***WARNING: photo-heavy blog post ahead!***
I've been painfully absent lately (implication: painful for me, not you!) - I miss sharing here! Life has taken over, as the kids continue on with exams and music lessons and cadets and homework… and I have been learning piano again, so much of my free time is plunking away at the ivories, in an attempt to learn Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata.
I'm still on the first page.
At any rate, I'm here today to share a project that is featured on the Canadian Scrapbooker's blog today for Tuesday with the team!
Remember this project from 2011?
Well, after completing the cover, I took it to several crops over the years and could never get into the groove. Luckily, during our girls' scrappy weekend at our place last week, I finished it!
(can you hear the choirs of angels singing?!?)
I've shared some of my favourite pages on the CS blog, but here it is, in it's entirety:
Old maps are perfect background papers for travel mini albums. And page 8 was created using a old film negative sheet! I printed the photos to size and slid them into sleeves.
For photos that were bigger than the negative size, I simply attached them to the outside of the page. The facing page came together quickly by sizing all photos to 1.5" squares (or 1.5"x3") and assembling them into a quick collage with a doodled border.
Pages 14 through 16 are simply baseball trading card sheets! Photos were cut to size and inserted into pockets with minimal embellishments (patterned paper, rub-ons, stickers).
For Page 17, I cut patterned paper to fit and completed the page layout, which was then just attached on top of the card pocket page.
The envelopes created pockets that were handy for brochures and receipts, but I also used one to document the story of Connor and the Sky Wheel, so the photo could take precedence on page 18.
(forgot to photograph! coming soon!)
Supplies used: Little Yellow Bicycle patterned paper, glitter stickers and clear cuts; Basic Grey patterned paper; Bazzill cardstock; My Stamp Box stamps (Passport To Adventure); Silhouette Cameo, Impregnable, Mission Script, Arial and Sofia fonts; Fiskars, EK Success and Martha Stewart Crafts border punches; American Crafts, Doodlebug Designs, Basic Grey and Simple Stories alphabet stickers; SkribblzArt vinyl titles; Recollections washi tape; Studio Calico border sticker; Jenni Bowlin and Tim Holtz tickets; Heidi Swapp rub-ons; Doodlebug Designs glitter; Papermate Flair pen; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L adhesive; film negative sheets; baseball card sheets; unknown kraft tags; twine.