Saturday, May 17, 2008

our new york.

...it would be an understatement to say I love this album. It was a complete blast to create. One of those projects that starts off slow and then gathers momentum and by the end, the pages are practically creating themselves (which was good, because it was nearly 11:00 last night when I finished decorating the covers and that is way past my normal bedtime!)

I had purchased the simple spiral bound album before we went. I even took it with me, along with a ziploc bag of supplies, with the best intentions to make a travel album like ali describes here. But I didn't have time. We were only in our room long enough to sleep and bathe and I wasn't going to give up either of those things! So the whole kit came back home with me. I finally decided to take an afternoon off work so I could have focused time to pull it together.

I wanted to use the very cool cupcake scrapshop kits (march, april and may). and once I got everything out, and sorted through it, the idea to use the transit authority maps (the bus was a huge part of our trip) and then to make sections for each day came to me.
I didn't have the first page created til around 3:00. Sara came home from school at 4:30 - "wow, mom, you've only made four pages in 5 hours?" yup! but then I got into a groove. Had so much fun matching up the papers to the ephemera and the photos. and I'm really proud of the covers - the big transit authority map that was really dog-eared by the end - adhered with matte gel medium.
and my first ever hambly overlay.
(and mom, I watched la vie en rose, too - a beautiful movie, but such a sad story!)

3 comments:

  1. ooh yay! it looks amazing! i'm sorry i couldn't be there to put together my europe album--but i'm sure it would be way cooler if i had all of that cupcake stuff anyway! congrats!

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  2. love the album, have similar plans, so now i have an excellent idea source! I like the idea of using the maps and other bits as part of the albumb. probably why i helped myself to a joe allen and maxi's deli menu! i'm thinking the travel albums will be waiting til after the front flower "garden" is finished. could be a long 4th of july weekend project?!

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  3. MARY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    holy moly, how frickin' much... (some NYC speak for ya there--does it bring back memories?! hehe) ...do i LOOOOOOVE your album?! (hint: i love it a very, verrrrrry, VERY lot!!!) :)

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