I am about ready to propose to my girlfriend... We have been together for about 2 years, but we have been good friends for closer to 20. She is a literacy coach at an elementary school. Literacy and little kids are her passion. My original thought was to find a personalized leather sketchbook and create a kids story about how we met and our lives up until this point. On the final page I wanted to ask the question with the ring showing by cutting a 1.5" x 1.5" square from the remaining pages and putting an insert from a ring box, or piece of styrofoam.
My problem is, I cannot find the type of sketch pad I need with enough pages to accomplish this. Now I'm thinking that if I just draw the pages on paper from a sketchpad and put them into a scrapbook, I might have better options as far as the book or cover is concerned. (I also think it would be cool if we had a daughter that I might be able to read her the story of how her parents met as bedtime story a little down the road)
Any suggestions on where I can find something that might help me accomplish this? I'm guessing I will need 30-40 pages for the actual story, then have enough left over to put the ring .
Any help would be greatly appreciated. If I can't do this... I need to start thinking about different proposal ideas