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.

6 thoughts on “it’s july!

  1. 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.

  2. 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 It is now totally outdated but I wouldn't touch it either!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.

  3. 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

  4. 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.

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

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