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!


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.


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?