Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Wedding Gift

I have been wanting for some time to do a mini album.  What better theme than a wedding album.  I live in the most amazing neighborhood.  We have wonderful neighbors that we can honestly call friends.  This mini album is for 2 of our neighbors.  My oldest daughter is also an amazing self taught photographer and took some fabulous engagement shots that I thought I could incorporate into a gift for the newlyweds.  The wedding is this Saturday and this is their gift.  I have used some papers from a kit from Close to my Heart.  I have been hoarding these papers.  I also used these papers to make a Blessings Box for the reception.  I will share that later as my daughter took it down to show the bride to make sure she likes it.
                                                                        The Cover
                                                                       Inside Cover
                                                                            Page 2
Page 3
Page 4
And then I have left several pages for the new couple to add some pictures of the wedding. 
Page 5
Page 6
Page 7
Page 8
Page 9 and 10

This was a lot of fun and of course a lot of time.  I really hope they enjoy it. 
Now that birdcage is from Tim Holtz and yup I ran it through my Cuttlebug with 2 B plates.  The bling is from recollections and there is some Making Memories metal tags and some charms from my stash. There are some dollar spot stamps, and one from AmyR from All That Scraps.  Some lace and a few flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.  As well as a Magnolia tag.  I am sure I have probably missed some of my stash!

Now, to add this to some challenges.
Use it Tuesday wants us to use a die cut we haven't used before. I used the bird cage and the tag for the first time. But I will be using both of these a lot. Love them both!!
The Cheerful Stamp Pad is themed things with wings.  I hope the bird on the front cover qualifies. 
The Crazy Challenge is themed Weddings. 
Digi Design House has pearls and lace as its theme. 
Hooked on Craft Challenges has anything goes. 
Make it Monday has Anything goes. 
Simon Says Stamp and Show says to use Metal. I have used charms and metal tags in this journal.
Etsy Inspired is Weddings. 
Totally Gorjuss is Pearls and Swirls

OK, that is enough challenges!!  Thanks as always for taking the time to visit my blog.  




41 comments:

cebelica said...

Wow hun, this is gorgeous!

The Mama Monkey said...

Wow, what an AMAZING project! Love the whole book, especially the colors you chose for it!

Thanks so much for playing along with us at Use It Tuesday!

Karen said...

Wow such a stunning gift and so much work!Thanks for joining us at hookedoncraft challenges this week and hope you join us again.

papillon said...

that's an awesome gift! love the look of it!

thanks for playing along with us at Use It Tuesday :)))

Chrissy said...

Fantastic project, realy beautiful.

Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

Luv CHRISSYxx

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Cely said...

so pretty! the recipients will LOVE their present!

Marjie Kemper said...

What a fantastic gift! I'm sure it will be treasured. It's beautiful!

Starla B. said...

Just too gorgeous, Bren! They are going to LOVE it!

Dolly Daydreams said...

Fabulous book and such a great gift, beautifully crafted.

Marie

Reflections from Granny said...

What a stunning keepsake photo album, amazing job on it.

Hugs, Lori m

Gina L said...

What a fabulous, thoughtful gift, Bren!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

What a great memento! I love the scheme you chose with the cream, white and black. A really neat way to document great times : )

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!

-Sarah

Karin said...

Awesome mini book and a great Make it for Monday project! Thanks so much for the sweet comment at my blog :) Have a great day!

Amy said...

This is beautiful Brenda and such a thoughtful gift, who wouldn't love to get this! Great papers and your daughter takes fantastic photos, awesome album!

Flip-Flop Creations said...

Bren, what a fabulous gift! Soooo gorgeous, love the color scheme and DP you chose. ~jeni :)

Sara I. said...

This is quite amazing!! I adore the papers - so classy and elegant and the photos in b&w are gorgeous!! Love the key you added and the lace is divine. They are going to adore this!! Can't wait to see the box you made!

Lau W said...

OH this is a wonderful creation ! Superb gift for your friends ! Superb design, love it !
xxx

Dana said...

Oh man, I'm slipping!! Look at the 17 people that got here before me! I know they had to love it because it made me cry! It is an amazing keepsake.. the sentiments, embellishments and each page and your daughters photography are all absolutely brilliant! LOVE IT!!
xx
Dana

Trina said...

This is beautiful, Bren! Love the colors, and it's such a sweet thing to do for your neighbors! I can't wait to see the blessings box; I know it's going to be fabulous, too!

Zoechaos said...

Gorgeous mini album and such a wonderful gift. XOXO Zoe

Kim Kelley said...

WOW love it...where were you when I did my mini albums for family members??? LOL It is beautiful and what a wonderful moment to capture that way!!

Lynne Armstrong said...

Oh Bren, this is just beautiful. What an amazing wedding gift for your friends. I'm sure they'll treasure it forever :)
Hugs xx

Roxann said...

Absolutely FANTASTIC, Brenda! They will love it!

Jane H said...

Bree you are an artist! This is amazing!!!!

Anniebee said...

Your mini is incredibly gorgeous, Bren! How fortunate your neighbors are to live have neighbors and friends like you and your daughter. Nice work!

Anne B.

Ann said...

Beautiful, beautiful gift you've made for your friends Brenda! I love the colors you chose, design, everything! :)

Margreet said...

wow Brenda....what a brilliant wedding album....this is a beautiful memory....thanks for joining FFF!
xxx Margreet

Sharri said...

Wow! Brenda This is amazing!!! I love it and I know your neighbors will too!!! You have inspired me to get back into making the mini books!

Rona said...

Wow Brenda this is just gorgeous!! An incredible gift - they will love it!!

Craftdee said...

What an absolutely beautiful keepsake, Brenda. I love all the details but for some reason I found the page with the key and "key to my heart" sentiment so touching! TFS, Dee

Crystal said...

What an AWESOME book, wow totally gorgeous gift!!!! WOW I SOOO LOVE that birdcage too :))) Stunning!!!

Charlene said...

Oh Brenda I'm sure they are going to absolutely love this mini album! What a wonderful thing to do for them. And it really shows how much time, effort and love was put into it.

craftattack said...

Beautiful work, thanks for joining in the challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad. Valerie

Jane Izumi Matsumoto said...

Brenda! This is gorgeous! What a fabulous gift... it will be treasured for sure! The die cuts that you used are perfect... beautiful work, girl! Thank you for playing along with us at Use It Tuesday!

Hugs,
Jane

Colleen Holmes said...

Brenda, I looked at this the other day when I only had time to peek! This is totally amazing work and such beauty! It screams elegance and classy!! Love it!

Heather B said...

Great album! Love it! Thanks for playing at Use it Tuesday - DT Heather

Michelle said...

Hi

Wow, what a gorgeous gift!! This mini album is beautiful!! I am sure it will be treasured.

Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

Michelle :-)

PetraB said...

This is a fantastic gift. The design and layout are brilliant. Thank you for joining the Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge.

Stephanie said...

wow,wow,wow this is beautiful, thanks for playing at DDH this week.

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

What a sensational wedding gift this will be - sure to become a cherished keepsake! It's absolutely gorgeous - wonderful work! So glad you joined in the fun with us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show.

Cor* said...

This is totally totally fantastic. So well put together. Love the color scheme! Great idea! OH WOW! I could just flip thru it all day! Thanks for coming to play with the fairies this week at Fairy Fun Friday for our Wedding Theme challenge! Good luck!