Jul 31, 2012

A Western Wedding

Yes, I really do remember what I say I will do... I just... sometimes don't manage to get to doing what I said I would do. Well, this is not one of those moments. :-)  I wrote in my last post that I would share details of the wedding with you all, and now I'm going to do just that. If you just so happen to be planning a western themed wedding... OH, enough already,  just let the pictures do the talking.

This is where the bride is to be married. Her brother built this entire set up...

Close up of the sign, the bride's mother made this using a wood burner. 

Close up of flowers and tulle wrapped with twine around the posts.

this is where the guests enter to sign the guestbook and leave their gifts and cards. The guest book rests on an old barrel, and a $2 burlap sack adds a touch of the rustic. 

The guest book and just look at the pen holder!

This is where the guests were to leave their cards. The bucket was purchased at Micheals craft store. Then we wrapped the bucket with tulle and twine.  The "card" sign was made using a free printable vintage frame from Prima Marketing's Facebook page. I distressed the edges with ink and used the pencil transfer technique to print the word "card"( using the font of my choice ) onto the frame image. 

Flowers placed in Mason Jars at each table for the reception. Each jar is wrapped with vintage seam binding, and set on a paper doily. I thought that this added such a charming touch to the wedding. 

Tin cans were used to hold the "Wedding Wishes" tags. Each guest could write a message for the bride!
The tags are a free printable found here. A piece of twine was tied through the top of each tag. The tin cans were just old soup cans, wrapped with tulle and twine. Then the happy couple's brand was added for a final touch.

Let's not forget the cake... isn't it beautiful? ! A very good friend of the bride made this cake for her!

I love the idea of flower filled glasses between each tier! 

This was such a beautiful day and a beautiful wedding. May their marriage be a union that will bring honor and glory to God for all of their days. :-) I was so privileged to have been there. 

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Jul 24, 2012

Wedding Memories Vintage Chipboard Album

I'm sure that I don't need to state the obvious when I say that It's been a long time since my last post.   It has been a very busy yet memorable summer. I've just recently finished up the planning of the wedding of my dear friend. I was so honored that she asked me to be her wedding coordinator! I will post some pictures soon of some the wedding design ideas in hopes that you will be able to use them. 
I have also replaced my camera with something much better. After much research and deliberation, we finally  purchased the Canon SX40 HS 12.1MP Digital Camera with 35x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7-Inch Vari-Angle Wide LCD. So far, I'm loving it! 
Now I'm able to once again photograph my crafty endeavors to share with you all. 
I'm so excited to share with you the chipboard album I put together for the bride and groom as a wedding gift. 
For the entire album, I used K&Company Ancestry 12-by-12-Inch Paper Pad, Chipboard letters, and Jewel. The flower is from Prima marketing. 

The first page of the album features K and Company paper, and chipboard sticker. The rub on and pearls are from my stash. 
This page is also K and Company paper with 7 gypsies embellishments. 
This happily ever after page is once again K and Company papers, and Prima marketing flower and tile.
Once again K and company paper is used here, and a Prima Marketing flower. I used a birdcage tag from The Girls Papery and a rub-on sentiment from my stash. The chipboard swirl is also from my stash, I inked it using Tim Holtz distress ink, then spritzed it with glitter mist, then adhered 3 small pearls from my stash. 
Everything on this page is from K and Company, with the exception of the flower, it's from Prima Marketing. Can you tell that I enjoy their products? :-)
Yes, this page is all K and Company paper, chipboard sticker, and jewels.  The flowers are from Prima Marketing.Prima 543693 Sugar Plum Roses Flower Embellishments, Cinnamon
The small doily is from Micheals craft store. I used a brad from MME for the center of the doily.
I'll just let you guess what I used on this page. ( hint: it's the same as all the rest) I did use an old Stampin Up stamp for the "love" sentiment at the bottom of this page. 
For the last page, I used a chipboard flor de lis that I found in the dollar bins at Micheals craft store. I inked it using Tim Holtz distress ink, and then sprayed it with glitter mist. Everything else on this page is from K and Company. 

Remember that it's in the small details that really make an album; machine stitching, distressed edges, embellishments... All put together to show your love for another. 
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