Becoming a Bride

In addition to the wedding album I made for my friend Torrie, I surprised her with a mini album with pictures form all the pre-wedding activities. This book was a lot more free form-I inked, misted, sewed, and pretty much went all artsy on it! I wanted it to really reflect our personalities and be a fun little memento. I also included several pages of memorabilia-receipts, to-do lists, and notes she kept while planing the wedding. If you ask her right now what it was like planning her wedding, she would say 'stressful' and 'she would never do it again'. Hopefully a few years will pass and she will look fondly upon these memories...hehe!

Due to the hodge podge-y nature I am not totally sure of what products I used, but I noted them when possible!


supplies: patterned paper-Crate Paper, Subway Thickers, Basic Grey adhesive tape

These are obviously pictures from her bachelorette party. We put together a scavenger hunt, rented a van and my friend Lisa was our driver! It was a blast! To the bottom left is a mini collection of some of the raciest photos. We have to keep a little bit of respectability, right ; ) ?


supplies: patterned paper and overlay-Basic Grey, letter stickers-My Little Shoebox, quote on paper bag-My Little Bicycle

Pretty self explanatory. Just a nice, pretty page.


supplies: patterned paper-BasicGrey, mist-Studio Calico, Overlay-Hambly, label stickers-Scenic Route

Dear Scenic Route, I miss you and your awesome products. Try as I may I could not get a great photo of this layout. Stupid, shiny overlay! But, IRL this is one of the best. I sprayed the paper with pink mist before adding the overlay. Then all I needed was the picture and some journalling. The picture is me, Torrie, and two of our college friends. We haven't all hung out in over ten years! After the wedding we stayed up WAY too late laughing and catching up. Torrie said this was the highlight of her night.

Here's another pic, minus my reflection-ha!


supplies: doilies-Martha Stewart, Thickers, woodgrain paper, punch-EK Success

One last lunch date as three single women, I love these girls! I covered the doilies with green ink to make them match the look of the page. I have no idea who makes the paper or the black and white tape, but I think they go perfectly together.

I am not sure if you can tell, but these pages were an odd size. I was given a 9x12 white book, and I used it by cutting down the papers and the page protectors. That helped me save money by not buying another book. It was really easy to cut down and sew the protectors.

I had a lot of fun making this book, and she seemed to really like it. That's exactly what I was looking for!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week!

Later, Michelle

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