Saturday, January 2, 2010

My First Finished Scrapbook Project

So I've been into scrapbooking for about 5 years now. The problem? I've never actually scrapbooked anything. I have at least a dozen books and twice as many magazines, endless papers, embellishments, and adhesives, but have I finished a single scrapbook album? Never. Well I am proud to say that I finished my first scrapbook project! I am getting really into scrapbook home decor now, because instead of a zillion pages to do, it's just one project and you're done! I made this as a gift, and it was SO much fun! Here's evidence that I have actually done something with all the "stuff" I've accumulated over the years:

This can sit on a tabletop or other hard surface and is meant to be shown off all the time, which is one thing I absolutely love about scrapbook decor! The entire thing can fold up accordion-style for easy storing. I got this particular project idea from Donna Downey's book "Photo Decor" from her "Yes, It's a Scrapbook" series. (You can buy it at ). I don't want to give away her secrets, so for complete instructions, you will have to reference her book, but here are some of the embellishments I thought of on my own and used in mine:

--part of an old necklace that had been broken in half (I attached it with ribbon on the left side, and then strung it through the back and used the bulldog clip that is holding the picture to attach the necklace to the back side.)

--an old key I found in an old jewelry box of mine

--mini frame (the picture inside is a thumbnail print)

--you can't see it in the picture because it is too dark, but behind one of the circles on the far left is a clear vellum sticker that says "Have Faith". I wanted the sticker to stay see-through, so I put it on a transparency instead of cardstock or patterned paper.

--in 3 of the circles, I hung large earrings from ribbon. 1 of these earrings is from a set I no longer wear, and the other 2 were bought as sets that I got from the $1 shop, so I only spent $2 total on those three embellishments, and I still have 1 of each earring to use on another project!

All in all, it was a blast to make, and she absolutely loved it! Now I only wish that I had made 2, so that I could have one for me!!


Anonymous said...

LOVE IT!!!! That is beautiful Autumn, great job! Your talk about scrapbooking cracked me up, I can TOTALLY relate! Let's just say the last completed page in the kids scrapbook is her 3rd birthday...she is 7 1/2!!! I have been organizing so I can get caught up so hopefully that will come soon. Isn't it so fun to see the finished product though, you did so good, I love this project!!

Amber said...

So funny! I can;t finish anything like this. No time and NO patience. Miss you already!

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