In my blog banner title, I always use the word ‘scrapbooking.’ As most of you know, that is my only real claim to fame, as both my poetry and my singing have failed to gain me notoriety of any kind. And yet, I don’t much talk about scrapbooking here. So I decided to change that for today’s post.
As a way of saying thank you to my blog readers, who generally are kind and don’t add any newly formed openings to my person on a daily basis, I wanted to share a little album and encourage you to make one of your own.
Last spring, I had an assignment for our special issue, Album Shortcuts. And I started two album concepts, one of which showed up in the special issue, and one which sat on my table for months until last week. It’s a simple theme album, designed to document the every day stuff of life. The name of the album project: It’s Always Something. And it looks something like this:
To make this little album, you need a very few items, but…you could make it as elaborate as your inner designer likes.
1. An album—I used this 6 x 6 album from American Crafts.
2. Some patterned paper—I used this paper pack from BasicGrey.
3. Some cardstock.
4. An inkjet printer to print out the page titles (and a trimmer, of course).
5. Photos, and a pen to journal.
And this PDF below, which contains both the page template with journaling lines and the page title files. It’s pretty straightforward. You simple trim all the elements, after printing them out on your choice of cardstock color. I used white Bazzil paper. All elements have crop marks. You’ll figure it out pretty quickly.
Here’s what one of my spreads from this album looks like (forgive the photo, my scanner is not working!):
This is just an album of one title page, and filler spreads. You can use one big photo for each spread, or several little ones. Dress it up any way you like. It’s totally up to you. I’m just giving you the page template with the lines, and the little title strips. (I also used a corner rounder on my page titles. Purely optional.)
Now…i hope the PDF works. I converted the type to outline, so it should print fine on just about any printer. Make sure you set your output to 100 percent. Hopefully, it’s simple to use. Post any critical questions on this thread.
I just wanted to say thank you for listening to me always creating much ado about nothing. Believe me…this blog, and the ability to get stuff out of my head into written form is far more beneficial than therapy.