Friday, May 3, 2013

Scrapping a Favourite Book Title {With Bo Bunny}

Today at Bo Bunny Blog the girls were challenged to create a layout using the title of a book.  The girls came up with some really cool layouts!  As for me, I chose a childrens book.  I went with the title of one of Meagan's and my favorite book when she was a preschooler, "A Pocket Full of Kisses".  This book by Audry Penn and another one by her caled "The Kissing Hand" were 2 books that really helped her through the first month of Junior Kindergarten.  It's a story about a mother raccoon that helps her little shy baby by placing a kiss in her palm and telling her that whenever she finds herself getting nervous or shy at school, she should bring her palm to her cheek and tell herself "Mama loves you".
In "A Pocket Full of Kisses", (this book was about the mother giving the baby racoon a tissue with a spritz of her perfume to tuck in her pocket so that when she wants to feel secure and think of home all she has to do is pull out the hankie and breath in the scent of her mama to bring her home).  In keeping with the idea of the title I created a pocket that I cut from an old pair of denim jeans of Meagans.  I then made a bunch of thick 'stems' cut from some cardstock and put on each of them the name of a favorite book she had (Titles like "Goodnight Moon", "I Love You Stinky Face", "I'll Love You Forever"), along with the authors and then glued a Bo Bunny bloom at the top of each.  I then tucked the whole 'bouquet' in the when Meagan grows up and has babies of her own she can pull out the stems and share these books she enjoyed with her own baby.
Below is a photo of the bouquet with one of the stems pulled out.....
And here is the book cover that inspired this page....
I felt so nostalgic making up this page!  And sometimes a little tearful thinking about all the sweet books I would read them. What are some of the childrens books you enjoyed sharing with your kids?  I still have kept all of ours for the next generation.  If you haven't tried using a book title for a layout, give it a go, it is a great launching point for making a unique page.  If you want to see more great book title layouts done by our talented Bo Bunny designers don't forget to go to the Bo Bunny Blog today to see more!  If you create a page using a book title (using bo bunny products) take the time to share your link at the Bo Bunny blog post for today and have a chance at winning a nice Bo Bunny prize!  You have until June 1st to enter!  Happy Scrapping!
Patterned Papers: Prairie Chic (Rambling Rose, Prairie Chic)Buttons: Prairie Chic, C'est La Vie
Brads: Prairie Chic, C'est La Vie
Chipboard: C'est La Vie
Alpha's: C'est La Vie (chipboard and stickers)
Blooms: Daisy Blossoms (Blush, Harvest Orange, Buttercup), Bouquet (Blush, Natural Earth), Prairie Chic blossoms.
Paper Doilies: Medium, Large
Lace: Clover


Chris x said...

wow totally stunning the pocket with flowers is gorgeous, so colourful, and such a sweet pic of your daughter.
Chris x

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

OMG, this layout is absolutely gorgeous. I saw it in the bo bunny blog and loved it so much I had to come to your blog and leave you a comment complimenting it.
Your work is beautiful. TFS. ana

Romy said...

Oh wow, your creativitiy is seriously endless! This is such a gorgeous and unique lay-out. The pocket full of flowers/kisses is so beautiful!

Aline Fonseca said...

Such perfect LO! L-O-V-E I-T!!!!!

Valerie Andrieux said...

Just waoh ! Wonderful layout.

Danoesja said...

Hi Gabrielle

This is really gorgeous, i like the jeanspocket on it with al the beautifull flowers in it, and the picture from your doughter is so sweet.
Have a nice weekend.

Big hugs, Danoesja

Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

I'm speechless! And again so Fabulous idea; might scraplift some day =D TFS you brilliant project!
Hugs and smiles,

pattyo said...

This is so sweet and adorable!

Margaret Mifsud said...

A really gorgeous, bright and happy page Gabrielle and what an amazingly fabulous idea. I love that you put the titles of your daughters favorite books on the flower stems for her when she grows up. Just brilliant!! oxox

Lizzyc said...

Oh this layout is delightful and so pretty and colorful and then as I read your post I too thought of my kids and the endless story's I have read over the years.. and it really is a special time of your life even if you are usually so busy you don't always appreciate it.. a really precious layout I hope your DD cherishes one day as she is reminded of all those stories that filled her mind when she was young!! Beautiful blog post... thanks for sharing!

Keren Tamir said...

Aw!!!! What a great LO and idea. I love the pocket full of flowers!!

Chelsea said...

That pocket is just gorgeous! What a great way to use old jeans and fabric. Fantastic layout TFS.

Anonymous said...

Megs is adorable peeking out from the corner! This is such an sweet l/o!! Beautifully detailed.~

Damaris said...

Such fun use of flowers. Love this layout.

x0, D


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