We made the entire book from "scratch." The front and back covers are black matboard, approximately 8 x 10." We each decorated the covers as we wished - I added alot of the goodies we received all weekend to mine. The focal point is a tag that I made from a "kit" given by one of the members. The flower corsage was made by another member from an old wool coat and gold bullion embroidery trim. The Eiffel Tower was made by a member who couldn't attend this year and is polymer clay stamped with a texture and has a silvery metallic sheen to it. I didn't have, nor could I find, gold brass corners so I cut a rectangular frame to make corners.
Here is the first spread made by Cher. Her attention to detail is amazing. These pages were to represent the trip, complete with a passport, a trunk spilling with maps, and even bits of clothing (lace). The box in the foreground opens to reveal tickets and more. There was alot of cutting to be done for this!
Gloria's spread below represents the cafes and dining in Paris. There's even a little menu!
The last two pages were designed by Jeri - "Postcards from Paris" - with lots of vintage postcards and a ribbon-tied pack of letters home.
On the back cover I added an image made by Jean for each of us, printed on muslin. It's a great reminder of the retreat, including the date.