Wednesday, June 16, 2010

You’re Invited…and the Dress…

Good afternoon, my friends!

Another beautiful summer day…just being lazy with my girls—doesn’t get much better than this!

I have a couple more pages to share with you from the scrapbook I’m working on for my parent’s 50th Anniversary…gotta hurry—I’m leaving next week!

Here’s the first page for today…the big announcement:

DSC02060_edited-1 (Crafty Secrets’ “Bonjour Merci”& “Flourishes” stamp sets; Martha Stewart label stickers, lace, Martha Stewart seam binding).

I have one of the original announcements, with it’s lovely font and embossed lettering…I scanned it and reduced it to fit on the page better…


I love these photos of my parents…My Mom’s one and only “glamour shot” and my Dad…he’s just handsome, isn’t he?!


I love these flowers…found them in the wedding section at Michael’s…beautiful glass beads.  Mom loves beaded flowers…she’s made a huge bouquet with them, herself…


Beautiful, aren’t they?

The next page…

DSC02067_edited-1 (Crafty Secrets’ “Classic” paper pad, SU! half pearls, Crafty Secrets’ “Card Sentiments” stamp set).

My Mom is very talented in many mediums…I’ve always loved her sketches.  Here are a few she did as she planned her wedding dress.  I have copies of the drawings…again, I scanned and reduced them.

Love the detail!


My daughter, Sarah, noticed that her Grandma makes hands like she does…with indistinct fingers.  She has a hard time drawing individual fingers, as does my Mom, and she liked noticing that similarity between them…just another connection…

Mom’s plan was to design and make her own dress, with her mother’s help.  But one day, on the cover of a bridal magazine, she saw the perfect dress…and they discovered that they were carried in a nearby shop.  They had one—in just her size…she loved it, they bought it, and it was simply elegant…just perfect for her…


These photos were taken on a try-on-the-dress day…

I’m really enjoying this scrapbooking process!  As I said the other day, this is not something I normally do,  so it is a bit challenging for me…but that’s a good thing, isn’t it?

Well, that’s it for me today.  I’ll be working on more pages…and thank-you for all your kind and encouraging comments about it.  Thanks for helping me along with this! 

I’ll give you all a wedding break in my next post—I have a couple of other things I need to finish and post—then back to the wedding…I’ve got to hustle!

Hope your day is warm, breezy and wonderful!