Thursday, May 10, 2007

Fat book page

This is my fat book page for the This & That mingle on one of my email lists!! I truly enjoy the challenge of this mingle with its wide range of themes! As you can see I chose to do a page on Florence Nightingale! With only a small amount of reasearch it is evident that she was an incredible woman with much vision, passion and tenacity.
I folded an 8.5 x 4 piece of cardstock which I had printed with the title "The Lady with the Lamp" and the quote to create a receptacle for my tags. Each tag has a few facts about Florence's life. On the back an image of her as a young woman with a quote.
We have such incredible inspiration in those who have come before us!! A woman who lived her calling even in the face of rejection. That we should all be inspired to face our challenges with courage!!
Be creative!!

Welcome Mina!! She is my first grandchild and was born at the end of April!! Baby and Mom are doing well. I offered to make baby announcements. I finished them yesterday!!

I stamped the panel card with the SU harlequin background in pink pigment ink for a subtle background and I see that it is barely noticeable on the scan.

I cropped a picture of Mina on the day she was born and laser printed it on heavy copy paper. Mina is colour printed on the frames. I used the SU large tag punch to create the hole in the frame by punching it one way and then reversing and punching out the leftover corners. Easier than cutting them out by hand. After corner rounding I used the same pink to highlight the edges and the stipple background stamp to add a bit of texture to the front. Mounted the photos in the frames.

I created the four tags, colour printed them on white cardstock and punched them out with the 1.25" punch. I layered them onto a 1 3/8" punched shape in pink. Punched a hole at the top and tied in some pink baby yarn. The tags have the baby information - name, date and hour of birth, weight and length and the blog that her Dad created for her photos!!

I colour printed the bottom banner, ripped the top edge, glued the bottom to the panel and punched two holes on the top corners where I tied some white baby yarn. This creates a little pocket for the tags. Very happy with the way this baby announcment worked out!! Much happier that I will be seeing them all in person in just over two weeks. I just know that I am going to love being a grandmother!!!

Have a creative day!!