After a day of intense car hunting, we finally found my replacement minivan yesterday. A new & improved version of my old beater. Stow & Go seats! Power sliding doors! No duck tape on the side where I slammed into a fire hydrant! Cup holders galore!!
Now that the car issue has been resolved, we are gearing up for "Unplugged 2009". Everything gets turned off/locked away at midnight tonight. I'm kind of looking forward to the mental vacation. In anticipation of our going unplugged, I threw together a journal to document the week.
Oh how I love my Bind-It-All! If you're looking to duplicate a staggered album like this, here's how I did it:
Cut 9 sheets of bookboard to the following measurements:
6.5" x 4" (this is your cover)
6.5" x 4.75"
6.5" x 5.5"
6.5" x 6.25"
6.5" x 7"
6.5" x 7.75"
6.5" x 8.5"
6.5" x 9.25"
6.5" x 10"
Cut 3 sheets of ivory cardstock for each section of the book, making it 3/16" less than the bookboard page before it. So, the papers behind the 6.5" x 4" cover will be 6 5/16" x 3 13/16". The papers behind the 6.5" x 4.75" bookboard page will be 6 5/16" x 4 9/16". And so on... There aren't papers behind the 6.5" x 10" bookboard page, because that is your back cover.
I covered each bookboard page with an assortment of Foofala and Jenny Bowlin papers. Then, I used my Round-It-All to round two corners (the right hand corners, both top & bottom) of each sheet of bookboard.
I used my Bind-It-All to punch the covers and pages, using the correct guides. I layered the pages as desired and bound my book! I decorated the wire ring with tulle from Andrea Singarella's 100wishes (the colors of her tulle are to die for!) and spare ribbon.
The spacing on the staggered pages was perfect for my Scrabble tiles, spelling "Unplugged". A little Diamond Glaze, and they are down for good!
To make the medallion on the cover, I used my Sizzix Big Kick and my Stampin' Up Top Note die. The smaller medallion (June 2009) was made with bookboard and the interior cut from my Stampin' Up Movers & Shapers die. The chipboard alphabet/letters were Basic Grey & Making Memories.
I printed out last Thursday's blog post and included it in the first section of the book. The rest of my journal will be filled out during the week and photos will be added later.
I'll be back next Monday. Hopefully Baby G. and I will not have killed eachother -- that's my biggest worry! I'm losing my electric babysitter (aka SpongeBob). We'll be skipping this week's Favorite Five. Any orders placed this week will not be fulfilled until next week.
See you soon!