Monday, June 20, 2011

The Beginnings of My FTB Vintage Photo Album

There are just not enough hours in the day lately.   We are all having a great time in our Full Tilt Boogie Yahoo Group.   The swaps have started and some people have actually completed their first journal already.  Not me.   Too much is going on here, too many things to do, too many social functions, etc.   So what else is new, it always happens that way.

I have chosen my album I am going to use.....I have cut the straps from my black leather scraps I recently found and starting to assemble some of the pages that will go into this journal.   This is going to be an exposed spine.    The reason I chose this journal was because the spine was gone so there was no loss as we needed to get rid of the existing one anyway.  

This is the front cover of the Vintage Photo Album I am using for the first journal we are going to make in our online class.   Alongside it are strips of back leather that are going to be used for the binding.  

These are potential pages that I am going to use.  They are all different but they are all vintage linens I got last year at a friend's estate sale.   They are all at least 100 years old and I have adhered some of them to old papers just to see how they would look.

And all of these are adhered to something else to make them more sturdy so that I can use them as pages in the book.

So there you have the beginnings of my journal.   I think at this point, I am going to keep this pretty neutral in the colorway of the pages, etc.    We will see as I gather up more papers for the signatures which I will do next.   

Hope you all have a great day.


  1. I like the new look of your header. (It may not be new but since I last visited it is) The album looks like it is going to be great. I have some of those vintage doilies, never thought of using them like you are...great idea. Mine are from my grandma so not sure I have it in me to glue them or cut them up or paint on them... yet...

  2. Wow! You have a lot of really cool vintage stuff to work with. Can't wait to see what you create!

  3. I am looking forward to seeing more of your pages, it will probably make me finally sign up for the class. At the moment though I am on online class overload so it will be a while.

  4. Hi Nancy .. the cover you have chosen is gorgeous and the contents beautiful and interesting. Look forward to watching it progress. I finished by 'Donna Parker' practice journal today. I'd love you to pop over and see. Take care and have fun. Donna

  5. Looks fantastic so far, Nancy!


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