Monday, May 30, 2016

My Project for Canvas Corp Brands 'Family Challenge' - Memorial Flip Book

Hello Friends :)

Today I want to share with you a project I made as a gift for my Mother on Memorial Day. It is a little flip book with photos of my Grandmother. We all miss Grandma Grace and I wanted to make something you could hold and look at to remember her. There are not many photos of her around. When I knew her she was camera shy and wouldn't let you take many pictures. Photos of her when she was younger and her 10 children were small were all destroyed in a house fire. So, what we do have is very precious. The photos I used in this project were printed on my printer using scans of a few existing photos. Don't freak out archivists..LOL..these are copies! Not originals. I think my little book turned out pretty nice and I think my Mom will love it.
So why a flip book you ask? Well a couple of reasons. One is that I was watching a video on Youtube from Yva Lovee Arts channel...and I saw an absolutely adorable flip book she made. I was intrigued by the way it flipped open then flipped again for more pages. It is a very simple concept...but I do not think I would have come up with it. I would have made a'book' that the pages turned instead. So thanks to Yva for the inspiration :) The other reason is there is a blog link up and contest going on over at Canvas Corp Brands blog called the  'Family Challenge'. It is all about using their products to make something all about family. I am on the design team for CCB and I thought it was a perfect opportunity to make my little gift using the products I have from them. That two birds one stone thing :) I really enjoyed ripping into the mixed paper pack I used. The paper was all great quality and lots of variety as well. And of course I always use their mists. Great colors and shimmer options. If you want to enter the 'family challenge' too...here is the link. Click on the 'click here' to take you there :)



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So now on to my project share. I hope you enjoy this little 6" X 6" flip book book! Maybe you want to make one for yourself, so I will include the Canvas Corp Brands products I used below.








And here is the video of the process. That explains more then I can here!




Products:
  1. Mix & Match Pad - The Watering Can
  2. 'Sky' colored Baseboard Mist
  3. 'Vine' colored Baseboard Mist
  4. 'It's Yellow' colored Glimmer Mist
  5. Assorted Washi tapes in coordinating colors
  6. Assorted Buttons
  7. Paper flowers for embellishment
  8. Assorted markers as needed for coloring images
  9. Adhesive and scissors.trimmer

I hope you will give a flip book a try :) If you do..let me know! I would love to see your creation. Leave me a comment below so I know you were here! <3 Shel






28 comments:

  1. Lovely project Shel! Makes me want to go back to scrapbooking - I think most of us started out from there! We shouldn't forget our roots. It's so nice to present our photos and memories this way!

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  2. Thank you Zsuzsa :) I did love making this and remembering my Grandma as I did... But I do not want to go back to scrap booking lol. I loved making cards ... But struggled with the scrap booking for sure. Too many photos to organize lol

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  3. What a wonderful project for your mom, Shel, and a real tribute. Love it!

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  4. This is great, Shel! I love all the titles you used on the pages. :)

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  5. Gorgeous project and real tribute.

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  6. I love your flip book Shel. So meaningful & gorgeous altogether :)

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    1. Thank you very much Christine <3

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  7. Good morning Shel... What a wonderful tribute you created for your Mom. In this day of instant photo taking and photo sharing we forget that there was a time when photos were a lot harder to come by and we have far fewer of them, so they are very precious indeed. You have created a wonderful tribute to be treasured. You are also touching on something I feel very strongly about, that although most of us don't like the way we look in photos and avoid being in them, I feel that we MUST do it for our family and friends in the future... Because one day those photos will be the only physical reminders of us they will have. So thank you for sharing and By the way...I am loving these videos that allow me to hear you, watch you create and get a sense of the wonderful person you...(((hugs)))

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    1. Thank you Lynne :) I am sort of a photo avoider as well. Its in my DNA! But I force myself to be in them occasionally for the exact reason you stated. Recently on vacation I got the most precious photo of my teenager actually HUGGING me. I know I will treasure that forever!

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  8. Beautiful tribute! Love your color selections and lovely details!

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  9. Great project, love how you added quotes with the photos. Thanks for joining the CCB challenge this month!

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  10. Love your mini!This is my favorite collection too!Thank you from CCB!

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    1. Thanks for your kind comment Viktoriya :)

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  11. Very cute! Thank you for joining the Canvas Corp Brands Family Challenge.

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  12. Fun project. Glad you joined the Challenge!

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  13. I love this! Such lovely details on each page! Thank you for joining the CCB challenge!

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  14. Awesome project, Twinkie! Not sure how I missed it before! I love the idea of making a flip book album like this! I'm horrible at scrapbooking, but I think I could handle a small project like this! Thanks for the shout out! So glad I could pass on some inspiration and see what you did with it, too! Beautiful tribute to your beautiful grandma! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks Twinkie :) I am not a scrapbook we either... But that little project worked out well :)

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