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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

A Day At the Beach Album


I've got another album to share with you. This one is also going to be donated to the charity auction. It will be paired up with a Hawaiian vacation. 

I added a bi-fold pull-tag in the cover's front pocket after I took the picture of the cover.

You may have noticed that these donation albums are quite simple... not a lot of extra bits and bobs, cutouts and dangly doodads, ribbons and bows.... because while there are more than a handful of women at this event most of those that stay for the dinner and auction are men. 

That's it for tonight! I have one more album to share. Watch for it in a couple days. Tomorrow is all about Little League Baseball. ��⚾️

Thanks for stopping by.

Paper: black card stock (Recollections); patterned (The Paper Studio)
Ink: Vintage Photo (Ranger)
Adhesive: Scor-Tape (1/2" and 1/4"); ATG 
Magnets: 5/8" (Basic Grey)

Adventure Album


I'm trying out the Blogger app on my tablet to see if maybe it will help me post more often. 

So far, I'm not liking that I can't edit pics within the app when I add them to a post. So I will apologize now for all the extra space around the pics.  

On the upside, you are seeing a new album I made for an upcoming charity auction. It's going to be packaged together with a cruise that was donated. 

That's it!
Size is 5 -1/2" x 7 - 1/2".  Nine pull tags total, five flip-up pocket pages plus inside the covers for a total of 12 pages. All of the tags and pages can hold a 4"x6" standard size photo.

Thanks for stopping by!

Papers: black card stock (Recollections); patterned (Paper Studio)
Adhesives: Scor-Tape (1/2" and 1/4"); ATG 
Ink: Vintage Photo (Ranger)
Magnets: 5/8" (Basic Grey)

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Gift: Christmas Album 2014

Warning: This post is picture heavy.

My son's teacher has a December birthday. We couldn't have both a birthday party for her and a class Christmas party so we are combining them. Gift cards are always a much requested gift and usually an easy one for the parents to pick up if they want to give a gift. And the gift cards are almost always inside a card. So I created an album with lots of pockets to collect all the cards/gift cards in.

Yup, twelve page inserts! Twenty four pages! plus inside front and back cover. Phew! what a project.

And once the teacher has pulled all her gifts out of her Gift Book she can use it as a Christmas album to collect her family photos in. Win-Win.

Thanks for stopping by.

Edited to add... Sorry, I was in a bit of a rush last night. Forgot to post some important details. I created the album using Kathy Orta's Paper Phenomenon Back to Basic (B2B) tutorial: Now (today) is a great time to purchase any and all of her tutorials and kits while her Black Friday sale is going on. I think for a couple more days....but you would need to check her site for details.

The patterned papers came from a 12x12 Paper Studio pad (found at Hobby Lobby) called North Pole Productions. Even with all of the pages, pockets and tags (all covered in both sides) I was able to decorate the entire album using only one piece of each design so I have lots of paper left from this collection. I see a few more Christmas book creations in my future.

The base of the book was made from medium weight chipboard and covered with black cardstock. Adhesives I used were Scor-Tape and Scotch Quick Dry.