April was busy. I went places and did things. Saw movies and friends. Had cocktails. Watched the progress on Tim's amphitheatre. Even though it wasn't that long ago, I like looking back and being reminded of it all. Dude, I made stuff from scratch. Can't forget that!
April was also the month Tina and I met in Portland for a quick girl's trip. My plan is to make a minibook from that weekend with all the photos and goodies I came home with, much like I've done for my other vacations. But I couldn't not mention it here. This is just an overview with a quick selection of my favorite photos/places.
Movies with good title designs + unlabeled tickes from the independent theater
I'm using a Studio Calico Handbook this year, one of the early plain versions. I covered it with my favorite embossed woodgrain paper using rubber cement (Best-Test). After gluing the paper on carefully, working my way from one side to the other, applying the rubber cement in small sections and pressing the edges firmly while it set, I trimmed off the excess paper using a sharp exacto knife on my oversized (sewing) cutting mat. The magic of rubber cement is that I can go back and easily touch-up any sections that have pulled away. Just jam cement in the crack between the paper and the album, covering the entire area and once it's dry, rub off the excess. I just added the Martha Stewart adhesive bookplate as I wrapped up April. That way it would lie flat while I had it open working on it for the last few months.