Sep 6, 2013

LESSology Challenge #29: Creative inspiration of Lizzy Hill

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We are so happy to have Lizzy Hill join in our birthday celebrations. Shall we check out how she was inspired by LESSology Challenge #29: Birthday Party?

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Hi there! I feel privileged indeed to have been invited to help celebrate LESSology’s 2nd birthday…..& what better way than with a birthday book, I reckon. 


What is a birthday book? Well, I don’t know if anyone else out there has done this…but I decided for my Wonder Boy [& only grandchild!] I’d create a book that celebrated ONE photo each year on his birthday….so when he gets to be 21 I’ll have a nice little gift to give him as a ‘keepsake’…..sooooo I found an old book at the Op Shop….ripped out the middle, then folded, stitched & pasted in this little booklet.


Then I set about decorating the cover….I used the little star fish that was already on the cover as inspiration & took it from there…but I kept the colours vintage-ish & masculine….more suitable for a 21 year-old-to-be than the 1 year old he is now! So, enough chat – here’s some photos.






Of course, I’ve only done up to his first birthday….I figure fashions, even in scrapping, come & go, so each year will show a different side of his ‘Ma’ as she creates this little keepsake…so, I’ll do the pages as his life & the years unfold JJ

Ahhhh...what a clever idea to commemorate a special date every year! This is such an awesome keepsake Lizzy! :)


17 comments:

mandysea said...

Ooooooooooooooooh!!! Lizzy!!! This is extraordinary!! Love love love what you did to repurpose that old book! bRAVO!

Suman Pandit said...

Hi Lizzy, this is such a FULL OF LOVE project!!such a sweet idea and I'm sure you would present it to Lucas on his 21st B'day!!
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Dolly B said...

What a beautiful idea and a beautiful book your wonder boy is going to have from his Ma, filled with love, very precious indeed.
Mary

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wowwwwwwwwwww! This is amazing Lizzy!! I just loveeeeeeeeeeee it!!!!

Katy said...

This is cool! What a wonderful keepsake! :)

Audrey Frelx said...

What a beautiful and loving keepsake you've created!!! Love how you recycled your book!!!

Reusing with Quilling said...

Awesome idea Lizzy !I loved this idea of decorating each page with B'days ,WHat a delight to receive such lovely book filled with sweet memories since 1st B'day to 21 B'day !

Lynnda said...

What a brilliant idea!!!! I love the transformation Lizzy... you are awesome..... This is beautiful! hugs...x

Sandra said...

Love your thinking Lizzy and I'm sure you'll be around to finish it for Lucas.

Leanne Kroschel said...

Wow what a good idea! A book filled with memories and love!

Kellie 0:) said...

What a wonderful idea - I was thinking of doing the same thing for my nieces. The most wonderful part though is seeing your family are in Wamberal. I have family there too on Old Gosford Rd. I love stumbling across Aussies in my blog hoping :D

Lizzyc said...

This is beautiful Lizzy, it shows Lucas lots of love on his special day.. and I truly ruly hope you get to do his 21st page!!

Ali Parris said...

I loved the idea when I first heard you speak of it, I loved the cover when you first showed it to me.....but, now I am seeing the inner pages for the very first time and I am totally in awe :) Sublime, truly sensational Lizzy!!!! This is going to be an extraordinary keepsake...you clever old stick!!

Tracey Sabella said...

Amazing book and such a wonderful idea, Lizzy!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

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Val Thorpe said...

Oh Lizzy I love this idea and I am going to do one each for my new grandies. I think it is a fabulous idea. Love how you created it ... I am so glad that I have you for all these wonderful ideas...

Helen Tilbury said...

What a wonderful idea from Lizzy and so beautifully done!

Helen Wallace said...

A super idea Lizzy - I love the recycled book and the simplicity of just one photo a year. A gorgeous way to mark his milestones :D