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2 Sep 2014

Nanny's boys album

I've been on holiday (vacation) for the last two weeks. It was a lovely relaxing time and I did manage to do some crafting.
Unfortunately I didn't have all the tools and stash with me to complete the three projects I started. Its something I can finish now I'm back home.

Well sort of because I'm also back in work after the summer break. They next few weeks will be busy meeting my new students and sorting out their work so I hope to fit in some crafting as well!

Tonight I finished constructing a mini album for my mother in law. I want to update the photos she has of her great grandsons especially as they are now turning two.

The album is a simple one with pages and cover bound with the "Bind it all. I used the Papermania dots and stripes collection. Its nice and bright so suitable for young photos.

I just used cereal packet cardboard for the covers. I cut out the lettering and mat using my Pazzles. It seems to be giving me a much cleaner cut since I replace the cutting strip. The flower and picture are things I had in my stash.I used the Bind It Al to cut some holes on the open end  and threaded some green ribbon through the holes to use as closures.

The pages were 12 x 12 papers folded in half and adhered  around the edges. I matted the pages  with plain paper because using  more patterned paper would be too much.

 I used stickers and pictures  to decorate each page. each page and drew various patterns around the edges of the mats. Of course I tried to use pictures that showed the  grandson's interests. One grandson loves Thomas the Tank engine and the other one just loves his cars!!

For the inserts I kept to the same theme. I cut out them from the left over dots and strips and again  mated them with plain paper and decorated them in the same way as the pages. Again I decorated them with what ever stickers and pictures I had left in my stash.
You'll have to excuse the pictures for some reason my computer wouldn't let me rotate them! That's my excuse anyway LOL

All I need to do to finish it completely  is to buy some ink cartridges for my printer, print off some photos and add them to the album .

 Its nice to do some albums again.  I have another one to finish but that's for another post.............. stay tuned folks


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