Hello.....sigh. Another Monday has come along....and I am still behind with life. Back to back basketball games, working out, weather, fighting a bug....you name it and I feel pulled in many directions. This all being said...I am not done with this project made for RRR. It looks to be about done but I have many little details I wanted to add. I have been working on this for several weeks and it will get done!
Now you should have made your way here from Heather's blog, but at any time if you get lost just start back at RRR, link above. This was made using the new month's ribbons from our ribbon club. I used just about every one of them....I LOVED the colors. I had a ball tying them all on the ring clips. I have shown you a picture tutorial of my process in making this, so here goes!
I started out with my love album of course and painted the love word page first and set it aside. From there I traced onto my pattern papers and cut them out and adhered to each chipboard page. I covered both sides. From there sand your edges to get them flush and ink them for aging. I decided to also add some cute little pockets to this album to tuck memorabilia into . I used both Polka dot big bitty bags and the little bitty bags. The large ones I folded in half and stitched up the sides and than trimmed the tops using pinking shears. I than stacked everything I wanted to add together and staggered my index cards so you can see each one peeking out when everything is laying together.
From here start adding your ribbons to the ring clips....I don't pay much attention to lengths. I just eye it all and cut away. I added a little valentine ticket as well using twine. From here pour your little heart out by adding all the fun details! This is where an album like this really becomes unique and one of a kind. For me...it is all in the details. Images, index cards, hearts, mini clips, and lots and lots of buttons. I was careful though to leave some areas to add snapshots...of course! The top black heart YOU SEE is an actual CHALKBOARD you can write on with chalk. I thought it was a sweet addition! I will share more pics when done! Hope you have enjoyed! Happy hoppin! Next stop..........Bonnie's blog! hugs, cherry