Friday, January 25, 2013

A New Kind of Travel Album...

The excitement surrounding each new release of product never gets old for me.  What was once an idea in someone's mind 6 months ago, becomes something tangible.  When we go to show, we get to see the retailers reaction to each new product WE think is great.  Of course, our hope is that they can envision the potential for the product so they will purchase it to sell in their store.  The Configuration Book is one of those such products.  When you look at it, it's plain and simple but it can be so much more.

When I saw the final sample of the new Configuration Book, I knew it was for me.  At the time, I had no idea what it would be, except that I needed to use the fabulous new French Industrial paper.  It's the first paper in recent memory that I have used the backs as much as the fronts, it's just that good. The specific piece of paper for the front of the book was easy to choose, but what happened after that was just plain magic.  Everything came together and almost all of my ideas worked, thanks to the new hinges.  I admit, my book is a bit thick so it doesn't close all the way like it should, but I'm okay with that.  It is just what I wanted, a remembrance of my trip to Paris last year.  I am so happy to share it with you today.

So this is how the Configuration Book comes (12H x 9W x 1.25D").  It is the same depth as the large Configuration Tray you might already be familiar with.  As with all Configuration products, it is made from heavy paperboard, so it is very sturdy.  For me, that means I had no problem using the screw eyes, hinges or layers of paper and tape as the paper board is strong enough to hold up to each.  The small removable boxes can be "configured" into many different patterns (four patterns are pictured on the packaging).  Seriously, so many options.
Here is my completed cover.
well, almost...after about an hour of finishing the cover I couldn't stand it anymore...
and added this...
done.
I feel much better now.
I used Ranger silver Memory Tape colored with Alcohol Ink on all the edges of the Grungeboard.  Some I left as is and some I cut with pinking shears.  The new Sign Maker alphabet was just perfect for the word Paris...I inked the plastic letters as well as the crown with Alcohol Ink in Slate and Gold.  Notice the label (with the no. 73)?  The new packages of Vial labels will have pages of small label included.  When Tim told me about the addition I think I might have heard angels singing in the background (I swear).
The flag addition was made using my favorite Tattered Banner die.  I cut the banner 3 times (1 for each color) then layered them together. A very long vintage stick pin was used to create the flag with a bit of vintage French wired trim and an Alcohol Inked Pearl (I can't stop making those Butterscotch & Mushroom pearls!)

front and back cover paper: paper stash - French Industrial 12 x 12"
small scale red ticking and map paper: Paper stash collage 8 x 8"
large cutout: sizzix alterations Cameo Frame (grungeboard)
oval cutout: sizzix alterations Sized Oval (grungeboard)
Paris letters: Alpha Parts - Signmaker
Remnant Rubs - Numbers and Words

I added Sticky Back canvas colored with Distress Stain Frayed Burlap to the hinged edge.  Of course, I stitched it on the sewing machine close to the edge before adding to the book.
I added Ruler Ribbon with 1/2" Wonder Tape to the spine.  I also added a word band.  The brads do not really go through the spine although it looks as if they do.  I put the brads through the holes and pulled the two "legs" toward the center of the word band, then pounded with my hammer to flatten.  I used 1/4" Wonder Tape to adhere it to the Ruler Ribbon.
I also added my initials to the top using the ribbon I bought when I was at the Paris Flea Market with Sande last year.  I was so happy to finally make a project where I thought it might work to use it.  I will say, I stitched this on after I had adhered the Sticky Back canvas.  That was not easy...should have done it before and it would have been a snap.  Live and learn.

