Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Wedding Scrapbook Part 3


As promised in the past post, here are the last of the wedding scrapbook pages.

If you want to see where I got my motivation and re-inspiration, check out the amazing A Non-Scrapbooker's Guide to Creating a Wedding Scrapbook by Lauren at The Thinking Closet.


As I mentioned before, I blurred some of the faces. The ones that are blurred are the people I didn't ask permission to post their pictures so I figured I should be respectful. In real life, there are no creepy blurry-faced or headless people in my wedding photos.



After the ceremony we had lots of pictures with many combinations of family members. The one above shows everyone that was at our wedding. Also included in this section are the scrapbook pages I made for our guests to write us messages. The pictures on those pages are ones I took with my mom's camera so I could be sure I had exactly what I needed.















  
After the family photos, J and I had a few more photos taken at the golf course before heading in to the reception.


The purple bow is from ribbon from my bouquet.


The reception was very low key. We had a room with a nice balcony and beautiful views, and set it up with a guestbook page table, a cake and candy buffet table, and a main table. The photographer didn't stay for the reception so we don't have many pictures but it was nice to be able to sit around a table and converse with all our guests.


The Happily Ever After ribbon is left over from the candy buffet take out containers.



Finally, I wanted somewhere to keep a couple cds - our wedding photos and the music that played during the reception - so I made these holders and attached them to the back of the album. The instructions came from No Big Dill and I modified them to work for my purpose.





Sunday, 28 July 2013

Wedding Scrapbook Part 2

Now that I've showed you all the preparation and how I went about making my wedding scrapbook, it's time to show you the pages.

If you want to see where I got my motivation and re-inspiration, check out A Non-Scrapbooker's Guide to Creating a Wedding Scrapbook by Lauren at The Thinking Closet. It's fantastic.


As I mentioned in the previous post, I blurred some of the faces. The ones that are blurred are the people I didn't ask permission to post their pictures so I figured I should be respectful. In real life, there are no creepy blurry-faced or headless people in my wedding photos.






Before the ceremony J and I had photos taken at several locations around Canmore. 










Next was the ceremony at Silvertip Golf Resort. My dad walked me down the isle and presented me to J. D and M (J's kids) stood for us.We had a sand ceremony to blend the families, my brother and sister-in-law signed the register, and then we had our first dance at the ceremony location.











I wanted the scrapbook to reflect our style and the simple elegance of our wedding, which I think it does. I'm really excited about the finished product.

This scrapbook is pretty long so I've split it into two posts. Please come back in a few days to see the family photos taken after the ceremony, as well as a few photos from the reception.


Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Wedding Scrapbook Part 1


This Sunday J and I will celebrate our first wedding anniversary. I can’t believe it has been a year; it feels much longer and much shorter at the same time.  I never did show you any wedding pictures, other than when I started my scrapbook the first time. I did several pages in that scrapbook and then stopped because life got in the way. I switched schools. Both kids moved in for a couple months. One decided to stay. I’ve been dealing with an illness. I was overwhelmed. Like I said, life.


A few weeks ago I saw A Non-Scrapbooker's Guide to Creating a Wedding Scrapbook by Lauren at The Thinking Closet and it re-motivated me. I think we must have similar taste because I already had some of the same paper and punches as the ones she used. Seriously, her scrapbook is fantastic and I totally stole some of her layouts. In looking through her book, I realized I didn’t really love some the pages I had already done so I did what most of us would do and started over.

Just so you know, I blurred some of the faces. The ones that are blurred are the ones I didn't ask permission to post their pictures so I figured I should be respectful. In real life, all the pictures have faces.


Supplies I used:

Paper
- 12 x 12 white (several packages of 25 sheets)
- 12 x 12 black (several packages of 25 sheets)
- 12 x 12 in assorted patterns with white, black, and grey, maybe 8 - 10 patterns, 3 or 4 sheets of each
- 8.5 x 11 in white and purple, left over from our invitations (one package of each)
- 4.5 x 6.5 in white (one package, and I have a lot left. I could have cut down larger sheets but I liked the convenience and it was the perfect size for 4x6 photos.)

Cutting
- Paper cutter
- Scissors
- Edge rounder
- Zig zag punch
- Scalloped punch

Attaching
- Glue tape
- Glue stick
- Glue dots

Other
- Stickers (words, phrases, anything wedding related)
- Borders
- Markers
- 3 ring scrapbook (I originally had a traditional one but saw this one with binder rings on sale at Michaels so scooped it up.)
- Page protectors

I bought some other things that I didn't use like brads and twine. Also, I had some paper and stickers left over. I returned most of the leftovers but kept a few things that I know I will use in the future.

The first thing I did was get organized. I spread all the supplies out on my desk, took stock, did some shopping, and finally had more than enough.  I stuck to my original plan of using black, white, grey, and a little purple left over from our invites. I also included some things from our wedding, such as an invitation.


Next I organized my pictures, which was one of the parts I struggled with last time. I started by separating them into sections: before wedding, ceremony, family, and reception. Then I went through and split them up. Initially I was trying to do two-page spreads but it was too difficult so I separated all the photos into individual pages.




Then I dove in. I didn’t have an order or a reason for the way I did my pages, but just worked on whatever struck me. I did stop about half way through and lay everything out on our bed. By doing this, I could see if any pages looked odd (which a couple did) and made sure to make some more pages that would help those blend. For example, I only had one page with the dainty flourish stickers and they seemed out of place, so I included them in a few more pages.


I found this to be a very challenging project but love the way it turned out. Want to see all the pages? Rather than make this ridiculously long, I’m going to split this up into several reasonable length posts. Check back in a couple days to see part one of the album.



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Sunday, 21 July 2013

Decorated Wedding Frame Present


One of my best friends Amanda got married yesterday and I was thrilled to be part of this special day.  She said they didn’t want any presents but I wanted to have something for the lovely couple so I made them this decorated wedding picture frame. I got my inspiration from a house-warming frame and tweaked it to work from the bride and groom.



Supplies:
Frame (I bought mine at Michaels)
Scrapbook paper
Stickers (letters, words, and flowers)
Twine
Edger
Paper cutter and scissors
Tape and glue

I've got my Diet Coke and two furry helpers. What more could I want?


I think this is the kind of project that really doesn’t need much explanation. She's taking his last name, and that's what is in the top left corner that I've blacked out. If  you have any questions, feel free to ask in the comments.





Update: Here's a picture of Amanda and I on her wedding day. She didn't want to do the traditional white dress big church wedding.  Instead Amanda and her husband had a short ceremony with myself and the groom's father as witnesses, followed by a lovely dinner with some friends and family. It was a fabulous day and both the bride and groom seemed really happy with how things went. I think Amanda looked stunning and the dress totally goes with her personality and style! Can you see why I went with red and black for the frame? 



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