Friday, July 13, 2012

my little boy is off

to Germany with the School.  This is the first time he has been abroad without family and is a little bit apprehensive.  Soooo I made him a keepsake (memory) book to take with him.

I have put in some private messages, one for each night, and left lots of space for him to put momentos, such as tickets, sweet wrappers etc to remember his trip.  Then of course there are the photo mats, onto which he can mount his favourite snaps when he gets back.

I have used the fantastic Portebello road papers by Papermania for this.  The tags are again from some jeans.  I used a martha steward punch.  The embellishments are all from my stash, they include a bluebird, a memories zip pull, and of course the Union Flag.

 Front

 Side

inside

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I hope he likes it.

Hugs



18 comments:

  1. this is so lovely Lisa, such a thoughtful thing for you to make for your son and I'm sure he will really love it. It will be so nice for him to read the little messages and and prefect for putting in all his little mementos of his trip

    Hope you have a great weekend
    Hugs Sue

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  2. This is a fantastic idea he will be able to read things from you each night what a beautiful, thoughtful and memoriable thing to have. Have a great weekend. Caroline xxx

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  3. great idea,fantastic keepsake.
    sue xx

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  4. book looks great, do like the colours

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  5. wow what is there to "not like" it is super ... hope you don't miss him too much lol ... what a super idea to take with him ... well done ... just doing a bit of blog hopping ... hope you have a great weekend ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

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  6. What a brill idea. I hope he does fill it. i still have a scrapbook one of mine filled in in Florida with tickets and usa money, maps etc. xxxx

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  7. aww this is a lovely idea l am sure he will love the little message hope he has a fab time, its a great idea tracy x

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  8. Looks fantastic....adore all the detail...really fabulous keepsake book........Now get back to work you have projects to finish heeheehee xxx

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  9. Lisa this is fabulous, I absolutely love it. And what a lovely idea too. Your wee son will treasure this Im sure. By the way, if you haven't seen yet, I have 2 big giveaways on my blog with a third sneaky one to be added soon, if you want to have a look its all there on me old blog. Lee x

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  10. What a great project I just love doing things like this...love the use of papers...
    Just popped over from Docrafts blog hop.
    Big hugs Sharonx

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  11. What a fab idea, I reckon he will love it. His mates will all want one! You might find yourself very busy for a while....

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  12. A fab project. This is such a great idea.
    Heike xx

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  13. What a great gift hun hope your son has a lovely time xxx

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  14. Aww Lisa this is fab! Happy Leapblogging! Elaine-xxx- p.s I have fantastic ribbons candy if you would like to pop by and enter :-)

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  15. Fab project- love it and I'm sure your son will too
    Linda

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  16. Great idea your son will love it (I save jeans labels too-hover with scissors almost as soon as they are out of the bag lol)
    carol x

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Hi thanks for dropping by and having a look at my blog. Your comments are always appreciated. Hugs. Lisa x