 Remnant Rubs - Words and Elements

Open the Configurations Book and there is a flat book on the back of the cover.   I adhered one of the 6 x 6" papers found at the back of the large Paper Stash to a piece of Grungepaper to make the cover.  The new hinges come 4 in a pack so I used the 2 small ones here and a larger one later on.
The new Apha Parts are very cool as they have really large numbers as well as the numbers written out like eight, two, five, etc.  Super fun to mix it up to make twenty 12.  The numbers come black and as you can see I inked them with Alcohol Ink.  I wasn't sure I liked it at first so I just added the words, "no regrets" underneath to remind myself of this important message for 2012 and forward.
 Alpha parts - Numeric

The hinges work just like like real hinges...yeah!  That was a frequent question at the show, "do they really work?"...the answer is yes!
Inside the flat book there is a small collage of elements.  I started by creating an imaginary square by laying pieces of paper around the flap.  Then when I opened the flap, the paper gave me a visual square to work in.   The collage started with the Instagram photo of the Eiffel Tower (where all trips to Paris should start) and worked my way out from there, adding Journaling Tickets, Stickers, Vial Labels, a Custom Fastener, Film Strip Ribbon, Mini Gears, Mini Numerals...really, anything that fit was fair game.
black letter squares: Label Letters
words: Remnant Rubs - Words, Numbers & Elements
red card: Paper Stash - French Industrial 12 x 12"

The Film Strip Ribbon is held on with Wonder Tape on each end so it pops up in the center.
And the inside.
As you can tell, I removed boxes to allow the use of the new (and most fabulous) Cabinet Cards as a flip book.  All the paper here is smaller scale, meaning I used the 8 x 8 collage pack or the 6 x 6 pieces and ATC size pieces from the back of the 12 x 12" pack.   The little boxes are covered with paper in the back and Tissue Tape on the sides.
The box at the top has a belt made from Grungepaper.  I cut the Grungepaper 1/2" wide, colored it with Vintage Photo Distress Stain, dried it with a Heat Tool, then stitched along the edge with the sewing machine.  The new buckles are great and super easy to use.  Just attaches with a brad.

The book inside has 5 fold outs made with the French Industrial paper 12 x 12" paper and a small piece of Sticky Back Canvas.  I found that if you use one of the sheets of paper from the 12 x 12 paper stash that has ATC sized papers on it, you can cut them into 12" long strips, then fold it back and forth so the paper changes at each fold.  I needed to trim the paper just a bit on the long edge to fit in the box (that might make more sense in the pictures below).  It took two of these strips to get five "pages" as there are only four ATC papers on the 12" strip.
When I was in Paris, Sande and I visited some museums, one of which was the very small Marmottan known for having many of Monet's water lily paintings on permanent display.  They were also having a exhibition of Berthe Morisot paintings which is what I came to see.  I was so moved by the show that I bought these little stamps in the gift shop to remember some of the painting in miniature.  They worked perfectly mixed with a few Instagrams is took, Tissue Tape and Remnant Rubs (really, what don't Remnant Rubs go with?)
pull: Ring Fastener (fab-u-lous)
all Tissue Tape - Elements (4 different kinds in pack)
words: Remnant Rubs - Words & Numbers
love using the words to describe the architecture,
or a person,
or a feeling,
 
I made a lace apron for the tiny fractured doll, then wrapped her in vintage thread and stitched it closed with vintage pearls.  The wreath in the back is from the Christmas Adornments pack.  I just colored it with Alcohol Ink (looks French to me).
This little box was the starting of all the other little boxes.  I knew I wanted to use one of the new wish bones but I couldn't think how until I decided to use the entire bottle.  I covered the box with a sheet of mica that I peeled until it was clear, then added the memory tape to hold it on.  The Remnant Rubs work great on the mica.  Gosh I love those wishbones!
For the largest box, I used the new Sizzix Sized Ovals (the center that was cut out went on the cover) to cut a piece of Grungeboard I covered in the new Core'dinations Cardstock - Shattered.  I thought it looked like old leather and was very happy with the outcome.  I used the piece of memory tape that was leftover when I cut the pinked edge for the wishbone box above to go around the oval opening.  Again, there is one of those new little red Vial Labels (love). 
For the birdcage, I took the back off and used it as a pattern to cut out a new back of clear plastic.  The plastic helped hold the inked pearls in, as well as gave me something to glue down (glossy accents) to the box.  Crinkle ribbon colored with Barn Door Distress Stain and everyone's favorite wreath from the Regal Crest die complete the box.  I colored the manila wreath with Silver Distress Stain.
 Just some little boxes of elements...Enamel tag, Corked Vial and Philosophy Tag.
foundation of "imagine" Philosophy Tag: Sizzix Alterations -Mini Bottle Cap die
white hanging charm: Enamel Tags (used Alcohol Ink to color tag)
crown: Remnant Rubs - Elements and Numbers
word treasure: Label Clips

