The Bruce one in front was the first one I ever sold. I love to make the scrapbooks and love it even more if I get to personalize them with pictures or ideas from a customer. This year it is a little easier to do this because of the store only being opened on weekends. One scrapbook I am working on I can't wait to share. Well, actually two......but, they are Christmas gifts so I can't wreck the surprise. One...I am taking pictures off his website.....and it is so exciting. He has played with some of the greats and I feel so lucky to be making this for him. He gave me his guitar pick too. So, I am making stickers with the images of his guitar pick. I am a little frustrated because I ordered a new machine and a lot of spirals before the storm and the package was lost. The company will resend it but, for me to really push any custom orders it's impossible.
Ironic how I had a store full of scrapbook paper in the beginning when I was on Cookman Avenue and it took so long to think of making scrapbooks. But, it made so much sense when I started making them. When I look at all of these above I remember a lot of the customers that bought them and their stories. I tell them to bring one with their memories and pictures back to the store, so I can see it finished.
The Deja Vu record cover was my most favorite to make into a scrapbook. It was by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. When we moved to the boardwalk, Crosby and Nash were playing at the Paramount. I still can't get over Graham Nash and how kind, sweet and inquisitive he was. I never thought to get his autograph while he was in the store. After he left it gave me some time to think. So, I had one of the scrapbooks out on display and David Crosby walked right to it. I was so afraid he would be mad that I destroyed a record cover(they are considered sacred to some). But, he loved the idea. Not only did he sign one, he stayed and chatted for awhile. Later I found out he does not sign for anyone at anytime.....wow, I am still amazed. I spend a lot of time now reading about album covers and as an art, I find it fascinating. Love to share the tidbits I learn along the way with my customers. So, again since my store has been closed so much I miss that interaction. But, with my blog I get to talk to you the reader. I just don't know who is actually reading this, because no one is commenting lately. I love feedback and comments.....don't be shy...let me know what you are thinking.