Jun 13, 2011

Collin's Graduation Album Done - FINALLY!! (pic heavy)

OK, I've been busting a hump trying to finish this mini chipboard album for my nephew by this past Saturday for his Graduation party. The end result did not live up to my expectations as I struggled with inspiration, cooperation, & my own motivation. The glue I used is excellent glue...except when trying to use it with metallic paper. Heaven forbid you should get any oozing out onto it anywhere because it's a BEAR to try to get off! My adhesive eraser worked some of the time, but did not seem to want to on the title banners, so yes, they look awful. disappointment.

The metallic doesn't show up well in these photos, but it was a hasty photo shoot an hour before we were to leave & one shot (not a significant one, at least) is pretty blury.

I will say that I only purchased a DCWV paper pack for this project, but I used very little of it in the end. The rest was all stuff I already had. That was a bonus! This is a really simple book, so there's not a lot of extra stuff or tons of details. No flowers, ribbon & very little bling. The only reason there is so much metallic gold in this one is that his school colors are dark red & metallic gold.

So, here we go:

Front Cover - Tim Holtz Gear Masks, tea stain inks & chipboard hinges with Coffee Shop Glimmer Mist. Binder wire too small, but biggest I had. Geesh! Who's idea was this album anyway? Oh yeah, mine.

Freshman Pages

Left hand - bad page,stuff crooked & puckered. :(

Right Hand - Simple tags in pocket. Behind tags is word "Memories" cut out. forgot photo. boo me.

Sophomore pages

Left hand

 Right Hand

Junior pages

Left Hand

Right hand

Senior Pages

Left Hand

Right Hand Senior Pocket page - empty

Pocket with photo inserts

Prom Insert

Prom Insert - Front

 Prom Insert - back

Australia Photo Insert (one of my favs)

Australia back

Moments Photo Insert

Moments Back

Colorado Photo Insert

Colorado Insert back

Class of 2011


Right - kinda looks like a Disney page, don't it?

Back Cover - no big deal, just a little inking & more glimmer mist.

And, to top it all off, I put together a cluster of charms to put on the wire binder, but forgot to attach them before we left for the party. At least they'll be easy to add on. I swear I can't do anything without making a ton of mistakes. Some work out for the good, but not that often.

Thanks for stopping by today & I hope blogger doesn't make my post look screwy.

God Bless & have a great day!

1 comment:

Tracy said...

Oh Beth this is perfect!!!!
You are to hard on yourself. This turned out awesome, and I am sure he loved it.
We alway pick apart our own work, but seriously this turned out great.

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