Friday, January 28, 2011

hot beverage, anyone?

In one of those happy serendipitous moments, my
creative muse (this time in the guise of my friend
Julie, come to visit from Alaska) coincided with
a challenge from Gingersnap Creations. Several
challenges, really. Julie demonstrated some
simple bookbinding, so I--of course--had to make
a book . . .

here is the cover. The title of this little altered
book is "coffee, tea, chocolate drinks."

This is the inside cover page. You knew
that was coming, didn't you? Too obvious?

Here is one layout, using a print of a picture
I really like, and have been wanting to use in
SOMETHING for a long time--it's from a book
printed in 1688, acknowledging the Arabs,
Chinese, and Aztecs for introducing coffee,
tea, and hot chocolate to the Europeans.

Here it is with the vellum overlay open,

and here is the mad tea party from Alice in
Wonderland. The atc fits in the vintage
library card holder. I received the atc
in a swap in 2008--it was made by Michal,
who has some VERY cute things on her blog.

There are more pages, and I'll post them
eventually. Most of them match up with
other Gingersnap challenges; this one
goes with (what else?) the Hot Beverage

P.S. You know the pics will enlarge if you
click on them, don't you? ;) AND, if you
have a suggestion for a good book of simple
book binding techniques, please let me know!


coffee, tea, chocolate drinks was selected
as a Ginger Gem--thank you, Gingersnappers!


Lynn Stevens said...

Oh your book is wonderful! How creative and I wish I could help with the binding thing but never have tried it myself.

Rhonda said...

This book is wonderful, I should say 'Delicious!' I love every page - well done. Cheers!

Tina said...

I just love this, Trisha!Perfect for the Hot Beverages challenge...and I love the Alice in Wonderland tie-in.

Netty said...

Totally gorgeous Book Trish, love it. Thank you for playing the Gingersnaps Hot Beverage Challenge. Annette x

codyrachel's irises said...

I love your book - I've made one following Teesha Moore's instructions - the small one's are fine I am hoping to make a ROD journal taught by Maryann Moss- I love your quotes too bad you didn't have a picture of Tony Curtis pouring the tea!! love that quote fits so many occasions-
thanks for sharing-

Michele said...

this is truly FABULOUS! and amazing and wonderful work of art. xo

Hatuli said...

The book is lovely! Thanks for sharing it with my atc :)

Joanna said...

Gorgeous gorgeous book, Trisha! Love the pages and layers and the fun of it.

Love it love it love it!!


Jingle said...

This is really such a wonderful little book! I love it!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Hot hot hot! I just love your journal, and all you put in it!

craftirn said...

I love it!

2amscrapper said...

So creative! What a wonderful idea! Each page is beautiful! Helene


Just a wonderfully whimsical little creation!

Jack said...

Yummy book. xx

Shar said...

Gorgeous! I love every single page! Beautiful!

Rush'd Lady said...

It was good to see you and Julie together on the same day! :) Cute little tea book!

Rhonda Langley said...

Cute little book! Love the vellum!

penny4thoughts said...

Wow what a wonderful book! I love your stitched binding and the variety of your pages is just superb!! Thanks for playing along with us at Gingersnap Creations :-)

Tipper said...

Oh I love it-you did a great job-but you always do : )

NuminosityBeads said...

I love this book, I've been on a journal making journey myself lately ( also an Alaskan girl ...half the time anyway these days) They are so fun to make and I love adding the vintage images.
xoxo Kim

Susan Burgess said...

Nice book Trisha! Love your fat making hobby bloggr too yum! So did you ever get through to my group? If not just send me a message to and I'll send you back an invitation. Huggles, Sanna

Sharon said...

I love your book. I am into making my own for my watercolors and sketch booking. ISO 22000 said...

Great book! Really artisty! I love how you put on the Alice in Wonderland and the Aztec-y arts.