And my favorite little treasure box (Grungeboard lid and new hinge).
pull: Ring Fastener
Hinge

A Vial label to cover the brad "legs".
Inside are just some little treasures.   The spools are cut using Grunge paper and the Sizzix Sewing Room Die.  I covered the Grunge paper with the small scale leftover pieces of the new French Industrial paper.  The Collage Key just happens to come with a sticker that was surely made just for this project.  I used a screw eye at the top to hang a strawberry I cut off one of my vintage red tomato pin cushions.  The small safety pin is holding a Bauble I colored with Alcohol ink.  And finally, there is a piece of trim in the background I purchased at the Paris flea market.
I wrote the date on the back of the key.  I wanted to engrave it but I couldn't scratch hard enough, but I tried!
I needed exactly 4 postcards for this project to go into the hanging Cabinet Cards.
As luck would have it, I purchased 4 vertical postcards on my trip. 
Who knew at the time "La rue Montorgueil a Paris" by Monet would work perfectly?  I can't imagine this project without it.
I hung the Cabinet cards using Screw Eyes and part of a Swivel Clasp so they can flip up to reveal the next painting.  I like how each of the Cabinet Cards has different printing on the front and back as well as different opening shapes.  Just perfect to showcase some of my favorite paintings I saw in Paris at the Musée d'Orsay and the Louve.
"La rue Montorgueil a Paris" (1878) by Claude Monet

 "Berthe Morisot au bouquet de violettes" (1872) by Edouard Manet

"Mona Lisa" (1503- 1506) by Leonardo da Vinci

 "Portrait de l' artiste" (1889) by Vincent Van Gogh

So that is the Configuration Book made into a remembrance keepsake.  I love creating projects like this and am grateful to Tim for trusting that I could come up with something for the show booth.   There have been a handful of projects over the years that are my favorites.  I am adding this one to the list.

I think it is only fitting to write this post as I am planning another trip to Paris in April where I will be teaching at the Version Scrap event along side Debby Schuh and Sharon Laakkonen.  If you live in France, please check out the website!  I will be teaching 3 journal classes with Distress Stain, Distress Pens, Blueprint stamps and lots of other Tim Holtz goodness. It's going to be fun.

Cheers for a great weekend!
paula



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109 comments:

  1. This is a stunning project! Thank you for sharing your incredible talent.

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  2. What a wonderful book! I love every little detail.

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  3. This is sooooooooooo amazing! I love it all!

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  4. Tim's is a beautiful piece, I really love each little detail and all the wonderful touches.

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  5. Beautiful and very VERY awesome! Stunning work. Michelle x

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  6. Amazing! Love all the nooks and crannies to hold all of the eye candy. So appreciate the detailed instructions.

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  7. That is a fun and beautiful project! I look forward to working with the new products!

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  8. What a beautiful keepsake you've made. I love it!

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  9. WOW! that's an amazing piece of work. Thanks for sharing how you made it!

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  10. Fabulous travel album! How fun to play with all the new product... Can't wait till it's available!

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  11. Your configuration book is outstanding! This new release of Tim's is the best yet and I dont know how I am going to afford ALL OF IT!!!lol thanks for sharing

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  12. Wow, oh wow. That book is beyond fantastic.

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  13. Such beautiful work. I can't imagine the number of hours it took, but surely a labor of love.

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  14. Any classes in Cali or Arizona? Thanks!

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    1. Not yet Teah but I'll keep you posted. Just waiting for new products to arrive!

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  15. What an amazing work of art. Absolutely stunning. Your compositions are fabulous !!!!!

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  16. This book is awesome, fitting for such a grand journey.
    Love the front cover, the French flag banner really did finish it off to perfection, along with the inked pearl pin. The boxes inside hold your treasures so neatly, loving that belt, mica cover and the cabinet cards to hold your cards, perfect!
    You guys hit it out of the park this time around with your new products!

