Sunday, August 26, 2012

Display Tray for My Favourite Author

Finally, my last large project for a while is completed! This is a display tray for my new favourite author - Kathy West (Kathleen R. West, if you are looking for her books). She happens to be Michelle West's mother - the one for whom I created the cubby last week. Michelle gave me a copy of Kathy's latest book when I was at Convention and once I started to read it, I simply could not put it down, it was SO good! I contacted her and bought her first novel as well. She is working on her third novel now and I cannot wait until it is complete! 

Anyways, I thought I would do this for her as my way of expressing how I feel about her and her writing. It, along with Michelle's cubby, will be mailed out together shortly. Neither of the two of them had any idea that either of these were coming their way so they were a total surprise and I LOVE doing things like that! 

Here are the photos and the details of each box in the tray. 

Top row, left to right: 
This is an author's quote I found on the internet - I thought it was so appropriate. 
Casey is Kathy's dog. I know that he is loved and treasured and Kathy is a huge animal advocate. 
Typical writer's folders, I would think....
My interpretation of three characters from Kathy's second novel, "RSVP"

Middle row, left to right: 

Every author needs a beautiful bookmark....
A couple of shelves of books - pretty common in the home of 
an author, I would guess... 
A cross to represent Kathy's strong faith.
Kathy's photo from her second novel, "RSVP".

Bottom row, left to right

Kathy's photo from her first novel, "Relic".
Typical tools for a writer... 
Kathy is truly a "shining star" in the eyes of many - I'm not sure she realizes this! 
Many authors have a "muse" for inspiration - I hope this comes close to what I think Kathy might use.

I had a lot of fun creating this display tray. Yes, it is time consuming to make, but the end result is SO worth the amount of work that goes into it. 

To contact Kathy West or to order her novels, 
her email is


Supplies used are Close To My Heart unless otherwise noted: 

Paper: Scholastic Paper Pack, Ruby Cardstock, Outdoor Denim Cardstock, Cashmere Cardstock, Saddle Cardstock, Cocoa Cardstock, New England Ivy Cardstock, Champagne Cardstock
Stamps: None
Inks: None
Accessories: Artiste Cartridge, Art Philosophy Cartridge, Display Tray, Adhesive Springs, Burlap Ribbon, Dark Chocolate Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Slate Satin Polka-Dot Ribbon, Designer Ribbon - Blue Collection, Designer Ribbon - Cocoa Collection, Colonial White Waxy Flax, Baker's Twine - Harvest Assortment, Baker's Twine - Paradise Assortment, Baker's Twine - Neutral Assortment, Wooden Buttons, Binder Clips, Sparkles - Clear Assortment, Sparkles - Brown and Tan Assortment, Pearl Opaque Adhesive Gems, Basic Brad Assortment, Timeless Charms, Foam Tape
Non-CTMH Items: Angel, Black Paper Clip, Cross, Wooden Spool "People", Sharpie Markers to draw faces, Dog Footprint Stickers, Computer font

1 comment:

  1. Alyson, this is so sweet and beautiful. The story behind it is very touching. I'm sure it will be well-loved. :)


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