Wednesday, February 6, 2013

This post I am going to share with you an album I made to hold the photos from Mum's 80th birthday party. Mum and I made one each when she was here staying just after her party. Mum's is in different colours.

I bought the instructions for this album from Cathy Orta on the internet.

I am really happy with it. It holds heaps of photos, in fact more photos than I had to put in it.

This is the outside. It is about 12.5" wide and 10.25" tall. The doily under the Prima flowers is cut using a Cheery Lyn Italian Flourish Doily Die. The chipboard under the catch is cut using a Tim Holtz On the Edge Die called Ornate. I have painted it with black acrylic paint then stamped with gold ink and Kaisercraft Chicken Wire Clear stamp then a bit of doodling with a gold pen.

The two top covers open out to reveal a 8" x 5" flap on the outer edge and 3 double sided pockets on each side of the centre section. Each of the 3 double pockets has space on the back and front for a photo and holds a tag that has a photo on each side

When you open the flaps on each side of the album you are presented with space of a large photo and 3 pockets in which to slide tags with photos on both sides.

Then the 6 double sided pockets in the middle of the album open out to reveal a large 10.25 x 8.5" photo mat. A photo can be placed on the front and back of this flap.

When the flap is lifted up there are 3 large pockets for more photos or you could put birthday cards or christmas cards or other memorabilia from whatever the occasion is that you are scrapping. i had run out of photos by this stage so mine are empty

This photo show the tag coming out of one of the centre double photo pockets

So as I said, I am pretty happy with this album and I hope Mum likes her's too.

Ray has sold his ute to my nephew and it goes tomorrow. I think he will be quite sad to see it go. It has been a part of his life for 10 or so years now and I think it will leave a bit of a void for a while. Still having said that he it already thinking about buying another motorbike so hopefully that might fill the gap.

I tried a new exercise class today call Chi Ball. It has a bit of Tai Chi a bit of pilates and a bit of yoga in it. I quite enjoyed it and am waiting to see how I feel in the morning with regard to stiffness. I plan on going to Yogalates tomorrow to see what that is about. It is supposed to be part Yoga and part Pilates. I am looking forward to trying it. I should just have a nice walk along the Torrens each day but for some reason I just cant seem to get off my lazy arse and do it.

I seem to have fallen into a bit of a hole as far as scrapbooking is concerned. I started a double layout about 10 days ago and have not finished it yet. Just don't seem to be able to get excited about it.

Anyway that's about it for this post
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Till next time

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