A Place in Time

I was just reminiscing on of my places in time from nearly 20 years ago. Oli my gorgeous oldest bean will be 20 tomorrow.  I can't believe it, from small to tall in next to no time, or so it seems.  He's features in a few pf my projects over the past months and pops up again in my "Place in Time" album.  
Made from the 8 x 8 paper pad of the same name its an album to hold a favourite picture for every month of the year.  There are a couple of my favorites of Oli in this one too. 
I set myself a challenge to make the whole album (excluding the cover) from the paper pad using the foundation page and cut a parts in a variety of ways to make each page look different, and then using the Graphic 45 Signature Series 12 x 12 cardstock assortment for the photo mats, and I managed it.  
Here s a quick look at a few of the pages: 

A Place In Time - January 
A Place In Time - March
A Place In Time - July
A Place In Time - October 
If you'd like to see all the pages in the album just click on the video link below: 

Here's the supply list if you fancy making one your self: 

Cover - 2mm Chipboard from philspaper
Cover papers - from the Botanicabella collection by Graphic 45 
Chipboard Embelishments and letters - Imaginarium Australia 
Pages - Kraftcard from Annamariedesigns 
A Place in Time 8 x 8 paper pad by Graphic 45 - Alicraft 
Vintage Seam Binding - The Ribbongirl
Graphic 45 Signature Series 12 x 12 Inch Cardstock Assortment
Distress Inks - various colours 
ATG, Tacky Glue, Foam Tape, Glossy Accents 
Art Glitter 

Happy crafting everyone :-) C


  1. This is so stunning, Clare. I love that you challenged yourself to use just the paper. The simplicity of this is part of its beauty!

  2. Morning Clare, WOW, these layouts are lovely, you are such an inspirational lady.
    Happy Birthday to Oli.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

    1. Hi Patricia, lovely to hear from you. Glad you liked my little layout album. It was a fun one to make. Oli had a lovely birthday, and was back at work this morning at 6am!!!! Have a good day and speak soon Hugs Clare xx

  3. This is a fabulous album! Thanks for sharing so many different ways to do the pages. It is gorgeous!

    1. Hi Pam thanks so much for stopping by my blog and your comments. Glad you liked the album. Happy Christmas Bw Clare

  4. Again love all the ideas you give over and wow what an inspiration Thank you ya one of the greats xxx

    1. Hi Mark, thanks for stopping by. Its great to be able to share inspiration with other crafters. Istarted off a couple of years ago by watching vids by other crafters and being inspired by something I saw. Hope you have a fabulous Christmas. I you fancy a crafters retreat I'm running one with Ali from Ali Carft on 12the and 13th Jan. Details are on my blog. Bw C xx

  5. we love all of your projects -- what type of punch did you use to insert the pictures?

    1. Hi Beckie, thanks for stopping by and your message. The cutter is a corner slot cutter bought from my local craft store. The only place to see the pages is on the video apart from the ones on my blog. :-) C

  6. also -- is there any place other than the video that we can see all of the pages for the calendar book?

  7. Simply masterful!! A stunning work of art! You have inspired me to create one for a dear friend of mine. Watching you work helps me to feel more capable and confident in my own ability to complete the project. You are such a gifted artist. So many of us appreciate you sharing your talents with us. Also, can you share the dimensions you used for the album cover, pages & spine? That would help me so much. Thank you!

    Mary Jo - U.S.

  8. Oh wow! I love this!!! And I have an Oli as well! :-) My Oli turned 21 back in September...