Tuesday, September 7, 2010


WOW....what a project.  I had a very relaxing time creating this tri-fold layers album.  A co-worker had told me about this type of design where you can make cards and albums this way. Thanks Peggy!!  I was excited to give it a try and what better week to do it for the Simon Says Stamp & Show layers challenge.  I am just squeaking it in under the wire as it sure was alot of work.  I am glad that I was able to finish it for this challenge.  So....here it is.  I hope you enjoy it.

This album is designed to hold 5 pictures.  I designed the cover to be able to hold a photo.  I placed a stamped tag under the acetate which can be removed. The stamped tag says " Imagination is more important than knowledge.  For while knowledge defines all we currently know and understand, imagination leads us to all we might yet discover and create."  How true this is.  Thanks Tim and Wendy and all of the many other creative people that touch our lives everyday so that we can send our imaginations and creativity to heights never known before. :-) 

I hand made the flowers with coffee filters and Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die. Inked them of course with Tims distressing ink.  Love Love Love distress ink. :-)

I distressed all of the edges of the album using my Bind It All Distressing Tool.  Its a great little tool and easy to use.  I love the look.

Both ends of the album have a Hambly acetate sheet for placement of a photo.  I am searching for the right pictures to place in this. :-)  This would make a beautiful gift.

I used my cuttlebug for the emblossing and used Tims embossing folders for many of the items.  The cuttlebug is a must have tool.  I use it all the time.  The embossing really brings items to life.

I used chipboard, grunge board, stamps from both Wendy Vecchi and Tim Holtz collections, distressing inks, buttons, thread, brads, popsicle sticks, Martha Stewart punch, Tims Ideology metal pieces, distress stickles, regular stickles, acetate, coffee filters , glossy accents, crackle accents, some old metal Karen Foster embellisments, May Arts ribbon, some bling,  a couple of Prima Flowers & papers from Basic Greys "Cappella" line. 

I just love the dots on the handmade flowers.  I am really loving my Pigma Micron Pen.

The flower to the left is my favorite.  The petals are chipboard inked with distressing ink and the stem is a popsicle stick that I inked and stamped.

I love the center page. I used a a heart shaped Martha Stewart punch for the bottom border.

This was a fun project to make.  I think I will now make a few cards in this format.  Hmmmm maybe get some prepared for my trip to MN next week to Scrapfest.  Looking forward to some Mother-Daughter time cropping at Archivers & Scrapfest.  Thanks Simon Says for the weekly challenges and fun.  You have made me take the time I so need for my self. If anyone would like more info on this album or the directions please drop me a note on my blog.  Thanks for looking!  Have a creative day!


Terry said...

Hiya Debbie, thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp & Show with your AMAZING Tri fold Layers Album...you say you hope we LIKE it....hehehehe I LOVE IT...it is really FABULOUS wowwwwiee yep can see that you have had a lot of work put into it. Thanks for sharing sweetie and hope you will join us today there is going to be a HUGE SUPER DUPER BLOGHOP with MEGA prizes attached to it.
Hugs Terry xxxx

LynneForsythe said...

Last but not Least!! Great job on your piece!

thanks bunches for playing along with the Design Teamies and Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

This is just wonderful - so beautifully designed! I love all the details, colors and textures. I just want to hold it and run my hands over it. Super job on this week's layers challenge. So happy you were able to join in the fun with us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

WOW!!! Those flowers are stunning and what a brilliant idea to use coffee filters! I'm impressed for sure!

Thanks so much for entering Simon Says Stamp & Show!!


Sue West said...

Debbie, I just love your project.
Thank you for your kind comment
Sue x

Sue said...

This is so beautiful Debbie, all your hard work was so worth it. It would make a beautiful gift, but how could you bare to give it away xx