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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

getting my craft on

another layout to share

my 'scrapmates' (scrapbooking email group) got together for high tea at martha's pantry in wellington back in june.  i love our group, and am particularly grateful for our 'leader' kris, who posts questions every day for us to answer.  i'm learning new things about my friends every day - it's very cool.

today's questions:

'something about yesterday'
'the friend that i've had the longest'
'what's on the floor of my wardrobe'
my favourite toy as a child'

i look forward to these questions EVERY DAY!

back to crafting...

this album has been in the UFO pile for several years.  it was a crafting connection class i did; never finished the album, and the photos dated, so i decided to make tara a mini album with pictures from my surprise visit back in september.

it was pretty quick because the papers were already cut, and the 6x6 pages fit right into 6x6 photo sleeves page protectors (which incidentally, i plan on using for memorabilia etc in my december daily.


then TODAY i made this very cool album

very simple yet effective
it's clever because it opens from both sides which are secured using cable ties


transparency on the front

i love the photos on the left and right
miss 21 took the photo (on the left), drew a copy (on the right) which i then printed.

i was lucky to have so many photos of wellington already.  miss 21 took a lot during her first year at university.  the time-consuming part was converting them all to black and white.

if i made this album again (and i probably will!) - i'd use 6 x 6 photos (as opposed to 4 x 6), with a portrait orientation.  this would work really well where one photo is cut down the middle and put over 2 pages.

i had a huge selection of photos (as u do when they only cost 12c per print!) but used a lot more portrait than landscape.

still REALLY happy with the result, and i had the tutor all to myself!
she's a big fan of mini books, and i can't wait to attend her next class.


Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

I just completed my latest craft project--converting some home movies and uploading some videos I made on the computer to iMemories to make a couple DVDs for Christmas. I'm excited to see how they turned out!

mandyb said...

you HAVE been busy...and how cool to be the only one in the whole class!!! lol!!!

you must teach us!!!

angie said...

Look at you getting your craft on. Fantastic! I really love the albums, and the layout at tea with your friends is great!

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Margot/NZ said...

That cable-tie album is VERY cool. Was that a class at Scrapbook Central? Any chance it would be repeated - I'd rearrange my schedule to do it!!