Monday, May 14, 2007

The motherload....

Hope you all of you mother's out there had a fantastic Mother's Day yesterday! I'm one that feels that mother's should keep on being appreciated long after mother's day is over, so I've put together something tailored just for you! If you feel that the pampering needs to continue, you have hit the motherload here (pun intended!). This is a vintage Victorian photo album. It's very puffy red velvet with the word "Album" on the front in metal. I attached some gorgeous velvet leaves to the front clasp. I then "altered" the inside. I took out all the pages and replaced them with lovely cardstock weight double-sided scrapbook paper. These papers are vintage looking and they are exquisite. They are bound to the book in two chunks of 6 pages each, so you have 12 pages inside, each double-sided, so you could make 24 pages! This book is ready to go! You could use it for anything from a family album to an altered book, scrapbook, or whatever you want! Wait, there's more.. THEN I've put together some of my very favorite vintage papers, sheet music, pictures, ribbon, lace, fabric, wallpaper, ric rac, cards, birds, flowers, Paris stickers, pages from my vintage Raggedy Ann book and others, journaling tags and much much more all coordinating to the style and colors of the album. These are things that I've gathered for a long time, including flocked wallpaper from Pam, fabric from LK Ludwig. This is the good stuff! I have a pretty little box to put it all in and it's ready to go. If you want to see some close-up pictures of the goodies, check it out here. This whole "kit" is for sale in my etsy shop. This was so much fun to put together and you are going to have such a blast making your own book. Wow!!

Speaking of altered books, the spring round robin I'm doing has begun. I receive Julie's gorgeous book first! She asked us each to make a flower to sign in with on this page (above). Mine is on the left. Below are my pages in her book.

Last, but certainly not least, this is a large altered canvas I made for my mom for Mother's Day!

20 comments:

Lori said...

Kari, this is ALL so gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing. You are going to town loading up that etsy shop!!

Lilli said...

It's all so heartwarmingly Pretty. You must've had a great time making up the book kit, imagining how much some lucky gal will enjoy it :)

crafty said...

wow , that album is to die for.
hugs
joan

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Kari! What a great beautiful thing!! Did you see the ones that were made into expandable folders by Melissa Neufeld?

I think you should give up sleep, the minute you put something in your shop it sells. so please make LOTS of stuff to sell.:)

Hope you have a happy day!
Lidy

see you there! said...

Amazing! I just posted my vintage photo album a few days ago and asked readers what they would do with it.

I'm going to consider the route you have taken although the inner pages of mine are pretty if somewhat the worse for wear.

Darla

Tricia Scott said...

wow! what a great album and goodies. i zipped over to etsy but wahhh! already sold. :(

hope you had a lovely mother's day.

Heather - Speckled Egg said...

what a fabulous album!! I see some lucky duck already scooped it up!!!

She Who Flies said...

This velvet book and collage kit are just so so appealing. Yummy looking! No wonder they sold in no time :-)

Kari, guess what I just did?... I tagged you :-)

Tiff said...

Simply beautiful!!

And Tag, your it...

Merci-Notes said...

A motherload of beautiful and "dedicated" work! Just like a Mom would do: ) Artfest really has inspired you to go even further in your work!!! Beautiful! and If i did not already tell you, I loved your interview with Jenny of *Every*Day*is*a*Holiday. As I read it it felt as if the two of you were sitting at her kitchen table talking! Perfect:)
We had a very lovely Mothers Day filled with lots of love, I am sure your day was very blessed and filled with tons of love also!
With Kindness,
Mary

BonnieRose said...

Kari.. ur canvas is so beautiful! and your red velvet album.. oohhhhh dear, that is so beautiful! wow

Rhonna said...

holy cow, girl...just amazing....you never cease to amaze me!!!!
:)
R

Gypsy Purple said...

Wow...a post packed with so mant lovely things!!!!!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

That album is fantastic.

Felicia said...

What a beautiful vintage album!

Babsarella said...

Jaw-droppin GORGEOUS!!! Alas, I am late again!

charlotte said...

what a cool kit/book that is...and wow! thanks so much, Kari for the interview over at creative blogger-

http://www.bealivebelievebeyou.com/create/

...I'm so thrilled you thought of me!
many, many thanks!!! xoC

Stevie K said...

Beautiful! Wowsers!!

Melissa said...

Hi Kari - wow... so much amazing stuff in this post!

I tagged you for "7 Random Things" - have fun!

Martina said...

I found your site via your Sera Beak interview and am having so much fun catching up on your work since then. It's great and that album is absolutely lovely!