Wedding Scrapbooking: Part One

Last May my sister got married and I showcased some of the pictures from her wedding. I enjoyed editing the images, however the past weekend I thoroughly enjoyed scrapbooking them for her. As a birthday gift (she has an August b-day)/Christmas gift I am giving her a wedding scrapbook. Here are a few pages from the book.

I finally spent a day using the Cricut (Sweethearts cartridge, Schoolbook font & Essential Accents).I also tried to incorporate her wedding colors as much as possible so you will see several different shades of green and purple or colors within those families!

{Bubbles}

Love this image so much. The unique angle of the picture allowed me to either do a portrait layout or landscape. I opted for the landscape for the cool effect/focus on the bubble. I actually chose the background paper based on the colors from the bubble as well (red,blue & green).

{Pretty Polka Dot}

I loved how the saturation levels I chose for the top right image turned out. To balance things out and also take the speckles from the wall behind the grinning groom and flower girl and miniature bride I decided to go with a sandstone polka dot pattern.

{Siblings}

I was trying to not cram pictures onto a single page. I did have a third which would have worked great because there are three of us kids but I really felt two said enough and showed how we can all be serious and goofy as siblings. I symbolized the “three kids” by choosing three different patterns for paper on the left and placing the text “siblings 4 ever friends” to accompany the two pictures.

{First Dance}

One of the fun things about scrapbooking is that you don’t always have to stick to stickers, the Cricut or embellishments. I enjoy using the computer, using different fonts, to decorate a page. Using Photoshop I created a 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 box to outline my image. I also printed “Our First Dance” on the page. This page literally took me 5 minutes to create and it’s in my top 10 so far of pages I made for the book.

Spicin’ Up the Recipe Box

I decided to do a little redecorating of a recipe box I received from my sister as part of a bridal shower gift. The size is perfect to fit by 4×6 and 3×5 index and recipe cards so I didn’t want to throw it away – just add some color.


I started my project by wiping down the tin container and applying Mod Podge to it. I then applied a layer of pink tissue paper to serve as my background color.

I then started applying pieces of scrapbooking and cardstock paper I had cut up into preferred sizes.After placing the paper where I wanted to on the tin I applied another coat of Mod Podge with a sponge.

I’m very excited for finished product. The colors don’t necessarily go with my kitchen decor, however it will encourage me to get out a recipe and bake or cook. How can I resist opening such a cute little box?