Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Moment by Moment Wedding Mini - Creative Inspirations #5

Hello, my friends!
You probably have been wondering why I haven't been posting anything wedding related, right? I've been too busy with DT work and wedding projects to do that! lol However, today I am combining my DT project for Creative Inspirations with a wedding mini.Usually when I make a mini album I just play with products that I love! This mini album is a little bit different. I put quite a bit of thought into what I will actually be putting in it! This album is for me to fill with some of my favorite photos from my daughter's wedding. I really like the elegant vintage style. My daughter's tastes run more toward bright colors and retro style, so this one is just for me!
When I had the flu recently I spent a little bit of time going through my favorites on YouTube. This mini album was inspired by this video HERE. These Imaginisce Now and Forever papers from the Creative Inspirations shop were just perfect for this project. I combined them with two different shades of kraft cardstock. The album measures 5" X 7" and it will actually hold a total of 36 photos that measure 4" X 6". Or I can put in less photos and do lots of journaling. As with all my mini album posts, I have quite a few photos to share. Let's begin!
Here is the front cover:

Everything is edged with either Vintage Photo Distress Ink or Tarnished Brass Distress Stain. 
That stain is my new favorite - hand's down! I embossed the spine paper and ran more stain over it.
I made all the flowers and sprayed them with Perfect Pearl Mist in Biscotti. 
I then added a few little ribbon roses and punched leaves.

Another view of the entire cover:

The "moment by moment" tag is part of the Now & Forever collection.

 Here is a close-up of the spine embellishment:

I wrapped crinkled ribbon right around the spine of the book and tied it in a bow.
 I then added another crinkled ribbon double bow on top of it. 
I added several Tim Holtz Baubles to a Trinket Pin that says "TREASURE" and pinned it onto the bow.

Here you can see the six pages:

This album is a pocket page design with a total of six pocket pages. 
Each pocket holds two tags that have been cut with two different Tim Holtz On the Edge Dies. 
The Vintage Doily cut tag is folded over the pocket page and embellished with lace and a flower.
The back tag is cut longer so that the decorative edge sticks out.
Again, everything has been edged with that beautiful metallic stain.

This is the inside front cover and the first page:

On the left is a strip of lace that holds some tags that were made from the sticker collection.
On the right is the Hanging Sign. It's the perfect place for the wedding information.
The sign is loose so a photo can go behind it if I want.

All the elements on the inside pages are adhered only on the edge so that a full-size photo will fit behind.
One the left is the "time to get ready" page. 
We're all going to the salon together in the morning and the photographer will be there to capture the fun!
On the right will be my daughter in her wedding dress!

These two pages are for the ceremony. 
I'm noticing that the right and left pages look like different colors on these 2-page photos. 
They are actually identical but it was very dreary weather when I took these photos.
Pretend you don't notice that! ;o)

The married couple will be driven around in a very cool vintage muscle car...not an old jalopy! lol
These pages will be for photos of them leaving after the ceremony!

On these pages I've added some embossed chipboard dies that I cut using a variety of Movers and Shapers.
On the left is the Lock and Key with a Muse Token that says "FOREVERMORE".
On the right is the Postage Stamp and some Mini Tickets.
All these elements were added using my paper tagger through an eyelet.

These two pages are for FAMILY photos.

 Last page and inside back cover:

On the left is a piece of embossed chipboard flourish with a flower. 
On the right is the rest of the embossed flourish with a tag made from one of the stickers. 
There is room for journaling on the back.

The two tags that fit in each pocket:

I stamped all of the tags exactly the same way. There are six of each tag.

One final photo:

This photo shows you the completed mini album from the page side.

So there it is! I really had fun making this one...although it did take me forever! I had to keep leaving it to take care of other things. This is a design that I will be using again and again! The way it's constructed it has room for all the embellishments and photos without over extending the cover. It will continue to lie flat and I really like that! 
I did list many of the materials that I used throughout my description. Most of the item used in this project can be found at the Creative Inspirations Design Team post. If you have any questions about anything...please ask!
Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you come back on Friday for my next post...I'm quite excited about it! Now I must get back to work! Happy days to you all! :o)

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Silvia said...

Beautiful mini Nancy!! Love the page pockets....stunning!

Marilyn said...

