Wedding venue – check. Photographer – check. DJ – check. Officiant – check. Caterer – almost check. I am in FULL ON wedding mode and have been for the past week. I can’t tell you how many hours I’ve spent on the phone with potential vendors! Since my daughter and her fiance both work full-time, I told her I would be more than happy to spend the time on the phone screening vendors and passing them along to her and her intended for a closer look. I’m telling you though…I don’t know how full-time wedding planners do it! There’s A LOT of info to be had out there!
Okay, enough of that and on to the reason why we’re here!
It’s time for a new scrapbook challenge over at MFP Speedy TV. Remember this challenge is strictly scrapbook layouts, no cards please. You have to use stamps on your pages. They don’t have to be Mark’s Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co stamps but if you do use them you will be entered twice for a chance to win. This week, our challenge is BLING! Use any kind of bling on your layout.
You may think you’re seeing double from my Scrapbook page last week, but indeed this is a little different. Last week I made a single-page layout with Washi tape about my daughter. This week I decided to turn it into a two page layout I also revised the first page…ripped up and moved part of the title and replaced the journaling block entirely and put in a new one.
I should probably explain this layout and the odd expressions on my daughter’s face! Two days after she first met her now-fiance, her and I were at a concert at the zoo. During the middle of the concert, her phone rang, but since it was so noisy, she let the call go to voice mail. She didn’t recognize the number and was thinking it might be the cute guy she had met two days earlier. In between songs, while it was quiet enough to hear, she listened to her message, and sure enough, it was him, asking her out for the first time!
As she was getting off her phone, she turned to look at me and I immediately snapped some photos. The first picture is the utter look of joy from hearing the message and being asked out by a guy she was hoping would call her. The second photo was the quizzical look on her face when she realized I was snapping her picture. She ask me why and my reply was that I wanted to capture the moment just in case this guy turned out to be some thing special. (she hadn’t shut up about him for the past two days!) The third picture was of excitement at the prospect.
And now, they’re ENGAGED!!! They’ll be getting married next summer on the third anniversary of the day they met!
So…enough of the proud mom stuff. Time to get down tot he nuts and bolts. I used Quick Quote papers and chalking inks for the entire layout. The whole rainbow effect is actually lots of different kinds and colors of Washi tape placed close together on a wave of white cardstock, cut with my Silhouette Cameo. I lined both sides of the Washi tape wave with like-colored bling…LOTS of bling! My bling is actually different colors of Diamond Mesh that I picked up at the Creating Keepsakes Scrapbook Convention a few weeks ago. They had lots of different colors available so I got a little of this and a little of that!
For my sentiment, I used the new Mark’s Finest Paper’s stamp set, Out on the Town. I think the, “Let’s go out” phrase fit perfectly with the story behind my layout!
We would love to have you join us this week. You have until next Wednesday at 8 pm EST to link up See you there!
And now…I’m gonna go make peanut butter cookies! Mmmmm!
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