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Thursday, September 15, 2011

B is for Board Book!

So sorry I've been bloggy negligent.  Super super busy.  I hope to stop by and visit you soon!!!  Well I wasn't sure that I was going to be able to do the mid month A to Z challenge for Scrapbookers Anonymous let alone play along with the first challenge over at LESSology, which I was so excited to see.  But the letter to use at Scrapbookers Anonymous is B and the challenge over at LESSology is to upcycle a book or make a book out of something that is upcycled.  Many of the DT members at LESSology upcycled old board books so merging the 2 challenges seemed meant to be!  So for my letter B challenge at Scrapbookers Anonymous I too decided to upcycle an old Board Book.

To stick with the letter B, the only paper I've used on this is by manufacturers that start with B.  The lines include Basic Grey (Out of Print), Bella Blvd (One Fall Day and I don't recall the line the yellow cloud paper is from, help Theresa), Bo Bunny (Petal Pushers) and the new double dot journaling line by Bo Bunny.  Actually I believe the only thing on here that doesn't start with the letter B are the alphas.  Here's the cover of the book:
The hearts are a Bazzil border, and the flower is a Basic Grey Bloomer.  My intent with this book is to use it to write down the funny things my kids say.  I started writing these things down in my Smash book but I filled up a page in no time so I decided the kids sayings deserve a book of their own.  Due to the purpose of the book I've kept the insides pretty plain with lots of room to write.  Here are a couple of pages of the inside:


And here is the back:
I absolutely love this and I already have something to write down in it!  Head on over to Scrapbookers Anonymous and check out what the rest of the DT did with the B challenge.  Now I have to go over to LESSology and link this up so you should go over there as well!

25 comments:

Theresa said...

Hi. First!!!! Yes. Lol... =)
this is really fabulous. I'm envious cause I need a board book to alter. Ha!
I had no idea when we meet 7+ years ago that you held so many skills.. You amaze me all the time.
Hard to believe it's been that long huh?
Ok. Back to regular programing.. Work needs to get done.

Amy* said...

What a great idea! Love the papers you used such a fun book to put cute kiddie comments in :)

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Wowza...what a fabulous board book. I love the heart shape on the back and each of your beautifully designed pages. Thank you so much for playing with us at LESSology. :)

Heather Jacob said...

wow how gorgeous is this !!!!! love the collage and the colours .. sounds like fun .. hugz x

Lizzy Hill said...

Bold, Brilliant, Beautiful...it's easier finding scrap products that start with 'B' than words to describe your absolutely FANTASTIC idea for a book. I needed this 20 years ago!!!!!! Really like your eclectic style:)

Lynnda Hosni said...

Lea... B is also BEAUTIFUL... your Book is indeed Beautiful!!!... I really heart this... this is just amazingly done... hugs...xoxo

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I loveeeeeeee loveeeeeeeeeeee loveeeeeeeeeeeeee this! What an AWESOME idea for a book!! Thanks sooooooo much for playing along with LESSology! :):):):):):):):):):):)

yyam said...

Oh wow! This is gorgeous gal! :) I lovelovelove the beautiful pages...

Thanks for joining us at LESSology! :)

Have a great weekend and hope that things slow down a bit for you.

Vicky Varvadouka said...

Wow!!! What a cool idea!!! They never stop saying smart and funny things!!! I must make one of these ASAP!. You combined the challenges So clever and nice!!! I know life is too busy and I appreciate it so much that you visit me and leave some love!
Hugssssss!!!!!!!!!!!

Linda Jordan said...

So gorgeous!! I love what you have done with this project! That will be very fun to fill :)

Linda
http://lasteve1.blogspot.com

Sue Althouse said...

Great project! I think you've got the letter "B" covered!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Oh this is so super cute!!! WTG! Love it!

sandi said...

Wow! I love this! Just soooooooooooooo cute!

Deb Hickman said...

What a great idea and you did a fab job,love it. I love your choice of papers too. xxxx

lisa said...

Love this Lea. Love how you transformed this boardbook.
Thank you for joining in with us at LESSology. :)
And enjoy the rest of your weekend xxx

Anne said...

I love the idea !! I am always looking for somewhere to write what the kids say. Amelie asked me a really funny question on Friday and I decided to make a page out of it !!

~amy~ said...

What a wonderful idea! Love how you've altered that Board Book. Kids do say thee funniest things ever so it is going to be such a special keepsake! Thanks for joining us at LESSology!

Helen Tilbury said...

Yay! You're back!! This is such a cool book!! Have seen so many people take part in this challenge which is so great! LOve what you have done with it :)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

What a wonderful project filled with lots of B, brilliant work!

Missy Whidden said...

Oh my...what a beautiful book! Great idea...you did an amazing job with it! Love every page...it's a work of art!

Debbie said...

Love what you've done with the book and how you plan to use it!

marenmat said...

Great project!
TFS
Marlies

Dora said...

so much to look at love the colors!
Thanks for playing!

Yara said...

Love your board book and the papers you used for it! Life is busy, especially for a great working mom like you. You are doing great. I appreciate a lot when you visit me! Love all the variety of projects at your blog! Very inspiring!

Sarah said...

This is just so cute! What a fun idea, Lea!