Monday, September 12, 2011

No Really...Scrapbook Pages!!

In case the title didn't give it away, I am extremely far behind on my scrapbooking. I don't even want to admit how many unfinished projects are sitting on my shelf right now... But, this weekend, due to both rainy weather and a change in schedule, I was able to set aside some crafting time. As much as I wanted to make cards, I am ahead of schedule on my birthday and anniversary cards so I decided I had better tackle some scrapbooking.
My husband's nephew is getting married later this month. His fiance's family made the bridal shower invitations, so I gave her a very pretty unfinished photo album, thinking she might want to make the pages herself.  After seeing the card I made for her shower, she asked me if I would do the pages for her instead! So I am in the process of working on their wedding album.  Since I am including some pictures from the wedding on the pages, they are not expecting the album to be finished by the wedding date, but I would like to have the majority of it completed before then! Two down, 18 to go...
The bridesmaids are wearing latte colored dresses and the flowers are in a variety of fall colors. I decided to go with a more monochromatic color palette with just a few splashes of color.  Here are two of the pages I finished (minus photos).

I used up a lot of retired DSP on these pages. Since I went through all of my DSP to find papers with the right color scheme, I didn't think to chick which packs they came from but I think these are Woodland Walk and Elegant Soiree. I used Sahara Sand as my base and the photos will be mounted on the Early Espresso cardstock. Other supplies used were vintage flowers (ret), early espresso ribbon (ret), brads (some ret.), Four Frames and Notes & Details stamp sets, decorative label and 5 petal flower punches, pear pizzazz marker and cardstock, crumb cake and early espresso markers, log cabin and vanilla shimmer Smooch Spritz.  I also used some non SU letter brads and some prima flowers (thanks Kelly!)


  1. Is it ever really possible to catch up on scrapbooking? I mean unless you just quit taking pictures all together. Even then, I think I'm about 12 years behind. EEEEEEK!
    These are beautiful Margaret...I'm sure they are going to LOVE this treasure!!! :D
    I got my SU! order in the other day...WOO HOO...will be playing with my new toys soon and your pages are the perfect inspiration.
    I sent you an email about the school thing, hope you got that...just checking.
    Have a great week and I'm off to read your other posts.
    LOL on your comments you left too. HA! I figured someone could relate to slobbing Nikki on the couch. I want her life!
    Lisa xx

  2. I've never even attempted to do any scrap booking before! But I LOVE these pages. They're just beautiful.

  3. I think you should scrapbook more often, Margaret :) These are truly lovely - such rich, wonderful papers to build on and perfectly done! I'm a BIG scrapbooker and haven't made a single page in months! Eek!

  4. I finally accepted the fact that I would never be caught up on scrapbooking and I don't want to be either. I really enjoy the artistic process of everything about scrapping (although, you wouldn't know it from all the cards I've been making) that each page is a treasure to me. I love to embellish it up and really get my bling on. Anyhoo...these are going to make fabulous wedding pages. I love that DSP. I know you said it is retired but, it looks familiar. I may have it. We have that retired DSP problem in common. LOL


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