Thursday, May 20, 2010

"She" is an inspiration

The book She, by Kobi Yamada, is full of inspiring quotes about women.  In the past, I've used the quotes as the basis for a tag swap and a fat book stamping technique class that I taught.  I'd forgotten about it until recently when I found it while tidying up.  It seemed liked a good starting point to complete this little minialbum project from the Club Scrap Sonoma Collection.  I think it would make a nice graduation gift for someone special.  Here are the inside pages:
I took these pictures on portrait mode as an assignment for the Get Out of Auto Mode class I'm taking, and I like the bokeh in the background.  Want to be inspired by some other amazing women?  Come check out the All About Me/My Favorite Things blog hop starting tonight at 10:00 California time and going on for the weekend.

14 comments:

Amy said...

I noticed the bokeh straight away :-)
The mini has turned out so very well and the sentiments are truly lovely!

debs14 said...

Another amazing work of art! What lovely quotes.

scrappyjacky said...

The quotes are just great....and you're so right about it being a perfect graduation present.

Sian said...

Cool bokeh! This is a perfect graduation present. I love the quotes especially "she woke up one morning and threw away all her excuses" I've never heard that before. Brilliant!

humel said...

I love the bokeh too, but I love the book more! Gorgeous little album, full of inspiring quotations. Can't wait to see what you've made for tomorrow! xx

Elizabeth said...

Great idea, and I also love the little mini-album.

Karen said...

This is one of my favorite projects of yours. I love everything about it---and the bokeh is beautiful. I love when that happens. I know you're supposed to be able to make it happen, but I've never quite figured that out!

Julie Shoemaker said...

Beautiful project Rinda, mind is packed away. I'll be back to check out the blog hop!

Deb said...

Oh, Rinda, I love everything about this post. The photos, the book, the pictures and quotes in the book, and the idea of the project itself. Very nice.

Can't wait to see your take on the "All About Me" project.

Nancy Y said...

I love seeing this project complete, since I was there when she put it together. What a great theme for this mini-album!

I so want to learn how to get the bokeh effect... my camera doesn't have portrait mode so I'm going to have to figure it out somehow!

Anonymous said...

i recognize that book!! Love what you did with it!

Mariana

sharyncarlson said...

What a lovely project! And I'm looking forward to seeing the blog hop!

Sonja said...

Love the album and the way you photographed it! Gorgeous!

Connie Lutz said...

Wonderful book, Rinda! Love the photos and the theme.