Ireland Album Part II

I have finally finished my Ireland Album, Part II.  As a refresher, here is how the cover of Part I looks:


Here is the cover of Part II:
I wish I could find 4″ binder rings.  Both books are packed pretty tightly, so the bigger rings would be really nice.  I’ve looked on the Internet, but haven’t been able to locate them.  If anyone has any leads on 4″ binder rings, please let me know.  Okay, here is how Part II came together:

Because the 3 holes aren’t spaced exactly the same width apart, I had to really pay attention when punching my holes so things lined up correctly.   Sometimes that didn’t happen, and I had to re-punch 🙁


(Dexter always has to get in on the act).

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For the page on the right, I sewed a pocket, and used my shamrock stamp and heat embossed with green glitter embossing powder.

For the page on the right, I sewed the pocket by hand with green embroidery thread.  I pre-punched the holes using an awl, and used the same stamping technique mentioned above.

Because it was a cloudy and windy day at the Cliffs of Moher when Yvonne and I visited, postcards really represent what a place looks like when the weather is at its best.

The postcard looks much better than these photos.  But it is still important to capture the moment, no matter what the weather conditions are like.

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The shamrock vine was made with my Silhouette SD.

This shamrock was also made with the Silhouette.

These castle ruins were on the side of a mountain when we were driving to Cork.  We couldn’t resist getting out and taking photos.  It’s not everyday you see castle ruins.

This was in Cork. Yvonne and I met my friend, Teri, and her boyfriend for lunch.  I hadn’t seen Teri since we graduated from high school (many, many years ago).  It was great to see her and catch up.

I included envelopes to hold receipts and did my journaling on the day’s events on whatever lined scrapbook paper I could find.  (While in Ireland, I did my journaling on a pad from the Merchant Hotel (Belfast), and when I got home and put the book together, I re-wrote the journaling.  My original journaling is in one of the envelopes in my book).  I am so glad that I did journal just about every day, and then I finished up on the plane ride home.  It would have been tough to remember all of the details three months later.

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Two memorials to ships that sank:  the Lusitania, which was torpedoed by a German U-Boat on May 7, 1915 and sunk 11 miles off the coast of Kinsale, Ireland in 18 minutes, killing 1,198 people, and the RMS Titanic, with Cobh as its last port of call before colliding with an iceberg in the North Atlantic on its way to New York, and sinking on April 12, 1915, killing 1,517 people.

The end.

Read this to find out how I constructed my albums, and here is the link to Ireland Album, Part I.  I will post all of the photos of my books in a separate file called “Ireland Albums” which will be located on the right sidebar of my blog. I will post a link when I’ve uploaded everything.

Hope everyone had a happy and safe Independence Day weekend.

This entry was posted in Scrapbooking, Travel.


  1. Amanda July 5, 2011 at 12:21 pm #

    Awesome. Love how it turned out. Ireland is amazing.

  2. Kathy July 6, 2011 at 10:22 am #

    Thanks, Amanda!

  3. Teresa Lowry July 29, 2011 at 8:51 pm #

    Love the photos! Yea…we made into the album! Whenever you get a chance, can you send me a copy of the pic of Gerard and me?
    I’m not leaving now until October due to Disability.

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