Welcome to the September Craft Hoarders Anonymous Hop!  You should be coming from Donna’s Blog.  After visiting me, hop on over to Nancy’s Blog next.  To start at the beginning of the hop, and for the full list of Bloggers, go to Gloria’s Blog.

I’m so glad to be part of this group because ‘craft hoarder’ is such a good description of me!  
You would NOT believe how much stuff I have!  And in true hoarder fashion, much of my stash is from many years ago.  I pulled out an old paper pad from Authentique and dusted off my Bind-it-All Tool for this project.

I went with a pretty basic and repeating layout for the pages and photo inserts.  I let the design paper do the work and the photos will be the focal point once they are added to this fun autumn themed album.
The pages are constructed simply from 12 x 12 double sided paper.  I followed the directions on the YouTube tutorial HERE.
My photo mat inserts are made with several different Spellbinder Grand Dies and embellished with ribbon snippets from the August and September Ribbon Club assortments from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
I resisted the urge to go overboard with the embellishments because I wanted the album to close nicely.  I think the ribbon ties add the perfect touch.
The beautiful bi-color double-loop bow on the cover was made on my Bow-it-All V2.0.  You can view a video tutorial on how I made this bow HERE.  
I also embellished below the sentiment with some gorgeous Mulberry Roses from Wild Orchid Crafts available at Really Reasonable Ribbon.
Really Reasonable Ribbon offers a fun Monthly Ribbon Club for ribbon lovers.  Below you will see the August and September assortments pictured below.  Both assortments contain 9 styles and a total of 17 yards of ribbon and trim.  August is Autumn themed and September is a Halloween theme.  What a fun way to build your ribbon stash and try new styles.  I used 3 styles from the August assortment and one from the September assortment on my album today. 
Not a member yet?  Enroll today and take advantage of the special offer and begin with the August and September assortments.
Thanks so much for visiting today.  Your next stop on the hop is Nancy’s Blog.  
I’d love for you to leave a comment before you go.  If you are visiting for the first time and you like what you see, I would love to have you follow my blog.  Happy crafting!
Digital Sentiment:  Create with TLC
Design Paper:  Authentique Gathering Collection
Dies:  Spellbinder Grand Ovals, Grand Scalloped Ovals, Grand Large Labels, Grand Labels 11, Standard Circles small and large, Labels 18
EK Success 1-1/2″ hole punch
Zutter Bind-it-All
Adhesives:  Scotch ATG, E6000
Other:  Mulberry Roses from Wild Orchid Crafts, Natural Mulberry paper
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