Friday, 2 May 2014

Fond Memories at a Vintage Journey

Todays challenge at A Vintage Journey has been chosen by my lovely friend Terry. Ken and I have been really lucky to be able to go to California for the last two years and have met up with her and her husband for lovely meals and some great crafty shopping. In fact when this post goes live I will be back over again, heading off to Hawaii for a couple of weeks and then back to California where Terry and I have another date set to rendezvous, which will be amazing.
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So for my project for Terry’s challenge I have made a tag book which brings back very fond memories of our visits to CA in 2012 and 2013, just a few photos but a couple that Terry will recognise I am sure.
This little album is one that Tim has taught around the world and I was very lucky to be at his workshop in England when he taught it last year. This is my version of it.
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To bring some continuity throughout the album I have used the new TH trellis frameworks die cutting them from embossed card, silver mirri board, hessian, felt and cork which has given me lots of texture.
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My youngest granddaughters who struck a most amazing pose when we were in san Diego.
I used a small set of alphabet sticks to stamp everyone’s names and added butterflies ……..
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…… stamped ephemera, journalling tickets and lots of other bits and pieces.
This is my daughter Maddie enjoying the sunshine as we waited for the boys to come off one of the ships in San Diego harbour.
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The back of the flap page with one of Tim’s quotes.
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My son Ben, daughter-in-law Bev and eldest granddaughter Becca with the younger ones also in San Diego when out one evening for a meal.
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We are very lucky that we have friends in Garden Grove just outside of LA who we stay with when we go over, Leo is Hawaiian and is taking us over to his home islands of Oahu, Kauai and Hawaii Island, we have so many places to visit planned in.
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So here is the four of us, Terry and Steve with Ken and I.
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Michaels? Could be.
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And another store …………………
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….. and guess what? Yes another.
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The backgrounds were made with the wrinkle free technique using the new TH mini DI sets in peacock feathers, mustard seed, spiced marmalade and walnut stain on #8 tags and Tim’s classics #1 and #3 stamp sets. I also used his cargo stencil, the butterfly frenzy strip die and the typeset alphabet strip die.
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I do hope you will pop over to the challenge blog to see what amazing inspiration awaits you from the other Creative Guides and I hope you will be able to come aboard and join us for this leg of the journey.

hugs Brenda xx

51 comments:

Annie said...

A fabulous tag book Brenda and it has the most wonderful details and textures. Stunning photographs of family and friends to treasure. TFS and have a wonderful vacation..with huge hugs to Terry x

Karen Garrard said...

Beautifully done Brenda. I love your tag book. The framelets look great too. I can't wait to get started. Karen.x

Terry said...

My brilliant dear friend, you have created such a wonderful photo tag booklet! Oh and yes I do recognize the photos and our adventures! How much fun we had and of course will again! The frameworks look amazing as do all the fun elements you added. Love this much! Big Hugs and will see you really soon! XOXO

Jess M said...

I love all the detail you put in here. The little touches are just perfect.

S@ndy Diller said...

Love your tag book Brenda, so much fun stuff and wonderful photos to go with it. Each page is a delight.

Candy C said...

Brenda... Your CA album is a real stunner! I so love the colors you used on each page and the wrinkle free distress method for creating your backgrounds. The photos are all wonderful and you have embellished each page to totally compliment each photograph. Love it! <3 Candy

Joan Heath said...

This is a fabulous Tag Book and has to been seen in 'real life', it is better that the pictures. Have a great time on holiday xxx

Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous little book, have fun on holiday. Hugs, Valerie

sally said...

What a beautiful little book Brenda! I hope you have a brilliant trip creating many more wonderful memories :-)

Sally

Redanne said...

What a wonderful holiday you had, there is so much happiness in this gorgeous little album - and what fond memories you must have. Your work is always stunning but there is something very special about this piece - I just love it. Have a wonderful trip and a great time with the lovely Terry! Hugs, Anne xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Such a stunning little book Brenda, love how you put it together and having seen it IRL I just know how stunning it really is! Love all the elements you have used to embellish your great photos and such fab use of those framework dies, brilliant make! And of course hope you will have the most amazing time in both Hawaii and with the lovely Terry!

Chris Warner said...

Whoa, way to go Brenda! This is stunning. I adore the colours you've used, your layering and imagery are to die for and what can I say about the composition? FABULOUS! Every page is a work of art - a really stunning tag book Bren! Chris xxx

Netty said...

Love your memory tag book Brenda, so special. Enjoy your holiday. Annette x

http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

Rita said...

What can I say Brenda. Magnificent probably would suffice. Beautiful pictures of good times and they are the ones we want to remember. Enjoy your trip and hopefully you will have lots of photos to share when you get back. Hugs Rita xxx

Buttons said...

A tour de force in memory keeping Brenda. I love each and every beautiful page of this tag book with all that delicious stamping, inking and embellishing. Simply stunning. Jenny x

Gram's Treasures said...

