Another week, another Capture spread! As much as I am ready for Fall and the start of the holidays, I’ve got stuff to do, September! Slow your roll! This week’s spread features a mix of Capture, Persimmon, and Carte Postale. I also used a mix of solid and divided page protectors to keep things from looking too uniform. Heaven forbid there be uniformity in my projects ;)
For this page, I alternated 3 x 3″ squares of Pecan Pie paper and a phrase die cut with photos. I also used a variety of Carte Postale embellishments, Capture vellum tape, and Candy Buttons to enhance the page even further.
On the second page, I used Capture ledger paper, Snippets, a gold feather, and alpha stickers to create a mini layout featuring one of my favorite wedding crafts that I worked on recently. Mini layouts juuuust might be my favorite way to use Capture albums. I definitely favor the rectangular shape and creative freedom, but on a smaller (read: more manageable) scale than 8.5 x 11″ pages.
P.S. You can read more about this spread over here!
Update on the wedding front: things are getting accomplished, but after putting together a finalized to-do list this afternoon, it appears as though we still have a loooooooong way to go.
It’s times like these when I want to kick myself for taking on so many DIY projects, but really, there’s no way that I couldn’t do it. Creating things is what I do. It’s how I make my living. It’s part of my DNA. And as it turns out, John is the same exact way.
Lord beer our children strength.
For this week’s Capture spread, I used a mix of divided page protectors to showcase our recent engagement photos and two quick Instax pictures that we took on the fly (I lurve that little camera). I have to say that actually having lots of photos to pick and choose from (vs. scrambling to find images at the last moment) makes the whole creative process so much more fluid. Remember this, Ann-Marie!
For the left page, I used a mix of Capture, 25th & Pine, and Persimmon products, including my favorite supply of the moment / of all time: these printed feathers. Ugh, I’m obsessed. As always, I placed products above and below the page protectors to break up the grid and keep the pockets nice + smooth.
For the right page, I alternated photos with RSVP papers embellished with printed feathers, Capture alphas, and a little neon yellow paint.
P.S. You can read more about this week’s spread over here!
So the thing about putting together a DIY wedding is that, funnily enough, you actually have to DO a lot of it yourself. Even though I’m kind of obsessed with this line of work, I might be in a tad bit over my head. Luckily, I live my life in a state of semi-denial, so I am just chugging along like I know what I am doing. Play along, will you?
One of my recent DIY accomplishments was our table numbers. I know I’ve mentioned this once or twice or ten times before, but my Cameo die-cutting machine? A DIY bride’s dream come true. John and I had gone back and forth about how we wanted our table numbers to look, but finally, I made the executive decision to die cut a favorite font out of gold poster board (yes, POSTER BOARD) and glue the numbers onto wooden dowels dipped in my favorite Martha paint. The fact that my Cameo can even think about, much less, actually CUT poster board is a gift in and of itself. I had to do a little hand-cutting here and there to clean up the edges a bit, but I’m positive that a fresh blade would slice through it like butter.
Even though we’re still not entirely sure just how many guests to expect (invitations go out next week..! hopefully…!), I have my poster board + my painted dowels at the ready to make more. DIY or die, y’all.
Last week was all about big changes, so it was only fair that I titled my Capture spread accordingly (and as for those red-orange acetate alphas? I’ll take a thousand packs, thanks!). Additionally, I have no interest in this blazing Summer heatwave we are currently suffering through (#WHY), so I broke out all of my favorite new supplies from BG’s forthcoming Autumn and Christmas lines. That’ll snap a girl riiiight out of her overly-sweaty, anti-Summer funk. At least for five minutes.
Instagram photos of DIY wedding projects paired with some of my new fave supplies, including arrow die-cuts from Persimmon and the most perfect shade of aqua in the form of 25th & Pine vellum tape strips? YES PLEASE.
Lots of journaling this week, which felt like a nice change of pace for once. Usually I am trying to squeeze in as many photos as possible that I run out of room for writing down my thoughts. Alas, this week’s brain dump was made possible by a sheet from the always-handy Capture ledger pad. Yay for journaling!
