Friday, April 29, 2011

One-Page Week, Part 5 - Another Unibind book and Giveaway

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I always love seeing sketches used for projects other than a scrapbook page. It's amazing just how many uses you can get out of a sketch and what it can be used with. Today we've got two beautiful home decor creations from Tammy and Christina that are such fun uses of the sketch. (Just wait until you see Tammy's awesome attention to detail in her unique use of the sketch and Christina's pretty handmade flowers!)

Plus, I'm sharing another PhotoBook Creator book that I made, this time using the one-page sketch for this month and we've got another great giveaway!

One-page Sketch #5


You can download and print this sketch by clicking on the one-page sketches link found under the "printable sketches" tab on the right sidebar.


"Alive" Quilted Art by Tammy Tutterow
Supplies - Fabric: Printed cotton and muslin: Joann's Fabrics; Claudine Hellmuth Sticky Back Canvas; Ribbon: BasicGrey; Lace: Vintage; mists: Adirondack Color Wash (Lettuce and Meadow) and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist (Yellow Daisy, Blue Skies, and Vanilla Breeze); stamps: Tim Holtz (Slight Alterations and Fabulous Flourishes) and Hero Arts (Printer's Type Upper and Lowercase and Playful Letters); stencil: The Crafter's Workshop Birds of a Feather stencil; markers: Letraset Promarker (Primrose, Powder Blue, and Burnt Siena); stains: Tim Holtz Distress Stains (Wild Honey, Broken China, Faded Jeans); ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Black Soot and Vintage Photo); flowers, stars, and leaves: Prima Homespun Bittles, Galaxy Stars, and Calcutta Leaves; misc: Tim Holtz Grungepaper

One day last week I came upon a photo by a photographer who's business name is Fully Alive. I was really taken with the name and thought to myself that it would be a great motivational motto. I decided to create a decorative piece to remind me of the idea. I used fabric to create a quilted art quilt that includes stamping and stenciling and a small bluebird nestled in flowers.

I varied my creation from the sketch in that I omitted photos and switched the journaling block to the right.

Here's a closer look at the details:






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"So Happy To Have You" by Christina Hoffman
Supplies - Canvas: unknown; Patterned paper: My Mind's Eye; Spray stain: Design Master Home Decor Stain in Pecan; Title: My Mind's Eye; Flowers: Created with My Mind's Eye tulle, lace, and ribbon; Brads: Making Memories; Embroidery floss: DMC; Tools: Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch and Fiskar's Scallop Punch.

Variation #1: I used a 12 x 12 piece of artist canvas. I also sprayed it to give it color instead of using a colored piece of cardstock.

Variation #2: I flipped the sketch to accommodate my pictures.

Variation #3: I also shifted my pictures to the left because I did not want to cover up all of the scalloped border. I also liked the look of the pictures hanging over the side a little.

Variation #4: I only used one strip and a scalloped border.

Variation #5: I moved my title to the top of the page since it was so small.


Variation #6: I opted not to add any journaling.



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My Unibind PhotoBook Creator book using One-page Sketch #5

The book I'm sharing today is one of the reasons why I wanted to get a PhotoBook Creator. I love cookbooks and have always wanted a way to make some for myself and as gifts for my family. The PhotoBook Creator is so great for creating hard cover, durable cookbooks that are sure to last a long time.

I used the white 8 x 8 cover to make a book of cupcake recipes. I have a ton of cupcake books and this was a great way for me to have all of my favorites in one place. Plus it has my alterations to some of the ingredients in the book instead of me trying to remember what I added or took out.


Lately I've been on a cupcake baking kick and have been enjoying playing around with different recipes and flavors. It worked out perfectly that the scrapbooker in me always takes a picture of each of the different flavors when I make them.

I used the one-page sketch from this week to make the inside pages that have the pictures and recipes.



I did make a few changes to the sketch to fit what I was working with.

Variation #1 - I had to downsize the measurements of the sketch to fit the smaller 8 x 8 size. Since it was still the same proportions it was easy and I mostly eye-balled everything.

Variation #2 - I flipped the sketch. I wanted the edge of the recipe to be aligned with the edge of the picture. Usually I don't mind having my text aligned on the right but with a recipe I thought it might be a little confusing and easy to lose your place in the recipe. I moved the picture to the left so I could have my text aligned on the left edge. 

Variation #3 - I centered the background pieces instead of having them on the left edge. This is so I wasn't cutting anything off the edge that would be in the spine of the book.

Variation #4 - I used the title and journaling area for the recipe and then moved the name of the cupcake to the top.

Variation #5 - I only used one of the embellishment areas on the sketch. I wanted to keep everything super simple on the pages so one was enough. If you look closely you'll see that it's the cupcake add-on sketch that I used in the small gray circle.

