Tuesday, 23 July 2013

WOYWW 216

Here we are again with What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday!  Check out the leader of the desks, Julia, if you wish to join in or find out more.
This is my desk bright and early this Wednesday morning!  A cup of tea, a mini I just finished off for my Granddaughter with the letter that will go in the post with it and that unopened project... yep, still procrastinating on that one!
I have been watching YouTube video by Kathy Orta and just had to try out her hidden hinge binding system!
Brilliant isn't it?  Love the gusset gaps between each page so that you can embellish to hearts content without making the book totally unmanageable. 
 Inside front cover... I am hoping that my Granddaughter will add all the treats and special days she enjoys during her summer vacation.
 The pages are those little coin envelopes... so you can see it is a wee little book but with all the tags and pull-outs and fold outs she should have enough room for some favourite photos and journaling.
 Little booklet slides out on this page...
 A little pocket on the front with a tag, and larger tag inside the envelope page.
 A side pocket with tag on this page and larger tag inside.
 A fold-out page for photos and journaling and larger tag inside.
 A slide out tag plus the larger one inside...
 and this is the spine... it looks so neat and square... I hope she enjoys it and it encourages her to look at the everyday things that make life special.
I am off out for coffee with a couple of ladies this morning but will be back by lunchtime to start on my rounds of desk hopping!!

Oops... got Kathy Orta's name wrong, thanks Caz!!! :(  Have added the link to the hinge binding video.

43 comments:

  1. wow, I love the book, must check out that video! Have a good week. Helen 7

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  2. I love your book. happy crafting #12

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  3. YOur creations just amaze me, I tried to good Karens blog but I cant find it, do you still have the link for the spine. I'd like to try it if its out online somewhere thanks in advance
    Bridget #23

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  4. That little album you made is so cool! I love all the detailing. Happy WOYWW and blessings!

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  5. I'm always excited to see what amazing project you'll have on your desk. You make some of the coolest stuff. I really need to let you know when my b'day gets ready to roll around…did I just say that?? YES I DID….. lol As usual it's been a visually pleasing visit. (((HUGS)))
    Kim
    WOYWW #41

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  6. Beautiful book Annette, love those vintage travel ads, especially like the ones the railway companies did about different places you could go to by train in GB, my SIL has a calender this year with that theme, really nice! Go on, break open the Kaiserkraft package, you know you want to!

    Hugs
    Brenda 28

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  7. Wow, there is so much work in that. It's beautiful, I'm sure she will love it. You are very clever.
    Have a great week, if you can get warm.
    Von #53

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  8. Just wanted to give you my correct linky #. I was knocked from 41 to 44. This is the 2nd time this has happened to me. My 1st comment I posted had the wrong #.
    Kim
    WOYWW #44

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  9. Oh, you are so much farther than I am with my book. Isn't it a great way to make a book? I am having a lot of fun making mine, it is a gift for a friend. I didn't show much of mine on my post, maybe I can catch up by next WOYWW.
    Krisha #22

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  10. Happy WOYWW. That little book is amazing. You have one very lucky granddaughter. Ali x #68

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  11. It's gorgeous,great keepsake,must be hard to let it go x

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  12. I love your little keepsake book the papers are so pretty and really make this stand our
    Sending hugs for WOYWW and hope you enjoy the rest of your week
    Ria #45

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  13. Gorgeous gorgeous Gorgeous Annette as always!

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  14. It's a beautiful book - am very drawn to the binding method - that square finish is really clever.
    Sorry about catching you out - totally unintentional I must say..we seem to have internet back this morning (now it really is Weds - 8.17am)..but who knows if it's temporary!
    Posted your stuff on Monday..will send you a FB message when I get my act together and catch up with all the outstanding emails and such!

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  15. This book is just stunning - as your creations always are! I love it so much I just have to check out that video and have a go. I keep intending to try making little books and never quite get round to it! Thanks so much for sharing this loveliness - I'm sure it will be much appreciated - adored probably!!! Julie Ann #17 x

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  16. Fab book Annette - love all the nooks & crannies. That binding method is perfect for 'fat' pages...I really must finish decorating the one I made at a workshop recently.

