And a side view of the album, shows how it is kept closed with a length of twill tape. I love from this view, how you can see all of the bits and pieces of each page peeking out - and hint at what's to come inside!
As you will see, I laid out the album to include a picture of each child on the left page, and their response on the right. In the middle of each page, I sewed a small envelope into the book binding, which when opened, reveals a sweet little drawing from them. I started the book with a picture of my oldest.
Here is a look at the page once the pocket page is turned.
Again the next set of pages is set up with the same 'formula' - picture, pocket, then text.
A close up reveals how the envelope opens, and shows a peek at the paper, containing Justin's sweet little artwork, inside.
The backside of the envelope and his response to my questions are shown here. I love the he said he loves his Nana because, "she teaches me tricks." Ha, ha - funny boy!
Next, is baby girl's page. Obviously, she is not quite at the age to create artwork yet so, I chose to use a decorative envelope here. I punched some 'confetti' from paper scraps (as is all the rage in scrapbooking right now!), tucked it inside a vellum envelope and sewed it shut. I think it adds a fun little decorative element!
I gave baby girl a little help with her 'interview', as well! (wink!)
For the final pages, I mixed up the 'formula' a little bit. I include some decorative elements on the left, sewed a vellum envelope into the binding and finished it off with a group photo of all three kids.
This picture reveals the contents of the vellum envelope -- sweet little mini instax photos of each child! Love this! I was thrilled when I figured out that the envelope was the perfect size to contain these!
Here's a look at the final page:
To finish off the back side of the album I stamped a sweet little phrase, from an older Hero Arts Stamp set and added a remaining sticker.
As you can imagine, these little albums were quite a hit with the Grandma's! My only regret is not making a copy to tote along in my own purse!
Oh, and before I sign off -- just wanted to share my fun news. I found out yesterday that a recent page, shown in this post, won the latest sketch challenge over at the Jillibean Soup blog. Yay, me! If that wasn't enough -- my prize was to select $50 worth of items of my own choosing from the online Jillibean store. How fun is that???? I had so much fun shopping with my Jillibean dollars. Maybe when I get my package in the mail, I'll snap a pic and share my goodies!
As always, thanks for stopping by!