Good morning friends!
I hope you are all happy & well this morning.
Personally, I am freezing my hoobie off here in North Dallas today.
Which, frankly, just ticks me off.
I'm pretty sure I moved to TX and tolerate 120* summer days and living 1500 miles away from my family for the express purpose of NOT having to freeze my hoobie off.
Clearly, I am getting screwed in this deal.
I have a non-Christmas-y project to share with you today.
As you know, I took a week-long vacation with my family at the beach just a few weeks ago.
(Remember, back when it was warm?)
I printed the 8 bazillion photos that we took that week and am in the process of creating an album.
All of the photos are in the album, and all organized, I just have to make the layouts.
But, ya know, it's a slow process.
It's a huge album.
It's 8 bazillion photos.
So, I decided to make a mini-album from some of the left-over photos.
(As an FYI to the Fam-- this album and it's significantly larger sibling album are the reason that ya'll are getting store-bought Christmas cards this year.
Just so ya know.)
Bound using 3" book rings from an office supply store.
It's a little fat, but so am I, so I'm good with it.
Everything is 4"x6".
I wanted to be able to just use the photos that I had, as is, so I cut all of my chipboard & PP to match the size photos I already had printed.
Here are some of the inside pages:
I really like the format of this album.
It was so simple and I love that the photos are the star.
And it was a great way to use a ton of older supplies and stamps that I'd never even opened.
Supplies I used:
Cardstock- Paper Studio
White Alpha Tiles- JoAnn Craft Essentials
Red Alphas- Spare Parts
Yellow Alpha- Chip Chatter
Acrylic Emblies- JoAnn Craft Essentials
Bling Swirl- Want To Scrap
Stickers- DCWV, Bo Bunny, Heidi Grace, K & Co, Colorbok, MAMBI, October Afternoon
Page Tabs- October Afternoon
Journal Tags & Left Over Word Strip- Creative Imaginations
Red Words & Brackets- Anna Griffin
Stamps- Theresa Collins, Ali Edwards for Technique Tuesday, Clearly Wordsworth, Art Gone Wild
Green Bling & Pearls- Making Memories
Blue & Orange Pearls- Glitterazzi
Pens- Slick Writers from American Crafts
Ribbons- Scraps from my stash
I'm definitely going to do this style album again.
It was so simple & freeing to think only about jazzing up the photos themselves and nothing else.
Ok, off to get some more work done.
Hope ya'll are warmer than I am.
Maybe I'll ask Santa for some flannel jammies for Christmas.
Or a hot tub... Yeah, a hot tub would be good....