Saturday, October 25, 2008

I Finally have an Address Book!!!

I wanted to share a project that I have been working on for a while now. A little something for me, that I have been working on in between everything else. I have putting together this binder below as an address book for me. I have never really had an adrress book before. I always knew where all my friends lived, but over the past few years I have made so many new friends. Friends through this great hobby of ours, friends for life. I do not want to lose track of you all and I certainly could never remember everyones addresses. So I created this:

It actually started with a binder that I won from a Studio Calico kit called 'Paris'. Instead of using the Paris map that came with it, I used the beautiful Hometown Collection paper from 'October Afternoon'. I was really drawn to this paper after seeing the great projects created by the DT at Studio Calico. I LOVE the colors. Blue is my favorite color anyways, so I had to have this paper.

I really wanted to use all the patterns, so I decided to make a patchwork cover ala Liz. I always LOVE her creations. So voila, this is my address book. The cover is complete. I painted the whole inside cover black. I am still working on the inside pages. I have a page for each friend. On the front of each page is a picture of the friend and on the back, I have the address, e-mail and phone #. I have contacted some of you for your addresses. I know sometimes more that once, I know, still having some AOL e-mail issues. Sorry! I really LOVE how it is coming along and wanted to share this with all of you. It is still a work in progress...


Hope you all have a great weekend. We are going to a really cool Pumpkin Festival today. Of course, I will share pictures and LO's soon! Happy Scrappy Fall!!

11 comments:

Amy Coose said...

This is gorgeous, Dawn!!! I love how you used the OA. Great job!

Chris Dodaj said...

Wow, that address book is so stunning! I would totally buy one if it looked that cute!

ann-marie said...

WOW!! I love your patchworky book!!

Nicole said...

holy pete Dawn...are you kidding me?!

absolutely gorgeous...makes me wish i had bought that add-on, lol!!

Pam said...

Cute! Hope you had a good time at the Pumpkin Fest!

We need to get together soon!

Ki said...

That is one FIERCE address book girl!! You ROCKED it!

Mye said...

Oh, this is so pretty! Some lovely patchwork you've done there!

mommy2alex said...

That is so beautiful!! Love how you used thos OA papers, so fun:)

~Nancy~ said...

Such a great idea.. love love love it!!!!! You're so creative!! I hope you've had fun at the pumpkin festival.. don't forget to show us some pics.. LOL!! XOXO

Stacey said...

As always your work is beautiful and you leave me inspired! I love the patchwork, what a great way to incorporate all those patterns. I love Oct. afternoon too...
Stacey

Greta said...

Wow! This is fantastic, Dawn! I love how it turned out and that flower is amazing.