Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Happy Anniversary, Honey!

I hope you enjoyed our June Blog Hop.  If you haven’t had a chance to check it out, do click on over to my June 15 blog entry, “What June Means to Me” for the start of our monthly hop.  You’ll see some great projects from each of our Team LinkedIn crew and you can enter for a chance to win a fun little prize on each of the blogs!

If you did stop by this blog on the 15th, then I’m sure you saw my hop project, which was a very special 25th Wedding Anniversary card for my dear husband, Mark.    In case you were wondering, our anniversary is today (the 19th),  and we are currently enjoying a fabulous vacation in the city of New Orleans.  And since I’m out of town, it means I won’t be doing any projects for the next few days, so I did a very special one for you in advance of this day, and I hope it will be special enough to tide you over until I can squeeze in more time to post a few more blog articles when I get back.

As I mentioned on Saturday, June, for me, means brides, and after making that card for Mark (which as of this writing, he has not seen), I was inspired to do my very first page in my own wedding album.  Yes.  You read that right.  The first page in my wedding album.  You see, I purchased an album and papers years ago, and I even bought a few embellishments, but until now, I had not been inspired to work on it.  In fact, you might say I was afraid to work on it.  A wedding is a very precious thing, and I didn't want to create just any old scrapbook page, so I just didn’t do one at all.  But when I made that card, I started imagining what a page might look like, and I decided it was high time I made one!

Here’s my first wedding page:

As you can see, it is a very layered page.  I worked on it for about a week, laying out the pieces, moving them around, looking at it for a while and then moving them around again.  I had a sketch, and a general idea in my head, but sometimes when I laid out a piece, I decided I didn’t like it.  I finally finished it about 4:00 AM Tuesday morning, which gave me just enough time to take a few pictures and get two hours of sleep before we hit the road for our trip.  So I apologize for the terrible photo quality, and I will replace the photos with better ones just as soon as I can.

Since many of the papers and supplies were purchased a long time ago, I couldn't begin to tell you where they came from.  I’m pretty sure the ring embellishment was from Lil’ Davis Designs.  The embossing folder, banner punch, label die cut, stamp, and inks are all Stampin’ Up.  The bling and pearls came from Hobby Lobby’s bridal department.  The crocheted pieces were purchased from Paper Wings Productions and the flowers are by Prima.  The paper roses were cut using my brand new Art Philosophy cartridge.  I had a lot of fun playing with the different combinations of size and shape.

This page may have taken me a long time, and some people would say I spent too much time on it, but I really did want to make a page that I could fall in love with, and I think I accomplished that.  I would venture to bet that you have a similar project that you’ve either put off or spent way too much time on or obsessed about.  I’d love to hear about it!  And if you’d like to share, hop on over to our facebook page and post a picture of it!

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