Friday, June 15, 2012

My Hometown - October Afternoon

A long time ago, I entered this little canvas tag mini album to be published. I wasn't able to post it because they specifically asked that it be something that has not been viewed before. After 1 year, I never heard anything back. So, I guess it's safe to show now. I have to say, this will probably be my favorite mini album for a while.




I made this mini album all about my hometown. Every year it changes and looks so different. I thought it would be a great idea to document it so I can show my children one day. The canvas tag mini album was just the thing because it's so fun and homey. I absolutely love October Afternoon because of their wonderful colors and retro feel. You can use it to scrap a two year old child or a 90 year old woman. It's perfect for just about anything.


This was my childhood home. It was sold two years ago, so I definitely wanted to scrap a picture of it before the new homeowners changed anything. The fabric of the mini album canvas tags didn't want to stick with any glue I used, so I used my sewing machine to attach a background piece of paper. Then I was able to layer on just like a regular layout page.


This is my high school. I'm a little upset that I didn't get a picture sooner. The high school recently had an upgrade and additions on the front so it already looks so different from what I remember. The apple on the right was an image that I cut out of one of the papers. I glued it inside a vintage red button and filled it up with glossy accents. I actually have to pat myself on the back for the little pennant on the right. This mini album was made before pennant flags were a big thing. I had to use a kitchen toothpick!


This is my family's business. This is the most important to me because this is my heritage. My grandfather started this business all by his self and it has been passed down to my father. I loved the little dog image and I found a button that looked like a little ball for him to play with.


I hope you enjoyed this mini album. I wish that I was able to share it with you when the 5 and dime collection was new, but hopefully you'll enjoy it just the same. : )


8 comments:

Ashley Rock said...

Adorable! love that tag album!

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

That is absolutely adorable!!!

Loni Redden said...

I think it's great! Sorry it wasn't published.

Mary Pat Siehl said...

super cute!! love OA

soapHOUSEmama said...

so adorable!!!

TracieClaiborne said...

Well whoever you submitted this to is obviously cuckoo because this is fabulous!!!!!!

Lisa Echerd said...

Cute project and so nice that you captured all the photos of noteworthy places in your life.

Kay said...

I have just found your blog today on my hunt for some fresh ideas for minis! I need something new for my Scrapbooking Retreat next weekend. I love this little tag mini book. AND I see you are from Madison County; that is where I live too!
Kay