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Friday, April 19, 2013

Nautical Album

Sorry these photos are so blurry, but I ran out of time. My mother has always gone back to her home in Massachusetts for the winter months, but now she is moving up here permanently. She wants us to move her in a U-Haul rather than hiring a moving Company, even though it's an 8 hour drive, and we might have to make it more than once. Anyway, we're leaving tomorrow morning, and I'm not sure when we will get back, so if you don't hear from me for a few days, that's why.

Anyway, I had to take these photos really quickly, and didn't do a very good job. I think I will put this into a cigar box decorated with nautical papers and things. I will probably decorate a pen too, and include it.

I thought it would make a nice vacation album. In the cigar box, I'll probably make a pen holder for the pen, and a large compartment for small keepsakes as well as the album.

The covers are made from Mat Board cutouts from picture frames. I have a ton of them, and never wanted to throw them away. They were too nice.

All the DP is from K&Co. The lined pages are white CS which I colored with Antique Linen Distress Stain. I just daubed it on, straight from the bottle using a circular motion. Since I don't have a journaling stamp, I drew the lines with a gold GellyRoll pen, then I lightly stamped a bunch of little nautical stamps into the corners using gold ink. The plain pages were done the same way, only I didn't draw lines on them. I stamped two different Maine lighthouses lightly in the centers of one side, and other nautical stamps in an all over pattern on the opposite sides from the lighthouses. I figured they could either write, or add photos to those pages.

There are some pocket pages and two flip out pages as well. I used my Cinch to bind it.



This is the cover. I used a JustRite stamp and cut it with the matching die. A title could be written in the center.



I may use the other large stamp from the same set for the page on the right. It also would have a large space in the center for writing in.



A flip out page, and a journaling page.



A journaling page and one for photographs.



A pocket page and a page for either journaling or writing.



A page for journaling or writing, and one for photographs. Sorry it's so terribly blurry.



A journaling page and one for photographs.



A journaling page and one for photographs.



A pocket page and a page for either journaling or writing.



A page for journaling or writing, and one for photographs.



A journaling page and one for photographs.



A journaling page and one for photographs.



A pocket page and a page for either journaling or writing.



A page for journaling or writing, and one for photographs.



A page for journaling or writing, and one for photographs.



A flip out page, and a journaling page.



A page for journaling or writing, and one for photographs.



A page for journaling or writing, and one for photographs.



The back cover.

I can't wait to decorate the box for it! See you all when I get back!

5 comments:

Myrna said...

Kathi
This is a very pretty album and lots of work.
Safe journey.
Myrna

Marie-Louise said...

This is fantastic Kathi. Love the stamps you have used. This was a very big project indeed. Have a safe trip.

Antoinette Voorn said...

ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!!!

Antoinette
http://antoinettecreacards.blogspot.nl

JD said...

What an amazing, wonderful book...lots of work went into this...Hope all is going just fine for you Kathi, sounds like lots and lots of driving...take care...I'll pray for a safe trip...Blessings, Jill

Alison Scott said...

The book looks fab.
Stay safe on that long drive.
Mind you on a map it looks like it would be a very scenic drive, lots to see I think.