P.S. You can read more about this week’s Capture spread over here!
Happy Monday! I can’t even tell you how much better I am feeling this week than I did last week (actually, I will tell you…tomorrow!). Needless to say, the Instagram photo I used as the focal point for my latest Capture installment could not be more fitting for my current state of mind. Fast forward to Fall? YES PLEASE. Aside from being my season of choice, I’m finally feeling ready – excited, even! – for what the next few months have in store.
For the full-size photo page, I cut out a few leaves from one of my favorite Persimmon papers and layered them on top of Capture label stickers + vellum tape.
For the second page, I wanted my journaling to be the main focus, so I used an orange label sticker from the Persimmon waterfall pack and paired it with a handful of Carte Postale embellishments, including chipboards shapes, mixed brads, and page flags.
I hope everyone’s week is off to a great start! As for me, I’m off to the gym…today marks two months to the day until my wedding! Ahhhhh!
This week’s spread was so inexplicably difficult for me to finish (chalk it up to a doozy of a head cold), I am still amazed it turned out the way it did. Creative people, do you ever feel that way? For me, it all boils down to color. If the colors aren’t jiving, nothing is jiving. My foolproof solution? Bring in more yellow! Yellow is the great equalizer in just about any design realm.
This past weekend, I was able to spend time with some of my favorite scrapbooking friends at Amy’s gorgeous baby shower and then jet back down the 405 to have an impromptu coffee date with some of my nearest + dearest gals (and one adorable Cole baby). For this page, I used the 3 x 5″ / 4 x 6″ divided page protector and a handful of I also used a mix of Carte Postale and RSVP supplies, including one of my all-time favorite metal flair badges. I also used a little white craft paint on the pink patterned paper to visually carve out a spot for my journaling. It takes two seconds to dry (the extent of my patience) and it makes a big difference!
For the right side, I used a solid page protector and printed a recent Instagram photo (edited with Mextures light leaks!) to fill up the whole space. I then embellished the top with a handful of Carte Postale supplies, including a ticket page flag and a tag sticker, in addition to the adorable sun acetate die-cut from RSVP.
You can read more about my process here!
Last weekend I was able to bring a few wedding craft visions to life thanks to my engineering dad and his precise measuring / wood-cutting skills (skills that I most certainly did not inherit). As stressful as it is to pull this whole event together, little moments like these make it all worth it.
And of course, what’s a wedding craft sesh (even one that’s a self-imposed secret) without a little ‘gramming? I could not be any more predictable if I tried – HA!
P.S. Don’t forget that today is the last day to enter the stamp giveaway! I’ll announce the winner this weekend :)
Have a good one!
Each generation has their own standards and traditions for weddings and I feel so lucky to live in the one where ANYTHING goes. I love the idea of creating as many custom details as possible and really encapsulating the styles and personalities of the bride + groom. Because let’s be real: when else in your life do you get a day devoted entirely to your coupledom? I say, live it up!
So when a dear friend commissioned me to create a few custom stamps for her wedding, I was thrilled! This particular stamp was used for the fabric lid toppers on their honey jar party favors…adorable! I get such a kick out of bringing creative visions to fruition, especially when it shows up in a package as cute (and tasty!) as this!
Another week, another Capture spread! This time I was determined to get some of my favorite colors into the mix. I noticed that some of my previous layouts weren’t exactly meeting my color quota (everyone has those, no?), so I made sure to crank it up this go around.
Aqua, yellow, and pink…the gang’s all here! I like having a mix of divided page protectors to keep my spreads a little asymmetrical, so I went with the 1.25 x 6″ / 4 x 6″ design on the left page and the 3 x 5″ / 4 x 6″ design on the right page.
RSVP is BG’s forthcoming party-themed line and it is a dream. I love all the bright colors and the celebratory designs. Even though this past week wasn’t exactly a fiesta, RSVP fit right in. I also used a photo frame (flipped inside out), some vellum tape, and my absolute favorite new pen.
On the second page, I was able to work in a little memorabilia from Lemonade and a bunch of Instagram photos. After all, isn’t that what scrapbooking all about?
P.S. You can read more about these pages here!