Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Grocery Bag Album

Finally, I have some projects to show. I have been creating and scrapping like crazy with all the pictures that I took from vacation and some other fun stuff that I had done months ago, but just hadn't gotten done.
Have you ever wanted to make an album or a book, but didn't have one handy? I created this album by cutting and folding a brown grocery bag to fit my needs. There are lots of ways to make an album, but I liked this way because I could use something that I already had in my pantry.
This album was to capture the memories from our trip Up North in early July.
I kept the handles in - they are actually nice to have and they keep the original functionality.
Most of the paper I used comes from Bo Bunny's Flower Child and Roughin' It collections.
There are not too many pages, but just enough to be able to fit the number of pictures I had. That's another great thing about creating your own album - you can customize it to fit your needs.
Inside front cover:
Next page where I journaled about when, what and who:
Page dedicated to the nature shots I took right outside the cabin door:
And, that unfolded into a whole new spread:

The next page was about what I read while on the trip:
And I "stickled up" the design of the paper:

And the last page was dedicated to Carson's water skiing abilities. He loves to ski; doesn't matter if it's cold, rainy, wavy - you name it, he gets in the water!
Hope you are having a great Wednesday! I'll be back tomorrow with some more Bo Bunny stuff!
p.s. - if you are interested in how I made my album, let me know. I might be able to throw together some instructions!

1 comment:

DonnaMundinger said...

What a cute idea, Nat! Would love the instructions on how you cut and did the extra folded part and put it together. Love that you kept the handles on too. Great pix. Looks like a fun time! xxD