I used the Unibind double sided glossy photo paper for this book so I have recipes printed on both sides of the page. I know with cookbooks, it's frustrating to have one that doesn't lay open very well. With the double sided photo paper the pages aren't bulky and it lays open so I don't have to worry about losing my page in the book. And the best part is that I can keep adding to the book since all I have to do if I want to add more pages is reheat and insert the new pages!

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It's giveaway time thanks to our April Sponsor! 

We've got another PhotoBook Creator to give away today!

For this awesome giveaway, answer this question: If you had the Unibind PhotoBook Creator what kind of book would you make?

You've got all weekend to answer the question in the comments section of this post. We will randomly pick a name and announce the winner on Monday.
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62 comments:

Missouri's Lilac said...

I would love to create a book using my grandparents old love letters and give it to my mom and her sisters as a gift on my grandparents anniversary. Since both of my grandparents have past and I was lucky enough to recieve all of their original love letters, I think it would be nice to share all the wonderful sentiments with the rest of my family.

Missouri's Lilac said...

I forgot to post my name. I am AJ. :)

Live.Teach.Create said...

I think that if I had a Unibind Photo Creator, I would make a book of my grandmother's recipes with photos over the years of us at different family functions with those recipes and give it to my father for Father's Day or his birthday.

Michelle McClure said...

I think Allison you should sell your cupcake book, like your sketch books! I would totally buy one. I always make a classroom yearbook for my students. These would look so professional.

Joanne said...

Ive got a couple of ideas - a photobook for my 18month old daughter because she loves looking at photos, or finally put all my Nanas photographs that I scanned into a book for her :)

Julie said...

If you had the Unibind PhotoBook Creator what kind of book would you make?

What kind of book wouldn't I make? I would make receipe books, Christmas books, children's books, vacation books, grand children's books, wedding books,places I love books, people I love books, etc, etc,etc!!!!

dawn said...

Great projects today, liked them all. Great twists to the sketch. The cookbook is a great idea for you Allison. If I had a book it would be either a fall, wedding, vacation book. Thanks for another great week of sketches.

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

I love the quilted art and the canvas hanging, stunning. Your cupcakes look YUMMY! I love that you put them all together in one book. If I was to win this amazing Photobook Creator I would hop to make Mothers Day gifts for the Grandmas and Great Grandma. They would love that, then maybe a book about what I love right now, then maybe bind my book of me. Hm the possibilities are endless!

MaryBB said...

I would start with an ABC book for my son and then a rainy day book like you created Allison. I love the idea if having a regular reminder of the goals you are working towards.

janet said...

Wowzers! AWESOME projects from today! love them!

I would create a book soley to write letters to my daughter. I keep thinking of this project. I would love to write letters to her about life, growing up, learning, being/staying in love, staying close to the Lord, remian true to yourself, etc. Just in case I wouldn't be around someday. Yes, that is DEFINITELY what I would do. Then I would encourage other Moms to do the same!

Musings by Me said...

I had never thought of making a cookbook, but that would definitely be on the list of books I would make!

I would also love to make a book of schoolwork for each of my kids. I keep a selection of homework, tests and art projects from each year and this would be a great way to keep them safe and viewable!

Anonymous said...

The book would be Fish Tales. It would include photos of my dad (83 yrs old). My dad took my brothers and me fishing as children and adults. He spent many weekends on the lake with my son as a child, teenager and now an adult.

I love your cupcake book.

I continue to love this website.

Linda from KS

LeAnne Smith said...

OMG... I am so in awe of todays beautiful projects. Not sure what kind of photobook I'd make but since you're on such a roll making 'em...if I win, can I just have your cupcake recipe book? HA!

Thanks to all the beautiful women who have inspired us this week and on this site. I'm so lovin' this!

Emily said...

I would love to make a book for my mother with pictures of my grandmother and the grand kids! This is an Awesome giveway - THANKS

alwayscharlie said...

Today's projects rocked (but the cupcakes made me hungry. I agree with the other commenters that the possibilities are endless. I loved the idea about the love letters. I think a family tree with the history of each person that I've been able to trace would be fun for my mom and sisters too.

Kristina said...

If I had the Unibind PhotoBook Creator, I would make a book to record all the cute sayings my little 2-year old boy comes up with... They are too precious and cute to not put them in something permanent! Have a great weekend everyone! :)

Erica said...

I liked your idea of making a book of childrens' school work, So I would do that. I would make one for every year my daughters are in school. I think it would be such a sweet keepsake. I also would love to make one of their artwork that they are constantly making for us, all the sweet family drawings and cards. Plus I hate to get rid of all their hard work and this way I could save some of it!

