First things first. I need to announce the winner of my giveaway from last week.
The winner is nannyj aka Judy ( Judy... shoot me an email with your mailing info, and I'll get those goodies off to you). firstname.lastname@example.org
For those who didn't win this time.... no worries.. I'll be hosting more giveaways very soon! promise!
** Today is Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage linky party. I will share my project here, link to the other Design Team members and then link to the Heartwarming Vintage blog( at the bottom of my post) , were you will be able to find all the links to see everyone's project who plays along. We also welcome you to play along with us. All you have to do is create something using any Crafty Secrets products and link it up at the bottom of Sandy post on the Heartwarming Vintage blog. We'd love to have you play :)
Today I'm sharing a project I was inspired to do when I saw this book done up as a "December Daily" on Pinterest here, only I decided to use my book for a different purpose. It seems like so many people are sending "photo cards" for the holidays. I love that idea, and I love displaying them on my fridg. But after a while, when I end up taking them down from the fridg, I hate to just stick them away... so.... I decided to created a sort of Art Journal for Christmas Card photos that I can leave out and even add to year after year. I'll walk you thru the steps of how I created my book, and some of the different ways you can add to your book if you choose to make one. Keep in mind.. it's a work in progress :) I love the creative freedom it offers and that fact that I can pick it up and work on a page any time I feel like it.
I used papers and images from Creating with Vintage Typography.
I'll show you below, some of the different ways I used elements of the CD to create pages in my book.
As I add to my book and it's gets very thick, I may want to remove some of the pages. I don't want to weaken my binding of my book to much when I do that , so I've decided to drill holes and add rings for more security.
(I like the look of it too :)
I added the photo cards differently depending on their size and if they had something on the back I wanted to be able to see also. This one was large and also had a back so I just punch holes and added it freely, like another page.
This way I can still see the back side of the card.
If you feel like your pages are not strong enough .. you can mod podge several pages together. I found that added the photos really gave alot of strength to the page, so I didn't do that.
On alot of my pages I did my misting/painting ahead and let them dry, then went back and added my papers and photos.
I'm so happy that the photos wont be sitting in a drawer, but instead set out to be shared all year. I didn't even notice at first the title of the book I used, but it turns out that it's quite fitting. yay!
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Thankyou so much for coming by! I hope you feel inspired to create a book of your own.
Have a great day!