Aug 3, 2009

Timeless Treasures Blog Hop


Good evening!

I am so happy to join in on Theresa's Timeless Treasures blog hop tonight! There are several of us showing projects tonight, so be sure to check out all the links at the end of my SUPER long blog post to see what everyone else has been making with Theresa's gorgeous vintage inspired stamp set.

My first project with this stamp set was this accordian fold scrapbook. I sat down with a premade accordian album from DieCuts with a View, a DejaViews 12x12 paper pack and Theresa's set.

I began my project by cutting the papers to 6x6 and started layering and trimming to decorate the album. I started to get a feel for the book with these vintage papers and inspiration began to strike! Next, I stamped all the images onto GinaK's Pure Luxury Ivory cardstock and pulling the colors from the patterned papers, I colored everything with Copics.

The images were trimmed and set aside to decorate the pages and the sentiments were cut with a variety of Nestability dies. Before removing the dies, I sponged SU's Blush Blossom ink around the cardstock to highlight and add to the vintage look. That's my favorite color to use when I'm trying to achieve a soft, old-world type feel.

Then, I added the stamped elements to my album...

I used Sakura's Glitter pen to highlight a couple of lines on each stamped image. On one side of my album, I used Crystal lacquer on the stamped images. But, I found that the lacquer was a little thicker than I wanted, so on the opposite side of the album pages, I used a versamarker and detail clear embossing powder to get the subtle shine I was looking for.

Here's the album cover...

page 1 (with Crystal lacquer on the images)

page 2 - remember you can click on all of my photos to view them larger for an even closer view...

page 3 - oh how I LOVE that cameo, Theresa!!

page 4...
The last page of the front of the album...

Now, I never like to leave the back side of my mini books plain, so I always decorate them too. That way, you have 2 views - right!?

So, this is page 1 of the back of the album... (using Versamarker & embossing powder to embellish)



page 2 ...

page 3 ...
and finally page 4...

Whew - you made it! I should have warned you about all the photos in this post! lol!! I haven't made a mini scrapbook in so long and was thrilled with getting back into scrapbooking again! Now, to decide on what photos to put in it...

To see even more inspiration from Theresa's gorgeous Timeless Treasures stamp set, please visit Theresa Momber's blog She is giving away one of her stamp sets as blog candy, so be sure to leave a comment on her blog to be entered to win it!

She has two guest designers to joining in in the blog hop tonight:
Cathy Edgar and her mom -Geri Utterback

as well as these GinaK's Senior Design Team members:
Cindy Lawrence
Emily Giovanni
Erika Martin
Jessica Fick
Lee Murphy
Lynn Mercurio
Melanie Muenchinger

and our CenterStage Spotlight Design Team members:

Brenda Turner
Shannon Bracken
Sue Morris
Sue Walsh


Have a great rest of your night! Jessica

22 comments:

Theresa Momber said...

Holy moly! I'm speechless, Jessica. Completely blown away, it's so beautiful.

JenMarie said...

Ooo, this is fabulous!

Stampin' Pam said...

Jessica this is totally amazing (well not really considering your fabulous talent!) BUT one of my good friends just lost her mom over the weekend and I think I now have an idea for something I can make for her to help ease the pain. THanks for sharing a fabulous project and for being such an inspiration always.

Savor the Journey said...

Oh
My
Goodness!!
Jessica ... this is such a treasure!

~Bev

Misti said...

WOW!!!

"Tillymint" said...

What a beautiful way to showcase this fantastic stamp set. I have some old family photos waiting to be worked with - I think this would be perfect!
I just want someone to come up with a lace stamp!!!!

Giovana said...

So pretty!!! I wish I could have your creativity to do something like this. Amazing!!
God bless
Giovana

Cathy said...

Jessica: I absolutely LOVE your photo album, wonderful layouts and use of Theresa's beautiful set. You are amazing!

redwasher1 said...

WOW! This totally rocks!! Beautiful!!!!!!!! can't say it enough! Geri

Brenda said...

Wowza Jessica this is fabulous!!! What gorgeous papers you used and the layout is awesome! Thank you for the inspiration, I may just back into scrapbooking yet!

JessicaK said...

Oooh, fabulous accordian book. I love the way you used the individual elements from the set in here.

Lynn Stevens said...

Great scrapbook, sure to be a family heirloom!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

OMGosh Jess!!! I always expect just utter spectacular-ness from you!!!! And you never disappoint!! What a special keepsake!!!

Juls said...

what a beautiful project!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Wow...this project is wonderful and what a great mini book for all of those treasured moments. You did a fantastic job Jess!

JazzyH said...

Very classic!

Beth S said...

Wow that album is amazing. Beautiufl throughout.

lindal said...

This is outstanding! I love the whole album.

Shannon said...

WOW! WOW!! WOW!!! I love all the pages and the details are amazing.

catdidit said...

You never cease to amaze me with your creations Jess! LOVE it!

Scrubbysue said...

Oooooooh...............jessica!!! this is beautiful!!!! I just love all the details and how you used the images. Very nice!

Bonnie B said...

WOW....fantastic project. I love that cameo. I had one when I was a little girl. Sweet memories.

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