Totally forgot to post the . . .
2020 Girlfriend Getaways can be found . . .

Every now and then . . .

there's a chance to create something from my stash.


And we all have plenty of stash.

This past week I've played with Graphic 45's Rectangle Tag & Pocket Album.

As I was building the inter-active pages, this album grew . . .

and grew . . .

and grew . . .

to the point that if I kept all the pages in it, it would look more like an

encyclopedia with all the volumes squeezed between 2 book covers.


So I tore every other signature out of the book.

It wasn't pretty.

But somebody had to do it.

And ended up covering the rather large seams with a strip of red checked paper.


That worked just fine until I got to the last signature to tear out

and I had already decorated it.

Oh man. All that work gone to waste? Nope.

I added it to the inside back cover so that it opened as a tri-fold.


And now my book closes - sort of.

It's still an alligator mouth but not so much any more.

Just a baby 'gator.


Playing along with

Stamping Ground's WOYWW.


Finishing up the book today.

And entering it into the

Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge 


Make it Real/Shabby



Patti K

You have so much to teach, Nancy, and so much we learn from you! Beautiful album.

Julia Budd

Oh. My. Word. Nancy - that’s just glorious! I love that it’s a lessened ‘gator mouth, made me smile. I would not have been able to rescue it at all, much less worked out that it was turning into encyclopaedia - I’d have been blinded by my own brilliance!!


Wow! What an incredible project - so pretty! Happy WOYWW. Have a lovely week. With love & God Bless, Caro x (#6)

Carol N

WOW! That is an amazing album!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!
Carol N #21

Helen Lindfield

the book looks fabulous Helen #1

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith

What a beautiful hand made book, Nancy! I LOVE all those little pockets and tags! I bet you had tons of fun working on this! Happy crafting and thanks for your visit earlier! zsuzsa #16

Angela Radford

Hi Nancy, that's a brilliant project you've been working on. Gorgeous album full of interesting things to look at. Wishing you a very happy woyww, Angela x13x

Shaz in Oz.x

Well done on overcoming issues. I think thats really a uplifting part of crafting
. .. overcoming hurdles. Welcome to WOYWW!
Thanks for being a blessing, and may God bless you too.
Happy WOYWW.
Hugs, Shaz in Oz.x #20

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Heather Marshall

Hi Nancy, that's a beautiful project. Lovely from start to finish. I saw the girlfriend getaway weekend crops at the top of your blog and clicked on to sign up - until I realised you are in America lol. Have a lovely week Heather xx #27

Angela Hoynes

Wow, your album is amazing. I hope to do one as nice as that one day x Happy WOYWW.


Nancy, your book is absolutely gorgeous! I love the trifold page at the back too - a very imaginative solution to the problem. Thank you for your visit and for your kind words, and I'm so glad you like my slippers.

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #14

Sarah Brennan

What a brilliant way of using up scraps and stash Nancy. A fabulous book! Happy WOYWW. Sarah #2


I adore your album! I love making albums from scratch (something I haven't done for awhile). I really must get back to it and I'm afraid you have totally inspired me!
Glenda #18

Anne Williams

That ook is amazing Nancy. Thanks for popping by my blog.Annex 15

Jane Austin

You have created a beautiful book Nancy & thank you for sharing the process. Baby,gator made me chuckle, but I get what you mean ...x
Jane 🌴


Fabulous album with lots of pretty pages to look at. Love how you managed to get all the signatures in and still make the gaps look like you meant to have them that way.
Since the challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog is all about making something faux that looks real, I was wondering what your faux element is? It would be much appreciated if you could edit your post to let us know. Thanks for joining us at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog.

Sara Emily Barker

Nancy, this a fabulous album, and oh, how I would love to flip through it's pages and admire every inch of it! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful project with us at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge blog in our Is It Real challenge.

Ginny Nemchak

Oh you know I love your mini albums and this one is especially beautiful! Thanks for joining us for our challenge at the Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog. Crafty hugs from Ginny at Polly's Paper Studio : )

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