Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Bind It All Display Book

This is the second book in the Bind It All course.  A Flip Book which stands on the Zutter Display It All Stand.   Given that neither the stand or the plastic pockets are available in the UK, I had to be inventive! So I made the plastic pockets from some strong acetate and Terry made me the lovely stand from wood and metal, based on the measurements of the Zutter one but to his own design.  I am really pleased with it.

As the internal pockets allow photographs to be inserted over and over again I decided to use some photographs I have been scanning out of my parents photograph books.  Although not necessarily good quality photographs, they are ones which have not been seen for some time. 

The pages are not overly decorated and I kept the cover simple.  I used Basic Grey Periphery Papers which I have been saving but felt I just had to start using them!  The letters on the front were basic die cut letters, distress inked and then covered in UTEE.  The butterly is from grungepaper and again distress inked and embossed on the Cuttlebug.

The next book is a star book .....................

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Accordian Book

I was looking on the Bind It All website yesterday for some inspiration for a new spiral bound book when I noticed they were doing an online class - four books in four weeks.  Cost $25.  Which works out about £16.  I decided to give it a go and am I glad!  What a lovely book this is.  It is large 8" x 6" but contains four "wallets" which take a reasonable sized folder.  It was quite quick to make too and is now ready for me to record by Garden Treasures this summer.

The flower is one I made after watching a You-tube video - scrunched up paper!  Pretty impressive though!

I didn't have a BIA Closure so I made one from grungepaper and attached it with brads.  If I'd known it was going to work so well I would have taken more time over it!

Can't wait for the next book next week .................

More Layouts

I had a good weekend scrapbooking.  Not my own ideas for layouts - some scraplifting - but different ideas from different sites, particulary Jennifer MacGuire and Tim Holtz.  I wanted a way of combining all these photographs from the wedding - the formal and informal.

I love this photograph of the boys (taken in 1995) and thought some masking and distress inks might show it off better than my usual flowery papers!  I used Rusty Hinge, Stormy Sky, Blue China, Brushed Corduroy and good old Walnut Stain.                 
Again I was looking for ways of combining a number of photographs, some of which were very small.  This was a trial run for one of the layouts for my proposed scrapbooking class later this year.  I'm trying to use very limited products and tools for this class, but still trying to achieve an interesting layout.

Always Laughter and Happiness used K & Co.  Classic K McKenna Papers left over from last year's scrapbooking class.