Monday, January 17, 2011

The Kraft Journal Challenge #2

     It's time for our second challenge at The Kraft Journal and this week we want you to create something based on our word of inspiration--FAMILY. 
     I am a family history nut.  I have a four drawer filing cabinet full of notes on my and my husband's family.  PLUS I have tubs of old documents and photos.  Everybody knows I love genealogy so I inherit a lot of stuff!  So I guess it goes without saying that when I saw the challenge word I automatically thought "YAY!  A reason to make a mini album."  LOL  So here it is.

     The album itself is constructed out of Lunch Bag Kraft A2 Standard Envelopes from Kraft Outlet.  You can find direct store links to the products I've used at the end of this post.  My title is matted on Lunch Bag Kraft cardstock and I even made a Tim Holtz grunge rose out of some of it. (I need some more practice on these.) LOL  There are tons of punched flowers in this album.

     I've chosen pictures for all my grandparents and great-grandparents for the album and I've given each one a page of their own except for a couple in the back.  For the men I've added a little photo of something relating to their occupation or something in their life and since ALL my ladies were flower lovers, they all got some pretties to decorate their pages.  Each page also has a label from a 1.0 x 1.5 Rectangular Brown Kraft label Sheet matted in black for their last name or maiden name initial.

     I don't have a photo of my great-grandmother on my dad's side and I only had a photo of the other set of gg's together so these pages worked out a little differently, but that's okay.

     I trimmed a sliver off the top of each of the envelope pages so that I could make big pockets out of them.  Each person has a tag with all their info on it.  I used the Lunch Bag Kraft Text paper for these.  There's another blank piece on the back for either more photos or more journaling.  I used a My Favorite Things Die-namics Notebook Edge die on the top of each sheet.  Doesn't it look cool!  I used Vintage Photo Distress ink ALL over this album and used a Sepia colored pen for all my journaling and the lines on each tag.  Gives it a great aged look.

     This was just a quick run through of the album.  If you'd like to see a more detailed look you can check out my video for it on YouTube here.
     So now it's your turn.  What will you come up with for our "family" challenge?  Remember to use kraft paper (we'd love for you to use Kraft Outlet paper but it's not a requirement) or Kraft Outlet products and link up your creation at The Kraft Journal blog.
  Here is the list of supplies I used on this album.

Kraft Outlet Supplies

#772 Lunch Bag Kraft A2 Standard Envelope
#163 Lunch Bag Kraft Text paper
#202 Lunch Bag Kraft cardstock
#886 1.0 x 1.5 Rectangular Brown Kraft label Sheet
#34 Precut Chipboard Full Sheet

Other Supplies

Papers: Recollections black cardstock, Basic Grey Capella 6 x 6 paper pad, Georgia Pacific cardstock

Stamps:  Martha Stewart "Wedding Cake" stamp set, Inkadinkado "Somerset Alphabet"
Inks:  Vintage Photo Distress Ink

Tools:  Nestabilities Labels Four (S4-190); EK Success Small Retro Flower punch; Martha Stewart Rose Leaf, Frond, Branch, and Cornflower punches; Tim Holtz Tattered Flowers Sizzix die, Sizzlits Flourishes die; Cuttlebug Textile Embossing Folder, Cricut, Storybook Cricut cartridge

Miscellaneous:  The Paper Studio and Recollections adhesive pearls, mat board, Rub'nBuff Antique Gold, beads from my stash, waxed linen cord

Happy Monday!


Audrey Pettit said...

wow, Tracy, this is just amazing! What a truly special and gorgeous mini album! I love all your family photos and just adore the pockets you created with the pull out info sheets. This is fabulous. My mother is really into genealogy, too. She's worked on her family books for probably about a decade now. It's by far her favorite hobby. After seeing all her hard work, I truly, truly appreciate all the study it takes to do a project like this.

FerrellGraph-x said...

I'm in awe of your albulm! It certainly can be treasured forever!
Kind regards,
jennifer ferrell

Unknown said...

WOW!! This is so beautiful. Every page looks amazing.. Such a wonderful keepsake. Thanks so much for sharing it with us..

Hugs, Linda

Unknown said...

Here I am again Tracy, sorry, had to pick up my jaw from the floor first :-) goodness me, I'm totally in love with your stunning album, all of those lovely pictures, your wonderful LO, what a great heritage, LOVE IT!!

~* steph :) *~ said...

gorgeous family album, tracy! what an amazing keepsake for your family!!! i love the vintagey feel you've created and what awesome family photos. thanks for sharing and have a great day! big *hugs* steph :)

Nancy said...

This is FANTASTIC Tracy! Thank you for the inspiration! :o)

Sleepy Stamper said...

WOW! This mini is AMAZING!!! I love how many photos and information you have recorded in this album. And the quote is perfect! I bow to your creative genius!!!

♥Jan♥ said...

You have done it again, but even better, how is that even possible ... We all can see the love you have put into this - whoever left you the photos and information gave it to exactly the right person.

Kristina said...

Tracy...this is just amazing!! You do such beautiful work, I know I say that all the time, but it's true! Hats off to ya girl!!

Angi Barrs said...

Wow...this mini is AMAZING Tracy. I love the vintage feel and the overall design. Gorgeous. :)

Unknown said...

This mini is so flipping AWESOME! Dang girl you are so TALENTED! I love everything about it! I am SO GLAD you are part of The Kraft Journal and Papercraft Star Design Teams... I am so lucky to be working alongside you!

Suzanne C said...

You have a way with mini albums. This is fabulous!

Grenouille Greetings said...

This, too, is a masterpiece. Do you mind if I case your idea for a card? The contents are lovely but I am trying to find inspiration for a card and I think this is it!!! Hugs, Lesley