Thursday, January 29, 2009

Wedding Mini Album

Here's a wedding mini album that I'm finishing up. The customer asked for fall colors, which I think worked out beautifully.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Wedding Layouts

Here are the final layouts for the wedding album I just completed including the cover and back pages. There are close-up pictures at the bottom so you can see some details.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Embellished Wedding Album Cover

Here is an embellished cover of a wedding album that a customer asked for. She was having a pink wedding on the beach, so I embellished it with wide ribbon, lace, pink ribbon, pearls, and seashells including a starfish and sand dollar. The button on the frame says "forever". I can make your album cover extra special like this for a small additional charge.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Wedding Layouts

Here is the next set of layouts for the wedding album I'm working on.
This layout features rings, a little shoe, polka dotted ribbon and lace and tiny rhinestones on the title.

This layout features a custom paper piecing of calla lilies, which the bride will have in her bouquet. The flowers themselves are done with a white iridescent paper to give them a subtle glow and they have 3-D yellow stamens. I've wrapped them in ribbon to simulate a bouquet. The lighter pink paper is textured with polka dots, and of course, all the mats are stitched. The gold rub-on sayings add the final touch.

This layout is done on the white Bazzill iridescent textured cardstock, and the large purple mats feature the iridescent effect as well. Large white ribbon borders both sides and the purple patterned paper in the center is edged with purple grosgrain ribbon. The "Bride" is done in gems. The "Groom" I'm not too happy with and will redo. Both of the larger mats are tied with white polka-dot organza ribbon. Tiny gold beads add the final accent to the layout.

Monday, January 19, 2009

More Wedding Layouts

Here are a couple more wedding layouts. I've used a row of pearls along the bottom border in the first layout as well as pearl button accents for the flowers, which feature 3 layers. The smaller picture mats have three polka dot ribbon bows tied on the sides and are pop-dotted out for extra dimension.

On this layout I have created two pockets for the "save the date" card and the invitation. They are made out of a guazy pink material with satin ribbon borders. The pockets feature a gold clip on each with gold charms that say "hope" and "dream". Each attached with a mini gold baby pin. The title has a polka dot texture and has been rubbed with pink and purple chalk. The purple hearts are rubbed with gold and have a matching polka dot detail. The vellum quote features little purple flowers and is secured at the top with a purple metal bow and brad. Gold rub-on sayings and 3 tiny pearls in the corner complete the pages.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Wedding Album

Here is the album I use to make wedding scrapbooks along with a detail picture of the texture. The picture looks a little yellow, but it is more of an antique white. If you do not want the album, I would take $10 off the price making it only $200 for the 20 pages.

My suggestions for the pages would be:

cover- "Our Wedding"
page 1&2- Save the Date & Invitation
page 3&4- Shower
page 5&6- The dress & Bouquet flower
page 7&8- The ring & The shoes
page 9&10- Bridesmaids & Groomsmen (with Maid of Honor & Best Man)
page 11& 12- Family photos
page 13&14- Mr. & Mrs.
page 15&16- The kiss
page 17 & 18- The reception
back page- "The Beginning" or picture and poem.

Of course, these are all just suggestions. Albums are custom, so you tell me what you want.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Cutting the Cake

Here is my latest layout that I'm doing for a customer.

Look at all the detail. The whole title is chipboard letters, but the "cake" part is actually Tim Holtz textured grungeboard. I painted it white and went over it with a little gold rub-on to enhance the texture. Then I edged the letters in gold so they would really pop. Behind the letters, you can see the textured weave paper. And don't miss all the stitching around the mats. I handmade a little lacy border to give the 5x7 extra emphasis.

The silk flower has a pink button middle tied with string.

These are K& Co. glittered chipboard. They give a wonderful 3-D effect on the vellum tag behind them. Notice the textured dots on the vellum. There is a little organza ribbon to tie off the tag.

There's something wonderful where ever you look. I embellished the corner with these tiny Prima flowers and added a little sparkle in the center.

The flourishes are hand stamped to give the page a finished look.

Saturday, January 10, 2009


Here's the journaling:

I've really had a hard time this month.

1)I got a speeding ticket.
2)My grandmother died.
3)I lost my wallet in the airport.
4)I owe the dentist $400.
5)Taxes are due.
6)Had to buy a year's worth of oil and it turned out to be at one of the highest prices right before the oil prices dropped.
7)Someone ran into my MINI and scratched and dented the side.

It seemed like every time I turned around I was having to shell out more money. But flying home from my grandmother's funeral and thinking it all over, I realized that I felt lucky. Lucky that I have a loving, healthy family and I am so proud of all of them. Lucky that my husband has a good job and we live in a beautiful house. Lucky that I get to spend so much time doing the things that I really love to do like scrapbooking and spending time with friends. When you add it all up, even though bad things happen from time to time, I'm really a very lucky girl.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Christmas tree album

I love this little Christmas tree album. You fill it like a regular album, but when you open it up, it can stand on a table like a little Christmas tree! What a wonderful decoration. I'm going to fill it with all my memories from Christmases past. It will be a great reminder to look over every year.

This is how it looks just half way open, but you can open it all the way to be a full 3-D tree.

Here are some of the detail pictures. I tried to use lots of embellishments and stitching to make each page something really special.