So, about a year ago I got it into my head that I absolutely NEEDED to buy some vintage board games, specifically Candy Land. I searched antique malls and flea markets and etsy. No luck. Then one day I was at an antique mall with a friend and she got a little bit ahead of me, got to a booth before I did, found a vintage Candy Land, and BOUGHT IT FOR HERSELF! Argh! (I'm just kidding, I love you Amy!) Then, a few weeks ago, my little boy was sick and a sweet co-worker of my hubby sent home a Candy Land game to make Skylar feel better. I opened it and - surprise - the board was SO CUTE! It looked vintage! (I think the version we have is called the Reminisce Edition - it's the old game board.) Well, why have I been searching so hard for an old one?!?!?!
Then last week I went to Toys R Us to shop for Easter basket stuff and this version of Candy Land was on sale for $4.99! Of course, I bought one, forgot about Easter stuff, came home, and started playing with MY new toy!
First I cut the board up to make pages for a book:
I painted and stickled the edges to hide the exposed cardboard, covered the backs with paper and fabric, then Glimmer Misted everything to within an inch of its life! Then I set about doing the pages with all the game pieces, game cards, scrap supplies, and bits of ephemera!
Finished Album - "Sometimes I think you live in Candy Land":
A friend of mine told me that my big fat albums are 'over the top' - I took this as a HUGE compliment (thanks Linda!). I hope she thinks this one is over the top, too!