Aphra said...

Love the sketch and your book! Fabulous.

I would make all sorts of books. One for each of my kids' birthdays and one for each of our vacations. I always take way too many photos of those occasions, so a book would be perfect!

Heather K said...

Each year I use shutterfly or other services to make a gift book of our Christmas trip for my mom. It would be great to make this using my own system.
Your cupcake book is amazing and I would love to see that mint chocolate cupcake recipe posted on your blog. I love mint and chocolate.
Happy weekend.

CodyandTraci said...

I would love to make some learning books with the specific topics my kids are working on. (and have them make some also) The cookbook idea is a great one as well. Thanks, Traci

Scrapthat said...

When I think about the question my head swims...first my DD, I would like to make her a book of what we will be doing this summer for fun!
Two, my niece is getting married this spring and a wedding album for my Sis would make a fabulous Christmas or Anniversary gift for her and my BIL.
Three, a Special Daddy day book for DH of shots of just he and my little gal. Oh I could go on and on but I will leave it with my top three!

Amy said...

Christina, Love your page and those flowers! Another awesome use of the Unibind too Allison!

Jennifer DeWolfe said...

What wonderful projects today! Great job Ladies! Allison, I want your cupcake book :) I looks so awesome and good enough to eat!

pammie~k said...

If I had the Photobook Creator - I would make custom books for grandparents - but I don't think I could stop there - it looks so easy, I would be making books for so many occasions!

BTW - love this site, so many awesome ideas!
(Pam)

Denise said...

I would make an ABC picture book for my 2 year old grandson based on the things that he loves the most on the farm. Augers, cows, tractors, Annabelle (our german shepherd), bubbles (his Aunt Lish bot him some for Easter).
Then maybe I could restore my scrapbook, made by my mom, it is falling apart. She saved every card I ever received as a child and wrote down every gift. It's 54 years old and I want to save her handwriting. The negatives are under the photos.
Thanks for the opportunity.

Lisa P said...

I think I would make a book of my families last vacation. It was so full of fun and memories. I'm ready to get it displayed in a fantastic way.

NanaBeth said...

I would love to make a book of my grandsons for their Mom for her birthday.She would be thrilled.

Erica said...

I forgot to add what amazing project Christina and tammy shared with us today! Love them!

COScraps said...

Tammy that is beautiful!
I think the first project would be a book of artwork and saying about the teacher from each student in my daughter's class for an end of year gift ( i usually do a scrapbook) but this would be great. I would like to do something like you did with all the artwork I've saved over the years for my daughters. Then when we get back from vacation this year I would love to do books for each of my girls. This is a special trip we are taking this year. Man this would be fun to play with!

nanapatty said...

I agree with one of the previous comments that you could sell your cupcake cookbook. It looks delicious! Although the possibilities are endless,having 7 wonderful grandkids I would start by making a book for each one of them.

KarlaW said...

I have so many ideas for books! One of my daughters is active in many sports. I always struggle with a nice thank you gift for the coach at the end of the season. I think making a book of various pictures over the season would be a very memorable and touching gift. Plus I'd love to create cookbooks for my sister-in-laws with my mother-in-law's recipes. She was an AWESOME cook.

debbie susee said...

I love the cupcake recipe book!
What would I make? I don't know...a sketch book for my niece maybe. She would love that. And some mini albums for Mother's Day...

connie said...

The first thing I would make would be a book for my mom of her great grandkids. then I would make me some books.. Love the Lo and Tammys project. thanks for sharing and a chance to win.

Jill Sarginson said...

Great layouts ladies and Allison, your binder is amazing!

Steff said...

I think I would love to create a book with photos of my children's school art projects. Such a great way to preserve those precious creations!

mollybnvb said...

I would make books for my daughter to use. She loves to stamp, color and create with stickers. For me it would be artwork books and books for the family. Thanks for the chance to win.

Joli said...

I would love to remake your cupcake book!!!

Janelle H. said...

I once again loved all the ideas that came from all of you using the 1-page sketch. If I had a PhotoBook Creator, I could think of a number of things, but would probably pull together Christmas photos to see how the family changes each year, and then maybe do sports seasons books for my kids, and then vacation books and then ......

Patchi said...

I love your cupcake book! If I put together a recipe book it would be of my grandmother's holiday dishes. I would probably also assemble a book with my other grandmother's life story, that she wrote for me in a journal a few years ago. Such precious memories should last forever.

Samantha T. said...

Love, love, love the projects today. If I had a Unibind, the first book I'd make is one of my recent trip to see my Grandparents.

Tiffany said...

