Thursday, March 3, 2011

Free Vintage Image and Finished Autograph Book

Hi Everyone,
I hope you're having a great week!

It's been pretty busy around here this week. I did manage to finish the memories side of Jordan's autograph book. It held up pretty good during its week in Disney. A couple of beads came loose and had to be replaced and a ribbon re-glued but other than that it was in pretty good shape considering a 6 year carried it around all week. lol

It seemed like it took me forever to finish the memories side. In fact, I just managed to finish it an hour before I was supposed to give it to her. I did quickly snap some pictures, but I didn't look at them until after I gave her the book. The pics turned out terrible! I must have had something set wrong on the camera - Murphy's law of course! :) But terrible or not I thought I'd share just a couple of the completed layouts.

The kids took a ton of pictures, so I had a great selection to pick from. I tried to select the pictures of the characters when they were signing or holding the autograph book. I'm told they held up the lines pretty good because the characters were having fun looking at the book. They even got a picture of Daisy kissing Donald's autograph page. I'm sure this made Jordan and Kaiden feel extra special but it probably didn't please the people waiting for their turn. lol

For the last page of the book, I wanted to create a little memories collage. I wanted it to show a lot of the different and funny things that they did. I used the little letter beads to spell out Memories, Thanks, and Mommy and Daddy. Jordan really liked this page and got a big kick out of looking at all the different pics. This is where I really wished the page was bigger, so that I could have included more pictures.

Here's a pic of the actual collage. See, it really is better than my pictures of the completed project. :) I love all the guys (Dad, Grandpa, Kaiden and Uncle Brian) wearing Jordan's tiara. What a special memory!

So, if I was going to make another one, what would I do differently? I think I'd make the pages a little bigger so there would be more room for the layouts on the autograph side and the picture side. And, I would change the folds between the pages, maybe making it a double fold. I still don't think I'd use the rings or the spirals because I still like the idea of the pages being side by side and back to back. But, a little extra width is needed on the folds especially for the pages that have embellies that are placed close to the fold edge - if that makes any sense.

Now I just have Kaiden's to finish but I have to wait for the arrival of a new supply of printer ink.

I debated for a while on what kind of image to share with you this week and as I was browsing my Miscellaneous folder I ran across this card. I'm kind of partial to poppies and I loved all the colors on it. It originally started with a "Friends with" sentiment but I think it would be really pretty framed. So I removed the sentiment so you could use it for whatever kind of project you'd like. Make sure you click on the image before you save it.

I hope you have a great week, plumb full of smiles!


  1. Oooooh, love the layouts girlie! I know the kiddos will cherish them for years on down the road! Thanks for the freebie too! PRETTY! :)

  2. Thank you for sharing this beautiful image.

  3. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [04 Mar 12:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  4. Oh the pix are just darling, Peggy! the collage is a hoot! and what a lovely freebie! thanks so much! xxD

  5. Thank you for the beautiful image, makes me think spring will really get here!

  6. Fab layouts, sis! That's awesome that everyone was getting such a kick out of them! LOL! They will bring fabulous memories for many, many years! You should be very proud of yourself! I know I am!! :) Love ya!!

  7. It's gorgeous, Peggy! Thank you so much for sharing!
    Huggies ~


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