....with my husband!
I know...I was just as shocked as you are! AND....it was HIS idea! Clay woke up one morning and started telling me about this scrapbook he had been dreaming about that night. He had some really great ideas which really impressed me because he doesn't pour over scrapping magazines and websites like I do for inspiration.
Well, last night after we had dinner, we went back to the store so I could work on an album I had started earlier in the day. Next thing I know, Clay is wondering if he could use my other wooden covers to make the South Dakota scrapbook he had been thinking about. So, we spent the evening bouncing ideas back and forth. He helped me make decisions on my work, and I helped him with his. I got to do all the smooshing of ink, since that is what I do best. LOL! We worked until almost midnight, and boy did we have a mess when we were done...but oh, so much fun!
I'm going to show you Clay's covers first. He wanted to make a scrapbook full of all the cool and fun pictures we have taken of the Black Hills over the years. (He takes some amazing photos...he took the one of the "Peek-ing Duck" layout I posted last month) His thought was to use some of the brochures we have been collecting to embellish the pages. So, the brown trim down the left side and the buffalo photo on the bottom are from travel brochures, he nabbed the South Dakota sticker from my stash (that I had bought from Cathy before I owned the store) and he also begged a piece of my Dusty Attic chipboard off me. I guess I must really like him.
I love how he took one of the park maps to cover the inside of the back cover. We had to use some pattered paper to cover the unsightly and boring white spots...and then, of course, there was more smooshing involved. :o) Oh...and details....hubby is great at little details...check this out:
He's got some really fun ideas for this scrapbook, I can't wait for you to see what he's got in store for the back cover...too cute!!
Okay....enough about the man scrapper. LOL!
Here is a look at what I started:
I just have to tell you about one of the products I used on this album...because I was really impressed!
For any of you that have used the ColorBox Chalk Ink Cat's Eye pads...you know how they fall apart when you've used them for a while? Well, these covers are made of wood, and I used this to ink the edges of all 4 covers....they are the new chalk ink pads from Ingvild Bolme....take a look:
I noticed that these ink pads seem to have some sort of a coating on the top of the pad that looks like it might hold it all together. I had heard from some other scrappers that they had done their best to use and abuse these little guys to see if they would stay together, and they were impressed, too.
I have a few of these in stock if you are interested in trying them out. They sell for the same as the other pads, $1.99. I only have dark colors in stock at the moment, for adding that dark distressed look, but if anyone is interested in other colors, just give me a shout and I will get some other colors in.
Sorry to be so long winded this time around. I just had to share the fun and excitement of creating!
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!!