Gorgeous project, Brenda, and such fun to look at the photos. Hope you have a wonderful vacation, but I sure don't envy you those long plane rides and the jet lag. Take care and have fun.
Joyce xx

massofhair said...

WOW, no words... :-) xxx

1CardCreator said...

This is beautiful Brenda, I remember when you visited Terry last year. Say hi for me and have a wonderful time, I am sure you will you lucky gal! ~Diane

Deborah said...

Hope you have a wonderful time in CA (and Hawaii)Brenda. I loved San Diego when I visited a few years ago (stayed in lovely La Jolla)and would love to go back some day.

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

A gorgeous tag book, Brenda.

Ana K. said...

Beautiful memories, beautiful family and beautiful book Brenda...stunning little treasure!
Hugs from Slovenia

butterfly said...

A totally fabulous tag book, Brenda - wonderful colours and stamping throughout, and I love all the Frameworks textures. Lovely to see all those fab family photos, and the extended crafty family ones with Terry too! Hope you're having another amazing trip!
Alison xx

Daniele said...

what a great tag book, lots of wonderful details
hugs x

Meggymay said...

Fabulous tag book. Hope you have a wonderful holiday.
Yvonne

kit cochran said...

There is so much to look at and take in. It's not only beautiful, but it's very interesting as well. I am enjoying discovering your techniques. Very well done. I love tags and books and this encompasses both and I just love it.

Joan said...

what a fabulous book Brenda,such lovely memories for you. I am so so envious of your trip, my Sister lives in San Diego but health and age keep us apart !

barbarayaya62 said...

Wonderful work as always! Congrats !!!!I'm happy to see you on blogworthy links! Hugs BArbarayaya

Von said...

That's really special Brenda so well thought out :)
Hope your having a wonderful time
Von ♥

Tone M. said...

amazing, WOW

Rea' said...

Congratulations on making Blogworthy ! Love your tag book... your details are so awesome; love the use od the framework dies... omg so fun !

Anita Houston said...

Your trip looked so fun, and this tag book showing it off is just AWESOME!!! I love each and every page! Congrats on your recognition too!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That booklet rocks, it's a great inspiration.

scrappymo! said...

Fabulous tag book. Such a great way to record precious holiday memories!

Love your design and colours and all the fab TH stuff you used!

Martina2801 said...

I would like to say I adore your fabulous creative work, Brenda! Your tag book is outstanding.....love it!

hazel said...

A wonderful tag book - so creative.
xxx Hazel.

Karin said...

fabulous tagbook, love it!
Groetjes Karin

Nikki Acton said...

Stunning, stunning, stunning! I need lessons... everything is wonderful about it - the composition is amazing. N xxx

Fandhmum said...

Gorgeous tag book, Brenda. Have a wonderful holiday, I am keeping up with you on facebook,
Rosie x

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

This tag book is breathtaking! I am stunned by your attention to detail-- like the little burlap flags and the many ways you used that gorgeous lattice die. The colors make me drool (in a good way, of course) and I love the photography, too (especially the one of you at Michael's). Delicious textures throughout and I love the combo of eclectic elements. Such a talented woman you are!

nefertiti said...

A fabulous tag book Brenda! I love all details and colours! bizz

Lucy Edmondson said...

So lovely, Brenda! What a wonderful mememto of your trips, and of your meetings with lovely Terry. Hoping you have a wonderful time this year too,

Lucy x

Margreet said...

I adore your tag book Brenda....and I'm very jealous that you are in CA again....we have enjoyed it there too....hope you have a great time!
xxx Margreet

Mrs.B said...

A fabulous tag book with lots of lovely photos and details.
Avril xx

barbarayaya62 said...

FAb mini book! Love all your details and the colors that you've used ! Amazing! barbarayaya

Barb Cady said...

Your fabulous tag book has made me go weak at the knees, every page is delightful and such a treasure to keep. I love it! x

Juls said...

ooooh wow this is just gorgeous!! Hugs Juls

Marjie Kemper said...

I love it! Wow, Brenda, it is fabulous... I lingered over each photo so long. LOVE it. And that pic of your granddaughters is priceless!

Amanda said...

What a beautiful mini book and a fabulous keepsake, wonderful attention to detail. Just realised that you had disappeared from my blog list hopefully I have corrected that now so off to take a look back through your blog to look at what I have missed.
Love
Amanda x

Amanda said...

What a beautiful mini book and a fabulous keepsake, wonderful attention to detail. Just realised that you had disappeared from my blog list hopefully I have corrected that now so off to take a look back through your blog to look at what I have missed.
Love
Amanda x

Jools Robertson said...

Beautiful, such a fabulous memory book to coincide with your current visit
I love the colours and a great idea to have the trellis effect throughout with all the fab photos
Bet you can't wait to do one for this trip!

Jools x

Paper Profusion said...

What a stunning memory book Brenda. Absolutely beautifully made and thank-you for sharing pics of your gorgeous family and happy days. Nicola x