Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Pass The Book: The First

And here it is:


with very grateful thanks to Emma at Silver Pebble for graciously allowing me to take up her wonderful idea: From High In The Sky's first Pass the Book. I've thought long and hard about what to start off with - I liked all of your ideas, but I was especially taken with Jennifer's suggestion that it needed to be a beautiful book, good to look at as well as to read. So, I found this one:


And this is how it works: I've read it, and I'd love to Pass the Book; so if you'd like to be next, leave me a comment. I'll pick one and post the book off to you. Then, when you've enjoyed it, you will post on your blog and Pass the Book to someone who comments there. Let's see how long we can keep it going for - and if it's a success, I'll choose another one and we can start again.


Any questions, ask away. Internationals are very welcome. Oh, and one more thing: is there anyone out there who would like to make a blinkie? Or even point me in the direction of a good tutorial? Many thanks. Now, let's give this a go...

Edited to add: Thank you to everyone who offered their thoughts about blinkies. I had a go at making a button and the code so that you can grab one if you would like it - in my sidebar now!

25 comments:

humel said...

Sounds fab, Sian :-) I'm definitely in!

Blinkie-wise, I made mine for the All About Me project just by cropping and resizing a photo to fit the sidebar. I don't know how to generate the code for other people to use (but I think I could work it out based on, say, one of Shimelle's) but it worked fine for people to save the image and upload it to their own blogs, adding a link to the relevant post on mine. If anyone does know of a tutorial though I'd be interested too!

Enjoy the Ride said...

Sounds like fun, I'm in. :) I can make an animated GIF in Photoshop if you give me an idea what you're looking for. :)

alexa said...

What a lovely looking book! Goodness knows, I feel as if I need inspiration sometimes ... This is a great idea, Sian, and hope it goes really well! :)

Deb said...

This is such a great idea, Sian. I'd love to participate.

Carrie made a button for her blog along with the code to copy...I'll ask her for some advice. xo

Cheri said...

Me! I'm in! (yes, even from the depths of vacation...) That book looks gorgeous. Great choice for starting out Sian!

Rachel B said...

Ooh yes, I would like to join in too Sian. This sounds like fun. I'm not sure about the blinkie, I only know how to add a picture to the sidebar of my blog.

Scrappi Sandi said...

I'm in too Sian!! That book looks lovely...good choice!! Well done you for actually putting into action what some of us just think about!!!! As for a blinkie...I don't know how, but if you find a good tutorial, do share!!! :)

Amanda said...

That looks a lovely book Sian well done for getting started. Have you got your librarian stamp at the ready......

JO SOWERBY said...

i would LOVE to be part of the exchange please. i have no idea how to make blinkies im afraid, i am still learning PSE. Hopefully some of the suggestions will help. Or perhaps, Adori graphics might have tutorial somewhere on her site.
Jo xxx

helena said...

great looking book, I'm interested in playing too

scrappyjacky said...

This looks a gorgeous book,Sian...love your passing on idea.....would love to join in...glad I got back from my hols just in time to see this post.
P.S. glad you liked the card.

Carmen said...

What an absolutely brilliant idea Sian! I must have missed your original post. I'd love to play along too.

furrypig said...

What a great idea (and very environmentally friendly I'm sure!)passing the book along... looks fantastic and might even give me the inspiration for the chaos I aka the craft room!

Sorry no idea about blinkies I am so untechy! (Is that a word?)

Amy said...

Well I'm in of course!
I've been looking into blinkies as well, actually I prefer the ones that don't blink but that is beside the point, there are a few good tutorials when you google the topic but I would go with someone who has previous experience and their advice :-)

laurie b said...

i would love to participate at any stage of the beautiful book's journey! what a fun idea. i can't help with the button since i am not just low-tech, i am no-tech! ha!

Cheryl said...

I am so glad I am back from my holiday in time to participate so count me in. That book looks fab and with so much inspiration, sorry don't know how to do blinkies, but I am sure someone out there will x

Karen said...

I'm just catching up with blogs after being at CHA, but would love to participate. You made a great first choice. I wish I knew how to make a blinkie, but it's way over my head. If you find a good tutorial, please post a link. I'd love to learn how to make one.

Carrie said...

Oh what a beautiful book! How fun! I WISH I knew how to make a blinkie, lol!

Rhona said...

Add me to your list too please Sian, the book looks wonderful and it's such a great idea. Look forward to seeing if you find a tutorial for making a blinkie :)

SarahLP said...

Great idea Sian! Please count me in.. this book looks like a great read. I've been wondering about blinkies too.. but yes, just a small picture with a link attached would seem to fit the bill.

jennifer said...

You can add me to the list, of course! That really is a beautiful looking book, I'm itching to flick through it!

I've added the blinkie to my sidebar with a link to this post xx

Ruth said...

I'm in, please! Well done on producing a blinkie!

Suzy said...

Its a fab idea Sian

I'd love to join in it's maybe the push I need to get me back creating and blogging again

Suzy xx

Becky said...

Count me in please Sian! Going to have a go at posting your button on my blog later too :)

Lizzie said...

Ooh, this is a great idea and such a lovely book! Please count me in, Sian.
I'm just back from my hols and am knee-deep in laundry etc... so I'm still catching up on everyone's blog posts (so glad I came here so soon!). I'll catch up on the rest of yours v. soon.
Thanks for the chance to join in with this.

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