There have been a couple questions in the comments the last few days about how I set up this album in the beginning. Here’s a look at my December 2007 Studio A column from Creating Keepsakes where the original was first shown:
Essentially I started out with the acrylic front and back cover (from D Reeves Design House) and then added in a bunch of different sized pages that I cut down (mostly thick transparencies from Hambly and Narratives and a Heidi Swapp clock) and envelopes. I numbered each from 1 through 25 using a combination of chipboard, stickers, and circle accents.
Here’s my entry for today:
For today’s entry I printed out a photo of Simon checking out his Thomas Christmas set and adhered it to the back of a lined card (which fits right into the envelope).
As I was figuring out what I wanted to put on the photo I was excited to see that Designer Digitals has Photoshop brushes from Art Warehouse – especially this Christmas one and this one. I also loved Katie Pertiet’s Christmas postage stamps. Red circle number tags are from Every Jot And Tittle. Envelopes from Paper Source.
In other news…
Registration for CKU-Chicago starts tomorrow night at 8pm Eastern. Check out all the details here: CKU-Chicago. Look for a bunch of cool changes including three full days of classes, a meet & greet on Wednesday night, boxed lunches on Thursday, Friday, & Saturday, and all new album tracks/classes.
My new album track, Evolution, is based on an album concept presented in Life Artist on page 116-117. For this project you can choose to document your own story, or that of a child, parent, spouse, friend, etc. – pretty much anyone you choose (even a group of people). My album tells the story of my family unit over three different time periods: 1970′s, 1980′s-90′s, and today.
If you can’t make it to Chicago, the class will also be offered at the other two CKU events: Houston or Provo.