Wednesday, July 11, 2012

My Sister's Birthday Book

A book for my sister's 50th birthday.

I wanted to make something special for my sister, Valerie, to commemorate her 50th birthday, so I came up with a plan to make a mini-book with 50 photos of her.


For the record, 50 is a whole lot of photos! The book wasn't so "mini" by the time I was done, so I also covered a box to store the bulky little book in.


I kept the black/white/hot pink theme consistent throughout, and I absolutely LOVED working on this project!


Many times while I was working on this, I found myself thinking,
"My gosh, I love this woman. I'm so glad she is my sister!"


The construction of this book took longer than I'd anticipated, and Valerie's gift ended up being a couple of weeks late {sorry, V} but I hope she felt it was worth the wait.






Yay! I made something.
You like?
:o)


{For details about how I made this book, click here for a little tutorial.}
and...
{I'm linking to Skip to My Lou ~ Made by You Monday}

22 comments:

Cheri said...

What's not to like? It's gorgeous! What size is it?

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

Do I like it? I love it! Particularly that colour scheme :o) I'm sure your (very lucky) sister does too. 50 photos is a huge amount, what a labour of love xx

scrappyjacky said...

It's just stunning,Deb....she must love it.

Beverly said...

Absolutely worth the waait in my opinion, I know Valerie loves it. Love the color theme, the idea, everything about it.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Beautiful! i love the color scheme. Did it make her cry?
Rinda

Barbara@Sweet Serendipity said...

This book turned out so great! I know she will absolutely cherish it! So you sent it to her? I wish you could have seen her face when she opened it! That would be an amazing gift to receive!Love the box to keep it in too! Another great Deb Idea!

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Thanks, ladies. :o)

Cheri ~ it's 3"x3"

and Rinda, yes, she cried. :o)

Charlotte said...

What a great idea!

Valerie said...

I LOVE the book---it was the best gift I have ever recieved! So thoughtful and made with LOVE! I am very lucky to have you for a sister!! Love you much!

tainted with a positive view said...

I absolutely love it and hope to "steal" your idea some day!

debs14 said...

I like it - a lot!
What a great present, I bet she absolutely loved it. What lucky sisters you are to have each other!

Irene said...

What a lovely gift made with love. I also like the colors. Deb you went the extra mile by making that wonderful box.

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

I LOVE it! You are amazing, Deb!!! Your sister is so lucky to have you!

Ruth said...

There's no doubt that V loved it, because it's simply beautiful! Clever girl! x

Karen said...

Fabulous! A great idea, beautifully executed. No wonder she loved it!

Gail said...

It's beautiful Deb and the box is just perfect for it.

Alison said...

Absolutely gorgeous..the colours are a great choice- it looks very chic!..and the box is a lovely addition!
Alison xx

Karen said...

Absolutely love it - what a beautiful gift.

helena said...

fabulous ide and beautifully crafted - love the colour scheme and thinking of copying the idea

Ginger said...

Deb! Your gift is absolutely stunning to say the very least :) It was so lovely to read your sister's comment here and how much it means to her. These are the best gifts and I find the most fun to create :)
I love it Deb :)

Pa Ul said...

I enjoyed reading your post. This weekend is my sister's birthday treat.

Sian said...

It's beautiful

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