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Friday, July 21, 2017

the older we get ...

I had some fun with water colouring the background before using the floral print cut file. Very simple but very effective.


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

hello mint tin booklet

Quite some time ago, I think about 12 years ago, I altered a mint tin and made a little photo booklet which slipped inside of it as a gift.  With Miss A going to collage next year, I wanted her to have a little memory keepsake of home. 

All I asked of her was to go through my drawer of offcuts scrap paper and choose one she liked. I didn't tell her why or give any hint of what for.  I should have known she'd choose book paper. This one is from Jenni Bowlin Studio.

Miss A isn't into pink very much but a little hint is ok, so with that in mind I chose the ribbon and selected kraft card as the other coordinated colour on the mint tin.  

The gold heart on the tin lent itself to how I was to embellish the little booklet which is chock full of photos with a little Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Ink gently rubbed on the edges with a sponge and simple gold ephemera.

The booklet has a Kraft front and back cover and I typed a little message to Miss A to introduce the booklet to her.







Miss A had a choice of a larger tag book that I made for her or this smaller booklet in a tin to take with her to collage and she chose the mint tin booklet, which I'm really happy with. Its small enough to pop in her bag/handbag/whatever and the the mint tin will protect it.

Which means that Mr S was more than glad to have the tag album I made for him to remember Miss A by when she's away at collage.

Win win.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

hello booklet of memories

At the recent escape2create retreat the lovely Raquel Bowman taught a couple of classes. This one is a little Crate Paper tag booklet full of photos. My booklet is about twice as full as the one Raquel demonstrated and I need the next size ring up for it.  

My idea was to fill it with photos from a recent family photoshoot on our front lawn and give it to Miss A to take with her to collage next year as a little keepsake.  So I put in a LOT of photos as I just couldn't eliminate any.  

Raquel's kit came with puffy stickers and I used every single last one of them as well as sticker sentiments. They're all in the booklet too. I had very little of the kit left by the time I was done.