Thursday, February 13, 2014

My Treasures Album *DCWV Vintage Collector

I have to admit that I love Junking! I love looking thru Antiques shops and even garage sales and thrift shops for all kinds of treasures. Sometimes I am looking for something specific, but mostly I just end up with little things that catch my eye. My grandfather and uncle were largely the cause of this habit and it may have spread to my husband. I decided I wanted to do a small album for photos of all our finds and any info we have found about them. We really have gotten some great deals and some not so great deals.

I chose to use a BasicGrey Capture Album for the base because their pocket pages are in great configurations. For the papers and embellishments I am using DCWV's Vintage Collector Collection and there are just so many goodies! (you can find this collection only at Michaels) Just look at those awesome washi tapes in my photo :)

For the cover I used a couple of Chipboard Frames, Chipboard sticker elements, a rhinestone flourish, rhinestone cluster, this little transparency and chipboard heart (can you see the transparency?), and that cool big guitar thingie that comes with the epoxy brads.

I am adding DCWV Burlap which comes in lots of great colors, but I am using the brown  - to coordinate with the album color, and then the hot pink and maybe teal.  The burlap is sold in 12x12 as well as 6 x 6" stacks. I haven't gotten very far with this album but I wanted to share a couple of inside pages. I made divider pages with tabs for our treasures from Round Top's Antique Week that we have twice a week in Texas, garage sales, and other misc. places.

 That lacey strip is one of my finds. I love looking for textiles, threads, notions, and buttons to use in my scrapbooking and other projects.

I shared this close up of the tag because its from a stack of really cute tags but I wanted to have a bit of gold in this album so I went around the edge with a Krylon gold leaf pen - looks cute on this shape.


Kathy said...

Very cute and clever, Susan! Love the colors and patterns in this collection, especially the chevron strips, and the colored burlap is yummy!

Carrie said...

This is a fantastic idea! I don't have the most interesting finds. I do love to go antique shopping with my sister. The papers in this collection are great for this project, but I picked up that stack for Easter pages. I suppose I need to go back and look at the embellishments section.

Beth Anne said...

WOW! Susan, you always surprise me. This is lovely.

Monique Liedtke said...

What a fun subject to create a mini about! LOVE your album!!

Tamera said...

Great idea! Very nicely done! I would love to look through it and see all your treasures.