I used CCR (Cricut Font and Basic shapes) to cut out the boys names then used Stampin' Up white ink and CTMH chevron stamp to decorate. I then added Diamond Glaze because the white ink doesn't seem to want to dry. I added some beads and charms (monkey face and owl) onto a TH clip with wire.
Inside the front cover, I cut a slit into the paper and added two photo/journal cards. I embellished with a TH die cut and cardstock from the stack on one and a round punch stamped using the CTMH stamp. I also added a stamped owl from CTMH on cardstock at the bottom.
Using CCR I cut out clouds in chipboard and card stock. I inked the edges with Stampin' Up ink. The pocket was made using paper from the stack.
There was a lot of fussy cutting on this page. The background paper was birds on tree limbs. So I cut a belly band out of bark colored paper from the stack and adhered fussy cut birds and tree limbs. I used different sized pop dots to give it more depth. The photo/journal cards were cut using CCR.
Continuing with the bark paper on the next page, I embellished with rub-ons from Bo Bunny and hot glued a couple of butterflies. Don't tell anyone but the butterflies were cover up my mistake. The bark paper is a flap covering up a photo mat. It is held down with magnets.
Trying to stay with the theme of the paper, I cut out a leaf using CCR and adhered a portion of it to the page. I created photo/journal cards to be stuck into the leaf.
Trying to stay with the owl/monkey theme, I decided to do a monkey page. This is what I came up with. The branch portion was cut using wood veneer. I really like how they turn out. The leaves on the photo mat and half of the monkey are not glued down so as not to hinder adding in a photo.
The next two pages are owl pages. I did photo blocks and pop dotted owls. The owls were stamped on cardstock using Stampin Up ink then cut out. I did a little coloring on the cardstock to indicate male and female.
The "Owl" Family page. I really like this page. The top owl is in the stack as paper. The remaining owls and tree limbs were fussy cut out of different paper in the stack. I liked how they decreased in size.
I wanted to give Dr. Jen a place to put several photos. I cut Bo Bunny photo sleeves down then used double sided tape to adhere them to each other on the side. I then covered a piece of white card stock with washi tape and glued it down over the edge so as no tape showed. I gave the page a little glitter and cut out a washi tape bird using CCR.
This page continues with the bird theme. Everything was cut using CCR. I covered white cardstock with different style washi tape and cut out the birds. The tree was cut using the blue bark paper from the stack then I inked the edges to give it some depth. The birdhouse was cut using CCR then glued together to create a little book.
I used some bling on this page to pick up on all the swirls in the paper. I did a double mat using my Perfect Layers (I bought these while shopping with Kristen, Margaret, Reba, and Barbara during Circle Mania).
On the inside of the back cover, I made an envelop using my Envelop Punch Board so that Dr. Jen can keep a few keepsakes. "Keepsakes" was cut out using CCR.
I will deliver the book to Dr. Jen tomorrow. I know she will love it because that is just the type of person she is. I hope you enjoy the book also.