Thursday, December 24, 2009
Oh Sadness - time to give it to it's rightful owner
I have to give it up now.
I am done with all the layouts for my daughter, Ashley, & son-in-law, Alan's family album. A few of the layouts are interactive and once they are in the book the only way to get them out is to open the spine and take the page protector out of the book. Some of you may remember the 2008 layout with the doors on it. I finally cut through the page protector to let the doors open. You don't have to pull the layout out to open them any longer. This layout uses the Emporium paper packet. It was designed by my up-up-line, Sherri Tozzi.
I did the same type of thing with the wedding program. Because it has information on all sides I couldn't just adhere it, I sewed it onto the page. Then I cut a slit in the page protector and slipped the program through the slit. I punched small circles at both ends of where I was going to cut the slit before I cut it to keep it from tearing. A trick I learned from a Close To My Heart Webisode of Art & Soul.
The BRIGHT blue and BRIGHT green layout is awful, I know, but when trying to match the electric blue of Ash and Alan's shirts, what else could I do? I tried to tone it down with the chocolate card stock and the checked B&T from Twitterpated. The photo shoot was such a neat idea. This is Alan's mom, Becky, and dad, Eric, twin brothers Jeremy and Jeffrey, and their wives, Natalie and Kylee with children. I don't know the older two, but the youngest is Bailey. If you click on the top photo you can get a better look. Yes , that is her real hair and it has looked like that from day 1, from what I have been told. It was like that last November at the wedding. I am wondering if her little brother, not on the scene yet, will have the same hair.
Anyway, I am letting Ash & Alan take the album home with them tomorrow when they come over for Christmas lunch. I probably should have given it to them a long time ago, but I kept working on layouts in my free time.
Thanks for tuning in.
Hope your Christmas is all that you hope for.