I'll be doing alot of jumping back to things made prior to 2014, just to give you a glimpse into other crafts, photo shoots, etc. that I've enjoyed doing. The photo here, shows the Family Photo Books I made for the 2013 shoot. The books were made using Tim Holtz's Pocket Watch Movers&Shapers die #658571 and the coordinating repositional Circles dies #658566. I used a thicker, stiff cardboard and then painted with Distress Paints- Picket Fence and Gold. With some TH Ideology pieces (Swivel Clasps, Long Fasteners, Time Pieces, clear Fragments painted and stamped with date stamper) and a some layers of BIBLE pages (an old one bought for 25cents at rummage just for cutting fave verses into flowers like this or
other items) and some Grungepaper cut into small pieces made to look like hinges (just by folding into small sqares and then placed onto the TH Hardware Findings die #656632 with the fold not getting cut; gives you an hourglass-shape when unfolded after cut is made), and of course, old trash turned into stash- plastics cut with the Pocket Watch die.....and the final touch of some filmy ribbon....all put together with Glossy Accents. It made a very NICE sturdy album for the August 10 wedding of our PURDUE couple ! Momma kept the gold one for herself since it was the old-looking one. That's why it had more 'pages' unfolding out of it- I had to have room for all three sets plus some old pics of our own 1984 wedding, our renewed vows (I actually got into my wedding dress for that- at 17 yrs behind us!), etc. The longer you've been alive; the more photos you end up with. This entire project took about one day. It really IS pretty simple to do as long as you can visualize how thick you want it to be (according to how many circles you want fit inside it and how thick those cuts will be, so do those first).
I hope you enjoy this and give it a try yourself ! I got the idea from a photo off Sizzix blogs, and knew this die was a KEEPER! Loved it at first sight, and I can't wait to get some more time to use it- perhaps with a compass theme for our July 2014 Anniversary Cruise. Of course, since the other four couples also got the same scrapbook that I picked up, I will have to make them some also. The more= the MERRIER! ;)