Saturday, August 16, 2008

Thunderstorms are nice!

We've had wonderful thunder and lightning storms the past couple of evenings. No rain, though. Thunder here is so different than it was in Las Vegas. Here, it continues to rumble as the sound waves bounce off all the canyon walls. It just makes the sound roll for a long time.

Yesterday was DS's birthday. I was so sad because he spent it alone. DDIL is teaching this weekend in Los Angeles. It was DS's first birthday all alone. I did manage to send him a huge bunch of cookies from The Cookie Zoo in Las Vegas. I think I sent him seven dozen cookies, a dozen brownie bites, and a dozen cinnamon thingies. He was happy, but it just wasn't the same for me.

I finished my very first acrylic album! I made this wedding album for a friend. I hope she likes it! Here it is, page by page.

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Front Cover


The album has a woven ribbon cover. If you look closely on the left, you will see an emblem w/ the letter "C." I found this store at Etsy. www.ThymesSquare.etsy.com - the owner, Michele, does absolutely beautiful work. The alpha is perfectly made and quite stiff. I thought it just made the album more personal!

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Page 1 has gorgeous embossed PP in grey and white. Aren't the wedding bands lovely? The paper is shiny. I have a nice little
label for a date.

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For page 2, I left the frame open at the top so that a photo may be slipped in from behind. I also added white rub ons and clear rhinestones at the low points of the scalloped edge.

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For page 3, I traced the shape of the frame. I added more rhinestones in the low points to match those on the other side. The PP is also shiny and in black, grey, cream, and silver.

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Page 6 is a clear page. I have heat embossed the upper right using bridal embossing powder. It looks nasty in the photo, but IRL, it looks really nice.

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Page 7 is another difficult page to see. I've used Hambly on the back side.

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Page 8 also has heat embossing along the bottom. The heat embossing gives such an interesting texture, too.

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This page has another Hambly which shows on both the front and the back. To draw attention away from the edge, I chose to use a line of Stickles along the edge of both sides.

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This is what the woven cover looks like. It's the back cover. Notice the little heart eyelets I used to secure the ribbon ties.

I was so nervous making this. I was so worried I'd mess it up! I am thrilled with how my first album turned out! What do you think? Did I do it well? LOL

Have a good one,

Chris

8 comments:

dutchbird said...

What a beautiful weddingalbum!

twinsand2boys said...

its beautiful Chris!

Alison said...

Chris this is absolutely stunning!!! Gorgeous work!!

kerryS said...

It is gorgeous, I particularly like the woven ribbon.

LisaW. - 4SS Owner said...

I speechless! This album is MAGNIFICENT. Love the woven ribbon and all the extras. YOU ROCK!

Mama Tuttle said...

Wow, Chris . . . that album is AWESOME! I can tell that you put a lot of work into making it! I bet your friend will LOVE it!!

Michelle said...

Beautiful!!! You did an awesome job!!

scrappin on the farm said...

Wow Chris! What an awesome album! Your friend will love it! Your work is always such an inspiration to me!!!