Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Time Flies

My Dad is having his 87th birthday later this month so thought I would make him something fun and full of life's memories.  I started out with an old hard back Reader's Digest book that was in my stash from another project.  Luckily for me the pages were already turning yellow with age so I just went with it.  After the boring part which is folding all the pages in half it started to be fun.  I liked the color of the cover so didn't need to change or cover that.  For the inside covers I used some Craft Resist (from Tim) and lightly inked the edges with  some Stampin Up "Night of Navy".  For the lettering I used some Grunge Board Letters, inked with Night of Navy & Glossy Accents on top.  The wings on the Tim Holtz Pocket Watch are cut from Tim's Heart Wing Die using Grunge Board and then covered with black embossing powder.  Inside the pocket watch I put a casino chip because Dad likes to gamble and play roulette.  On the face of the watch are stickers with the # 87 for his age. On either side of the watch I simply printed the years on the computer and cut them in a circle and  glued them between the pages.

I glued a piece of an old "tape measure" on the back cover.

Next I made tags, different kinds, colors and shapes.  All you "Tim" fans will recognize the Old Jalopy , Weathered Clock and Steampunk dies. After inking, stamping - I used all time images to go with my theme. (Stampin Up, Close to My Heart and the new ones from Hampton Art with the Graphic 45 Steampunk images that I just LOVE). embossing, adding embellishments (lots of Gadget Gears from the Tim Holtz line and some from 7 gypsies) and then waiting for glue to dry...............................

I turned them over and added a picture (with my Dad at different time in his life) to each one.

The final step is to place all the tags in the BOOKODEX, a title suggested by my friend Judy Stroh.  They need not be in any particular order as they can be pulled, viewed and replaced & more can be added at any time.  Hope you have enjoyed looking at this project because I had lots of fun making it and it is more special because of my Dad.


  1. What a lovely idea for your Dad! I like how you matched the picture to the jalopy!

  2. Inspirational!! Thanks for sharing Sandy... Hugs x

  3. Oh my god that is so cool, you must be really talented and creative to think of something like this..


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