Monday, March 16, 2009

Fun stuff!

Here are the scrapbook pages assembled by Heather to illustrate the Brides of Money Creek Series. She created a series of pages for the Kennebrae Brides that you can view here. (And I got to help. We had such fun shopping for the paper and stickers and gizmos. And Heather is so creative. We don't have a lot of the gadgets and cutters and stuff that scrapbookers use, so we made do with her imagination and some glue.)


Book one in the series is Clara and the Cowboy. Since it is book one in a western series, she chose cowboy themed stickers and tone on tone background paper. Satin bows and soft pink flowers, lacey white hearts and old fashioned 'jewelry' represent Clara, the heroine who wants to love the hero, but he's standing in her way. Alec is represented in the gun, hat, boots, and in the rugged landscape of Southwest Idaho, the setting for the story. In the upper right corner is a quote from Emily Bronte. "Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same." Room for the book cover image is left open.
Book two is Lily and the Lawman (which I just started writing). Heather chose a dramatic burgundy to accent the text pieces. Lily is represented by the flowers and bows and jewelry. Baby Rose in the story is represented by the single pink rose near the center of the page. Trace, the hero is represented by the sheriff's badge, the hat, horseshoes and boots. Heather divided the page with a piece of burgundy ribbon and a string of hearts. The quote for this page is from Lao-Tzu. "Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength. Loving someone deeply gives you courage." There's a place for the book cover.
Book three in the series is Maggie and the Maverick. I love the brown ribbon and the buttons Heather strung along it. Little pairs of cowboy boots and turquoise stars with black splatters. Maggie is represented by the blue roses and the cameo, while Cal is found in the saddle, hat, boots, spur rowels and coiled rope. There's also a little hint about the storyline on the page. The saying chosen for this page is "Always and Forever." And, as always, there's room for a picture of the book cover.
I love the common themes she chose and how each page looks like it belongs together, but how each one is different too. Just like the series, I hope.
And Heather's optimism continues. She said there's room to expand the album when we use up the pages that came with it.

5 comments:

  1. That is SO cool! What a true labor of love, and such a great way to commemorate this season in your life =)

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  2. I love this. Heather is so talented. I'm going to send your link to our BWG newsletter editor. She does Art Journals and will enjoy seeing what you two are doing. :)

    BTW, thanks for visiting my blog so often. I know you've prayed for young Eric. He's been in such bad shape...they've moved him to Houston. We're still expecting a miracle!

    Love you for being so sweet.

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  3. Anonymous4:04 PM

    I love shopping for scrapbook gizmos with Mom. We find such fun stuff that we usually come home with more than could possibly fit on a page. We work so well together assembleing the pages too. She picks out what stuff she wants on the page and I arrange them. Then we each grab a glue stick. =)

    I can't wait to get pictures for the book covers and put them in the scrapbook. Then the pages will really be finished! Until Mom writes more books, that is. ;)

    Heather

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  4. Thanks for sharing the new pages. I would love to see this scrapbook some day.

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  5. Very, very nice. I love all the cowboy stuff. What a great keepsake this will be. Job well done, Heather.

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