Saturday, 21 November 2009

My first scrapbook

After more than 3 years of being married I am finally getting round to creating my wedding album.

This is the album I plan on using. It's a normal wedding album and I'm still not 100% sure it's suitable. It's about 11 inches square, so I won't be able to use the scrapbook papers I have whole. Although I only have 2 that shouldn't be trimmed.

This album has about 48 pages which also scares me. I'm tempted to just put my photos in this one and do a separate scrapbook.

Here's to give you idea of the size of my photos...

...not much room left for scrapbooking with 2 on the page. I have got some 6 x 4 inch photos on order as well.

Here are the vellums and backing papers I got. The 2 on the left are Dragonfly designs and I had them from a Goody bag. The blue one doesn't fit too well with the lilac colour scheme, but I thought it looked very wedding-y :)

After a lot of thought I've decided to do my text using SeeDs alphabet stamps that I already have and other text on the computer and print it out. The pink and purple inks look really nice on pearlescent paper when embossed.

This is the the bunch of stickers, sticky ribbon and bows I found that I already had. I may or may not use them. I'd like my scrapbook to be elegant and not sure if some of these sticker designs are a bit cartoony.

Today I bought some ribbon. Organza style and normal silky ribbon and I found a white one with LOVE written in purple that I thought might work. I also got some lilac and purple eyelets, I have an eyelet setter, but never used it. I love the way they look, so hope to incorporate that into a couple of pages.

These stickers are pearlescent/glittery and have the matching stamp. These were also in a Goody bag I got ages ago and I think they will be perfect. I had roses at my wedding so the colours and theme fits in nicely. I think they are a bit more elegant so can see these working.

I've got some paper flowers in purples on order. I used flowers when I made my table plan, so again these will bring back memories for me.

If anyone has any comments, or ideas I'd love to hear them. Especially with regards the album I have...I'm afraid of making a big mistake.


  1. oooo looks very exciting

    i would love to make a scrap book

  2. Those bottom stickers are just what I was imagining when you were describing it on the scrapbook thread. If you maybe think those pictures are to big, wait on the smaller ones and have a play around before sticking down so that you are completely happy :)

  3. What a lot of fab goodies to play with!!! I;ve never tried a proper scrapbook page so haven;t got any advice except don't stick anything down until you are completely happy with the layout. Have lots of fun and please post lots of pics of your finished pages x

  4. Thank you. I am going to Asda this week and am hopefully going to get even more smaller pictures. I'd really like some 3 inch ones of things like my favours/flowers/tables etc that I can dot about the pages. I'll see what they do.