I found my very first scrapbook I made 12 years ago while we were dating that I've been wanting to redo. My intention was to do a scrapbook of our meeting, dating, getting married and starting out. It was the 'old way' of scrapping and the photos were waaay over cropped and glue-stick-stuck (**SHUDDER**) down on solid cardstock and then litering the page with stickers. I absolutely hated looking at it. That and the glue was no longer sticking and the cheap-o cardstock was fading in splotches. I've refrained from redoing my son's early pages because I know it's good to document your creative growth, but considering we only have ONE photo of us together prior to getting married I really want it to be something I can cherish.
Here is the cover of our album. It has each of our Kindergarten photos. No, we didn't know each other way back then, but they were on the front page of the original album so it had to be incorporated into the new book. I also opted for a 6x6 mini because I just never ended up with enough memorabilia to make an huge album. Though I did keep every ticket stub from our weekly movies.
The letters 'L-O-V-E' are chipboard alphas sprayed with Glimmer Mist in starfish. The papers are all from the DCWV rustic stack. Even the diecuts are cut from it. I'm not sure the maker of the ticket because it came in a kit I received and didn't have the maker on it. The letter's 'it's a....story' are brown cardstock stickers by The Paper Studio. The button is just from my stash. I used the Cuttlekids flower set to cut out the leaves and the flower is a punch is by McGill. I used the 'frayed burlap' Tim Holtz distress ink on absolutely every edge. Stay tuned and this week I'll try to finish up the rest of the album to share.
I'm sharing this with the distressing challenge at Frosted Designs. I used the distress ink on all of the edging to give it the aged, distressed look.