For the first book, I used K and Company's Wild Raspberry range of papers, and decorated the front cover with flowers, a chipboard flourish, pearls, some tulle, and ribbons.
And for the second book, I used their Life's Journey papers, and embellished the front cover with a chipboard flourish, mounted cut-outs, ribbons and a metal tag. As it was for a man, I limited my ribbons to brown and blue tones, which also matched the papers used.
Patterned Papers - K and Company - Wild Raspberry Collection, and Life's Journey Collection
Chipboards - Maya Road Scrolls II Chipboard
Flowers - Prima, Ribtex
Alphas - American Crafts Fabric Thickers
Metal Tag - Tim Holtz Idea-ology
Stamps (For Inside Page) - Hero Arts
Others - Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint, Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Ribbons, Pearls, Tulle, Zutter Bind-it-All, Zutter 3/4in. Owire Bindings, EK Success 3D Foam Dots