Welcome to MADE BY ME FOR MONDAY!!!
The item I am featuring today is actually one that I made for my hubby for Fathers Day a while back. It was a really fun project!
The way the entire thing got started was one day when I was in K-Mart. I had gone in there to grab something and I noticed there was a clearance rack out in the middle of the aisle. Well, I don't know about you, but, when I see CLEARANCE in big, bold, red letters, I can't help myself! I HAVE to go and see what is in the basket!
I noticed that there was an old check register binder. It was black and had several check register pages in it. It was on CLeaRaNCe for (are you ready for this?) $1.00. Yep. $1.00. I loved the shape of it, and since it was a ring style, I knew I could add as many pages to it as I wanted. So, I made my big $1.00 purchase and brought it home. Still not sure what I was going to make with it.
Fathers Day was just around the corner, and I had this idea to turn the check register binder into a book for my hubby. I decided to do the book based on all of the "toys" he has had throughout his life. The theme fit so well with Dr. Seuss "Oh, The Places You'll Go!" so I used the words from that book to inspire my pages.
Here is how it turned out:
|This view shows the pages and the tabs I made.|
|I used the tape used when you sheet rock on the corner of the album (that is the "net" looking stuff) and then added textured paint on top.|
I don't normally do slide shows on my blog, but this had too many pictures to post!
I didn't share the last several pages of the book on the slide show (because they are a little too personal) but, the last several pages, I had each of my kiddos do a 10 Reasons Why I Love You page for their dad. It brought tears to his eyes! He loved it!
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Wednesday: Wandering Wednesday Blog Hop
Thursday: Thrilling Thursday Linky Party
Friday: Fun w/Food Friday Linky Party