Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Compendium of Curiosity Challenge - Challenge 23

Hi all,

Challenge 23 - The collection folio.  This was a really well timed challenge as I started this folio at a workshop with Brenda Brown for Country View Crafts.  I didn't even finish the outer cover by the end of the workshop so most of this was done at home, with a lot more blood, sweat and tears!

The 'subject' of my folio was my daughter.  I have various photos that are too small to put in frames, or are off centre so there is a great deal of boring background.  This project was perfect for using these and displaying just the good bits.  I don't know about you, but I don't think we look at photos as much as we used to even if selfies have become run of the mill.

Well, on to the folio:

Most of the pages are covered using the Tim Holtz Wallflower paper stash and various tissue tapes.  A couple of the Picture Wheel die cuts were used, the one on the front cover was filled with some of the thumb nail size photos from contact sheets that my computer seems to like to print out unasked for!

Do you know I've tried to describe what I've done but in this case a picture paints a thousand words so.... here we go:


Hope this makes sense,  I really had a blast with this challenge so I think I may have to do more of these folios. It has taken a while, but really worth it. I hope my daughter appreciates it as much as I do.

Take a look at Linda Ledbetter's blog to see the fab creations of the Curiosity Crew  - so much inspiration.  Also thanks to Inspiration Emporium for sponsoring this challenge.



  1. Lyn, what an absolutely beautiful tribute to your daughter in photos! I love your folio! I loved your use of that wonderful picture wheel die and all your wonderful tags, etc. for displaying photos. Well done! Thanks for joining us for this challenge!

  2. You did a great job with this one, Lyn. I agree with you, its an irony that we take so many pictures now. Everyone has a camera with them on their phone all the time, but we seem to have fewer pictures. I wonder if the next generation will have gaps due to photos taken but never printed. Anyway, excellent work, I feel like I know your daughter!

  3. Wow, that's fabulous! Love all the personal photos, especially the ones in the filmstrips. So clver and fun. Thanks for sharing this with us at CC3C, Lyn!

  4. Nice job Lyn! What a sweet tribute to your daughter!

  5. What a great folio, Lyn! I love the little flap and pull-outs. What a great tribute to your daughter.

  6. What a gorgeous showcase of your daughter! LOVE all the pics of her, especially in the tickets! Fab piece! Thanks so much for joining us in the folio challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

  7. Your daughter will love this! Jan x

  8. This is SUPER SWEET!!! She'll treasure it!!! I kept four or more books going at the same time for each of our 2 sons all thru school & college. They were in so many things (a ton of Band & academics) that it took that many to get it all recorded. We both coached, led Dens, Packs, groups, etc, AND I still had time & energy to get it all done for Open House time for each. Now they are out successfully on their own, one married & the other ready to marry. And the sad part is: most days, it's all I can do to get outta BED!!! Go figure. The LORD giveth when U needeth and hE taketh awayeth when it's over, I guess. lol! VERY NICE work!!!


  9. this is so wonderful! Your daughter must love it!