Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Planning a Wedding Album :)

Wedding Albums! Let's talk!
We are so excited our daughter got engaged this spring (on May Day!) We couldn't be more happy with her choice. He is a great guy. Hurray!!! Love it.

So now the fun begins for a scrapping mom! ....Wedding albums! One of my favorite things to create! We are going to need three of them: one for my hubby and I, one for my daughter and her (next year) hubby, and one for his parents. So I am off and planning a fantastic wedding album-- in triplicate! YES TRIPLICATE! I did my son's four years ago in duplicate--one for him and his lovely bride and one for my hubby and I to keep. But this time I am going triplicate so the in-laws have one if they want it too.

Goal #1 Create a beautiful, memorable, and personal gift
Goal # 2 Use what I have in my stockpiles
Goal # 3 Knock their socks off design wise without breaking my bank. After all we do have to pay for the REST of the event, right? ;)

Its a woodland theme with earth-related colors so am using all my paper stash up in the three main color schemes of brown, green and blue. I am very excited about whittling down my stash significantly with this project!
I also plan to use any wedding and love themed accent items I still have in my stash of doodads-- and make other things with my Cricut. Love metal and ribbon so those will also play a big accent role. Again trying to look at my stash first. I went through my accent stash last week and I have about two grocery sacks set aside in the right themes and colors.
These will be my standard Duck Brand Easy Stick red tape runners and my Glue Dots for heavier items..
I purchased three identical at our local store on the "buy 2 get one free" special. I chose Making Memories 12x12 brown leather like below. All three are the same. Aprox $60 for total of three albums.

Next stop: Planning the album layout sets. ...See next post.

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