25 August, 2014

Timeless Memories : tribute to my parents by Irit

Hello my dear crafty friends!
Irit is here snd this is my very first post here on Meg's Garden blog featuring Kerry-Jean Watson new vintage and most adorable Correspondence collection (also I have as small piece form the same designer new Gentlemen collection too).
I made an altered box and a wooden tags mini album, but first let me tell you the story behind this project.
My dear parents were married for 57 year before my Dad passed away  two and half years ago. They were madly in love till  his last day. But then they didn't have too many photos at all. This old generation didn't have a camera  and later didn't think they need one.
So we just have a few old vintage scanned photos and I used  two of them for the first 2 pages and another  two, like 22 years ago were added to the last 2 pages.

So here is an overlook of this wooden tag album (I think it's Kaisercrafts, but I am not sure as it was in my stash for ages).


Each tag was covered with Correspondence paper, mostly form the 6*6'' mini  pack and then when I used all six designs I moved to 12*12'' papers and used just a few of them to cover the backside of the tags.
Actually I used just two patterns from this collection: Distress letter and Letter from Tucson 1909.
And now for the close- ups of all page. First the front cover again:

I used  this gorgeous Vintage  collage stamp set  for all my stamping over this project. Vintage collage saying was a perfect match for the cover page and I also die cut this Good old days sentiment from the same paper collection to make the title. Then over all pages, not just over the cover, I used bits and pieces from Cut and create correspondence paper. Over the cover I covered it with a frame cut from Frames 3 transparency, clocks cut out from  Old world time and a couple of butterflies from More butterflies piece. Then I added a few  Hardware metal  and Vintage Trinkets pieces 
( Handle/knob, Lion head with handle) and misted white Cherry Blossom  flowers with  light brown mist to make them more vintage. Finally a few " blood" drops were added, both misted and some blings too.
The back of the cover  was made just for the journalling made with old Prima stickers.

Now its a turn for the first  inside tag that was made with a lot of stamping from the very same Vintage collage set, some more clock transparency and some metal charms.

And on this tag's backside I added a  first photo of my Mom as a young 21 years old bride.

The second  inside tag is very similar to the main line of my book: same paper collection, same transparencies  etc.

And my dear parents  1955 photo on the back of this tag.

The third  page- front and back.

And the last one -  front and back again with photos of my parents just 22 years ago. 

And now for the second part of this project as I made an altered box to put this mini inside.
I used a very old cardstock box and covered it with the same two 12*12'' papers from Correspondence collection that I used over my tag book. 

I made my title with old stickers and some distress ink and with a die cut inked to the same brown color as all my inking on the mini book.
Here I used a piece (just one clock) from a very new and gorgeous Gentlemen collection and then just the very same Cherry Blossom flowers, one single fabric Ivory Heirloom  flower  misted again to fit the project colors,  Handle or pull  piece, transparent butterflies and  another clock and added some leaves from Flourish with a Bling and a washi tape to cover the box on the front . And then I added a Doily over the front  side of the box with a single metal  Filegree flower charm.

I hope you like my project as much as I do. It was made as a tribute to my dear parents and will be given to my Mom very soon. I also hope this was not  a very long post after all. See you soon again with another Meg's Garden project.


  1. I loooove your little tag mini ---- exquisite work & a fabulous idea:):))

  2. Love these Irit, especially that box! great colour pallette

  3. This is absolutely gorgeous Irit!! What a lovely tribute to your parents and a fabulous first post for Meg's Garden!! ox

  4. Beautiful, Irit! What a sweet way to express your love for your dear parents. I love all the little details, so much to catch one's eye. Absolutely stunning!! <3

  5. Irit, what fabulous creations. The tribute to your parents is touching and a great keepsake as well. The way you used the papers and embellishments is so amazing and also inspiring.

  6. A beautiful project to honour your parents and showcase the collection :)

  7. IRIT, stunning tribute to your parents love this