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  17. Stunning!!!! Absolutely stunning! I love this!!!! barbarayaya

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  18. Paula you are the bombdiggity!!!! this is so gorgeous! I may have to do one For my trip to Scotland! Love it!!!

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  19. Paula, this travel album is truly beautiful; not just the patterns, papers and embellishments, but with your memories.
    Looking forward to having 'French Industrial' in my stash!

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  20. Stunningly gorgeous....Love all the detail you add to these amazing works of art.

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  21. Gosh Paula this is by far the most awesome travel album I've ever seen. I absolutely adore it!!!!! So many fantastic details! Wish we could buy all these fabulous products here in Germany too. Great work!!!
    Greetings from freezing Bremen sends you
    Carola

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  22. Oh my goodness Paula, I don't think I have the words to describe how absolutely stunning this is! Thank you for showing us in so much detail and I bet it looked amazing in the show booth! Stunning piece of work, love the new French industrial too. Anne x

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  23. This configuration book is a wonderful (artful. Is that a word?) way to remember your 2012 Paris trip. I have lingered over each part and loved each detail. You are amazing! PS I adore the wishbones!

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  24. Paula - your project took my breath away.....such superb composition and attention to detail. You are a crafting genius! AND you keep getting better and better! Thank you for all the inspiration.

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    1. thank you joy! I don't think I am a crafting genius but I do like when things come together to make on wonderful whole. I love this project too (and those are always my best projects!)

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  25. Your book is gorgeous and the detail is just amazing! I am going to have to spend some more time poring over the details. Not only did you add a lot of detail but it is all so meaningful in capturing your memories? Tres magnifique!

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  26. Paula this is simply stunning! Love the little flag on the front cover and all the little embellishments. Really beautiful job... thanx so much for the inspiration!


    Perhaps after Paris you can come and teach a class in NJ ;)
    KimMJ
    bast830@comcast.net

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  27. Your book is truly, truly stunning. I really cannot wait to get my grubby little paws on that French Industrial paper!

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  28. Beautiful! Goes on my all time favorite list as well. Can't wait to make my own.

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  29. This is one of the releases I saw and thought I MUST make this mine! LOL and then I saw your STUNNINGLY beautiful work of art and I was speechless! Good thing I wasn't at CHA I might have pawed this to pieces looking at it over and over!
    TFS!
    Dolly

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  30. OMGOSH. I need to wipe the drool off the keyboard. This is unbelievably beautiful!! I am such a fan of your work that it doesn't surprise me you made such a gorgeous creation....Oh goodness. I AM WILD FOR THIS!!!!!

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  31. This creation is just amazing! I love every detail - I think this is my favorite piece that you've created. Now I'm itching to be in Paris again!

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  32. Fabulous! Love all the details...wonderful inspiration. thanks

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  33. This project is FABULOUS! From the cover to each compartment ... amazing. And ... so many contain "surpries" and/or "treasures" that delight the soul. TFS your tremendous gift (talent) herein. :)

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  34. Paula you did such an awesome job with this! I can hardly wait to get the goods to make one of these for myself. I knew that I had been saving all my Paris souvenirs for just the right project. This is it!!
    Thank you for sharing your creative genius.
    Sue Fraser

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  35. Sensational project. Can't wait to make one
    for myself.

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  36. Paula , this is absolutely amazing !! I believe this is my favorite project that you have created !! Love it !

    Cathy

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  37. Paula,

    I so, so love this wonderful project---such a labor of love--I am constantly in awe of your creativity and how your projects, especially this one, turn out. Thank you for sharing your step by step tutorial---when I saw this on of the many recap videos I was dying to know how you got the pinked edge around the ovals and thought you had used the metal sheets, not remembering my stash of the metal tape that I keep on hand for when I ever get to soldering such a simple elegant feature. Love how it all fit so perfectly in the configuration book. How long does it take you to come up with the idea and then do you go with the creative flow or is it all sketched out ahead of time--I kinda feel like you have a general idea and then go with the flow, but hey what do I know---congrats to you and Deb for being brought into Tim's cocoon only to emerge and spread your glorious talented wings---love you, Elise in MN

