Thursday, June 25, 2015

Camping Memories

I have been holding off showing this mini album because I wanted to put some of my family camping pictures in it first. But alas, time flies by and it has been a few weeks since I last posted a project.

This mini is from Kathy Orta's new Minutes to Memories tutorial.  It is a very fast project using a sewn in binding and pocket pages combined with large envelopes.  I was able to construct the base album in one evening.

I used Simple Stories "Take a Hike" paper collection and Snap Pages.  The large envelopes are from the BoBunny MiscMe collection.  The cover looks pretty plain at this point because I will be adding a large picture of the family around the camp fire and probably some twigs and other woodsie embellishments.  Yes, that is burlap on the spine.

The inside front cover has a very nice angle pocket for extra tags or memorabilia.

 I never realized how quick a pocket page (or project life) style was put together.  Just cut the pretty paper and pictures to size and slip them in the pockets - no glueing!

As I add pictures I will remove some of the decorative papers from the pockets.  I will also add lots of stickers and surface embellishments to complement the photo subject.

In Kathy's original tutorial she uses a "signature" binding, making one signature to hold the pages.  I decided I wanted more pages so I made three signatures and sewed them directly to the spine.

This is such a great, easy scrapbook to make using just pocket pages and large envelopes. I can't wait to get my photos organized and into this book!

Have a wonderful scrappy day!


Dr Sonia S V said...

Love your albums Nancy and yes was missing your blog posts
Dr Sonia
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coldwaters2 said...

Hi Nancy thank you for your comment on my blog, unfortunately I am not visiting FB as much as I used to at the moment. Nancy this is yet another amazing, awesome brilliant album the papers you use are fantastic I never ever get tired of seeing all the wonderful pages I just sit and drool, lol. stupendous creation.
lorraine x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Another fantastic Album Nancy, I'm sure it will look even better once you have the photos of your family in it.

Sue xx

Sue said...

This is wonderful Nancy, I love the design and gorgeous papers.
Sue xx

Maureen said...

This is a beautiful mini! I bet it's going to be super nice once your personal photos are added to it!
I love the Simple Stories sets and pocket pages! So much fun!!
(I found your blog via pinterest and am pinning it so i can come back and look around some more later!)

Thank you for sharing your mini album!