Buckle up, because today's post is a BIG one! LOL! I have lots of photos of a new mini scrapbook that I made recently to prepare for another class I'll be teaching in a few weeks at GinaK's store.
I'm calling it my Fall Acrylic 6x6 Book. We'll be using Zutter's Bind-it-All machine along with their 6x6 acrylic book covers and pewter coils. Gina has ordered some awesome new paper for us to use for the book - filled with gorgeous warm, fall colors.
The front and back covers will be decorated with Ranger Alcohol Inks. We just started carrying the entire color rack in the store and I couldn't be happier! Those of you who have taken a few recent classes know how excited I am to have them because we've used them several times in our classes already!
Here's a view of the book opened. Can you see the yummy layers, tags, pockets, and dimension that is in this little treasure? I LOVE it! These kind of projects are my absolute favorite ones to do because there are all these interactive and hidden elements on each page!
The rest of the photos are of some of the pages in my book. Each double spread has one pocket page - filled with extra photos along with a journaling tag. The main photo is on the opposite page. In between the two pages, there is a large office tag that has extra photos on both sides. These large tags have been stamped and shaded with distress inks.
The above photo is the same page as the other photo, except with the tag turned so you can see the other side of the tag. Each pocket top has been punched with either Fiskars Threading Water border punch or the flower punch that you can see above.
For this book, I used Stamping Up's Apple Cider designer paper they released in last year's Holiday Mini catalog. When I started putting the book together, I wasn't sure what photos I was going to put in my book. I was thinking it would be a great place to keep some favorite photos of fall. So, I pulled out this paper and found lots of ribbons to match them.
However, when I started looking through my photo box for some pictures to put in my book, I came across these ones taken several years back of my kids. As I was looking through the photos, I couldn't help chuckle and remember all the fun memories that each photo shows. I had to put them in my book because they made me laugh and what better photos to put in my Thanksgiving themed book. I'm so thankful for my family and was so tickled to see these photos again!
I share my photo story with you because scrapbooking is about telling the stories of your family. It's not supposed to be difficult or stressful. It's okay if the photos don't match the papers perfectly or even if the photos are a little blurry. It's about the memories and the love you feel for the subjects in the photos, not the process. Although the process is pretty fun too! LOL!
How can I not laugh when I see these photos?? The pages above show Isaiah being silly at the Lego Store in Chicago... My daughter being a Spy with her brother's hat on along with this faux leather outfit I found for her at a Second Hand store in town along with her dress shoes .... Ashley climbing a tree because she was scared of a cat - yet she is holding a stuffed cat in her hands!! That one still makes me laugh so hard that I cry... LOL!
I'm really excited about this class and am looking forward to sharing the actual book we'll be making soon. When the papers get in, I'll get going with it and be sure to post it here on my blog!
Have a great day and thanks for hanging in there with me through this marathon post!