Thursday, 21 June 2012

Photo Memory Album

Thought I'd add John's Photo Album, which I made for his birthday, in it's own post. It still isn't quiet finished as I want to add some journalling to some of the pages, and there's a few pictures I couldn't add as they're up in the attic... the cobweb end! There's an Easter one somewhere, where the girls aged about 6 and 7 covered hinm in their eater eggs as he lay sleeping on the sofa in just his underwear..noticed I've missed adding the 'David' Apron photo this time!

Anyway, a few of you asked what papers I'd used. Bit of a mish-mash really! I first started cutting out 8x8 card but soon realised it wouldn't be any good if I wanted to add the binder-rings and have it fold open as it does.

The front and back covers were originally card taken from the backs of old art pads. It's nice and strong, so I never throw it away.
I used a Martha Stewart boarder punch to add a bit of interest on the cover. And that took some cutting, it didn't like the thickness of the paper at all!! Maybe because I used 12x12 papers from The Mariposa Stack for the front, back and inside of the covers. On the back cover I used TH Bird Cage and bird. The sticky Letters where part of a Christmas set I'd had. (not many doubled up letters so I hadn't been able to use them until now. (Crafty companies want you to buy loads of the same sheet I guess, so you have enough letters)

In side I used mostly double sided papers (almost card) which I brought back with me from the States a few years ago, plus other's I'd had for ages. Agghhh! I finally cut into them!!
A lot of the pages were just white card I inked with the only three T.Holtz inks I have (brown, red and blue) then added some Freebies papers I had already had printed out from places like Printable Heaven and other sites listed on my side bar, as well as anything else I could find!
Anyway, my first album, hoping my second will be better! Planning a Baby Book for daughter's baby due on Christmas Day! But of course, that won't be finished until some time in the future!
New Followers! Hi and a big wave to, Sian Evans who has a fantastic blog called One and only designs, stay awhile and have a smooch! And MGLandscapes00 with no link, but I'm sure it's Mark with another fabulous blog called Speshink (named after his cat I think!) stay awhile there too! Thank you for following!
Some of the challenges I had planned are over, well it did take me ages, but I have added it to this...
Craftycardmakers-no cards, tags, or atcs!


  1. This is a lovely project - you have put a lot of work into it - and it certainly shows! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!! Cxx

  2. This album is looking fabulous

    Happy Friday


  3. What a great looking album! I love the lettering on the cover! TFS!

  4. Well so glad we are the lucky challenge and you were able to share this beauty with us at Crafty Cardmakers. Lots of lovely details here must have taken you for ages. Thanks so much for sharing and do hope to see you again.



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