Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Scrapbook Tuesday - Debbie's Leaving Book...

Hello Friends

Before I start I would like to say Hi to my two latest followers - Kathy K and I believe Kathleen Schofield. Thank you for choosing to fly with Hettiecraft! 

You will recall the other day I showed you a card I made for my good friend Debbie on the occasion of leaving the firm I work for. Click HERE if you haven't seen it. Well, as is the newly found "tradition" of our company, I made a leaving book for her for everyone to sign. I did get told by Debbie, under no uncertain terms, that she wanted a book! So here it is.....

The firm's colours are purple and orange so I could not resist using this as the colour basis to this little book. I used a mixture of TH dies and McGill punches to create the flowers and clock, adding a little rock candy stickles to them. The paper is from one of TH's collections (cannot remember which one though).

As you may see I have used TH, 7 Gypsies, Artistic Outpost, Cavallini, Pink Paisley, Catslife and another make of stamps which I cannot remember. I will edit that in later! 

Some little charms to hang off the spine, including TH, a necklace from Primark and an angel charm which my friend brought back from US for me.

All pages were stamped and inked with DI before stamping with Archival.

Back cover.  The covers were cut from a Sizzix die which I have had forever and was a good buy I can tell you!

The book was well received both by colleagues and Debbie herself.  

I am entering this into the Artistic Outpost Referral Program as there are lots of AO stamps on this book.

As there are a fair number of Snippets on the front, I shall take this over to the Snippets Playground.  There is a great prize on offer from Miss this week.  Why not join in?



Kathyk said...

Thanks for the welcome - I'm so glad that I did (choose to fly with Hettiecraft, that is ..... do you offer airmiles?) as today's project is simply smashing


Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Fan-bloomin-tastic. I'm gonna join your firm and leave just to get the book! LOL!

Sarn xxx

Belinda Basson said...

I am sure she will love it and think of you all when ever she lays eyes on it.

Di said...

Totally fabulous Sam! LOVE the colours you used and all the beautiful detail.

I'm with Sarn, my application form is in the post :)

Hugs, Di xx

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

The colours and flowers on the cover are fabulous and then to open up the book and see all those pages inside, amazing and such a beautiful treasure of a gift.

Sue said...

Oh Sam this is really lovely I'm sure she was so pleased to receive this lots of huggles Sue xx

MaryH said...

Makes me want to come take a job with your company & leave, just so's I can receive one of these masterpieces! This is such a treasure of a keepsake, and how wonderful that you chose the company colors for the book. A very thoughtful remembrance for your co-worker. TFS & hugs

Jenny L said...

Hi Hettie,
what a fabulous creation. Love the colours used and the design is wonderful.
Have a wonderful day.
Lots of love. Jenny L.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, Sam, this leaving book will be a treasure among Debbie's most-loved possessions for always!! It's stupendous!! Hugs, Darnell

lisa said...

Oh wow, Sam I need to come and work at your firm just to leave!! This is beautiful, what a lovely keepsake for your colleague to take away with her. These would be great for weddings or any occasions were people want to write things, I adore it.
Hope all is good at Hettie Towers
Hugs Lisax

Kathleen said...

Thanks for the mention, hope you are a qualified pilot and don't get sick on any of the flights.
This is absolutely stunning, must have taken an age to make. Must be a great firm if the colours are orange and purple, last firm I worked for the colour was a odd shade of brown, enough said!

Kath x

voodoo vixen said...

Oh Hettie, you star, that is one fabby little mini book. The colours are divine too!

voodoo vixen said...

Darn and blast... I published too soon! LOL Thank you for the offer of the teabags, they sound wonderful but would have to travel a long way!

scrappymo! said...

This is wonderful...I love the colours on the cover and those stickled flowers too!

That die is fabulous...bet it gets a good workout as it is so versatile.

The pages look great...she must have been so pleased to receive it. I agree with all the others who said that they want to come and work with you and then leave, just to get a book.

When you come to visit us, I will send you home with some books...I am a sucker for buying them when they go on clearance but have only used them for banners!

Perhaps we will make a mini book when you are here...or at least the cover...lol

Karen Petitt said...

That is gorgeous and glorious! Absolutely fab, bet she loved it, stunning creation! x

Debs Willis said...

Sam this is absolutely gorgeous! I bet she was thrilled - I know I would be!
Debs x

butterfly said...

Really glorious - the cover is stunning, and every page reveals fresh delights - such well-chosen images and great stamping. Completely fab! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Artistic Outpost.
Alison xx

Julie Ann Lee said...

What a great tradition to start! This is lovely, so colourful and inventive! Julie Ann xx