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richsantaclaus
07-04-2007, 10:42 PM
I like to make books/jouranls/etc. My step daughter is having a house built for her and my wife and I are going to visit her in August in Texas. So, as a house-warming present, I made a book for her. She has taken photographs from when it was just a dirt lot through the entire construction! I thought it would make a great scrapbook for her.

Anyway, here are some pictures of the book I am going to give her - do you think it is an ok present? The "attic" is a triangle book with 60 pages and same with the house part - 60 pages but it is rectangular. The paper inside is 140 pound cold press Wasau watercolor paper that can be watercolored if she wants. It is about 11" wide and 18" tall to the triangular tip.

The front outside decoration on the book is one of those things you add to a doll house. I found a picture of her kitchen so I made it look as if one is looking into the houst at the kitchen. I tried to mke it as personal as possible as the real house has one of those on the front too.

rosebead
07-04-2007, 10:57 PM
Rich that is FABULOUS!
Thats the sort of thing that would make me cry if someone did it for me.
She is a lucky girl!

ValleyCreekStudio
07-04-2007, 11:14 PM
That is truly awesome and so very thoughtful. Is she a scrapbooking person? It will be a really great keepsake and conversation piece to showcase her home building experience.

Gwen (another Texan)

Ellen Altamore
07-04-2007, 11:27 PM
You are a kind and thoughtful dad, old buddy.

debiweiss
07-04-2007, 11:49 PM
Rich, That is one of the most thoughtful presents! Your an incredible dad !!!!!!
Debi

BeadTowne
07-05-2007, 12:18 AM
Rich, That is incredible! You truly are Santa Claus. :)

Helen Simon
07-05-2007, 12:21 AM
What a blessed daughter to have you, and have fun in Texas! Love, Helen

richsantaclaus
07-05-2007, 12:51 AM
Thanks you guys - I am blushing here ... no wait... it's just my sunburn!

Like a FOOL, I went out in a pool yesturday without sun screen for 45 minutes and now I am all red and burnt!

KetchikanSculptor
07-05-2007, 01:26 AM
What a great gift Rich! Gotta love it when someone spends that kind of time doing great things like that. YOU are one in a million for sure! :grouphug:

Luthien
07-05-2007, 01:34 AM
Rich I am sure she will love it and cherish it. I know I would.

gingery
07-05-2007, 01:37 AM
That is such a thoughtful & meaningful gift!:thumbsup: I would absolutely LOVE it if someone did something like that for me!:cool: I love journals & all sorts of books, & to have pics of her house in the making, that is just fabulous!:D You are so wonderful to make that for her! I love it!:clap: She's so fortunate to have you! Please make sure to tell us her reaction when you present it to her!
ginger

Samma
07-05-2007, 08:40 AM
Oh, Rich...that is off the hook awesome! Great job. I seem to get to help all my friends decorate when they move and give them a journal (very generic...nuttin' special like yours) to keep all their paint chips, pics of rooms, measurements of walls, windows, fabric swatches etc in. They are great to take when shopping to match new stuff. How cool to have such a personal journal of your very own home...made by your Dad. Melts my heart.
Samma

J. Cross
07-05-2007, 09:35 AM
Rich,
You can be my Dad anytime. Soooo sweet.
Joan

Nalynn
07-06-2007, 10:07 PM
Rich - I think this is a great idea too! I wish I had thought to do something like that when I replaced my entire kitchen.

tulips
07-06-2007, 10:37 PM
What a thoughtful gift!

richsantaclaus
07-07-2007, 01:28 AM
Ahhh, you guys. I don't know what to say.

GNARLA
07-07-2007, 09:57 PM
Great present!!!! Such a man of many talents!

quitefire
07-11-2007, 02:28 AM
Something to cherish!!!!

mixednut
07-11-2007, 02:47 AM
Rich you are a very sweet man.

Crazy Woman
07-11-2007, 05:46 PM
Awesome!!!!!

donna jc
07-11-2007, 11:49 PM
Rich that is so cool!!! I love the way you can look in the window and see the kitchen!! :clap: :thumbsup: :cool: ;)

richsantaclaus
07-12-2007, 01:34 AM
I tried to make it personal as the kitchen picture is her real kitchen. I took the picture off her web site where she posted several shots of her new house during all the construction!