Sunday, August 23, 2009

Wish Book

I've been letting this idea float around in my head for a while. Remember the old Sears Wish Book? I remember sitting down with my sister and circling all the things we wanted, using different pens so Mom and Dad would know who wanted what. No possible item was left uncircled, if anything, I was thorough!

Since I'm older, and I haven't seen a Sears Wish Book in ages, my wishes are a bit different now. Some wishes are for items (like the Swim Spa that I've wanted for AGES), some wishes are for other people and some are secret wishes that I'm not ready to share yet. Well these "things" need a place... I wanted a book to paste pictures in and to write so I pulled out a Composition Notebook, painted the spine white and started to pretty it up. My wish book needed to be sturdy and while I love flowers I just didn't think they would last without a protector - so - no flowers.

I had these great bookplates from Basicgrey. They were sitting in my stash just waiting for a project!!

I used my computer to print out my title.

Here's my book. I used the Smitten line from K n Company (love it so much I bought 2 packs), Paper tape also from K n Company, ribbon and one of those Bling shapes from Basicgrey.

Speaking of those Bling Shapes ... I had read a tip about using Low Tack Artist Tape to help put these jewel shapes down. I've had some real battles with the square shapes and was reluctant to buy more. You are supposed to cover the top of the shape with the tape to stabalize it.

I found this to be a paper tape that is stiff but barely sticky. When peeling off the backing of the shape, the paper tape just didn't hold on. Instead of low tack, this was more like "no tack".

I'll probably give it one more try and use a little more "rubbing action" to the jewels. Everyone deserves a second chance - don't you think?


  1. HI Bev..thanks for the tips. I have been wondering about this tape and now I don't have too! hehe C-ya on AGC!!! *hugs* Quay

  2. What a gorgeous 'Wish book' Beverley. Fabulous colour, beautifully done and I just love the book plate (haven't seen these before) and what would a wish book be without a little bling. (Think I'm going to have to make myself one of these)
    Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at BG.
    hugs Heather xx


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