On February 22 (2012) my husband and I are going to celebrate 11 years of togetherness. We’ve been married 4½ years and have been having fun this entire time. Our love just gets bigger, stronger and deeper.
Beware, this is going to be a long and picture heavy post…
I made the mini board album from scratch. All I did was to take an 11″ by 3″ strip of cardstock and score it every ½”. Then I did an accordion fold on that piece and attached 3″ by 6″ pieces of chipboard to each fold (plus 2 pieces of hard plastic I purchased 3 years ago in Dublin, Ireland… that I added as cover.) To complete the look I wrapped a 3″ by 3″ piece of patterned paper around the spine. That is all…
Layouts and supply:
[As this is a personal project, in essence, I blurred a few details. Sorry.]
This is the cover page. I just used an old K&Company patterned paper (to wrap around the spine), an old Heidi Swapp paper tape and fabric Thickers
Here I used an old Anna Griffin paper tape (red) and Crate Paper patterned paper from the Portrait collection
Here I used another Crate Paper’s Portrait patterned paper
and my free printables
which I used all through this album…
Here I used Basic Grey’s Oxford patterned paper
and my new obsession- washi tape by Sweet Bella
Here I also used Basic Grey’s Oxford patterned paper
and another one of my free journaling spots
and Prima’s tiny alpha letter stickers
for the title.
Here is another one of my journaling cards
, used as a page. What happened is that I was “printer-happy” and had more photos than pages, so I fixed that with a few extra pages that I attached to the album with the fabulous washi tape
. So simple and effective. I also adhered a piece of Crate Paper’s Emma Shoppe’s paper
to cover the back of the journaling card.
Here you can see the “tail” of the washi tape I used to adhere the extra page in place and for the layout I used another one of Basic Grey’s Oxford patterned paper
with a fabric tape, so old I don’t even know where is it from… I always love to mix up old and new supply. This is my way of using up my stash without missing out on the new-ish collections.
Here I used the beautiful Crate Paper’s Emma Shoppe’s paper
and my own printable Valentine’s Card
that you might recognize from yesterday…
Yet another one of the gorgeous papers from Crate Paper’s Emma Shoppe’s collection
and some Lily Bee Design letter stickers
. I love the size and font of these stickers but I’m not nuts about their quality.
My love story with Crate Paper’s Emma Shoppe does not end. I used here yet another paper from this collection
as well as some of that ancient fabric tape and Jenni Bowlin letter stickers
(these are good quality stickers!)
Here I used Crate Paper’s Neighborhood paper
and you can see the rest of the title with the fabulous Jenni Bowlin letter stickers
. This is a layout about my husband’s healthy sense of humor. To demonstrate that I collected a few screen prints of the hilarious things he writes when we chat. Such a great memory.
Here I used another Basic Grey’s Oxford paper
as well as 7 gypsies washi-ish tape
that I also like a lot. It’s great for journaling!
This paper is from Crate Paper’s Neighborhood collection
, which is great for journaling. I used that to list my notorious nicknames that although I don’t like any of them, my husband keeps calling me by them. I blurred them for 2 reasons: 1. I don’t like them. 2. I use some of them as passwords
Here I used Basic Grey’s Life Of The Party paper
as well as these Lily Bee letter stickers
Here I used another paper from Basic Grey’s Life Of The Party collection
and some more of these Prima letter stickers
as well as two of my own printables
. I blurred the journaling here because I listed all the addresses we’ve had during the last 11 years (quite a lot – in 3 different continents).
Here I used some old Making Memories fabric letter stickers and another paper from Basic Grey’s Oxford collection
Here I used yet another paper from Basic Grey’s Oxford collection
[it's actually the other half of the page I used before...] and some of my freebie journaling spots
and a strip of an a-d-o-r-a-b-l-e washi tape
Here I used another paper from Crate Paper’s Emma’s Shoppe
and some old American Crafts letter stickers [=> Remarks in Lax].
Here I used a woodgrain and striped paper from Basic Grey’s Life Of The Party
collection and some Basic Grey’s micro letter stickers
that are very hard to find at the moment. I also used some old 7 Gypsies word stickers to emphasizes our travels.
Here I used some more of my free journaling labels
and paper from Basic Grey’s Oxford collection
This one is easy. We travel way too much to get extra embellishments in… The background paper is again form Crate Paper’s Neighborhood collection
Another easy one… The paper is again from Crate Paper’s Neighborhood collection
and the letter stickers are by American Crafts
Here I added another page as a ‘flap’. To attach it I scored ½” at the end and applied adhesive to the scored part and adhered it to the end of the existing page. I added an old fabric tape to make an ‘handle’ for the flap. The papers I used are from Basic Grey’s Oxford collection
and My Mind’s Eye’s Everyday Flair collection
. The title was made with Lily Bee’s Harvest letter stickers
[5 points if you spot the missing 'l'].
Here I used some more papers from Crate Paper’s Portrait collection
and Emma’s Shoppe collection
as well as some more of Lily bee’s Harvest letter stickers
Here I used paper from My Mind’s Eye Everyday Flair collection as well as some more of Lily bee’s Harvest letter stickers
and some more of Jenni Bowlin’s letter stickers
. I also used some old chipboard photo corners and I also secured the page, after manipulating it too much, with some more of my beloved washi tape
This is the back side of the page above, so you can see the ends of the washi tape
. I also used some more of the old American Crafts Remarks letter stickers and the paper is again from Basic Grey’s The Life Of The Party collection (many woodgrain papers in there)
Here I used another paper from My Mind’s Eye Everyday Flair collection
. This is a simple page. It’s mostly about the journaling, which you cannot see…
This is the last page of this album, but it represents our wish for many, many more years of love and togetherness. I used Cosmo Cricket’s chipboard letter stickers (that are on clearance…)
and a piece of paper from My Mind’s Eye Everyday Flair collection (which is also on sale)
I hope you are not completely bored by now.
However, if you are still in focus, have you noticed that each and every photo is of the two of us together?
Thank you for stopping by!