Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Sprapbook Dreams: Weddings

Granddughter Vickie

Storybook Wedding Albums

I love the above photo so much.  It may just be my favorite, though there are so many others to choose from.  I haven't even gotten to adding the groom yet.  I'm working on the pre-wedding photos.  You know, creating the big build-up.

And using Vickie's colors.  Black, White, Red.  Awesome to work with.  Trying to keep to her style, her theme.  A simple elegance and beauty.

The layouts here are from the digital version.  I'm doing both.  The paper album and the digi. 

I look forward to weddings, because they're a scrapbooker's dream.  You can go overboard and create a Storybook Wedding Album actually. 

That's what I'll call the paper album for Vickie, which contains the stories about how they met, the years of being together before they married--yes, including the breakups.  The shopping trips leading up to the wedding.  The old, new, borrowed, and blue.

In Vickie's case, there's another story that played out alongside her wedding.  Her paternal Grandfather, my son-in-law's Dad, was dying of cancer.  It was tough on my granddaughter, as well as the entire family. 

Time and time again, it looked like he was at the end, only for him to snap back to life.  He was hanging on.

He wanted to see his sweet granddaughter on her wedding day. 

Indeed, only one week following the wedding, he passed on.  It was a bittersweet time for all.  A few times Vickie wondered if she had the right to start a new life while her "Pops" was so sick.  But she wanted him there when she got married.  This was important to her.  So she went ahead with the wedding, and Pops was there.  Barely.  But he made it. 

It was meant to be.  One part of my granddaughter's life ended, and another part began.  A New Story is now being written.

And I am having a good time playing with these precious photos and my scrapbook products.  Life doesn't get any better for a scrapbook addict.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

I Love These Scrapbook Products!!

"You're Gonn Love This Club," is what the brochures say.  Club Scrap, you are so point on.

My first "pizza box" arrived four days after order. 

I wasn't expecting such quick service.

While I was still in awe of the beauty inside that first box, my next order of the greeting card kit arrived  within three days of order.

I am a happy girl at play!!!
I'm ready for this.  Neat and tidy instructions for using every item of the large, awesome kit.  I don't have to follow the plan of course; I can use the paper -- oh, the paper!!! -- any way I wish.  I can place those metal keys on any layout I want.  I can put them in a frame and hang them on my wall.  But after 13 years of scrapping, I like this a lot.

The white binder is so cute!  The Fonts & Headlines, "Word Art," pictured above can be copied and used over and over.  Drooled over the "Fly like buttah" circle embellishment.  Got some creation stuff in my head going on.

The May kit, "Papillon," stencil is the butterfly. 
 Ink or colored pencils, paint, markers--that butterfly is shouting, "Come Decorate Me!"
Making Cards ~~ Yay! 
Like, I don't want to spend a whole day on just one or two cards, you know? 
And when someone opens the envelope, I want them to think my cards are beautiful, inspiring.

Above pic shows the cards I've made so far. In about an hour-and-a-half

Next step is to make a cool box with dividers for my cards...you know, Birthday, Anniversary, Congrats, Sympathy, etc. 

Yes, I'm going to make my own box!  And decorate it with some of my to-die-for Club Scrap paper. 

My Scrapbooking Self is excited again...and, as Stacy Julian says, "This is Big!"


Which reminds me,  Stacy's Photo Freedom class is coming up.  I'm taking it again as an alumni member. 

 If you only took one class in your life, this is the one.  A rooftop experience.

This class rocks your scrapbooking world!

Originally called "Library of Memories," this year is Back to Photo Freedom, from Stacy's book, Photo Freedom.  Includes and meshes nicely with the Digital World of photos and scrapbooking.

More on this to come...

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