As I've mentioned, we have a family reunion this weekend -- beginning with the "Meet and Greet" on Friday, so I probably won't be around here as much as I'd like because I've still several things to do in preparation. One of those things is completing a gatefold album I've been working on for a relative coming to Chicago for the reunion. Because I probably won't get it finished to have back here in time to show the completed version, I'm going to share with you peeks into the album now. Of course the album pages will be left blank so that my relative can add whatever she likes inside. I have left room in this album for photos, journaling, notes, etc. It will hold anything from wallet-size photos to 4"x6", anything in between, and pockets for something slightly larger (or folded items):
When you open the album, the frame insert on the back cover (on the left side) will hold a 4"x 6" photo or can be used for journaling:
The left page (shown below) holds a pad which opens into pages for photos, journaling, etc. and
... an envelope with a blank tag is on the right page to be used as preferred.
The insert on the first left side page of these pages holds a personal card.
The gatefold page in the middle holds a blank book which opens into pages for photos, notes, etc. and includes a built-in envelope holding a tag.
Here's a page with an envelope larege enough to hold many things.
And, the envelope opens into an additional 2 pages to hold photos.
There are more pockets and tags throughout the album for additional storage.
When I started this album it was only a few pages but, as I've been working on it, it's grown. I just love how the gatefold pages open up to all the little nooks and crannies!!! I actually had to take the original wires off to put larger ones on...lol! Anyway, while it was in it's "work-in-process"stages, I did manage to get a picture of it standing, so you can at least get an idea how that'll look:
I hope you like what you've seen of it! I wish I could've had it all completed in time for you to see a finished project but I'm pushed for time as it is, so I don't think that'll happen. Anyway, at least, as crafters you can use your imagination! Right?!!!
With so many families coming in (already arriving) I probably won't get back here much until after weekend; therefore, if you don't hear from me have a wonderful and joyful weekend, and I will see you after the reunion! (I will, however, try to sneak in a few visits though when I can... lol!!)
Oops! Before I leave I've just got to acknowledge another blog award I've just received from my friend Girlia. It's the "Stinkin' Cute" Blog Award and it really is stinkin' cute:
Thank you so much, Girlia; this is such a cute award and I appreciate your passing it on to me!
Now I'd like to pass it on to the following bloggers:
Georgianna, Carson's Cricut Creations
Angi, Cokie Pop Paper
Bobby and Jill, Cricut Coule
Lisa, Lisa's Craft Room
Deborah, Love My Paper
Stacy, Love My Bug
Rhonda, Scrap Happens
and because, as I understand, there are no rules for this award other than passing it on... why not just all of you -- EVERYONE -- grab it from me and pass it on to more deserving bloggers!!! How fun!!!
Thanks for always for thinking of me and stopping by to visit, I appreciate that.