Thursday, September 16, 2010

We're Off To See The Wizard!

One of my favorite movies of all time is The Wizard Of Oz. I love the all the characters, the songs and the dialogue. I wanted to create something fun that would pay tribute to all of those wonderful things I hold dear from that classic film.
So...I decided to make a little library pocket book. With five library pockets, a couple of small pieces of chipboard, some Tim Holtz Ideaology Corners, various colors of Tim's wonderful Distress Inks, some Perfect Pearls misting sprays (I made using Tim's technique of mixing Distress Ink refills, Perfect Pearls and water in a Mini Mister), a 1" Memory Frame and some ball chain, a little "Toto" sterling charm, some Hannah Silk ribbon, shipping tags, Stickles, a few Wizard of Oz scrapbook papers and die cuts and a little of my own computer ingenuity; I created this fun little book.
Each library pocket is devoted to the characters and a song from the movie that is associated with them.

As you can see, each of the pockets are full of fun "stuff".  Each pocket holds a two sided book mark with more pictures and dialogue from the movie. 
Here are just a few of the bookmarks.

They also hold the lyrics to all of the songs. I distressed all of those lyric sheets to make them look old and worn, as if they had been tucked away in an old trunk for years.
Here are just a few of the songs.

The book is packed with all sorts fun things to look at and read. It gives me so much joy to pick it up and rummage through it. It's amazing what just a little bit of "stuff" and imagination can do!
Take time to play! It's good for your creative soul! 
I remember the lesson that Dorothy learned on her "visit" to Oz...if you are looking for your hearts' desires, you should look first in your own back yard. What a simple yet truthful statement. How often do we take for granted the things that surround us and make us happy, thinking that there is something better beyond the rainbow?
I hope you enjoyed my little Wizard of Oz book!

I can't wave a magic wand and send you home. But, I bet if you click your heels three times and say "There's No Place Like Home" you'll get there!
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. That is one gorgeous book! This was always my favorite movie, but when I was a kid, they always showed it on Sunday night at 6p and church started at 7p, so I never saw the ending till I was in college! Yes, before the advent of VCRs and Tivo. We went to a very small church, and there wasn't even a prayer of a chance that you could skip to watch a movie on TV (pun intended)! You KNOW the ladies will all want to make those...

    Vicki C

  2. Candy, I love mini books, and this is simply awesome! Can't wait to see it in person.

  3. I really appreciate your taking the time to come to my blog and then posting a comment. That means alot to me, so .... thank you! I loved making this little book. It's just so fun to pick up and hold. :)

  4. I love it!!! Now have Somewhere Over the Rainbow in my head. Can't wait to see all the treasures inside.

  5. Haha...I think I can hear the Munchkins snickering in the background when I look at the book! :)


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