WOYWW 140 – scrappin’ old school

Time for the WOYWW again.  I had much better luck with commenting last week so let’s hope it continues.

Stop by Julia‘s for your weekly inspiration – it’s always fun and sometimes you get to feel smugly virtuous, if your desk happens to be a tidy one.  Mine usually isn’t and this week is not an exception – scrapping on a TV table, I’m afraid.

I took a very limited bag of supplies to the crop last week (where we missed Julia greatly, as she languished at home in her sickbed) with the goal of finishing up my flip out, stand up mini-book.  I made great progress but didn’t finish it, for a few reasons.  Firstly, I was def. scrappin’ old school.  I used my QuicKuts, and not the dies on a platform die cut machine, oh no – I squeezed the hand-held tool to cut each letter individually.  And what’s more the other text was all done with an old tiny stamp set, letter by letter as well.  You can see the little pile of brown scraps – I had two not very large chunks of the perfect colour cardstock to work with so there was much careful positioning of each scrap over the die so as not to waste a bit of it. Nextly (not a word, but it should be!) I had to re-make a fair few of the brown label bits as I kept messing up the stamping.  And then there was the chatting and the eating, of course.  And the snow – my carpool buddy and I high-tailed it out a bit early as soon as it was clear the snow was sticking.  Believe me, NO one wants to negotiate the road to my house, or up the drive, in less than clear weather.

As the book is like a flap book – although with a thin extra score so the pages actually close up when it is decorated – I had to stick to fairly thin additions.  You can see the embellishment was no more than a stamped label, and the text.  A fairly random series of un-scrapped and duplicate photos, all depicting DD around the house.   That gave me my title:

I don’t have a shot of the whole thing opened right up, but in the top photo, there are five (yes five) fold out bits – and two more on the sides that you can’t see either!  In total, there are 10 flaps, and the unfinished bit in the very center will have the accordion folded book with 5 additional “pages.”  If you saw the mini in it’s infancy you will recall the best bit – the back strip of pages folds into a display, like so:

So that, and only that, is on my W this Wednesday.  It’s just the accordion bit that I need to finish up, as I got sidetracked making the Project Life printables from yesterday.  I am really enjoying the design process with those, but am determined to complete my real-paper scrapping before I TOUCH the computer today! I just hope my hands hold out with that QK!

So now let me see what you are doing!  Once I get this done I am surely going to need some inspiration.

Happy WOYWW!

addendum – yes, as it has been for the past two weeks, no comments on boxes-in-posts, and no comments allowe on sites with word verification.  Working my way thru the list but getting frustrated.  When will blogger sort this out??