This idea came up over chips and salsa (there may have or not have been margaritas involved:) last July......
There actually must have been margaritas involved or I may not have said yes lol:)
Holly of Holly Loves Art came up with the idea of doing a Round Robin book where we all picked a theme. We did the cover and maybe 3 or 4 pages to get it started. Then every 6 weeks it moved on to the next person and they add to your book..........
Now I should say the other 6 ladies had all done this before. I was the "newbie" and let me tell you when I got the first book I needed to make pages for I wanted to bail immediately!!! It was Cheryl's and it was barely even started and it was incredible!! And it was huge!! Mine was this little Tim Holtz 8x8 journal. And another thing she had all these cute little tag holders so everyone could make a tag who had the book and she had a story too! Excuse me but what the hell! I didn't get that memo:( I had a library card for everyone to sign their name. LAME!! But oh well live and learn. Oh and I did write a little story and I had Terry, I think, add it to my book so I didn't look even lamer:)
The themes were so much fun. Everyone's was different so each time you got a book it was a whole new experience. It was also cool to see everyone else's work especially as we were getting to the end and the books were almost full.
I was "beach" of course;)
We all went out to breakfast which was not very good but lots of fun:) And of course I forgot my camera at Kim's!! But we got a few pictures at her house after. I'm missing Cynthia and Erin:(
And I look like hell but moving on........
That's Cheryl and her book:)
Holly and her sweet doggie book.
Terry's Bathing Beauties. So much fun!
And Kim's gorgeous pink book. Would you look at that cover!!
Now on to my book which to say I LOVE would be an understatement!!
Truly I am so happy to have been involved in this and I sincerely hope everyone loved the pages I added to their books because I love every single page of mine:)
First off I forgot to mention Cheryl's book came in this fantastic place mat cover. I guess you sew two place mats together fold over one of the tops tie a ribbon with a button for closure and viola the cutest little book cover ever!! Which I would know nothing about because I couldn't sew to save my life! Which also made my heart sink a little when I got it because I sent mine off in I think a brown bag.
Anyhow I do believe Cheryl took pity on me and made me this beautiful place mat cover for my book. I almost cried:)
Absolutely perfect and I can't say thank you enough I swear!!
Here's my book I did the cover and the first 4 pages.............
I also added the ribbons when I got it home to finish it off:)
Here is my lame library card and story:)
Two of Terry's pages....
Love the sea fan and the coral color.
One of Holly's pages...........
Love the image!!
Two of Cynthia's pages..........
Her pages were so cool. All the glitter and the color!!
One of Erin's pages........
The cheesecloth is one of my favorite techniques and who doesn't love weathered beach signs!!??
A page from Kim............
The color, the lace and the little vintage piece. And jeez even beachy music paper!!
And last but not least 2 pages of Cheryl's.......
Now that's just beyond fun!!
So there is some of my book:)
As you can see it's pretty full:)
It's absolutely lovely and something I will cherish forever!
Thank you, thank you to all the SoCal Round Robin girls!!
Can't wait to get started on the next project:)
Have a great week everyone!