Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Sororities, Scrapbooks & Cards, Oh My!

Good evening, my friends!

Lots to show you tonight…trying to get ready to leave for my parent’s house…the big Anniversary party is this weekend! 

My family is gathering from all over the country, and we’ll all be happily lumped together into one lovely, big house—sounds like fun to me!

First of all…my “rush” photo to join in the new Bloggerette Sorority!  Karen (Some Days are Diamonds) kindly gave me permission to post this early—the actual party is on Friday—so sad I’ll miss it!

We were to create a card, or anything we wanted, with a beautiful vintage image she provided, then photograph it with ourselves in the picture…so here we go:

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Here I am in my backyard…card in hand…am I in, Karen?!

Here’s a close-up of the card…

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Next,  I wanted to show you a few more pages from my parent’s finished wedding scrapbook…procrastination kills, I tell you!  Got about 30 or so pages done, and I’m very happy with it—hope they will be, too!

Here’s {quite!} a few pages…

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The happy couple…

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The beautiful bride and their parents…

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Cutting the cake…look how sweet they’re being…no cake smashing here!

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Scenes from the reception…

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One of my very favorite photos ever (I probably say that a lot!)…ALL FOUR of my great-grandmothers in one photo!  I’ll bet that doesn’t happen very often!

They all knew each other and liked each other very much…isn’t that wonderful?

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I LOVE this shot!   Not too long after their wedding, after both graduated from college, they moved out to Boston…Dad went to Harvard Business School, and this was a quick weekend trip they took to New York City…isn’t this gorgeous?!

All the stamped embellishments on the scrapbook pages were from Crafty Secrets’ “Frame It” and “Flourish” stamp sets.

Still with me?!  On to the next thing…a couple of Anniversary cards I made this morning…(should have been packing, but…!)

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A sweet little image I found online…isn’t it adorable?

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My girls said it even reminds them of my parents….I would have to agree!

Some white lace, Martha Stewart red seam binding, black button, platinum Stickles…that’s it!

And this one…

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This image is from Crafty Secrets’ “Love & Romance” Vintage Cuts…”A Love that Lasts”, it says…

Some soft pink lace, Martha Stewart chocolate seam binding, paper roses sprayed with “Red Velvet” Glimmer Mist, and platinum Stickles…that’s about it!

Now you’ll get a break from long-winded me!  I’ll be gone for three weeks, and will probably only post once a week while I’m away—time is not your own when you’re with family, is it?!  But that’s just the way I like it!

I’ll be checking into my favorite spots to say hello & see what you’re all up to…see you soon!