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    Meredith, I think it's your decision since it's your deco.

    I think the idea of good vs. evil/angels and demons is neat. It will interesting to see how each artist depicts it.

    I got your info. I'll be compiling a list before long. Right now, my son is still in the hospital, so a lot of my time is spent either with him or shuffling the girls around to various relatives.

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    So sorry about your son, how is he now?
    Lol re clowns; actually I hate them too - but they do have a way of creeping in to my work - especially in my art dolls
    I am loving the angels/demons!!
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    I'm so Sorry Melissa, I had no idea.

    I think this will be the most fun swap for everyone, especially since we get to dabble with the other themes too!

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    He's doing much better. Even ran around the peds ward today. He's not supposed to do that with his drainage tubes still in place....but he's supposed to get those out either tonight or in the morning.

    Shirley knows because we are in another swap together. I had to bring my 9 y/o son in to the ER Saturday night, where they discovered the stomach virus we thought he had was a ruptured appendix requiring emergency surgery. We've been here since.

    For me, that meant I had to drop almost all my swaps due in October, as I can only bring a limited amount of art supplies to the hospital (not enough space!). For him, that meant being doped up on morphine Sunday and half of Monday and learning how to walk again due to immense pain. His pain is much better, and he has off-ward privileges. We took him out to the duck pond this afternoon. (I personally think the fresh air bolstered his energy!!)
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    I am so glad he's doing better! What a nightmare. With the three kids I have, I can imagine how hard it would be to have one in the hospital. Fresh air is always a good way to get better! I hope he has a speedy recovery!

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    And finally...drum roll, please...my theme is games. Clowns are creepy, so none of that nonsense here, please.

    @catscradle- I did read the deco post, and I understand the directions, but I want to make sure I understand: In the simplest of designs, cut a paper in half, fold, and that's the size of the book (small like a moley, right). So if I nest the pages inside each, that would mean that only the person doing the middle spread would have a completely connected 2-page spread to do, while everyone else has a divided space for artwork. (like redplantlady's very cool book with the "divided space" being her spiral binding, whereas a moley has all pages connected.)

    I asked about the cardstock vs chipboard because I just mailed a heavy international package and was astounded at the cost! No worries here; now I know what to expect. A chipboard cover adds just a teensy more weight, but can protect better. Beware: this woman Runs With Crop-o-dile!

    Sorry to be all mewbie about this. I have been overthinking swaps and things lately, so if this is one of those times, I accept that and hope you do, too.

    All the best to you and your little guy.
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    It sounds like you've got the basic idea for the deco. And yes, only the middle spread is connected the way the basic one is made.

    If the chipboard doesn't add too much more weight, I think it should be okay. Each of the books will be adding some weight as they go from person to person.

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    Now that we all have out themes, we need to settle on mailing dates.

    We can mail on the 1st or 15th of each month, starting in November. Since this is an international group, I'd like to keep the mailing the same time frame each month.

    One other thing: Do we want to name our group? Carole said she'd change the thread title if we want to name the group.

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    No worries little ScrapPea- you asked about all the questions I had rolling in my mind too. Cheers!

    Additionally, we decorate the front/back covers and list our theme on the first page...?
    The second 2- spread will begin when we send it off.

    Naming the group would be fun..."Bringing Deco's Back" haha. I have no idea...

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    Good to hear everyone is well in both Scrap's and Cat's house! Scrap, don't worry about all of the questions I need that info too myself! I still don't understand the 7 sheets folded part, won't that give us more spreads than we really need for one rotation? I need to figure this out Is the 7 sheets including the cover? Sorry to be goofy about this, I just want my book to be set up correctly so it doesn't cause any problems.

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    Yes I am stuck on that also - I never have been good at working out the technical stuff!
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    Okay every one!

    1. Cut 7, 8"x12" sheets. (of heavy paper, 100# watercolor, etc.)
    2. Use a bone folder or anything to crease your sheets in half. Make sure the crease is on the 6" mark.
    3. Lay the sheets inside one another and that will be your book----->coverless! When they are alone they are 4"x6" and you have 14 each. Fully open spreads will be 8x12" -7 each plus the "middle crease" is there or binding.

    4. Now you need tag board or some heavy weight covers (2 ea), perhaps slightly bigger than your pages, or a fun shape but make sure it's not too crazy that it doesn't serve it's purpose.

    Binding- this can be as technical or as simple as you want. Check the link I posted a few posts back...that link has good images (for us image needing people AND a very simple binding technique)
    Otherwise if you are handy with a drill...some people drill holes into their book and bind from there. OR use an awl, long poker that can poke your holes. Just make sure all holes are in the same exact spot on each folded section!

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    Youtube- has a wealth of "simple book binding" videos. You can get as crazy technical or a simple as you want- it's your book. I watched a few videos on you tube and felt 10 gagillion times better!

    Additionally, you want your binding to hold up under artists creating inside your book, so make sure you use some sort of cording that will work and continue to work over time.

    Alright, in my other life I was a teacher...I guess I really miss it!

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    I can have mineready to mail out on the first of November

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    Yes I can also do Nov 1st...
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    BTW Melissa when my youngest was about 7 he went into hospital with a suspected inflamed appendix and he did have a virus, but one that had affected all the glands in his abdominal area, hence the pain.I can remember waiting for the op, which never came!
    When can he come home?
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    Do you know, I still don't get it...
    I have made a miniature trial book - I cut out 7 little pages and folded them in half and added a cover and I get this...
    front cover, inside front cover, single page opposite the inside front cover, then spreads 1 to 13 (with spread 7 as the middle page with the stitching) then a single page opposite the inside back cover, inside back cover, back cover
    Whereas if I cut 3 pages plus cover and fold them in half I get
    front cover, inside front cover, single page opposite the inside front cover, then spreads 1 to 7 (with spread 3 as the middle page with the stitching) then a single page opposite the inside back cover, inside back cover, back cover
    Soooo is it going round twice? or coming back with a lot of empty pages? or are we doing some pages before it goes off and leaving 7 empty spreads? or should it be 3 inside pages plus a cover.
    Sorry!!! but please help!!!
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    ditto that, Red! I know how to make a book just don't understand why there are so many spreads. Help us please!!!

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    I can scan mine later if you all want me to and then you can see an example of the way I did mine? Will that help? I had the same problems a few years ago until some mailed me one and then I got it! It will be later tonight but will post mine!

    Have a great weekend!

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    That would be fantastic if it's not too much trouble. I know It will make more sense to me with the pictures.

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