Friday, July 29, 2011

Frosted Designs...

Hello Everyone!

This past two weeks of school holiday has just flow by!  I am ready for the boys to be back in school for some normal routines, including some time in my scrap room!!  :)  But it is Friday and time for another challenge over at Frosted Designs.  The challenge this time around is "circles".

 Quite awhile ago, my sister-in-law Michelle gave me this record book.  I warned her it would take me awhile to use it because I wanted it to be just perfect.  When I saw this challenge, I knew this was the time to make my project.

This book holds 12 records size 45.  I found the records at a local charity barn for 3/$1.00.  I was pretty happy about that.  I had given this project much thought and decided that I would use one record for each month of the year.

You may know that our family moved to New Zealand just over a year ago.  I had always lived in the midwest United States.  All my years there, Christmas meant snow and 4th of July meant fireworks, hot days, and BBQs.  Since New Zealand is in the Southern Hemisphere, there have been a lot of changes in the seasons and even holidays for us.  Christmas is during the summer and 4th of July is just another day.

So on one side of the record, I decided I would tell about an event or season in the United States and on the other side I would tell about the difference here in New Zealand.  I have put my journaling directly on the record and used the sleeve as my "page" for embellishing.  To keep my project consistant, I am using masks and glimmer mist on each sleeve along with a few embellishments.

I used white paint watered down to give the front of the book a white washed feeling.  I thought about covering up the "records" part but decided that I really liked it and it was ok to leave.

On the inside cover, I typed up a journal spot to explain what the book was about.  I did the same white wash paint to cover up the writing.  The original owner of the book had listed the records they had in it.  January in the States means snow and cold so I used a light glimmer mist to keep the page "cool".

These are the second pages of the book.  Since January in New Zealand means summer, I wanted to make sure this page felt warm.  The opposite side is February in the States.  Cold and more cold.

All my journaling will be typed out and then glued onto the record.  When space allows, I will put a bit of embellishments on each record as well.

(Since this  book is a work in progress, I will post the completed project when its finished.)  

Make sure you link up your "circle" project to Frosted Designs for a chance to win a prize and so I can check them out!  Can't wait to see what you come up with!


  1. Lydia,
    This is such an amazing project! I can't wait to see more of it!

  2. I don't think the word wow adequately expresses what I want to say but HOLY MOLY WOW!!!! This is awesome!!! What a great find that record book is and I absolutely LOVE what you're doing with it!!!

  3. I love the way you've covered the pockets with music and dyed them different colours.
    I used a 12 inch record as the base for a LO in January, but that record book is such a lucky find.

  4. Oh My Wow!!! What an awesome idea for a book! I love how you journaled around the record on the snow page!!!!

  5. wow babe...this is my favourite of your creations to date...and all the prior are stunning. I love it so much. Go you creative girl

  6. Wow! This is absolutely GORGEOUS! The cover looks stunning and the pages are ALL so beautiful!

  7. Oh wow, I am speechless, you just have that magic touch!!!

  8. Lydia! I am so sorry I have been so busy I haven't seen this till now. I am in awe of this one! What a great idea! I knew you would do something amazing with that record book! FANTASTIC! Hugs to you all!


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