Friday, March 6, 2015

It's another Style Me Bloogers Link up!!

And today we're getting all crafty!!!  You read that right!  Today I am getting CRAFTY!!
This one was TOUGH!!  I am NOT CRAFTY!!  I wish I was, but I'm not!!  There was a time when I was though, so today we're going back in time!  Kinda like I did yesterday...just not as far!!

I go in spurts...as a kid I made those string bracelets, I made those hook rugs, did needlepoint for beginners... I got older and all they fell to the waste side.

When scrapbooking was all the rage, I hopped on that bandwagon.  I bought the supplies, had parties, went to classes...the whole nine!  And I LOVED it!!  And then, as it does, Life happens, and you move on to the next thing.  But the thing was, I never moved on to the next thing...there hasn't been a next thing for me!  My mom and sister make Shutterfly albums now with their pictures!  I don't (My sister did have photo book making party once, where I attempted to make one too, but truth be told I drank more mimosas than I put pictures together!)  I just don't know...it's not like I don't have the time...because in all honesty, I most definitely, probably do! #solitarylifeprobs  

There was this ONE time I was pretty freaking crafty!!  I made a scrapbook as an engagement present for my bestie, Kerri (and her husband Chris, who you may recall me talking about here) !! Basically I decorated the pages!  And it came out GREAT!!  It pisses me off though, because I can pretty much guarantee that, to this day,  it's not completed...7 years later!!  And I can totally say that because she's my bestie and all she had to do is put the damn pictures in!! LOL

This project was a huge undertaking (and scrapbooking is expensive too! HA!) so my sister helped me with it.  We had a blast doing it together!  She'd come to my house, I'd spend nights at hers. We'd drink wine and scrapbook, and chat and laugh, and drink more wine!  It took us probably about a dozen days over a few weeks in the spring and summer of 2008 to complete it...from planning, to purchasing, to putting together to completing!!  The pictures that follow are of each page.




The first page I completed because it was the engagement, which I was there for. And had already happened, so I could fill the page!  They got engaged during a St. Patrick's Day parade, which, Chris, a firefighter, was marching in.

Page 1: The Engagement



The Engagement Party Page


Bridal Shower Page


Invitation Page


Bachelorette Party



Wedding Day Pages









Wedding Song Page
Better Together by Jack Johnson

                                The Cake Page                                                              The Toasts Page

Father Daughter Dance Page





Honeymoon Pages


First Home Page

 The back cover of the Scrapbook...this was a cute clothy sticker I found that says
...and they lived happily ever after.

Kerri and Chris were married in June 2009 and now have two beautiful daughters!


I really love the way this came out.  After I completed this, my mom loved it so much she made one too, for a friend's daughter as a shower gift!!  Now that I've put this post together, it's made me want to get back into scrapbooking!!  

Go check out my friends' posts!!  They are WAY MORE crafty than me!!  And link up with us!!




Have a great weekend!!

7 comments:

  1. well done, it's beautiful!!!! See, you are crafty afterall!!

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  2. OMG you made me want to go get my supplies out and Scrapbook! What a wonderful gift! Life definitely gets in the way, have you tried Project Life?

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  3. Pretty scrapbook! What a great gift.

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  4. I love scrapbooking so much, and I'm back to selling the new and improved Creative Memories. This is a beautiful gift and you did a great job. It makes me want to do some scrapbooking this weekend!

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  5. Oh, I love it. What a thoughtful gift. I am a big scrapbooker, too. We should all do a scrapbook link-up...look how many of us do it. So glad you had a quick Friday at school with delayed start and early release. Enjoy the weekend.

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  6. I gave up on scrapbooking. I always felt behind and it was never done. One reason I started a blog is that it was easier to log what we did - sort of a digital scrapbook. But the pages you made are beautiful! Maybe you need to plan a girl's weekend: go to a hotel, hang out, scrapbook (she can fill in her pages), go out to eat (or order in), drink wine.

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  7. What a great gift. Me and scissors don't get along, so I'm always impressed when people can pull together a scrapbook!

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Thanks so much for taking the time to post comments! They make me smile so big!