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Friday 20 April 2012

Someone Special

Evening Folks
I hope you are all well.  Been a bit of a manic week at work but at least it is Friday and no work for a couple of days.  I have been trying to get round as many of you as I can commenting but time on the computer has been limited. Hopefully will get a bit more time this weekend to browse around.
Tomorrow we are going to a baby naming ceremony.  Some family friends of ours had a little baby girl last August and they have opted for this rather than a full christening.  Never been to a naming ceremony before so will be quite interesting.
As it is a naming ceremony and quite a special occasion I didn't want to do them just a card.  I wanted something that they could keep and that had the baby's name on it.  Her name is JORJA.  So I came up with this word book which I have seen before but never tried myself.  Be warned, there are a few photos.

I used some large letter stencils that I had to cut out the letters in pink gingham.  I then mounted the letters onto pieces of pink card.  The pieces of card were then cut down so that they formed a little book.  I printed off several photos of Jorja and used these and various embellishments that I had to decorate each little page of the book.  All the embellishments were put on using foam dots to add some dimension.  I attached all the pages together using various shades of pink ribbon.

Here are the other pages of the book.

I completed my project by making a box with an acetate top for it to go in.  Didn't want to crush it by just stuffing it into an envelope.

Considering it is the first one I have made I am quite pleased with the result.  In fact, my eldest daughter is going to a christening in a couple of weeks and wants me to make one for that.  That one is for a little boy so will need a change of colour and embellishments.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Polka Doodles - Pretty In Pink
Paper Sundaes - Anything goes
Pile It On - Pop it up (all embellishments put on with foam dots)
Joanna Sheen - Someone special
Forever Friends - Think Pink (used die cut of teddy bear and giraffe)
Divas By Design - Anything but a card

Thanks for popping by and for your continued support.  I notice that I am not too far off 100 followers.  I feel a little blog candy coming up.

Take care


sheila stokes said...

Wow! that is gorgeous Mags, they will love it, have a great day. x

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Mags, such a wonderful keepsake, they will love it...enjoy the weekend.
Wendy xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Wow Mags this is so pretty they will love it!!! Have a fab weekend xx

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Mags, this is so beautiful hun, what a gorgeous gift.

Donna x

Doreen said...

This is beautiful Mags,what a lovely keepsake.xxx

Berry said...

This is lovely Mags how pretty thanks also for entering at Divas hugs Rebekah xx

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow, this is an absolutely gorgeous little gift. A naming ceremony is very unique and unusual and your gift is just the perfect celebration of Jorja's name.

Sandie said...

What a beautiful and special keepsake.... lovely to have you participate in the Joanna Sheen challenge this fortnight ... have a wonderful time at the 'naming ceremony'..

marion said...

This is sooo gorgeous and lovely !! Excellent project where you should be proud off ! Hugs, Marion

Diane Louise J said...

Oh this is so gorgeous, such a special gift, well done. Thanks for joining us at FOREVER FRIENDS Think Pink Challenge.
Good luck and hope to see you next time.
Diane (DT) x

K Clark said...

so precious!!!
thanks for joining us at pile it on and I hope to see you next week as well - Kimberly DT

Anonymous said...

Oh what a gorgeous keepsake, so special! Thanks for joining us at Divas!
Helen x

Tanya said...

This is gorgeous Mags! Stumbled onto your blog today, this is just lovely! What a great idea, I'm sure they'll be delighted with this gift. I'm now following your blog and looking forward to seeing loads more of your work :)

Tags xx

Margreet said...

What a lovely photobook...the receivers will be very pleased...thanks for joining the Divas!
xxx Margreet

Shell said...

Gorjuss, I love this, thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles this week.
shell xx