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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Skinny Book Swap!

It has been quite a looooooooooong time since I participated in a swap. This swap is a "Skinny Book" (due to the 4x7 inch pages) with a Summer Theme. Both the front and back side of the page is to be decorated.
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The backgrounds on the both the front and back are acrylic paints. Some have acrylic stenciling and all have overstamping with rubber stamp images.
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I decorated the fronts of my pages with a variety of images that shouted "SUMMER!" :) I added German Scrap, buttons, glitter, tops of wine capsules, White Sailor Pen doodling, shells, beads, and just about anything else I could find laying around! :)
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On the backs, I glued down one summer image and then wrote out lyrics (again with the White Sailor Pen) to "summer-themed" songs. Beach Boys songs, Under the Boardwalk, Hot Time Summer in the City, School's Out for Summer, etc etc etc.
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Hope my partners enjoy their pages! Eventhough I stressed over getting the pages done, I really enjoyed this swap!! :)
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REMEMBER, YOU MAY CLICK ON ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE! :)
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Fronts: (the picture on the top, far right is me and my brother at the beach in Northern California. Near a place called Sea Ranch)

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Fronts: My Mom and Aunt as little girls on the top, far right! :)
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Fronts: I love the women and the soggy doggy on the top, far right! :)
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Fronts: Is that kid's face in the watermelon great, or what?!? :)
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Fronts: There we are again! My brother and me.... top, far left! :)
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9 comments:

  1. totally AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    can't even have enough exclamation points
    :-)

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  2. Hi Susan!
    I LOVE your Skinny Book!! WOW!!! That is quite an accomplishment!!! Whew!!! I LOVED the way you included photos of family members . . . it makes it so personal!!!! Gee . . . you don't LOOK Chinese!!!!! KIDDING!!! I'M JUST KIDDING!!!! LOL!!!
    (I'm Japanese!!!! LOL!!!!!)

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  3. Susan ~ your skinny pages are so fantastic! It's especially awesome that each one is an individual piece of art, no two alike....They really look wonderful! I bet it will be kinda hard to part with them :)

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  4. Susan

    After seeing your pages I am kicking myself for not joining this swap! Your pages are awesome. What a great idea to write song lyrics on the back.

    Arlene

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  5. Wonderful! I can't wait to see which one I receive. You did an outstanding job.

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  6. These skinny pages are fabulous! Someday I'm going to have more time to devote to art...
    right now, while I'm in nursing school, I'll content myself with admiring yours! Love your blog-You are truly gifted!

    Hope in Michigan

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  7. They are so wonderful and pretty to look at! I now wish I had a redo on mine! Thanks for the creative sunshine! Gina

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  8. I LOVE these! They are exactly the retro style that I can't find anything in! I am so jealous!

    Kerry S.
    Misplaced Heel

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