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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Birthday Book for my Friend















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A birthday book for my my special pal. It was really fun to make this.  Thought you all might like to see the pages and process.
It was a rush to the finish line to get this to her in time so I am going to work on some more pages for the book and send them on to her.
That way the party keeps on going on!
I hope she likes it!(It was fun to think up pages with things she likes like mushrooms & Squirrels)
(And yes, she already has the book -- I am not spoiling the surprise).
Now I am thinking of making myself a book like this....
what do you think? Should I?

And the STAMP GIVEAWAY from the post Put A Stamp On It -- I forgot to tell you guys the stamp winners in my last post so here goes --
(drum roll please)

miss polly -- I had to pick you because the comment you left was a riot! I am sending you some stamps to fondle all you want.
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Dawn C -- loved your comment too and would love to see a card you make with stamps. Just leave a comment with your mailing address(I won't publish it).

SEND GOOD MAIL -- GET GOOD MAIL

33 comments:

  1. Your booklet is gorgeous, such an awesome birthday gift!

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    1. Thank you so much, Anne -- and thanks for your comment too.

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  2. Wow, your birthday book is beautiful! Yes, you should make one for yourself, of all your favorite things! I love to make fun books for myself. I mean, that's what art is, right? Stuff you enjoy yourself?

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    1. Yeah-- Dwan -- I am going to do it! make myself a book with all my favorite things. And my friend Dori made me a fabulous book for my birthday last year which was the inspiration for this one. (Got your address -- will mail out stamps asap. And do't stress about what you make with them -- just have fun!).

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  3. Of course, you must make a book for yourself. If you give us the dimensions and where to punch the holes, perhaps those who are interested could send you pages for your book. Kind of like an autograph book, but with images.

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    1. Oh!!! cjrsq -- I do like the way you think -- what a fabulous idea. I will get get started on a book for myself and I will certainly welcome any pages from pals. An autograph book with images -- what a fabulous idea.

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    2. Oh, that's a fantastic idea! I want in please?!

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    3. Don't forget to give us the dimensions!

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    4. cjrsq -- Oh! I absolutely will. i think I know them but I better go check before I write it here -- stay tuned!

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    5. Now that is a great idea, cjsrq. Do let us know the dimensions, Pamela.

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    6. Ok you lovely people -- the pages in my book are 5 x 7-1/2!! I would love some pages from you. I will pinch the holes tho I can line everything up......thank you so much! I am just starting the book so i will show it to you when I get more work done on it.......

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  4. The book is fabulous! What a fun idea cjsrq.

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    1. Thank you, StoneZebra -- and yes, what a fabulous idea cjsrq had -- I am in!

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  5. What a great birthday gift! I'm sure it will be treasured.

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    1. Thanks, Cheryl -- I hope so! Thank you for commenting -- much appreciated.

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  6. Small world--Dori is one of my pen pals too! I am sure she will love the book! I think it's great.

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    1. Thanks so much, Sandra -- glad you like it! I do want to make myself one and another good pal has a birthday coming up so I might be busy....
      And, isn't Dori's mail great?

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  7. Gathering the best for you. That's a great friendship! And yes, you should definitely make one for yourself too! A kind of agenda/organizer/journal. Of all the books I made that's one kind I have never tried. Have fun!

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    1. Mariw W -- guess what??? Remember all that COOL japanese paper you sent me a while back??? I cut it into pages and used a very old Japanese book for the front & back covers and I have a whole Japanese theme going on -- and I HOPE I will get back to Japan and take it with me. And did you see that Japanese website that published a book on all those fabulous rubber stamps they use on the trains???? I really, really need a trip to Japan......

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  8. That is a very beautiful book! What a great birthday present! I think you shouldn't make a book for yourself. I think you should make 2! :) Just for you!

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    1. Linda -- you know what? I am going to make one for myself. Why not? I can't wait to get started......since I am going off to NYC in February I will def make an NYC page for it......thanks so much for your comment.

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  9. So just rings on their own, not a "ring binder"? 1-inch rings? Just curious, you know, "stay curious" ...

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    1. Yup, punch two holes and add two rings and that is it -- done!

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  10. Yes! How fortunate am I?! Thank you, dear pal ! What a wonderland of treasures !
    Your pictures are gorgeous but there really isn't anything like turning the pages and feeling the papers !
    As you know .
    And now we will have pages passing each other in the mail!
    A gift that keeps giving... and growing!
    Much love
    And thank you for making my special birthday very fantastic!
    I won't forget it!
    Xo

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    1. You are most welcome, friend. It was my pleasure -- and your book for me inspired the whole thing.
      I have page ideas -- Lunar New Year and NYC are two. So more pages will be floating your way.
      I have loved the book you made me ever since my birthday last March -- and it is getting so lovely and fat.
      I am so pleased you like your book.
      xo
      Pamela

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  11. Pamela--Your booklet is simply stunning. I'm lusting after every page. The images are quite wonderful and the collages look great. Yes. Make one for yourself.

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    1. Thanks so much, Texas Leigh -- this pal of mine is a Texas Gal herself! Hummmm I should make her a Teas page....and yes, I will make one for myself...but the way things are going here I may need to clone myself....

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  12. Wow, oh wow. I was blown away by this. Great collage and beautiful art. Personal is always better than trying to buy a handmade gift that didn't include the very personal details. This is truly amazing.

    Sorry I was so late getting here. Just got back from being without internet for four days. The longest four days of my life!

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    1. No worries, my friend, stop by the blog anytime that works. Where were you that had no internet??? I would miss it......And I'm with you, a handmade art gift is my favorite thing to receive -- or give! Thanks for stopping by Elizabeth....

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  13. Oh, what a lovely gift, Pamela. Beautiful work.

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  14. Thanks so much, Adrienne -- it was fun to work on. Now I am trying hard to find time to make myself one. And I will post the page size very soon -- thanks!

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  15. What size rings did you use for this book? I'm working on my first book like this and am ready to get my rings and wondered what size is best. Thank you!

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    1. Leslie -- it really depends on the thickness of your book and how many pages you have. You can also chance the size of the rings to a larger ring when you keep adding pages to the book. I can buy them at the Japanese Dollar Store here in SF and I have all sizes so I just gage the thickness and pick a ring.....

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