendar/birthday book template here -- I just downloaded and printed! :)

Make the Date is a must-have set! It contains months, numbers, invitation and birthday sentiments, plus so much more!

I cut chipboard for the front and back covers, and I used some of my favorite October Afternoon paper. I used my Bind-it-All (for the first time) to put it all together. I Just had to ink up this sweet new Pure Innocence image (Start the Day with Whee!) for the front. I covered a chipboard flourish with Vanilla craft ink and heat embossed it with Iridescent Ice embossing powder.

I placed a row of Glittered Garnishes on the bottom of the book -- they are much more obvious in real life! ;)


I thought it would be fun to use the PI girls as "calendar girls," so I stamped a different image for each month. I was totally inspired by Jody's post HERE.

Here are a few of the pages...




Now I just need to fill in all the birthdays! :)

There are a few sets being previewed on this last day of MFTeasers -- stop by Kim's Blog after 11 am for the list of all the designers who have sneak peeks for you! Don't forget about the Release Cocktail Party TONIGHT from 8-10 pm, then it's time to Shop and Blog Hop at 10:00!

I'll see you later tonight for the HOP -- thanks so much for stopping by today!

Have a wonderful Wednesday!
Christina

22 comments:

Susie said...

What a great little gift this would make. I absolutely love these new little girl images, especially this one of the swing.

StampOwl said...

adorable birthday book

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful idea!! I love it! I just bought a Bind-it-all so now I can make all sorts of things....hopefully I do it! LOL!

Jamie said...

I LOVE it!! I have been waiting to see some of the templates and this makes me happy. Can't wait to make one of my own.

Jana Weaver said...

What an adorable little book...I just love it!! And the images stamped inside just make it that much better! They are cute even uncolored!

Melody said...

Such a cute idea! I will be CASING it!

Kathy Daume' said...

I absolutely ADORE the idea of shadow stamping the images on the pages. This book is fantastic! I need one! :)

Donna said...

oh my goodness! ALL your MFT sneak peeks have been stupendous!! love the idea of the birthday book - I LOVE all these new PI girls! will have a hard time resisting them!!

Julie Dinn said...

Fabulous Christina! Your book is amazing! I am really going to have to make one of these!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh Total cuteness.

Kelli said...

UGH!!! I am NOT wanting to buy another BIA... I sold mine last year after having it for 2 years still in the box.... BUT.... I'm a thinkin I NEED it.... LOL

This book is TOTALLY cute Chriatina and my undoing of owning a BIA... YOUR FAULT!!!! :)

PS To help ya fill out that book... December 5... KelliJo LOL

In case you forgot :)

Lena said...

I loved your book. Very beautiful...Hugs.. lena

Amy Sheffer said...

Beautiful birthday book, Christina!

Tracey said...

This is fabulous Christina!! I love this new image!! So sweet. xx

Allison said...

So cute! Love the colours and stamps on each of the months!

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Oh man oh man! This is pure CUTEness! Your stunning colouring. That wee flourish as the trail of the swing. It all has such stunning movement. And the different coloured images throughout the pages. WOWzers! You're makin me wanna stamp!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Ooooo, I totally need one of these!! So cute!!

Michele Boyer said...

How very, very cute and clever of you!! I LOVE it!

Tracy said...

What a fanastic project Christina and even better gift. Great use of these cuties. Good enough reason to have to have them all.... Hummmm... wonder if DH would buy that excuse. LOL! It's worth a shot, right? :)

texasjodylynn said...

That book is SO adorable! I love it! I especially love the flourish you placed behind her to show the motion of the swing. SO cute!

Alyssa S said...

This is absolutely adorable! I just finished filling in a birthday book that a dear friend made for me and know that it will be a very valuable tool! I love the addition of the *calendar girls* - too cute!

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I loved your book.What a fanastic project Christina