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    1. Elise,

      Thank you so much for your kind words. As for your question...most times it is just an idea in my head rather than a sketch. The more I have a "connection" to the project the better it flows. And to be honest CHA projects are somewhat easier since you can use anything you want rather than worrying if it is too much in a class situation. Can I fit that technique in? and such.
      Again, that you for your kind words,
      paula

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  38. Thank you for the detailed step by step - it is all the little layers and details that create total magic - I love it, cannot wait for all the goodies to be available xx Michelle

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  39. This project is a showstopper! I love the detail and the obvious love that went into the project. Thanks for breaking it down for those of us that need to know :)

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  40. This book is just STUNNING Paula. Great, great job. I hope you have a great time in Paris.

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  41. Astounding... what else can I say?!
    Alison x

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  42. Seriously amazing! I oooo'd and ahhhh'd and made the pics BIGGER to soak in every detail. I can see how this would be one of your favorites, it is gorgeous. I can't wait to get a configuration book!!! Thanks for sharing in detail both in pics and stories!!!

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  44. This project is spectacular! When I first seen this box on Tim's blog I thought it was nice but I didn't need it - but now I HAVE to have it! Love all the little details and surprises that you packed into this book. Thanks for all the pictures and detailed instructions.... Hmmm - maybe you should make a Christmas kit out of this??? Please? I just love it!

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  45. I am so glad you showed us this up close. Now I can't wait for the book with the 5 values. This project is stunning Paula, can't wait to try some of your ideas- the foil tape…love it!

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  46. You are one of the most creative people I know - Gosh your project is just astonishing!!!

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  47. You are one of the most creative people I know - Gosh your project is just astonishing!!!

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    1. Oh my, the same could be said about you Niki! Thank you so much though..I really appreciate your opinion.
      paula
      xx

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  48. Okay, this has got to be, hands down, one of the most amazing, gorgeous and absolutely incredibly CREATIVE projects that I have seen!!!! How did you come up with so many ideas and different ways to use the products? I look at all of that stuff and get overwhelmed - you look at it and produce a beautiful memory to treasure always. Again, this project is amazing!!!

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    1. thank you lala, such very nice words. I really appreciate it and the time to post a comment. thank you.
      paula

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  49. I am always suprised of your creativity...your are an amazing artist and even if I don`t comment every post i really admire your work!! Thanks for sharing!
    Hugs from Slovenia

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  50. What a wonderful post with all your details and thought going into this project. Thank you so much!

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  51. This is, hands down, the most stunning project of 2013. LOVE everything about it!!

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    1. thank you Maria that is so nice of you.
      paula

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  52. Truly, truly gorgeous! Isn't it wonderful that we'll be able to pass our hand crafted projects down through the generations to appreciate x

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  53. Incredibly, gorgeously brilliant. It looks so vintage French....Love, love, love!

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  54. Wow, I cannot tell you how gorgeous this is! Just fantastic!

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  55. Breathtaking...just breathtaking!

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  56. C ´est vraiment fantastique !!! Bravo !!!

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  57. I have never seen so much creative genius packed into a 12 x 9 book! It is absolutely spectacular! I have always loved your work and am constantly inspired by you. Thanks for sharing each little detail --I'm just blown away!

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  58. This project speaks to me on so many levels. I can hardly wait for the Configuration Box to be released. Thank you for the ideas and the inspiration.

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  59. How can I get you to teach at my store? The store is in Arizona, one of the few.

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  60. I am absolutely mad about this memory journal - the creativity you showed is so beyond me. Oh-la-la

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  61. absolutely amazing!! so inspiring :) thank you for taking the time to share it with us!

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  62. What is it about Paris that captivates us so? I don't know, but I am right there with you!!! Can't wait to go back. To see this creation up close was a real treat. I could almost feel your excitement about the City of Lights, and love all the modifications you did to make it work. Like pulling the back off the bird cage and replacing it with something you can actually glue down. The whole piece is just extravagantly beautiful and certainly deserves a place of honor.
    Can't wait to have that paper in my art room!!!

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  63. Wow!!! This is amazing. What a treasure.

    I've pinned it so I can revisit!

