Happy Wednesday, everyone!
Sadly, I only made it up to the second week of TGF's HeART Journaling project.
For that last week I completed (Week 2), I was inspired by a prior album I made in a class I took about 6 - 7 years ago. That class was taught by Traci Bautista, & to this date, I am still very much in love with this project.
I'm posting that album here now. My post is picture-heavy, and it was overcast so the pics aren't that great.
You're probably wondering why I'm blogging about it, since it was made such a long time ago. I've got several reasons:
1. I didn't have a blog back then.
2. I'd like to showcase it here in case I lose it or the kiddies tear it up.
3. I didn't have a card for today :).
4. I'm hoping to make another one like it someday and need your help.
5. It's nice to document what my style/ technique/ favorites for each year. (or era :)).
Here's the book with the cover down. I love that stitching down the side -- does anybody know what type of stitching that is? I'd like to google it / find it on you tube because I've forgotten how. I guess I could also ask Traci.
Here's the first page. The cover opens from the top up. The pages now open from the left side. I just loved how everything looked "free-style." We were taught to rip pages with unabandonment and sew without worrying about straight lines.
The second page has a pic of a Hawaiian orchid. This album holds pics of my friends' trip to Hawaii, back in 2002.
The third page has a pic from a lomography camera I used to have. I adored that thing. It gave me four different shots in succession on one print.
The fourth page is blank because I took the parts and pics out to add to my HeART Journal. But aren't the papers interesting? If you were a crafter/ scrapbooker back in the early to mid 2000s, did you remember how the popular papers look like this? Very tie-dyed like and fuzzy? :). And vellum was really common, too!
The fifth one has more lomography pics of the beach. Aren't those beads and string just breath-taking?
And this sixth one has my BFF on it. She was on that trip with me. Fun memories!
This seventh page featured one of the cool waterfalls of Hawaii. It was at a park, and there was a show with performers jumping from it.
The last page has pics from the Luau we attended at the Big Island. See the third pic of a wanna-be Hula dancer. Haha!
Thanks for visiting! As I clean out my craft room and organize my old projects, I'll be posting more of these oldies but goodies. Hope you don't mind!