This week I spent some time cleaning out closets to help meet my goal of becoming more of a consumer not a collector of scrapbooking treasures. During the process I discovered some retired product from the Silhouette paper pack. I have been using Studio J to make some layouts of past weddings using that great black and white retired "paper". When I came accross a mini album it reminded me of friends, people, places and God's blessings.
I am posting a few pictures of that album to encourage you to make your own album using up some of your stash, so you too become more a consumer rather than a collector of our great Close to My Heart products. Enjoy!
To start his album make a binding That is about 3 1/2" high by about 4" wide. Score at 1" and at 1/2" intervals, ending with a 1" tab at the end. You then want to add some 2 sided adhesive (like red line) to the first 1/2" scored area and every other one. You then put a piece of ribbon in the center of the spine and under the covers of the album. Leave extra ribbon to tie the book with a bow.
Feel free to call me for further instructions or clarification since I don't have photos of all the steps. (859-421-4423) or e-mail: Alayneswillinghands@gmail.com. Enjoy capturing your special moments and blessings in your own mini album.
|This cover was made from 4"coasters covered with cardstock and background and texture paper. I decorated it with a stamped image on overhead transparency plastic and a stamped Bible verse.|
|This shows the top of the album with the pages attached to the spine.|
|The desert sand color in the center of the album shows where the pages are attached to the scored spine.|
Take time to journal your little album because as I started this blog entry I reminded you that time passes quickly. Today it is my middle daughters special birthday! It seemed like only a few weeks ago that she was born, yet now she is a mom and wife and all grown up....if you don't write it down you might not remember where and when as you grow older. So do as I say and not as I do and journal. The little babe in my arms is now 4 1/2 years old. If it was only a few weeks ago that my daugher was born, it was only minutes ago that I became a grandmother.
So please take heed of the verse on this little album and remember that there is a time and season for everything. Enjoy each day you are blessed with.