My world opened up to Kathy Orta....Ginger (mysistersscrapper)....Laura (Following the Paper Trail)...Tim Holtz...amazing and gifted designers that I grew to love watching, and the list still grows. I use an ATG....love DCWV and Graphic 45....and hug my scoreboard, forgetting that not everyone knows what the heck I am referring to. I've lost track of the number of albums, big and small, that I have built (maybe 11 or 12 or so)....experimenting with various sizes, paper patterns, using different base pages and binding systems, but loving every one of them. It was a private passion until late last Spring, when I attended a "crop"....my first....and used the time to build another album. It became my chance to "pay it forward"....sharing a gift that I had been given by others that I didn't personally know, but feel as if I've known them for years. I have been blessed to add new friends to my world, that can share the joy that I feel. I watch their faces light up when I place a book into their hands, and allow them to explore the hidden gems in the pockets and flaps. It speaks to them as it does to me, and I feel blessed to be the messenger of such a wonderful gift.
Well, this week I completed two new albums, using paper bags as the base of my pages.
The paper collection used here was from DCWV Timeless collection, and I used black paper bags and black cardstock for that dramatic, masculine look. Walnut stain distress ink adds that vintage look and a few metal elements help to tie in with the look I was after. It is loaded with tags and pockets, and journalling spots, and allows for lots of photos to complete this album. This is a peek at one of the albums. I will share the other with you next time...I loved them both!
Hugs until next time. I wish you happy scrapping and crafting :)