Monday, December 19, 2011

The Circus

My mother who is 92 years old... is living in an assisted living set up... not something that I really wanted for her... but something that she wanted!!!   Anyway...  at times when I call her, she will say that she is living at the circus... !!!  That everyone is very funny acting etc...  typical of an assisted living place...  

She is very active in many ways... is re-writing her memories in a journal that has a circus cover on it... so for one of her Christmas presents I made her this little booklet... a la Graphic 45... I made the box myself... as it was a last minute thing I made and put into her box...  

 The Front of the book/box.  
I used a Tim Holtz Curio knob for the opening of the box...  And used My Minds Eye paper for the backgrounds of most of the pages... I also used Stickie back canvas to put the box together... love using that stuff... have you tried it yet??? 

You can color it ... and put things together very easily. 
 When you start to open the box, you will see the circus jumping out at you...  

I used hemp cording to adhere my little flags from...  

 And the clip art is stuff that my neighbor and I have been saving for years and years...  waiting for the opportunity to create a circus book, box or something... I am ready to do another now.... 

 When both outside flaps are open... you will see this box in the center...  that is where the accordion book is stored.  

 One side of the book
 The other side of the book 
 The following pictures are of the individual pages... 
I hope you enjoy it...  and I certainly hope my Mom enjoys it too... 

Thanks for taking the time this week to visit my blog... and I do hope that you will also visit Simon Says Stamp and Show...  as this is where this piece of work is also going to be shown... the Theme this next two weeks is a Tim Holtz influenced piece... or tag... Now you know that I will also be making some tags... but wanted to share this with you too... 

Merry Christmas to one and all... 
Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie   


  1. What a clever idea, Bonnie. I bet your mom is gonna LOVE it!

  2. WOW! I love what you've done with this! Those papers are so fun and you've done a great job pulling it all together for a fun book!

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  3. Bonnie......what a WONDERFUL GIFT for your mom...I bet she just LOVED IT!!!

    Thanks bunches for playing along with this weeks challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show!!