I would love to make a book about turning 30. There are not many photos of me and I think it would mean a lot to my children.

yougotmel said...

I have two things I would love to use the unibind photobook creator to make. One is "storybooks" for my young nieces and nephews using pictures and stories from their lives. I made a chipboard album for my niece for Christmas like this but she has pulled the rings out of it because she packs it around and "reads" it so much. The other thing I would like to create is books for my two kids of their sister. I have finally scanned in all the negatives of pictures from when they were all growing up and would love to learn to digi scrap so I can use all those pictures to make gift albums for Joni and Jake for Jeana's 21st birthday in a few years...it will take me that long to work through all the pics and pull myself together to make it.

Christa Allgood said...

I would make a photo book of vacation pictures for each of my kids so all three of them would have their own special keepsake!

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

If I have this machine, i would be making two mother's day books for both mom, a book for my daughter she love looking at her baby pictures, a book for sweetie on his fav spongebob, etc etc my list would grow.

thanks for a chance...

michelesscrapycreations35 at yahoo dot com

Laura B. said...

I would make a book of my husband's Air Force career. All the different jobs he's had, different places he/we have lived, awards and decorations, tdy's, deployments, remote assignment, letters, photos.
I've been wanting to do this for a while but hadn't quite figured out the format yet and I think that this would be a great way to do the book.

Julie B said...

I would love to make a "People Who Love Me" book for my one year old. We live far from family and I want him to connect to the faces of his aunts and uncles and cousins and grandparents. Thanks for the opportunity to win this great product!!

Amy from KC said...

I would make a book of all of my son's artwork. My son would love to put all of his Star Wars pictures that he draws into a bound book. He would treasure it always, and so would I!

Great projects this week everyone!

Lisa said...

I would make a book using scanned photos of my mom. Now that she has passed away, it would be awesome to have all her old photos in one place to share with my siblings.

Liz in MO said...

I would make a book about the boys and I and send it to Jeff for father's day, (he is being deployed and leaving tomorrow :>(((.

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

First I must say...what incredible projects ....Love love love the canvas idea! The quilt hanging is nice too & I love your cupcake cookbook. I have been wanting to try out different cupcakes ( I watch Cupcake Wars alot, tee-hee)Super projects!!
I would love a Unibind to create year in review books, one for each of my 2 kids...how fun would it be for them to have a small library of their childhood when they get older.
Thanks for the awesome inspiration & the chance to win this fab prize.
Staci
staci412 at optonline dot net

kimmcc69 said...

I would love to make a school album for my kids and include some of the notes from their teachers and some of their artwork. I really like what I've seen created with the Unibind Photobook.

Lisa G. said...

Great cupcake book!
Me...I'd make a countdown to the wedding album. Not engaged yet but expecting it soon, so this would come in handy ;)
Thanks for the chance!

Mandy said...

How fantastic - I would make a recipe book of all the recipes I have had to alter for my son with severe food allergies and intolerances...something I have been saying I will do one day...

The Mancilla Family said...

LOVE your sketches and the cupcake book is awesome! I think the possibilities of the unibind are endless! I think if mother's day books, teacher's gifts, birthday presents, wedding gifts, baby gifts.....

Megan B said...

wow...I love how all these layouts and your book turned out using this sketch! So inspiring! I would create a book for my mom with all the photos that we took during the process of building her addition on to our house. Too many photos to include in the scrapbook, but it would be great to have them all visible in a book.

Anonymous said...

I would make either a recipe book with family recipes or a book with pictures from our last vacation.
Tracy C

RT said...

I would make a book of quotes that my children say that are so random and make us laugh. I love the cupcake recipe book too. Thanks - RT

Jessica said...

I am 4-1/2 months pregnant with our first child. If I had the Unibind Photobook Creator, I would create little learning books for my little one. For example, an ABC book, an english to spanish numbers and colors book and a farm animals book. I can just imagine all the super cute scrapbooking items I could use to create these personal books for our little one!

Jamie G. said...

I would do books for each of the kids school years! Your cupcake book is too cute!!

likearose said...

Wow! So many awesome ideas already and Allison has done some great things with her Photobook Creator I'd love to copy. If I had the Photobook Creator . . . the FIRST thing I would do is create a memory book for my son's favorite teacher who is retiring this year.

Jennifer Cowan said...

My daughter received drawings from all her classmates for her birthday. I would love to bind them all together and make a book she can keep forever!

Wendy Crowe said...

I am currently gathering pictures from our Family Reunions. We have a reunion every year and each year, a different family member hosts. We were first to host and our turn is coming around next year. For the family gift, I'm hoping to put together a book for everyone to enjoy how we have grown the past 12 years. :)
This is a great way to show off those pictures!