Happy Tuesday, Everyone!
I hope you are having a terrific day! I am finally ready to share the project with which I have been teasing you with sneak peeks. The project itself was very time consuming, but oh so fun to create! It is a Playful Pocket Flip Mini Journal honoring the guys in the attic. (Full disclosure: These guys aren't really in the attic; just their photos and little bits of their stuff.)
This is the completed front of the album. When working on the album, I found the giant washer in a parking lot. With some Remnant Rubs, it makes the perfect grungy charm to hang from my Idea-ology measuring tape ribbon "belly band".
I kept things really simple, so that the photos and ephemera would be the stars.
Here are a few photos of the highlights:
These guys are serious about their farm business.
These guys like rusty numbers. (No wait, its me who likes rusty numbers!)
These guys like fishing. (I love my Wendy Vecchi Crackle Paste and Distress Ink.)
These guys love train travel. (I love that this album has pockets for extra ephemera, like this Distressed TH bingo card!)
The theme of the current challenge over at the Frilly and Funkie blog is Happy, Happy, Happy! Here is hostess Georgie's description:
So this is the theme :) This could be a project you love doing, a product you love using, or something that makes you so happy that it just gives you the inspiration to create something beautiful. It really is an anything goes kind of challenge, but remember to make sure you have fun!!
Oh boy! This theme perfectly describes how I feel about my Guys from the Attic mini album. From the surprisingly rewarding hours I spend sorting and organizing my family's attic, to combining the junky little bits that I collect there with my Idea-ology and Distress products, to making up stories for my own personal "found relatives", this is the best crafting "happy" I can imagine.
I made the mini album base by following this video tutorial:
It's really quite simple to assemble, but it takes a bit of a commitment to fill all of the pockets and pages.
Thanks for stopping by, and sticking with me (if you're still here!) through this rather long post. I wish you all a beautiful week!