I have a confession to make. I don't have a single complete album at home. Certainly, I've completed quite a few albums for other people - one for my sister, one for my brother, one for my father's 60th birthday, and many others for friends' babies. But when it comes to me and my stories, I've begun the "workshops in Holland" album, the "Amsterdam" album, the one about my grandparents, the one about all the houses I've lived in, the one about the trip to the West coast two years ago - yes, I've actually bought albums and started working in all of these, but not one of them is complete!
So I've decided on a whole new concept. Forget the album. I want the stories, and they have to be small. To start off, I made a small mini about The Proposal (I'm getting married in 3 months :-). It took me one evening, I kept is as simple as possible, used old catalog pages I've been saving for years (literally. Some of the pages are from a catalog I brought back from Holland 3 years ago...), and here it is. For the cover, I used Elise Blaha's tutorial , only instead of paper, I used a card and envelopes I bought in Target, and instead of the ribbon, I sewed through the middle. I really like how clean and simple it turned out to be!
It's in Hebrew, and a bit personal, so I'll show just a few pages. Here it is empty, most of the papers are recycled from catalogs, and there's one Anahata Katkin postcard and a small Basic Grey paper as well.
This glassine envelope is also something I've been saving for ages. It was the packaging of a brooch I bought at Thymbyl Design on Etsy, and I liked the way the ribbon was wrapped around it. The married couple inside are on a free card, an ad for a local photographer. I liked how they look through the glassine envelope:
And now with the photos and text (Hebrew):