Here are the rest of the pages in the First Father’s Day album I made for my son: (You can find Part 1 here.)

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The crown is Grungeboard from the Tim Holtz Idea-ology Plain Elements set.  I didn’t have the gold distress crackle paint, so I painted it with the Brushed Pewter Metallic Distress Crackle Paint
and then dabbed on the gold alcohol ink mixative (Gold/Silver Tim Holtz Metallic Mixatives Kit).  The bear is punched out of fun foam with a paper punch.  The title is, once again, printed on a transparency (Computer Grafix Ink Jet Film, Clear) with paint brushed on the backside.

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The heart above is more Dreamweaver Embossing Paste, this time inked with Dusty Concord Tim Holtz Distress Ink.  The flowers are a sample a saleswoman stitched out for me one day when I was looking at embroidery sewing machines.  It was boring, beige thread stitched on beige fabric, but a little distress ink quickly cured it of its “blah-dom.”

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The stamp that I use throughout for the dates is the Clear Stamp – Messy Dates (Autumn Leaves Rhonna Farrer)  I love the look, it goes with just about any style.

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I wanted to use this sheep sticker, but he needed to be grounded, so I first stamped this picket fence by StampCraft.  Using a little bit of watercolor pencil (Faber-Castell 24-Color GRIP Watercolor EcoPencil Set fills in the details and gives it depth.

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More embossing paste on the heart above, but this time I sprinkled it with fine glitter while it was still wet.  The tulip corner punch above is with the Fiskars 3-in-1 Corner/Border Punch, Flowers.

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The key is more from the Tim Holtz Idea-ology Plain Elements set.  Notice that the bulky items, the yellow flowers on the left and the chipboard scroll on the right, are placed so when the pages close they balance each other out.

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Ok, this is one of my favorite pages in the book.  Is it the cute little Patriots shirt, those big blue eyes, or that adorable smile?   🙂

The red braid is Sticky Stitches by Remember When.  The metal initials and heart are colored with alcohol inks in Denim and Cranberry.

I hope this tour through my little book has given you some inspiration for your own special projects!

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