Oh my gosh Nancy! Well obviously you are not just another pretty face... this is fabulous and a gorgeous piece of art. I love it and thanks for the video link, I will check it out.

mamawcindy said...

Oh My Goodness!!! Your Album is GORGEOUS! WOW, I think it's the prettiest one I have seen. I'm sure it did take you a good while to finish it. Thanks for Sharing. Looking forward to seeing what you make with your Expression. Have a good day my friend. :0)

Tracy said...

Oh Nancy it's magnificent. It will be even more beautiful filled with all those wonderful pics. The cover is so pretty with all those blooms and I totally love the edges you chose for the tag inserts. Just a fabulous album my friend! Hugs!

alexandra s.m. said...

Wow Nancy! You have outdone yourself!
This mini is superb, it has so much already, one can really see all the love you put in making it! I hope we'll have the pleasure of seeing it all finished ;-)
Thank You, I must check the Tut'

Creations by Shirl said...

Oh my gosh, you rock with this album.... Love the whole details to each page and outline of it.... Stunning!

Inkypinkydelights said...

WOW Nancy thisis absolutely stunning. Must have taken you ages but sooooo worth it. What a alovely read too! Judy x

StampArt Design by Kathryne said...

This is breath-taking gorgeous beautiful, Nancy! The vintage is lovely. So classy and elegant. Amazing work. What a keepsake to treasure - especially something for YOU, for your daughter's wedding! Lovely, Nancy. xx Kathy

Geri said...

My gosh, this is gorgeous, Nancy!!! I love the elegant and timeless colors you've chosen, the texture you've added, all the pretty edges...the's all absolutely beautiful! A treasure, indeed!

Jonia said...

Nancy this is beautiful and such a treasure. I love it my friend!

rosie said...

gorgeous. love the colours x
absolutely outstanding work of art. stunning beyond words x

Friday said...

OMG, this is simply gorgeous mini. Love the colors... well just everything about. Awesome and well done, Nancy. I understand planning a wedding is alot of work. I know because I paid and planned my wedding. So much to think of and do. Have a great time. Hugs!

Ira Huberts said...

I am totally smitten Nancy!!! WOW, what a fabulous looking album this is, the colours are so stylish and elegant and every single page looks ravishing!! Really love this to bits! Hugs, Ira xox

Embellishments said...

Nancy this is STUNNING! I absolutely love the colors used and the embossing! Great layout of each page. I really love the spine! What binding technique did you used? Love the inserts too, can you tell I love everything LOL :-)
Hugs, Steff

Embellishments said...

Hi Nancy, sorry I clearly missed the link for the video - dah! Ok need more coffee LOL...

Dunja Dücker said...

Oh my....can't trust my eyes. Your Creations is out of this world. Absolutly Amazing my dear friend. I love LOVE it!!! She / They will love it as well, i know that. The Layout is gorgeous, i like the colours too.

Biggest of Hugs and Love
Dunja xxxx

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie this is just gorgeous huggles Pops x x x

~Tammy~ said...

Oh wow this is stunning! I can only imagine how long this took you and I love the neutral color palette! This will look so beautiful filled with all those wonderful pictures.

Robyn said...

Saw this from my phone, but I was not smart enough to post from there!! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!

~* steph :) *~ said...

so pretty, nancy! love it! hope you are feeling better! have a wonderful weekend! *hugs* and much aloha, steph :)

Susan M said...

Nancy , this is FABULOUS ! Love the colours and those gorgeous handmade flowers. All the embellishments on the inside pages are just perfect ,what a lot of thought you have put into each page ! The edge on the tags is beautiful.

Jennifer said...

This is just stunning! Something to cherish!

Kelly Neis said...

Wow Nancy this is gorgeous, you made the perfect memory book. Love your colors so they match any photo. Love the designs on the inside and pockets. The outside is a gorgeous, you should make and sell these, very nice gift!!!
Hugs, Kelly

Ilonka said...

O my gosh Nancy that album looks famyliar. My album is almost ready !!
Yours is rally gorgeous love the colours and the details are amazing. Great job !!

Big hugs xxx Ilonka

TLady said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT A BEAUTIFUL PROJECT!!!!!!!!!!!! I'M SURE your daughter LOOOOOOOOOED THIS!!!!!!!! :)

Robyn said...

Nancy, this is a delightful demonstration of your gifted talent!! I just cant get enough of the minis!! Yours are so special.