    Toni xx

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  17. What a lovely book you have made for her
    I hope you enjoy your morning out this morning
    Jackie 72

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  18. This is truly stunning Annette....I'm sure she will really love it and enjoy filling it with special memories.
    Hugs,
    A x # 8

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  19. I love your book too.That system looks very clever.
    Judy #26

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  20. Loving your mini and will definitely have to check out this type of spine. Happy WOYWW! Danie #74

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  21. So beautiful - so cleverly made and I am sure it will be fun to fill with special bits and bobs and be treasured for ever. x Jo

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  22. Wow, that is just so pretty, what a lucky girl. Indeed the spine is neat yes, must take a look at how to one day.

    Lynda #1

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  23. What a lovely little album.
    Karen #77

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  24. WOWZA!!!!! Stunningly beautiful!!!!
    #87

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  25. That is really beautiful - I bet she will enjoy that. Thanks for the tip off about Karen Orka.. I will go see.

    Happy WOYWW

    IKE in Greece xx #13

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  26. love your board book, you are a talented lady and I just love your altered art stuff.

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  27. Happy WOYWW!

    That book is gorgeous, so interesting too. I want to check out how to make it. Your desk is so tidy!

    Cazzy x #97

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  28. It is Karen Orta not Orka, took me a while, searched for the binding system and found her after finding lots on whales!

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  29. Oh my - now that IS a pretty one. Just my style. But then I think I have pretty much loved every album project o have ever added, so no surprises there!

    Happy WOYWW!
    Mary Anne (41)

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  30. Your mini is absolutely cute and very well done! Wow! :) Thanks for sharing with us.

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  31. What a great mini album! I'm off to check Karen's video! Thanks for sharing, thanks for visiting and happy WOYWW!
    Carol N #18

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  32. Wow, that is an awesome mini book! Love how neat the cover and spine is and how you did the pages etc. Hope you enjoyed your girlfriend time! Winnie#82

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  33. Gorgeous little book you have created and I love the binding. Now I will have to check your link out and add it to the list of projects I want to create. Don't you love youtube??
    Sandra @87

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  34. Gorgeous little project, I'm sure she will treasure it for a long time- not only a lovely work of art from you, but with all the memories she will collect. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #70 x

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  35. Got to follow that link. I too love books that have pull-outs, hinges, hidden bits 'and things that go bump in the dark'. Sorry about that last one but am sure you know what I mean.
    That book is awesome. She will be wrapped when she opens it what a fabulous gift.This is what I love seeing on your blog best - your books are amazing and I am a book nut.
    Hugs, Neet 44 xx

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  36. What an absolutely gorgeous mini... Fantastic binding system, and every page a little gem - just perfect! She will be thrilled. You are soooo creative...

    Happy belated WOYWW,
    Shoshi #112

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  37. fabulous!! I love this!, the papers and everything about it! clever you...must have a lookie see!
    ((Lyn))oops, nearly forgot!!
    Happy WOYWW
    #36

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  38. Hi Annette,
    I completely missed that you have settled (wrong word for you probably) in Brisbane. Hope you're enjoying fresh horizons.
    Your book is a real work of creative imagination. What an adventure to open it and explore. I'll follow up the binding system.
    Sorry I've been away from WOYWW now and then this year so it's nice to visit you again.
    All the best,
    Ros. #118

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  39. Thanks for your visit, Annette, and glad you're enjoying the updates on our new house! It's all getting very exciting.

    Since my last visit, I've followed up Kathy Orta's hidden hinge binding system and saved her videos as favourites on Youtube - it's a brilliant system and I look forward to trying it. I really love your little book - it's brilliant!

    Shoshi #112

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  40. G'day Annette
    gosh I am so slow to get to visit folks but I am getting there. Love the gorgeous book you made your grand daughter Annette. I am sure she will love it too. Thanks for dropping by my blog as well :)
    hugs
    Annette In Oz #60

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  41. Love that book there Annette. The hinge looks like Laura Denison's which I love and used for my C album last year.
    Hugs
    x

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