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  64. This is the most stunning project I've ever seen!!!
    How creative you are! Thanks for sharing

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  65. This is so lovely - what a great way to remember a special trip. I love that you included the pieces you bought in Paris. I've started to buy some postcards lately. That way I will always have a fantastic image to use, it can be hard to get our own good shots of landmarks and scenery. Thanks for sharing this with us, it's so inspiring!

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  66. I saw this on Mario's facebook and just have to tell you how beautiful and brilliant it is! Especially the details like the grungepaper belt and the window cut out and placed over one of the interior boxes. And I love your little hinged lidded compartment, too! Very inspiring, beautiful project.

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  67. omg Paula, you are an absolute genius, this is AMAZING... as ever you never fail to inspire me with your attention to details... perfection x

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  68. Wow! Your project is a real masterpiece!

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  69. I cannot wait for this to come out. Love, love, love it.

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  70. Wow this is just stunning. I love every little detail that you have put in this memory box!!!

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  71. Wow I had to sit with my head in my hands to look over the pictures to make sure I wasn't drooling on the keyboard ;) Your project is gorgeous! I have a configurations box that I bought maybe a year ago now. Maybe I'll pull it out and figure out what I'll do with it.

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  72. I would like to reply, but I don't have all the words I need to describe how great this is. It may be my favorite project ever!!! Thank you.

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  73. That is just a-mazing!
    Love all the details, and your enthusiasm comes through in all the descrtiptions!
    Great job!

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  74. Such detail every step of the way. Absolutely loved seeing this in person and an amazing job by you. Thank you for sharing it and love reading your blog

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  75. Wow! The book is such a perfect extension to the configurations line.

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  76. Still hoping someday you'll make it out to our local scrapbook store.

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  77. Congratulations, Paula!!!You are a very creative person. I love your project and all the details. What´s your nationaty? Are you portuguese? brasilien?

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  78. OMG this is really really awesome. I love it!

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  79. oooooh wow this is soooooooooooo beautyfull

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  80. This is absolutely AMAZING. Stunning. Thanks for so much detail about it, it's truly a treasure.

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  81. This is so neat. I am just blown away with your creativity. Thanks for sharing and giving so much details. Anyone who gets this or sees it will also be blown away.

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  82. This is on my list of favorite projects you have done. The papers are beautiful and the way you have filled the inside with your cleverness is amazing. I just love it. And I am so happy you get to travel to Paris again. Those lucky French ladies, to have you teaching them!

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  83. This is just absolutely gorgeous I am amazed at the attention to detail, the fabulous atmosphere through the colouring and placement just WOW Sam

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  84. I think this is one of the most beautiful projects I've seen, one close to my heart as well. The only problem is the chest pains I get thinking about how much this would cost to make if you were starting from scratch supply wise.
    Any estimates? Bank loan for the project and another for the trip? ;-/
    Thanks for any info!
    Lynne

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    1. good question Lynn.
      I think the most important parts are the configurations book $12.99, French Industrial Paper Stash $14.99, and the Metal foil tape $5.49 and the Cabinet cards $4.99. Everything else is up for grabs. You may have your own memorabilia to fill the spaces so you can really make it what you want.
      Hope that helps,
      paula

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  85. Love all those cubbies!! Took so much time and patience..not sure I would do it, but lovely for those who are more patient than myself.

    blessings
    barb

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  86. Fabulous! I am intrigued, yet again. Love your imagination. Most of all how you can share it with us to inspire ours.

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  87. Paula,

    Do you know where I can get a kit like the one you were selling of the vintage village in November, 2010? I don't really need all the decorations, just the houses/church. Does anyone else know?

    Thanks,
    Pam

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    1. Pam, the kits were being sold by Collections Elements, a company out of Perth, Australia. It was discontinued about a year ago, that is why the Village kit was not sold again at Christmas time 2012.
      paula

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    2. Thank you for getting back to me. I'm so disappointed that they're no longer made. I was especially interested in the ones with the windows that you had put vintage photos in. My mom and sister would have loved that as a gift (with our own family photos).

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  88. Fabulous!!! Oh my do you have my mind swirling!!! Thanks for all the inspiration you share...hugs to you!

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