February 14, 2010

Altered Love Poems Book


Being that it's Valentine's Day I thought I'd share an altered book I've been working on for a while (for the last year actually).  I found this Love Poems book at a thrift store and started altering some pages.  Just recently I've done some more, adding some personal photographs to it.
In the fourth photo I added a heart punched picture of my mom and dad.  In happier times.  They were eventually divorced.  But I wrote on the ticket for that page:  Just because a love doesn't last forever doesn't mean it never was or shouldn't be remembered.
Which will really help me as I scrapbook their courtship and wedding pictures.

25 comments:

Suzanne C said...

Fantastic book, thanks for sharing the pages. I love to look at all the wonderful details!

ScrappyPam said...

This is beautiful. What a wonderful memory it makes.

Sherry Goodloe said...

Love your book Louise! It's beautiful. Happy Valentine's Day to you! x o x o

Deanna Cosgrove said...

Wow, you certainly have spent quite a bit of time on this project---it shows! I love the vintage theme and all the 'extras' you have added to make it so very special.

Sarah said...

I love looking at altered books. You are creating such a beautiful keepsake. Hope you have it completed by fall so I can see the whole thing IRL.

Janet Ghio said...

What a great idea! Love the pages you have altered in your book.

Barb said...

Ooooh Louise, this little book is charming, thanks for sharing with us. Ü

Kris Dickinson said...

Your Love Poems book is a pure treasure Louise! Happy Valentine's Day! - Kris

joy said...

Your pages are so special, Louise! I agree - divorce happens; but the happy times in years past still happened and should have a place in our memories! Lovely book!

Juls~ said...

Louise!

Darling book! Love what you did on the cover! So happy that you are enjoying scrapping your family memories ...

Remember Family is like a tapestry, the back of it messy with threads overlapping in different colors and textures but the front is a work of art!

{hugs}

Juls~

penny4thoughts said...

Great look for your altered book, Louise! What a great title you found to use. I love playing around with various techniques, but haven't yet developed a book around a specific theme. Yours is coming along really well - have fun with it!

Sue McGettigan said...

Fabulous book Louise, and I like the statement you made with the photo of your parents, very true.

Paula said...

wow what a stunning piece.

Elaine. said...

I really like your book, wonderful theme to mix with the poem book.
Elaine

JeanFB said...

Beautiful book, Louise! I had such fun pouring over each page. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

PiecesofD said...

Beautiful and romantic book... I'm not sure I would have had the patience to keep at one project for so long. It's lovely.

Jacqueline said...

I am always drawn to the colors you use and now I see a white layer over your pictures which increases the vintage look. What a beautiful keepsake!

mabaco said...

wow!! It's beautiful!! I love it!!!!

phoebe said...

Your memory book is really nice--I love looking at what you've done with each page--very creative!

Robin said...

This is just gorgeous Louise! You have some fabulous pages in this book.

Jann said...

This is such a beautiful altered book, Louise!

woodandfabric said...

This altered book is wonderful! So darling, I love altering too! Thank you for sharing it! :)

Anonymous said...

OMGosh! That is just fabulous! You are an amazing artist. Ann in IL

Lynn Stevens said...

Wow ,Louise this is sooooooooo AWESOME. I Love your book. A real treasure and what a keepsake.

Love Sad poems said...

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