Monday, February 28, 2011

lola bug mini book

A little book for our lola bug. Yesterday I snuck away into my office and put this together.
Creating my own minis from chipboard takes a bit longer and they don't always work out like I hope but I usually have fun in the process.
I do love how this little book turned out. The book is two pieces and the back is scored and folded to the front then attached to the cover that is also scored so it will fold open. The glassine bag pages are secured to the back cover. I wanted to be able to see the back cover since the papers look so cute together.

You know I love you blog readers since I froze my tooshie off outside getting a picture of this book in my fancy photo studio. I must have been literally shaking since half of the pictures were blurry. But here are some shots.
There are 10 glassine bags inside that are decorated with ribbons, stickers & rubons. Each one is filled with photos, instax, & notes from everyone in our family. And each one feels like you are opening a little present to find a note and pictures inside.


The 'find you be you' is my handwriting turned into a rubon for my Dear Lizzy Enchanted line. This simple mantra is something I've included on a scrapbook page or a book for each of them. I hope I can teach them how to live in such a way as they grow. How sweet is Avery's drawing holding Lola's hand? The shape next to them is a heart. Love.
The papers are Crate Paper's new line Emma's Shoppe & Neighborhood. I can't wait to get more of these lines when they are released.

Paper, Stickers, Ribbons, Journaling Cards: Crate Paper
Rubons: Dear Lizzy + AC

39 comments:

Griffin and Gretchen said...

cute CUTE!

Veronica said...

LOVE mini's and LOVE yours! Love the idea of the glassine envies!!

Rachel M said...

Beautiful little book, and the drawing is so cute! :)

Joan said...

I am sure this will be a treasured keepsake...so cute!!! Where did you find the glassine envelopes?

Daria - Boutique Cafe said...

Oh I love this, and I LOVE that we both have little Lola Bugs in our lives! You are such a beautiful and wonderful Mother, I love seeing the treasures you create for your family.

Amazing once again!! :)
XO
Daria

Ann Marie said...

Oooo! I need to get home and make a tiny cute book!

Stef said...

So cute! I love the package within a package. Lola will love that!! And Avery's drawing is so precious. My kindergartener keeps handing me pictures in various hand-holding scenarios. And there are always hearts accompanying them. It's so fun to watch their artistic development. Love Avery's heart.

Ana said...

Loved it! That's a great mini that your children will cherish. And since we're talking about minis, are you thinking of a next online class already? I really hope you are.

Love Scrappin' said...

ahhhh love it!

Nancy W said...

What a sweet book and love your rubon! Moments like this makes me sad we aren't having children :( Glad I get to see your precious girls grow up!!! hugs from conroe, tx!

P.S. Incase you are wondering why I keep signing from Conroe, TX... well I am hoping that if someone that visits your blog is from my area sees it they will reach out. Love meeting locals! I have already met one person that way and she was new to Conroe from Colorado and Utah. Come to find out she knows your family and Rhonna's MIL. Small world ;) So that is why I haven't dropped my hugs from Conroe, TX :) (incase u or anyone else wondered, hehe)

toots2u said...

i love those papers too and have been waiting for them to come out. Great job on your mini!!

Genevieve said...

Love the envelope idea! So very clever! As always, you're an inspiration!

Amy said...

Super cute mini!!! And I love your glitter shoes from the post before... I really should wear heels instead of flats...maybe I would get over 5 foot 2!! LOL

Melissa said...

This is gorgeous and certainly a treasure! I love the glassine envelope idea.

Michelle Clement said...

Oh, wow!! :) This is *so sweet* - definitely the loveliest of lovely mini books!

Heather Innusa said...

I always look so forward to your mini books and wow, this one is an amazing idea! I picked up a few of these glasine bags way back in september to maybe serve up some treats (for teacher & such) with a crafty twist & I hope youi don't mind, but I may have to put this idea to use! I think its just th sweetest idea ever! Great project. Something your little Lola will treasure forever.

Kristen Jo Ann said...

Wonderful idea!

This should be your next online class! so cute!

Renee Zwirek said...

Gorgeous! Avery is such a sweetheart...beautiful. LOVE THIS! Thanks for sharing this and I appreciate you going out in the cold studio for us...ha! (It's cold here in Chicago too...I definitely appreciate it ;)!) Your pics are great!

Arrica said...

Love this project. I remember when Erin Lincoln had this project on Creating Keepsakes back in the day. Love making these as a 1st Bday gift.

Laurie said...

Adorable!! Thanks for braving the cold and sharing this sweet book with us!

Kim Woods said...

super duper cute! The bug theme could be great for Summer pics too! Bring on the sunshine and warmth!

Cherie said...

Well it's super cute! And know that we appreciate you freezing to take pics for us:)

cinback said...

This is such a great album!
I have just posted about a similar project on my blog called "A Year of Letters". Instead of glassine bags, I used regular envelopes and prettied them up!
If interested, you can check it out here: http://seriousplay.typepad.com/cinback/2011/02/a-year-of-letters.html

Lora Oliver said...

Absolutely incredible and thanks for braving the chill to show us photos! I love that line from CP and cannot wait till it is in my LSS. Your book is very inspiring!

Bonnie said...

love that mini book, the colors, everything. Emma by crate paper looks amazing! {and of course it would be, that's my daughters name!!} thanks for showing us.

Monika Wright said...

i just ordered a cajillion glassine envelopes, so now I have an inspiration piece to create gifts...thanks!

Noelle Reese said...

Super cute! And LOL at your fancy pants photo studio LOL

Melissa said...

Avery's drawing has GOT to be THE cutest thing I've seen in forever!!!!!
Do you ever picture them as adults, teasing one another about things like this, commenting, "See, I KNEW you loved me!" and "How great is mom that she saved all this little stuff?"

Playing with Paper said...

Adorable!! This little book is so cute and so is Lola :)

Eva (Fister) said...

This is just so cute.
Would love if you made it available as a kit with a how2, that one (me :) could buy.

Lindsey Tollefson said...

Aw, this is so sweet! I need to make one for my little bug!

A & B Burke said...

This is too cute!

Ale said...

GORGEOUS!!! Love that book, so clever with the glassine bags!

nicole said...

i'm in love with this mini book! It's so darn cute!

kelsterjean said...

Beautiful mini album, as always. I have been making my own mini albums too, and have been experimenting on what I have been using to make them (like one album I'm working on is made out of an advertisement magazine type we got in the mail). So far so good!

Altaira said...

Liz - i have been shopping around a bit for an Instax - wondering what model you are using and if you have found any cons??
love this little album and some of the ribbons you used are Adorable!!

Alyssa said...

any way you could show more details on the building of this mini? it's absolutely adorable! :)

Maryse_BL said...

very cute and I love the idea ... discovering each photo and comment like a little present.

My best friend will get married in a few month and I think it could be a little present for the D-day

Thanks

Bee Burg said...

Your little book is just adorable! <3 The last time I visited your blog there was only 4 members in the K. family... I have been busy with my own little (and not so little) ones and stopped blog reading... (plus my computer crashed and I lost all the bookmarked blogs)...:-(
I have been thinking about you and today I finally pay you a little visit and discover a little Lola! :-D So my very belated but warm congratulations on the arrival of your youngest little bug... :-D <3 She is as darling as her sisters...