Sunday, 29 January 2012

OTP Inspiration with We R Memory Keepers

Hi Everyone!

I thought I'd show you what I made with the rest of my kit using the Family Keepsakes range.  The one thing I don't think we as scrappers are very good at is documenting things about ourselves because we are so busy documenting the stories of our children and family life, that sometimes we forget to step out from behind the camera.  With that in mind, I decided to create a mini album about our house and the story behind why we bought it and what we have changed since we moved in 8 years ago.  But like our house, I wanted to start it from scratch, another words I wanted to make the entire album, instead of buying a premade one I just had to decorate.
Theres a blog I follow called Follow the Paper Trail by Laura Dennison.  This lady creates some amazing albums and OTP items, has a show on UStream showing you how to make them and you can also find the patterns and/or kits for sale in her etsy shop.  I have bought a few of her patterns and this album was one of them, its called a Stack the Deck album.
The pages are made from envelopes, so I needed to make some to tie in with the papers I had left over, so I chose some old Daisy D's papers and made them.  I then used the papers and chipboard stickers I had left over from my kit, as embellishments and yes Ive even used more Prima packaging as accents again too!  Comes in very handy that packaging, grin!  The covers are made from some extra thick black chipboard Ive had left over from ages ago.

With the second to last photo I created a flip tab, so I could have a journalling spot underneath the photo and then decorated the rear of the photo.  And before you ask I did make a card with the left over scraps from the envelopes grin! (still sticking to that resolution!)  The album is now in the shop for you to have a look through.

Happy Scrapping Everyone!

Other items used:
Cherry Lynn flourish die
Melissa Frances resin frame
Petaloo flowers - Canterbury Collection
Prima Cinderella vines
Imaginarium Designs chipboard fence
Martha Stewart edge punches and leaf punch
Tim Holtz mini bulldog clips
Basic Grey rubons
Donna Downey foam stamps


Francine said...

awesome idea and awesome album - i had a good peruse through when i was at the shop the other day!

Sheila said...

You are right---we r always BEHIND the camera. Great idea and you have done such a beautiful job with it!

Rebecca Mosher said...

What a fun album! My husband and I are currently looking to buy and fix up our first house too, so much good inspiration there :)


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