Friday, 3 October 2014

Ephemera's Vintage Garden - Mabel's Diary - Project #1

Happy Friday, my friends!

It's time to start sharing some fun using a new Printable Journal Kit from Ephemera's Vintage Garden.
This kit is called Mabel's Diary, and it's wonderful!

I started working on one project using the kit but then was totally inspired to make this layout first.
It all began right after I finished fussy cutting these lovely images from the kit.
 They print out in black and white with a pretty touch of cream in them. 
In light of this, I printed my photos out using sepia tones. 
The cream in the photos matches the digital images perfectly.
I used a cream cardstock for my base layer, 
then I punched around the black to create this pretty shape.
I added two clock around the photos...a sort of capture of time
...then adhered all the images to the page. 
Finally, I cut out a little cream envelope for my journaling. 
The envelope opens right up and contains some private journaling. 
Then I cut a little slit to tuck the flap into.

These photos are more of the gorgeous mountain shots I took at Elbow Falls the day after my Mom's funeral.
The layout really depicts the feelings I had on that day.

Materials Used:
Ephemera's Vintage Garden Printable Journal Kit - Mabel's Diary;
Papers: Bazzill - Black and Cream;
Dies: Tim Holtz Alterations - Weathered Clock,
Sizzix - Envelope w/Ornate Flap;
Punches: Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page - Cherish.

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Head on over to Ephemera's Vintage Garden and look at all the fantastic printable kits available!
Consider picking up this wonderful Mabel's Diary Kit for your own use!
Oh, and don't forget to go to Debbie's blog HERE to sign up for her newsletter. 
Debbie is very generous with her gorgeous freebies! :o)

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I'll be back soon with another project using this kit! 
Have a wonderful weekend! :o)


alexandra s.m. said...

And a gorgeous layout it is Nancy!

Willy Bos said...

Gorgeous lay out Nancy! Beautiful colours Hugs Willy

Vivienne Holden said...

More fabulousness Nancy! Be still my beating heart! You're dead clever at this vintage stuff aren't you!
I've got loads of Ephemera's Vintage Garden images and still have to do something with 'em. Norty Viv!

Penny said...

Beautiful LO, Nancy! Love the neutrals, and b/w photos. :^)
Hugs, Penny

Tracy said...

Oh Nancy, you went the perfect direction with those images. The layout just pops out at you and draws you in to the sepia pictures. Gorgeous! Hugs!

Ira Huberts said...

Beautiful LO, Nancy, such a pretty page! Hugs, Ira
Ira’s Crea Corner

leslieb said...

This is beautiful! These photos are beautiful in black and white. I like the way you have grounded these beautiful photos with your pieces and all your fussy cutting. Beautiful.

TLady said...

This is BEAUTIFUL NANCY!!! I LOVE the colors, the layout, & the images you've used along with all the elements you've used! IT IS STUNNING! :D BLESSINGS DEAR FRIEND!!!!! :D

Marilyn said...

Beautiful page! Great vintage look and I like how everything on this page has a special meaning to you.

leslieb said...

I remember these photos were taken just shortly after your Mother passed. I really like what you have done with them. Giving them a darker tone and a darker background. My heart goes out to you as you mourn the passing of your Mother and this layout speaks to that loss. Such a beautiful homage to your Mom.
Love - Leslie