Sunday, 3 February 2008

first maze album

i should make sure i don't take the credit for being the inventor of the maze album. i really don't know who is and have seen a few versions of making a maze album.

but i did watch a "webisode" on the scrapbook lounge by Tricia Morris when she made her maze album. for some reason the last part of the webisode was cut off, so i had to guess at the final stages!

my friend Kathy was wanting a simple project to teach at a weekend event and needed some help. i made a trip to my lss and found the basic grey patterned paper called mellow...loved it, it was new at the time (September) and just screamed autumn! so i chose a pumpkin coloured cardstock and left the store with 2 sheets of paper. everything else came from my stash at home. even the pictures were some that were left over! fortunately i had leftover supplies that worked out so well together. thankfully Kathy loved the album too, so we set her up with a new patterned paper and colour scheme. i heard it was a hit.
it's always a fun challenge for me to try to figure out how to put together a project and get the best supplies and not have lots of unused stuff at the end. my journaling was done by a pad of stickers my sis gave me, but hand journaling is really hot right now (imagine handwriting being a trend!) so it would be simple to reproduce.
for a project like this, it helps if you know what kind of photos you'll use. then you can look at some options for the embellishments (i used word buttons from 7 gypsies, prima flowers, brads, jewelry tags from office depot, ribbon and extra matching paper). sometimes i choose several sheets of patterned paper and then decide which one i like the best! or which one has the coolest embellishments to adorn it. once that decision is made i choose the cardstock for the pages...usually it is safest to go with a complimentary colour in the patterned paper.

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