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Saturday, September 6, 2008

Acrylic Album Thoughts

I've been looking at acrylic albums for a while. I started looking at a local craft store a few months ago and wondered if I was getting old and starting to have a hard time adjusting to new ideas. LOL I'm still not sure they are for me. Where would I put it? Who would I give it to? Where do you display it and how? And other questions ran through my mind. In the last few years, I've started doing cards and albums and other crafts just when I had a purpose other than "neat idea". My things these days tend to be for real gifts (trying to move beyond with "too homey, crafty" look and more to the would you buy this in a store look) or uses that will stay around for a while and really be appreciated for the time spent on the item. I am not sure an acrylic album fits the criteria. Will is just be something that is a cool phase? But, I'm about to get one and think a little harder. Here is a fabulous album done by the talented Tresa Black that just made my heart go pitter patter! (Drink Recipe cards included in the book here) Another album I found on the web I loved for it's black and white winter family photos. This album was done by Michelle Bloom, another Close to My Heart consultant for a workshop she is giving and I'd love to share it here but I can't figure out how to upload it to this blog. I tried saving the photos, putting them in a Word document, moving the photos to Picasa Web, and copying here but nothing seemed to work. Oh well, take me word for it, it's lovely. (If you are interested, send me your email and I'll send you the Word document. At any rate, I think I'll at least get an album and see what I think once it's in my hands. One think about the acrylic albums, though, I'm getting away from stamping because you use rub ons and embellishments on the album. Ink rubs off. That's another angle that I'm contemplating: rub ons. I'm not sure how I feel about them.


  1. do you put the links in blogs.....?

  2. I've just had a look at Tresa Blacks' album - I love it - it is superb!! Would Stazon ink not stick to it?
    I look forward to seeing yours - so hurry up - get on with it.
    Love Rica xx

  3. Mare....I'm so wanting to do an acrylic album also. Thanks for the links to the album....I also saw a very nice acrylic album posted on our CTMH bulletin board. I just don't have the "3D" vision to create something like these gorgeous albums...but I'm so sure that I'll end up trying to make one sometime down the road.
    You also posted this on my blog concerning the SBS#21 color challenge.....
    <<< And isn't the Sept. SOTM just one of the best stamp sets CTMH has ever come out with!!!????!!! Nice job, can I scraplift or at least use you for inspiration, please? >>>
    "Yes"....I love that SOTM and "Yes" scraplift away.... ;-)

  4. You will love it when you finally cut loose and do one - they are awesome!!! Sorry I've neglected my visits - we are settled in now and I will hopefully be back to normal in the next week or so!!!