Monday, December 12, 2011

Bringing back 2007's Christmas Village

I am seriously considering recreating my 2007 Christmas Village Album set.  The first set I made as a revenue generating project because we really needed the money... but I regret selling it ever since.  I design these albums from conceptualizing the shape of the album, down to every fine detail. 

They are truly one of a kind...  well, with the exception of my Gingerbread house, as a well known company with extremely poor ethics stole my design a month after I went public with the design.  (Grrrr....)

The Gingerbread House

Loser, unethical, unlicensed mass reproduction below
(Yes, I am still bitter about it, thanks for asking.)
(No, I don't intend to get over it anytime soon..)

Bed and Breakfast
(Yes, there really is a Frozen Dog Diggs Bed and Breakfast in Emmett, Idaho... located on Frozen Dog Road.)

 Town Hall
(I destroyed a commemorative clock I received as a symbol of appreciation from eBay for this album.  Low and behold, and unknown to me at the time..  you can buy clock faces at the craft store.  Thanks for telling me.)

Jones General Store
(Named after my grandpa of course, who coincidentally (or maybe not) did NOT own, run, manager, or work in a general store, but was a poor eastern Idaho farmer.)

Fire House No. 9
(My favorite album of all time)

So anyway, I was thinking... 

When cutting acrylic it's always easier to cut through 6 sheets of acrylic stacked together rather than cutting a single sheet.  Which means I'll have 5 extra complete albums of each set. 

Anyone wanna make one with me?  See detailed pictures of the albums here.  The finished product won't be quite the same..  because, um, I've learned HEAPS of new techniques since 2007...  :)



Heather Ales said...

I remember those crazy stepped out tutorials you did, showing everyone how to cut their own albums. Nuts! If I still did much scrapbooking, I'd so be doing it with you!

Kristi M. said...

Aaah! I loved these! I didn't realize you sold the original that you did! I love seeing these again on here.

Lorraine Bell said...

Yes, yes! I want to make some!!!!! (But it will have to be in JANUARY!)

sara said...

I don't know you from Eve, but came across your "awesome things" on brave girls and followed your blog over and ... even if I don't know you - I'd LOVE to do this with you from far away! It would be fun! (is that weird? i'm paranoid. ha!) :)

merry christmas:)

Alli said...

Camille - where do I get one of these albums?
I've heard about you from Hilarie - she's one of my besties :-).

:Jayne said...

How did I miss this Post? I'd love to do one, or two! They are beautiful!

dee dee said...

I remember these well too. Still so creative and beautiful.

Sandi Keene said...

Yes yes yes!!!!

Sandi Keene said...

Yes, Camille, YES! Love them.

Sandi Keene said...

Yes, Camille. Love these and want them.

AuBien said...

Wow wow wow, Camille! These are beyond words amazing. Are you still considering making some this year? I would SO join in with you. Do you have an online class? I'm sorry that someone stole your idea on the gingerbread house. It is a beautiful album.