Wednesday, July 6, 2011

it's july!

And that means there's a new gallery up at Write.Click.Scrapbook.  This month we focused on weddings.  This was the perfect chance for me to dig back into my half-finished wedding album.  I completed that half in about 2000/2001 so it's very different than my current scrapping style.  Here's a look at the album cover...remember these?

Yeah, baby!  And then here's a sample page.  If you think I'm a simple scrapper now, how's this for simple?

Plain cardstock background that matches my bridesmaid dress color, computer generated and printed title & journaling blocks, everything matted and some things double matted (oooh!), torn mulberry paper, mettalic silver paper bow die cut.  Awesome.  But here's the thing--I don't believe in re-doing pages because part of the fun of scrapbooking is seeing how your style and the current trends change over the years.  I will leave the completed pages the way they are and just add to the album.

That presents a bit of a challenge though, because I'd like to incorporate my current style in the last half of the pages while somehow keeping a cohesive feel to the whole album.  So, here's the page I created:

I used some plain navy cardstock to anchor my page, but I added a new AC stamp with white chalk ink to dress it up.  I used some of the old vellum paper I had saved and an old MM flocked title sticker, but added some new AC subtle patterned paper introducing a new color, and added some Echo Park stickers.  I also used a floral border punch and adhesive pearls to add a little more detail.  And I still typed my journaling on my computer and printed it, but I cut it into strips for a little more visual interest.  I feel comfortable adding this to my album--it still has the feel that I started with but shows how my style has evolved over the years, and lets those photos shine.


Katie Scott Scrapbooking said...

I got married in 1999 and my album looks almost exactly like yours (except my satin album cover was light blue - but otherwise it looks like the same person made it / and inside I used magnetic pages and magazine clippings for titles etc.). I haven't changed it either.

Nathalie said...

My wedding album is the first album I ever scrapped. It is now totally outdated but I wouldn't touch it either! You can even see an evolution in that same album as my interest/knowledge in scrapbooking developed as I was making it. You did a really great job making a more modern page that still looks classic and that will work nicely with the rest of your pages.

Aly Dosdall said...

thanks, nathalie. =)

Anonymous said...

Your new page blends in perfectly with the other pages. And just as our pictures change over the years, so do our scrapbooks. It's best not to re-do pages. Our scrapbooks not only tell the stories of our lives, but also the history of our craft. As Nathalie said it's an evolution. I was given an album similar to yours; but unfortunately, it was water damaged and I had to throw it away. If you know where I can find directions to make fabric covers such as those, please let me know. I know it's a technique from years past, but I never knew how to make them and I would like to replicate my old album. Thank you, Sylvia

reen said...

Oh what a treat! Loved seeing your wedding pictures. I scrapped our wedding pictures just in time for our 25th anniversary. I wondered as I worked on the layouts what they would have looked like if I'd done the pages as a newlywed! Better late than never.

Amy K said...

Those wedding albums were so popular. Mine was 1993 with our names/date cross stitched on the front in royal blue.
Beautiful wedding!