On my last post I talked about challenging myself to finish a project on my to do list by the end of this month. I decided I would finish up an album that was originally intended for my husband this past Valentines Day.
As I previously said, life can get in the way, in this case it came in the form of our toddler being sick with an ear infection. Who in turn shared it with all of us. Valentine’s Day quickly loses its luster when the NyQuil commercial is your reality.
However, it works out as our anniversary is coming up in March. What better opportunity to give a gift celebrating our marriage than on our anniversary.
So now that I have picked my project, let’s get into the products that I will be using to create this album….
The Product List:
Interior blank pages
I choose this square album made by Frank Garcia for Prima Marketing. It is roughly 6.75 x6.75 with 6 6×6 pages. The pages are a thick chipboard kraft base as you can see in the picture. I choose a pre-made album so I could focus on designing interactive pages.
Album front that I have covered
Here is the front cover as you can see I didn’t get very far with it. While the paper and ink are all that is showing I do have most of it designed.
The collection I choose is the beautiful Mon Amour by Graphic 45.
Graphic 45 Mon Amour Collection
When I first saw this collection last fall, I knew immediately I wanted to make an album. But my mind was swimming with Christmas projects ideas so I didn’t buy it right away. By the time I was ready to buy it, most of it had sold out. Now I am crossing my fingers I have enough to get through the album.
Here is what I have to use:
- 2 8×8 pads
- 2 6×6 pads
- 1 chipboard tags sheet
- 1 pockets and tags sheet
- 1 chipboard journaling sticker sheet
- 1 package of the journaling cards
- 1 12×12 alphabet sheet
- Various rhinestone and flower embellishments
Now I need to go refill my coffee cup so I can start planning my page designs and finish inking my pages.
Until next time……