Well I did it! I finished all my fatbook pages for ArtFest. I joined both books, 58 pages each, I did 116 pages, all originals, not copied. Actually, I thought I was nuts to attempt it but it was fine. When I got on a roll it was fun. I used double sided 12 x 12 scrapbook paper cardstock so I would have to paint any background or glue anything to blank cardstock. It's all just collage, no painting or stamping. Considering I've only ever done about 4-5 pages before with my art group I'm very pleased with them. I used all family pictures, 4 different ones, one of my mother when she was about 12 and very beautiful, one of both of my parents in approx. the 1940's, one of my brother in approx. 1930's and one of my friend's mother in law when she was a little girl. I worked about 2 full days on them and a few blocks of about 4 hours each. It was fun and not as tedious as I thought it would be. I would say I was stopping and putting my stuff away and then would start cutting and gluing again. I scanned some and took pictures as it's going to be hard to give them up and mail them off. I couldn't give some up so ended up having to make more so I could keep a few for me.


  1. Beautiful!! This is my first ArtFest experience...At first, nerves got the best of me, then I finally got down to Fatbook business! Just finished the stacks of background papers...Now i"mm off to get the 'bits' together for aseembly. Can't wait to see one of your lovely pages up close!

  2. Hi Lyn...Your pages are SO gorgeous! Wow! I'll be anxious to see which one I get. :-) I just did one of the fatbooks. I'm doing the fabric one too. Your pages (and the fact that you're done!) are very inspiring!


  3. Tell me you didn't do 116 different designs!?! They look lovely, and I am so thrilled that I am getting one. I am in one fatbook too, and the ATC book, I am in ATC mode at the moment, but the fatbook pages are next. I am making original pages, but basically in one design, so each one will be a little bit different.

    Thanks for sharing!

  4. Congrats on your beautiful pages! The layouts are awesome!

  5. these are wonderful! can't believe you did them all original! can't wait to see which one i get~