Even though I have not worked on the book during this last year, I did use my Michaels coupons wisely throughout the year to stock up on stickers, paper, ribbon, and adhesive tape for the project. I also had plenty of time to construct a plan or a "model" of the layout of the book. I decided on making the book in my perspective of the wedding so Adam would know my feelings and emotions of this big tiday in both of our lives. I decided to call the book "Becoming a Zickefoose," in telling the tale from the beginning to end of how we met, all the way to our honeymoon.
It was hard at first to get started, so I looked on different scrapbooking websites to get my mind rolling and the ideas to flow in. A good source I found helpful was this scrapbooking update I receive from Better Homes and Gardens via email; it's amazing! I took their suggestions, layouts, and ideas and made them my own- which was really fun! Play around with different layouts and see what you come up with; there is no right or wrong way to do it. Here is a sneak peak at my creation, these are just a couple of my favorite pages.
A page showing little details of our reception.
I also said that I was working on a sewing project as well. Since Adam's 22nd birthday fell on the Saturday of this last weekend that we spent together, I decided that I would make him a gift instead of buying him something. A while back, his mom gave me a piece of scrap material she had found at JoAnns for cheap that was Navy print, and I decided that it would be a great idea for a gift if I made him a blanket incorporating it. I was supervised by my grandma but did all the work myself, yeah for me! Here is my completed project that I think turned out very well!
The length of the blanket, just right for Adam's height!
Showing you the felt navy blue border.
Hope you like my projects :D