been busy binding all those vintage book covers, bingo boxes and other goodies into useful notebook notables, and making room in my cupboard so all my other stuff can fit. sound familiar? geesh, still not done, it's never ending, lol! i love my zutter binding machine! i am in the process of posting these little sketch/notebooks into my etsy shop, under "journals, kits and notebooks" then... on with christmas...
i found some random pictures that i sized but haven't posted so i thought i would share these too, starting with last summer.
i bought a bunch of these little shaped chipboard albums at michaels because they had a great sale- i think they were 2 for a $1.00, anyway,they were so much fun to add pictures to.
of course, we didn't miss our annual state fair visit. it's always fun to see the harvests, color, gadgets and toys, horses, cows, sheep, smell the food and naturally eat the food, it always tasts better at the fair.
i took these one morning in september. when i came outside with a cup of coffee, steve had this little stack of wood piled, ready for our fireplace- true sign of fall, and our little visitors were getting more aggressive with their nut collecting.
and last week, at megs special olympics "bowl-a-rama" she took third place with a bronze. the last is a picture of her coaches(minus jess) getting in the spirit, i love these guys- totally dedicated( the 2 ladies are special ed teachers) fun, encouraging, supportive, and real advocates of their athletes!
time to go post the notables, thanks for visiting, enjoy your weekend! -rebecca
geesh, if you can relax for a bit, here is the finished book in photos that i have finally listed here, lol. it is an 1881 mathematics book to which i have added 39 pages of ephemera and 3 matchbox drawers.
the cover was a toughie for me with this one, not sure why... i wanted to leave the pages and ephemera pieces untouched so whomever wishes to adopt/adapt this as their own, can distress or alter each page to their own ideas, so i thought the cover should be that way too, but in the end after behaving myself with the pages, i just had to ink the edges of the image, i am weird, i know, anyway here we go with 23 photos...
cover with tapestry covered spine, a metal number plate and a picture from a vintage childrens book from the 1800's.
book standing showing drawers with velvet pulls
the front flyleaf has an inscription written it the wonderful writing of this time: winnie m. blair, elk point dak
this bird picture is from a 1950's audubon society book.
a musical game card with an 1800's blank check slipped into the pocket the facing page has a pocket created with an 1888's ledger paper that has been covered with clippings from an early 1900's newspaper, now that is what i call recycling!
these pages have pockets created from an 1800's children's book and a cartes-de-vistes by r.h.barrett & son, george street, glouchester
there is a fun egg saver envelope attaced to this pocket with a tiny paper clip.
there are 9 pages of this 1929 ledger paper to write on
this is an air mail envelope with a sheetof stationary from the hotel viking in oslo.
i created a pocket here from a long vintage flashcard
a part of a letter, a poem, i believe called "my mother" is on the left hand page and a pocket created from another page of that ledger paper from the 1800's, with fun ephemera goodies tucked in on the right hand page.
a pocket created from a vintage music book cover with a music tag tucked in the pocket
7 pages from a small ledger book.
these two pages have pictures from an 1800's children's book...
and a side pocket.
2 more page and...
another side pocket
a bingo calling sheet and 3 coin envelope pockets
a music sheet with bottom pockets
3 matchbox drawers with little vintage goodies hiding inside
the spine with tapestry cover
i hope someone will be able to use this altered book to hold memorabilia, ideas, and thoughts. you can add stamp work, paintings, images, lace, ribbon and ink to these pages and have your own unique journal.
since the pages are created from vintage papers, they are not acid free and any photographs that you add should be copies or protected in sleeves.
i hope you had fun looking at this book, actually i hope i can inspire you to create one for yourself! have any vintage papers from your great grandma's and grandpa's? your grandma and grandpa's? have little rings or goodies that could find a home in drawers in a book? if you create pages out of scrapbook papers, they will be acid free and you could store all of your precious vintage photos on the pages and in pockets.
well, heading to bed now, hope all is well where you are! thanks again for stopping by, good night. -rebecca
so here is the newest little halloween album, "mischief and mayhem" ooooh:
"mischief and mayhem"
this mini album is 6" X 8" from the top of the moon to the bottom of the album, but each page layout is actually 6" X 3.25 , with 8 hand-cut pages plus the front cover.
pages 1 & 2
flocked spider webs cover these pages with a side pocket on page 2
pages 3 & 4
these two "skeleton" pages have 1 pocket on each page. on page 3 is a skeleton hand holding a double-side tag with a vintage postcard image on one side and bazzill card-stock on the reverse. on page 4 the pocket is a spooky skull which has 2 tags tucked in behind, one with a "poison" label image on the front and the other with a recipe for "dead mans toe pie" yuck. they both have bazzill card-stock on the back. i picked up potion and label images from this website "love manor" last year, are these cool or what?
pages 5 & 6
the witches pages have 2 pockets with 2 tags. both tags and pockets were created with vintage postcard images on the front and bazzill card-stock on the back. a bat in flight is attached to the upper corner of page 6.
pages 7 & 8
the "bat" pages have bat pockets and black mats behind them, ready for your photos. there is a witch riding her broomstick in front of the moon and a clock that has a mini metal hand pointing to midnight- boo!
the 6 tags
thank you for peeking i will be listing this in my etsy shop tonight. back to work- how does a edger allen poe altered book sound- "nevermore", hmmm, i'm working on it. night all, thank you, thank you! -rebecca
hi all, hope everyone is enjoying these cool (literally here) autumn days. the trees are turning now, very slow for this time of year, and it is gorgeous, ohmygosh! i have been busy, busy, busy creating and it feels great!
this "walk into my parlor..." halloween album is listed in my etsy shop here and later i will list the kit from this album and another little halloween album that i just couldn't resist making.
i now have the "walk into my parlor" halloween chipboard album kit available in my etsy shop here
all the goodies in the new "walk into my parlor" halloween chipboard album kit that will create this...
"walk into my parlor" cover
with a sparkly spiders web, a big hairy spider- BOO!, hand-stamped words from a well known poem by Mary Howitt. ! this album measures 5.5" X 8.5" and has 8 uniquely designed pages(not including the covers) 17 photo/journaling
pockets, 9 large, double-sided tags with printed vintage Halloween
postcard images on the front and Bazzill card-stock on the reverse. 3
tags for journaling, 4 various word/image tags,
has a little "bat" tag that can be used to slip in a photo, ticket, or name/date label perhaps.
pages 2 & 3
5 pockets and 4 tags decorate these pages along with 2 tiny charms of a skull and a star, that hang off of the chipboard bat. i will try and get a good close-up shot and post it here.
pages 4 & 5
5 pockets on these pages also with 3 tucked in tags. the little tag on the front of the pockets on page 4 is embellished with an embroidery spider web and dangly spider attached.
pages 7 & 8
2 spooky pockets on these pages with 2 large skeleton tags and a hanging skeleton head.
4 pockets with a witch tag. these pckets are shallow, so you can layer photos.
9 large double-sided tags
i will be offering this album as a kit, i just have to take pictures and edit them into here, geesh! come back tomorrow and take a peek, i think you will have fun putting this kit together! thanks a bunch everyone! -rebecca