Friday, May 27, 2011

Lowri - 70th Birthday Album w/ Kaisercraft

Hi Everyone - Lowri here.  I will now be posting the challenge entries as part of Sunday Scrapping so today I have an album to share instead....

This project had been on my "started but MUST finish" list for about 2 months and I finally got around to it! It's an album for my Father-in-Law - he turned 70 in March and I love him to bits!

The front of the album has a Kaisercraft Wooden Flourish (Elm Tree) and elements from the Secret Bird Society collection including a journal tag I printed onto. 

I applied some white ink to the flourish and then stamped over with a Kaisercraft text stamp to try and get a whole family, story, nature feel!

I have used 2 of my favorite Kaisercraft collections from last year in this album - Up, Up and Away and Secret Bird Society. Both collections had a lot of lovely detail in their papers and their soft muted colors were a perfect match.  Rob has spent his whole life outdoors and the Secret Bird Society collection offered a subtle and classic option for this album.

I was very kindly lent some of his old photo albums and I scanned in the photos I wanted to use. I decided to make all the pictures black and white - even the modern ones that were taken in colour and I think the effect works really well.  

I wanted this to be an album that Rob could have in own input into so each page has a blank journaling spot for him to write his own memory. I have only known him the last 10 years and given that this is a record of his life - he should be writing the story!

Inside the front cover I have attached a little pocket (from the Kaisercraft Class of '87 Collection) covered with paper and put in it a collection of decorated blank journal tags. I thought it would be nice if he asked special people who looked at the pictures to write their own little note that would be kept with the album. The tag I made and it has my personal message written on the back :-)

Projects like this which are very personal are always time consuming - but I loved making this album and I know Rob will really enjoy it - and to me, that's what this whole scrapbooking thing is all about!

Lowri :-)


  1. Gorgeous Lowri! I love the colour palette and how you did the tree :)

  2. Love your mini albums. Secret Bird is a lovely range - and I do love the tree!

  3. That's awesome, great colours, beautifully made and decorated. Would love to see it in real life

  4. Absolutely stunning, thank you for sharing your beautiful book.