Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Two Little Coaster Albums

Who's 3??????
Those of you visiting me the last few days know I went to my God daughters 3rd birthday party this past weekend. I made this coaster book for Eden as part of her gift - and it was most gratifying that she grabbed it and absolutely loved it when I brought it to her! Of course - it's all about her and that is a three year old's world!! but she wouldn't let it out of her hand for about an hour.

So now I share it with you - as you can tell from her pictures - she is completely adorable - and I can tell you in real life she is also a bubbly chatterbox and just as sweet as her pictures!

I am so blessed that her mother, Kelley, asked me to be Eden's God Mother. Kelley is actually just a few years older than my own son and I have known her through our church since she was young. We became good friends when we took the Alpha Course together about 6 years ago.


I used Papertrey Ink Pink Patterns Collection for the papers on her book. It is made with medium weight coasters and my Bind It All machine.

Eat cake and So Cute are the sentiments on these pictures.
"Each and every day you grow - you just become more fun to know" perfect sentiment for Eden's book! Her hair looks just like Shirley Temple (for those of you who remember her!) - and it bounces when she runs around - which is pretty much all the time!

And this sentiment is another perfect one for how I feel about Eden!

This is me and Eden - I gave her this cute little hand puppet - that is a tree with 3 baby woodpeckers inside that you can wiggle with your fingers - it also makes the noise of the woodpecker pecking on the tree - and the bigger mother woodpecker is also a finger puppet and can be perched on the outside of the trunk with velcro. Eden goes on nature walks with her mother every week at the local Audobon Society so I thought this would be a good gift for her and she seemed to like it!

Eden's older brother, Destin, turned 7 this past July - so I also made this coaster photo book for him to remember his day too (better late than never!). Destin is 'the good son' quieter than Eden (who is a whirlwind around him!) and the one who always behaves! He suffers his little sister very bravely and always takes her hand and watches out for her!
I used the Just Rite Stampers on the covers of both books. To make Destin's more masculine - I used a Harley Davidson print as well as silver coils on the book.
Unfortunately, Destin is allergic to just about all foods so he actually couldn't eat his fun soccer cake - but his mum made him special cupcakes that he could eat at his party.
Kent and I gave him this fun musical keyboard pad. He opened each card and read the verse completely outloud before going onto the gift. (very gratifying for us card stampers!)
And his favorite gift was this fun scooter from his grandparents.
Thanks so much for indulging me in sharing my love for these two cute kids with you!

Stamps: Eden's Book: Eat Cake & It's Your Birthday: SU, Just Rite Stampers, You Make me Smile: Inkadinkado, So Cute & You're so Sweet: See D's Friends Word Search Destin's Book: Rock Star: Michaels, Go for icing & One B'day worth 10: Inkadinkado

Paper: Eden's book: 5 4" medium weight coasters, Pink Patterns Collection & berry sorbet & vintage cream: PTI, Destin's book: 4 4" medium weight coasters, EK Success Harley Davidson, Cosmo Cricket Mr. Campy, Chatterbox: Scrapbook walls.

Ink: Eden's book: Onyx Black Versafine, Berry Sorbet PTI Destin's book: Onyx Black versafine

Supplies: Eden's book: corner rounder punch, Just Rite Stamper, jeweled flowers: Petaloo.com, Labels One Nestabilities, butterfly punch: Martha Stewart, Circle nestabilities, rectangle nestabilities, word window punch: SU, 3/4" white coil, bind it all. Destin's Book:Just Rite Stampers Rectangular Set, Braydon Font, corner rounder, word window punch: SU, circle nestabilities, 5/8" silver coil, Bind It all.

20 comments:

Anne said...

The kids are just adorable! I love Eden's bouncing hair!! It made me smile just to look at these two kids. You are very blessed! The coaster books are terrific, what great gifts of love for each of them!! They came out fantastic!

One4Joy said...

oh, Julie, what precious children and what a wonderful way for them to keep some of their memories! Love the little books with those cute kid's quotes!

One4Joy said...

oh, Julia, what precious children and what a wonderful way for them to keep some of their memories! Love the little books with those cute kid's quotes!

what a bad typist!!!!! opps.

~amy~ said...

Oh Julia...what sweet kids! Such a FABulous keepsakes you've made...

Sue said...

Such fun little books for your sweeties! I've been meaning to make one of these for Cole...as soon as I get a BIA I guess!

LeAnne said...

What a nice godmother you are! The books are real treasures, just like the children themselves! Thanks for sharing this special part of your life with us!
LeAnne

Beth Thomas said...

Absolutely wonderful coaster books, Julia! Beautiful pages for such beautiful children! Hope all is well! Seems we are all too busy to chat in the yahoo group!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Both books are charming and such treasures!! No wonder they loved them. And with all the love and skill that went into them, they'll treasure them for many, many years to come too!! Fabulous!!

dpkennedy said...

What wonderful keepsakes for these gorgeous kids! They are so blessed to have you and you to have them! I'm sure they will treasure these for many years to come! You did a great job on them!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Awesome Julia. What beautiful grandchildren.

Lisa said...

Aw Julia, what a truly unique and inspirational gift. Its so thoughtful and apt. I love the colours you have
chosen and the way you have put it together.

My lifes inky escape and more said...

The kids are so cute! I love the coaster book...great idea!

Amber said...

what a cute little book that would be a great teachers gift to highlight special moments of the school year with ! of even for a loved one serving over seas ! Your work is great i really enjoy looking at your blog Have A Blessed and wonderful holiday season with your family

Velta said...

what a generous person you are! I am sure these precious children loved the books you made for them :)

Amber said...

Hey Julia u have a blog award over on my page when you get the chance hun come check it out

Joan Ervin said...

Awww, Julia, what adorable kiddos....You are soooo blessed to gave them in your life!!! I love the coaster album you made, too...what an awesome way to capture those wonderful memories!!!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Oh my, Julia, these are so precious - I love the wonderful papers and sentiments, and it is no wonder that the kids adored them!!!
hugs, Jami

Deb Wood said...

This is so cute and the pics are adorable! I love the sentiments made by the children also!!

Shirley said...

The albums are so wonderful and the models are just great too!

~amy~ said...

What cutie pies! chuckling that I see my profile pic from 2008, I was so young :)

You have always been a crafter of many talents and I think that your current style is so you...

Thanks for linking up and helping me celebrate my blogaversary. We've been bloggie friends for a long time...and bonus points that I have had the joy of meeting you in real life!