Thursday, May 20, 2010

LOC Paper Bag Album Part 1

I wanted to share the Paper Bag Album I showed you back near Mother's Day (you can see it here), I had started it and am happy to be able to show you the finished product!  It is always fun for me to create using Layers of Color clear art stamps, this time was no exception - I love the journey they take me on as I use each one of them - it makes each project a pleasure!!

I have to let you in on a little secret - I have made this for my Mum and am taking it home with me (in 7 sleeps - wahoo!) - so Mum, if you are looking at this - please shut your eyes...LOL! I did out some extra work into it because it is for someone special and I am really happy with the end result. There are a few photos so will just jet you know the stamp sets I used as I go and keep the chatter to a minimum (well, I will try! LOL!)

The sentiment is a SU Rubon from a RAK and the image is from the Vintage Rose art stamp which had been coloured with SU Chalks/Pastels and a Blender Pen

The tags in this album are very eclectic, the back one has lace down each side and the front one has a RubOn and those adorable flowers are from the Merci Bouquet art stamp set, I have chalked them and added a small pearl to the centre.

I have tried to leave some bigger spaces for photos or journaling, I love this particular lace/braid and added half pearls to the centre of each .  The words cut from the DP read. 'Mon Amie' meaning 'my friend' in french - so true of my Mum who has a french background!

I have used the Butterfly Collector art stamp set colouring them with the Chalks and adding Kindy Glitz for that shimmer these images work so well with.

and again on the inside I have used the butterfly from the Butterfly Collector art stamp set and also the ouch from SU and added mini pearls  and some chiffon ribbon to the tag!

I have decided to do this in two stages, so I do not overwhelm you with the length of this post - another reason is I just realised I have not photographed a couple of the pages - typical!  I will do that today and have part 2 to show you tomorrow - then I will wrap it and pack it.....exciting, I am looking forward to seeing  her face when she gets it - you're not peeking are you Mum!??!  Seriously it doesn't matter if she is - these things always look so much better in real life and it will still be a surprise!!
You can see more of my projects in my Layers of Color Gallery, while you are there make sure you check out the other Design Team galleries there is so much inspiration waiting to be discovered!

Your Next Stamp - Cut It Out and Pop It Up
Papertake Weekly - Shiny, Sparkly and Special
ABC - U = Unused Stash - Lace and DP
Cute Daisy May - As You Like It
If the Shoe Fits - Rain or Shine
 Practical Scrappers - Patterned Paper
Secret Crafter Saturday - Metal - on the Bling
The Crazy Challenge - Something New - the Pirima's are from Sabrina (okimom2girlz)
Pollycraft - Summer Blooms - on the DP
Hand Full of Stamps - Get Your Shine On - Gems/Bling
Crafty Ann's - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Petal & Pearls
Ohh La-La - Bright and Cheery
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Cute & Girly

Thank you for stopping my today and for the lovely comments you leave for me, you are always so encouraging - you make my day!  God bless you!


  1. This album is truly a masterpiece Linda and I know your Mom loves it!!! A special treasure for sure! So many inspiring details and wonderful layouts on each page!!! Love all the LOC images!!! Just fab my friend!!!

  2. Absolutely stunning work of art Linda. I love all the details and colours..Hugs..Loz

  3. Wow - what a gift to be able to bless your Mum with!!

  4. This is the most beautiful album I have seen and your mum will be over the moon with it it's truly inspiring and I love thank you so much for sharing it with us at ooh la la

  5. This is an amazing project you've made! I love the vintage look and DP is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft Monday Challenge!
    Hugs, Marit.

  6. You have a very pretty blog but I gotta say that your clock for Canada is wrong! Canada has as many, if not more time zones than the US, and that is atleast 5 time zones. So it's incorrect to say that Canada has only one time. Why post something that is incorrect, is all I'm saying.


  7. Linda, this is absolutely beautiful!!! All your creations are. I also love what you did with the chalks and the blender pen. Gotta try that. Thanks!

  8. hello, lovely creation, so much detail, thanks for joining in with Craftycatz this week, x carol

  9. This is just lovely. Thanks for sharing at WhoopsiDaisy this month.

  10. Oh I wish I could see your moms face when you give her this, she is gonna love it hun

    Thank you for joining us at 'The Crazy Challenge' this week!!

    hugs shell xx

  11. This is a gift from your big old heart and your Mum is going to love it.. What a wonderful way to show her your love for crafting. This is amazing.. I hope your visit is full of love and joy..Huge hugs..

  12. Very lovely card Linda and clever idea to create the tag insert pocket!

  13. WOW! This is gorgggeeeeooouusss!! WOWZSERS! You really did a fabulous job using your patterned paper.

  14. Beautiful project - your Mum will love it!
    Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
    Helen x

  15. This is amazing. Love the buttefly tag! Beautiful! Thank you for sharing and this project at the Crazy challenge!

  16. Thanks for another look, closer look, at your Mum's book!


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