Friday, February 5, 2016

"Tales Of You and Me" Memory Hardware Journal - Gatefold /Frank Garcia Design Team

Winter CHA has come to a close and the ordering/shipping has begun!! Hopefully Tales of You and Me will be at your fingertips very soon. You really want this gorgeous collection created by my wonderful creative friend  Frank Garcia for Prima Marketing. I am in love, and so lucky to have been invited to the very first Frank Garcia Design Team!! The Memory Hardware that adorns this journal is also incredibly beautiful!! I had a blast creating this mini using The Memory Hardware Journal - Gatefold  created by Frank. There a few different size and types of albums ready for you to adorn. They are all fantastic! This is  the front of the journal. To  prepare the album. I edges all of the edges with Chalk Edger in Vintage Pink. I adhered a brown card stock to all of the  pages including the covers. For the cover, sides and back  I used 12x12 Tales of You & Me-Jardin de Fleurs. For the inside I used a variety of papers from the collection.

Here is a close up of the journal. I die cut a frame from corrugated cardboard sprayed it with Color Blooms in  Empress Gold, cut it in half and adhered it to either side of the front covers. The Memory Hardware - Montmartre Latch was used for the closure.

When you first open the Memory Hardware Journal - Gatefold , this is what you see. I die-cut a frame, sprayed it with Color Bloom - Empress Gold and layered some corrugated cardboard and patterned paper over the top page. I distressed the edges and sprayed the exposed cardboard with the Empress Gold as well.

This is a close up of the die cut frame. I also gave the page a light spray of the Empress Gold.

I added another die cut and sprayed it with the Empress Gold Color Bloom spray and added the Memory Hardware - Louviers Antique Chain and attached them with Memory Hardware - Villeneuve Antique Rings. The sign is free hanging and ready for journaling or a photo. The opposite page has a pocket I created to hold tags and cutouts from 12x12 Tales of You & Me-Contes de Toi et Moi paper.

 I created a pocket page on this section as well. All of the tags were die cut and the cutouts were just tucked into the pocket.

 I created a vertical waterfall feature using  the cutouts from the 12x12 Tales of You & Me-Contes de Toi et Moi. There is plenty of real estate in this journal for photos and journaling. 

When putting the pages together using the patterned paper, I have used the Memory Hardware - Artisan Adhesive Tape. This tape is like no other. It adheres and hold up so well.

On the back of each page, I added a die cut frame for more photos. I sprayed the frames with Empress Gold Color Bloom Spray.

This is how thick the journal is when all closed up.  Three are 6 pages total.

For the spine of the journal, I punched 3 holes on the top and placed eyelets for strength.  I created a dangle for the spine by stringing the Memory Hardware Glass Pearls and a few of my jewelry spacers (from my personal stash) onto an eye-pin. The Memory Hardware - La Rochelle Antique Trinkets are hanging from Memory Hardware - Louviers Antique Chain and I attached them with Memory Hardware - Villeneuve Antique Rings. ONce each dangle was created, I strung them onto the largest ring and placed them through the middle hole I created on the spine.

Here is a close up of the dangles I created.

Here is the back of the journal. 

Thank you for joining me for a look at the gorgeous collection Tales Of You And Me. This is a collection that is a must have. Especially if you like shabby chic Romantic. Valentines Day is coming up!! Think of what you can create with this collection. It is perfect!! What sweet tales would you record with this gorgeous collection? With beautiful floral images, the most wonderful color palette, and amazing embellishments it is sure to be one of your favorites for years to come! Join us on the Frank Garcia Community page on Facebook and upload your projects using all of his gorgeous collections!! We would love to see them!


  1. Lisa - your album is so gorgeous and elegant. Beautifully designed pages - each and every one! I love the dangles on the spine - your work is always amazing.

  2. Beautiful!!!! Love all the layers

  3. Fabulous job! Love how you've created your spine. Awesome!

  4. Gorgeous!! Those dangles are awesome and I love Frank's new collection!! I do love that frame die ­čśŐ! Thank you for helping me to find it!

  5. Your charms have a decidedly Baroque look to them...very beautiful! Gorgeous paper collection! Well done!

  6. Gorgeous! You inspire me to try this new project. Thank you!

  7. How lovely! Not too busy but beautifully elegant. Thankyou so much for sharing your talent with us. Just now found your post on Pinterest, and I'm so glad I did! ­čśŐ From your latest fan in South Australia. xo

  8. Love your vertical waterfall page.

  9. Absolutely much detail gone into making a wonderful project...luv Ursula xx

  10. Love, love, love this

  11. Do you make them and sell them to people


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