"Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born." Anais Nin

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Family Album

This is a Close To My Heart, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" album.  I used CTMH paper on the covers and pages, plus I added a folded page.  The pages are all sponged and I've added cardstock pieces to make pockets and tags to put in them.

There's a chipboard flower and frame for a photo, a piece of grunge paper that I inked black for the spine and held that down with a scalloped piece of chipboard.  The beads along the bottom are attached to the back cover so they are out of the way when turning pages.

The back cover has a raised frame around the saying.  There is actually a little diamond in the center of the flower also--but it's lost in the folds.    

A closer look of the raised frame.

Inside front cover and first page. Pocket, tags and chipboard flowers

The little vine is a flocked sticky strip.

More chipboard pieces and frame for photo.

I love this pocket with the lace.

Another big pocket and Tim Holtz film strip--I'm so stingy with that stuff  :) 

 Rain dots on the sticky tape, pocket and tag.
Folded page I added--closed...

...and open, another pocket.

Lots of room for photos

 Chipboard, covered piece on left page.

A pocket on the inside back cover.
This album will hold a lot of photos and journaling!  


  1. I love that you used CTMH ... I used to sell for them :)

    Your book is beautiful. I love the color combo and all the details you put into it. Now comes the fun part of filling it up!

  2. Your album is beautiful! I love all the pockets and tags and secret little nooks to put pics and journaling! The rain dots on the tissue tape is really fun too! I love that stuff! Thanks for the nice comment on my blog too!

  3. Wow I love your family album. Great with all the pockets and tags. Thank you for the sweet comment in my blog. The flower on my layout is from a shop that where at the Paper and CO show ( Paris ) last year, and I do not know the name of the shop. sorry about that.

  4. Oh Nancy..this is gorgeous! I just love all the details and the thought you put into it. It must have taken forever.
    Mrs Noofy

  5. Your album is really beautiful in every detail Nancy!