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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

At The Beach - On The Boardwalk
I came across the photo of my grandparents when I visited my mom a few weeks ago.  They were visiting New Jersey and had their picture taken while they were at the beach.  On the back of the photo my grandfather wrote that they were at Wildwood Beach, NJ and the year was 1930.  I thought it was so funny to see them both dressed so nicely for the beach.  My mom informed me that they had just stopped by to see the ocean and enjoy the beautiful weather. 
The Graphic45 papers "On the Boardwalk" captures the feeling and it was fun to build this book and give the photo new life.
I must tell you about the book cover and back.  I was at an antique store and while browsing around I happen to notice a book that had been tossed in the garbage basket.  It was this book, all apart, in pieces.  I asked the owner if the book was for sale and if I could buy it.  She said just take it! I did! I picked up the book, the size was perfect for the project and it was perfectly distressed by natural time and elements.  I brought it right home and thought about what picture I would put in it and -whallah - this book was born.  I absolutely love how it turned out and it will be a special keepsake for a very long time.
I must also tell you that I used Helmar to adhere every page together.  The spray adhesive is the "bomb"!  I love it!  I also used the runner and a few zap dots. Try it, you'll love it too.
Thanks for checking in today and remember to try somethng new.

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1 comment:

The Nostalgic Scrapper said...

TOTALLY love what you did with this...