Do you know what? I totally forgot last night that today was Tuesday!! I know! Just smile at me sweetly and walk away - I know!
So today is still Tuesday and a day when I share a scrapbooking project and also join in with my friends over at Elizabeth's blog for a cuppa and a look at some nice stuff on T on Tuesday!
So without further ado, here is today's project and my cuppa....
Now I know I have shared some of this project before some time ago, but there is one distinct difference......it is FINISHED!! Here is a little side on view with a better view of my cup and the layers on the album....
And here is my cup. Another Sophie Allerton, not sure if you have seen this before? Apologies if you have but these are my favourites!
I know Elizabeth will like to know a little of how this album came about and I do hope she approves. The pages inside are actually made from recycled paper carrier bags in which the lunches for our partners used to arrive - six of them. I asked the girls on our Reception at work to keep for me (the clean ones anyway) and I snipped off the handles, folded the ends over and fastened the bottoms of them using Laura Denison's "stack the deck" method of attachment. The covers were rescued from a pile of books that were being thrown out as they were out of date. The book they were on was very heavy so I saved four in all, one each for Lesley and I to make these books and the other two for weighing down card to which I had glued on covers so that they dry flat!
Rather than give you a blow by blow account of all the pictures and inserts, I have made a collagey thingemyjig for you to look at. Just blow it up to get a closer look! I would get the owner's consent before you try blowing up your puter though!
I am not going to bore you with all the details, only to tell you that there are die cuts galore, some which were sent to me, Tim Holtz, stampings, Sizzix, Cottage Crafts, Memory Box, lace, McGall, Stampin Up, Martha Stewart, Bazzill, Papermania, recycled chipboard for the birdcage, bits left over from other projects and Snippets galore. Tee Hee! I am skipping over to the Snippets Playground too!
I enjoyed making this book as it does hold some very happy memories of me and the Hubster in the early 90s, including my first ever flight.
Thank you for calling by.