Back in May my boyfriend and I celebrated one year together. We have taken lots of pictures of the things we have done together, with our kids, friends, etc., over past year. I thought that rather than give him a card, I would make this album.
This is a We R Memory Keepers Raw Goods album, 5x7 size. It a 2-ring binder and comes with 10 clear pages.
I covered the album with My Minds Eye DP from Hobby Lobby (of course ~grin~). I put narrow cording on the edges that move when it is opened, to conceal the raw edges there. I stamped Inkadinkado's Wine & Cheese stamp on ivory cardstock, cut the edge with decorative scissors then inked the edges. Attached it to the pink CS with dimensionals to pop it up, and attached that stack to the album. The heart I cut from a card that was given to me in another life and ended up in my scrap box. It even already had gold foil embossed ribbon on it...how convenient is that? : ) That gorgeous metal plate was put in as an extra with something I bought on E-bay. There are three different plates in this set and I just love them. I chose this ivory one because it went so well with the paper. The sentiment I put together from alphabet rub-ons from K&Company, with each individual letter rubbed on separately to form the words. I thought the sentiment and the stamp went really well with the whole theme of the book.
I included a shot of a couple of the pages. Some are more decorated, and each page has two or three pictures. These shots were of NIOSA (Night in Old San Antonio), which is part of our annual Fiesta celebration (somewhat like a Mexican Mardi Gras). It is a blast!! Also interspersed between the photo pages, I printed out the words to three different love songs that remind me of US. I printed them on DP that had a small faint image, then cut the edges with decorative scissors, inked the edge, and attached it to a 5x7 piece that I cut from manila folders and punched holes. I like the folder's thickness...not too thick but still sturdy. Each page was decorated completely different. I used different stamps, bling, stickers, chipboard, glitter, rub-ons, caligraphy...you get the idea. My boyfriend loved it! : )
Stamps: Lots of different ones.
Paper: Paper Studio CS and My Minds Eye DP from HL.
Ink: Colorbox Queues.
Accessories: We R Memory Keepers, bookplate, cording, bling, rub-ons, and a variety of other embellishments throughout the album.