Thursday, June 25, 2009

Father Mini Book

To continue with the theme of Mini Books - here is one I made last year for Cricut Club - dedicated to My Father - George. Love you Dad xx

The pages are cut from Accent Essentials at 5.5 inches. With the smaller frames cut at 3", 2.5" and 2.25"

The little blue bird is cut from Home Accents at 2.75"

This is Dad at work in Singapore. He was in the Royal Air Force and served nearly three years there in the late 60s early 70s. I have vivid memories of half days at school and long hours in the pool. Very humid weather, no air conditioning and ceiling fans everywhere.

The little frame is cut from Accent Essentials at 1.5"

This is one of my all time favourite photo's of Dad. It was taken back in 1974 when we had a family holiday in the Isle of Man (a little island off the west coast of England).

Moving into the 80s, Dad looks so happy here. The brown scallop mat is at 4.5" from New Arrival, the blue mat with oval aperture at 3.75" from Beyond Birthdays and the word DAD at 3.5" from Beyond Birthdays.

Again the blue scallop mat at 4.5" from New Arrival and the aperture mat with the leaf cut at 2.75" from Stretch Your Imagination.

The decorative frame on this page is from Joys of the Season at 4.5" stretched to 6" wide on Design Studio.

Another favourite photo, my Graduation. Dad is wearing his favourite tie, so couldn't resist the wee scottie dog - one of those iron on patches you get from the haberdashery department - too cute.

The decorative leaves border cut at 1.25" from Accent Essentials.

The oval on this page cut at 2.5" stretched to 4.25" wide on Design Studio from Christmas Cheer cartridge.

The flourish from Joys of the Season at 1.25" (sorry, cannot seem to be able to put fractions for half, quarter and three quarters on blog!!!)

Two more recent photo's. Top one at my wedding here in Australia in 2007, and the bottom one at Glasgow Airport when I was returning to Aus from a holiday back home.

The back page says it all........

Thanks for dropping in

Jane xx


Peet said...

Wow, this mini book is totally gorgeous, Jane
Love it!!!
Peet x

Sharli said...

Oh My Goodness, Jane! This is such a wonderful and thoughtful tribute! I love you book - nice work!

Crayola58 said...

Totally wonderful book, Jane. I love it.

Ann said...

Really beautiful Jane - I love everything about it!! xx