I hope you are all well today and that the sun is shining in your part of the world, as it is here in Ayr.
Today's share is not something newly completed but a mini album I made for my granddaughter, Shari-Ann, two years ago for her 7th birthday. I did take photos back then but they were of such bad quality I decided not to post them.
However, at the weekend, on a visit to my daughter's, the album, with a few losses and additions, was brought out so I grabbed the opportunity to photograph it once more.
The main part of the album is made from the insides of toilet rolls, flattened by putting them through the Cuttlebug and decorated with brightly patterned papers - most of which came free with a magazine.
I notice that a ribbon bow has come off, but otherwise it is very much as I made it - I've promised that I'll take a replacement bow up on my next visit.
This side shot shows how the labels fit inside the album pages. Here's a few shots of the pages.
|Pages 1 & 2
|Pages 3 & 4
|Pages 5 & 6
|Pages 7 & 8
|Labels - side 1
The labels provide mats for photographs - the one in the middle shows her gap-toothed smile at that age :)
|Labels - side 2
The back cover is decorated with a huge punched flower and a little journaling spot.
So there we are, an album that, apart from time and effort, cost very little to make and has the added bonus of recycling/upcycling cardboard that would normally be tossed in the bin.
I'm delighted to be able to report that my daughter is now scrapbooking :) Her first project is an album recording the pets she has had from childhood till now. Scrapbooking may be infectious :))
Unfortunately, I'm not joining in with WOYWW this week ... I'm a bit under the weather and wouldn't be able to fully participate and leave many comments, and that wouldn't be fair on everyone of you who visits and leaves their lovely comments. I'm off to the hospital next week to undergo an investigative procedure ... fingers crossed all goes well with that.
In the meantime, I wish that you all have a good day and a wonderful week.