sorry, here is my promised sneak peek ,only 2 days late, geesh, of the new children's album using papers from graphic 45. i am choosing some images of children for a few tags now, and will, hopefully have this listed tomorrow night.
thanks for returning, i love you guys! night! -rebecca
hi, is everyone enjoying their day today? it's beautiful here, sunny and cold, but the buds are forming and the robins are showing up a lot more frequently and the squirrels a lot less.
here is a new storybook journal, "haut mode" (high fashion) made with another wonderful collection from "graphic 45", that i have listed in my etsy-
the cover is a school reader from 1906. i have altered the front with the "times nouveau" double-sided card-stock collection from graphic 45.
the first divider is the name/date plate . each divider is followed by a vellum sheet and specific papers.
on the reverse of the name/date, is a side pocket, followed by linen papers.
the second divider has 2 pockets on the front, and...
1 large, full length pocket between pages, and a pocket on the back, that is handstiched with a boot charm and a removeable tag. this divider is followed by lined papers.
this is what i call the mail page, it is in every storybook journal. it holds 2 pockets, one opens on top, and the second is a slit opening, towards the bottom, short enough to hold smaller papers, such as stamps, tickets, notes
the reverse has 2 side pockets. this divider is followed by drawing/sketch paper.
this divider consists of two bingo cards from the 1930's creating a pocket with removeable feathers, clip and 2 tags, all attached to 110lb. card-stock, and backed with...
another pocket, this one, created from vintage lace. cold press watercolor papers follow this divider.
the last divider has 2 side pockets, and a whole page pocket with a top opening...
and 2 little envelopes with tags, to store smaller papers or items in, it is followed by handmade papers.
how is everyone this friday the 13th.? everything seems to be going well around here with no mishaps, so glad! lol.
i am listing a new "pastpages" ephemera journal this evening in my etsy shop, it's full of fun old papers mostly from the 1870's through the 1920's and smatterings from the 1950's and even 1980's, that you can build your own, personalized journal on. add stamps, images, writings, clips, pins, ribbon, lace or anything that you own that you want to use to make it uniquely yours.
so, here we go, 19 photos, yikes! hang in there! -
"pastpages" ephemera journal no.3 cover. created using a 1904 music page and a poem page from a 1911 school reader.
page 1 is a pocket page created from an 1888 ledger paper with snaps along the sides.
page 2 is the back of the ledger pocket page. it looks like, after the ledger was filled in, someone decided to reuse it for a scrapbook, gluing clips from papers and other sources, that had special meaning to whoever did it. there are poems, people, and interesting stories, facts and ads on all of these great pages! i was so excited to find this unique treasure! see the rose cutout placed between poems? how fun is that! page three is the starting of some linen pages for journaling on, or adding your own goodies to.
this is a 1980's math flashcard folded, with a 1920's well-played rook card, attached with a spiral clip.
another pocket page created from the 1888 ledger-scrapbook with lace, a music note charm and a seattle transit ticket tucked into the pocket
the flip-side, and more linen paper.
a 1930's bingo marker sheet was used to create a pocket here, and is stuffed with paper clippings and a written receipt for a month of room rental- $12.00! geesh! a children's theater ticket is clipped to the pocket- 25 cents!
the back of the bingo pocket and a pocket made from a little music book cover with a report card from the 1930's slipped inside.
tabbed pages created from early 1900's music sheets with a 1926 touring card attached.
green and yellow stamp pages collected in the 1950's from gas stations(still returnable, btw!). the second tabbed page has tiny stars hanging from the tab.
pages from a 1929 date book and a receipt for flour from the 40's, attached to the front of a "douglas band folio" from 1929, with hanging distressed shipping label and tiny jewelery tag.
a 1920's or 30's lotto card
a musical bingo card from the 20's with a 1913 flinch card and a poem tucked in a slit pocket. a vellum paper , folowed by cold press watercolor paper psges.
a 1930's bingo card, ready for altering.
