Thursday, May 31, 2012

HOME minibook

“Home is the nicest word there is.”
-Laura Ingalls Wilder

This post is almost a year in the making... a year ago we were anticipating our move to South Carolina but dreading saying good-bye to our house in Georgia. [Of course after the headaches of actually selling it, we drove away in February with hardly a tear in our eye.] It was the house that made us homeowners, and we loved it dearly.
I dreamed of showing my someday children the first place we called "home," but it's not in a location that we'll just happen to drive past. I also didn't want to forget the many details that made it special to us. Inspired by Elise Blaha Cripe's "This is Home" minibook, I set out to document our house in a minibook of my own.
Before we moved, I snapped photos of each nook and cranny and wrote the story of each room. I wanted to record how we changed the house to make it ours as well as the mundane details of where we stored our everyday stuff.
I put the layouts together in InDesign last summer, but at the time couldn't justify spending money on printing photos. Now that I'm working somewhat consistently again, I figured I'd splurge to make my project come to life.
I had a carnation pink 6"x6" American Crafts D-ring album, but I had to order more page protectors to fit all 42 pages. And, of course, pink doesn't really match my decorating style, so I took to the cover with shimmery green paint and woodgrain paper from Hobby Lobby. I topped it off with a painted wood house and chipboard Thickers from Amy Tangerine.
Now I can take comfort knowing that our first house will live not only in my heart but on my bookshelf, too!

1 comment:

  1. Oh, I"m so glad you did that---another thing I wish I'd documented from my life. Love the cover, too!!


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