2 little pockets created from time card receipts.
the second pocket with a tea-dyed ribbon and an "egg saver" envelope, value 48 eggs cost 25 cents- a vegetable food product.
a 1970's or 80's postcard "my sweet rose".
a old air mail envelopewith 1 sheet of stationary from the hotel viking in "oslo-norge" i have also included a few sheets of plain, acid free paper.
the envelope followed by lined journal papers
past pages ephemera journal standing.
if you would like to call this journal your own, please visit here .
thanks for peeking, hey, i have to share this with you- if you need scrapbook paper and they don't have what you want close to home, visit http://www.yourscrapbookstash.com/. this lady is so speedy and efficient! a+ on this shop!
thanks all, back to work for me, take care and have awonderful valentines day! woohoo! -rebecca
hi everyone, i have listed my new storybook journal here i am calling it "botanica" . i created the covers from a 1904 school music book, and altered the front with beautiful papers by graphic 45. i just love these papers, they are rich and warm with wonderful graphics! take a look-
the c0ver of "botanica"
the inside cover has a name/date plate.
there are 2 pockets to store goodies in here, with the top pocket having an opening on the lower half for smaller items. each divider page is followed by a vellum page, which is actually a tan color.
this divider has a vellum pocket with a piece of vintage lace attached and a double-sided tag tucked inside. i have used leather and velvet pulls on each of the page dividers.
there are 2 pockets on this half of the divider, one upper, one lower. peeking behind the vellum is this...
1930's bingo card with a beautiful butterfly pocket, attached to the binding with swirl clips.
this is a 1/2 page of a cabinet card page from an 1800's victorian photo album. these cabinet pages are over 1/16 th " thick and are double-sided. i have carefully slipped in 2 little tags on the front side, they each have velvet pulls. i have repaired one of the openings on the back side with 2 little pieces of acid free tape, the papers are very delicate, remember, they are over 100 years old! how cool is that?
this divider has 1 pocket on this side, with a music sheet paper again from graphic 45, with a song called "dragonfly duet", love that!
one pocket on the reverse here, which is sewn with heavy cotton string which has been dyed with walnut ink. you may have little items which you could hang from this string.
this last divider has 3 pockets on the front, with a tag that resembles a piece of notebook paper.
the back has 3 tiny decorated coin envelopes with distressed tags and ink dyed seam bindings. you can see the handmade papers behind the vellum, they have bits of embedded ferns.
journal lying flat
so there it is, these are so fun to create and so easy to just keep adding stuff, but alas, i must stop, so there will be room for whoever wishes to call this theirs, to add their goodies! lol.
i hope all is going well, thank you for your comments! so fun to read! well, off to start something new, hmmmmm, let me think.
good night to you all, enjoy your evening! -rebecca
hi, i am back with a new valentine mini album and a sneak peek at a new book journal. it feels so good to be back at creating again! i have enjoyed some "off time" but the ideas are scrambling around in my head again, woohoo!
the weather has changed in this great northwest part of the us, it's sunny and warmer, nearly 60 yesterday! the sun rejuvenates, no doubt about it. the promise of spring once again teasing us. little buds appearing on the forsythia, robins in search for lunch, with their heads cocked to the ground, it feels good.
so here is the new little tabbed album, "twitterpated", created entirely from; We R Memory Keepers "Heart Attack" double-side, card-stock collection, soooo cute! it is now listed in my etsy shop here:
twitterpated cover with 2 double-sided tags slipped into a pocket, a small title tag attached to the spiral binding with seam binding ribbon, and an"XO" word glued to the tab .
page 2 has 2 pockets attached to the page with 4 buttons and 4 colorful paper flowers, 2 tags are tucked in the pockets. page 3 is a photo mat page with a metal photo turn and a "LOVE" word glued to the tab.
page 4 and 5 have 1 pocket each with 2 tags tucked in them and a little accordion album, attached to the front of the pocket on page 5. "KISSES" word is glued to the tab on these pages.
this is a closeup of the accordion album which measures 2" X 2.5" with with 7 available mats and has a seam binding, tie closure.
pages 6 and 7 have 4 pockets total with paper lace trim, 3 tags and a "SWEET" word glued to the tab.
the front and backs of the tags are pictured here. you may slip photos behind the paper strips on the tall blue backs in the bottom row. geesh, looks like i cut the little flower pulls off on the bottom photos, sorry. just cut them out of the photo, lol, not the tags. each of the 3 little vintage image tags may be used for journaling.
as mentioned above, i am working on a journal created with a 1904 music book cover, with an altered front and beautiful papers from grafic 45 " botanicabella" collection. i fell in love with the papers and had to make this journal which i am calling, what else? "botanica", lol. here is a peek:
so, back to work! thanks so much everyone for all of your emails, orders and comments! be sure and check out the free vintage images in the left hand side bar, just for you guys, i will be adding more soon, just some fun vintage images for creating with. enjoy, be back soon, -rebecca