As a disclaimer, I can take absolutely no credit for this idea. It was the brain child of the fabulous Becky Higgins. She is absolutely a game changer when it comes to simplifying scrapbooking.....I am not sure we are worthy!
I digress....I met Holli about a year ago at a blogger meet up that I was co-hosting. She kind of lights up a room....she is a genuinely sweet, caring person with an electric smile and an amazing sense of humor. You really can't help but be drawn to her. Fast forward to December when Holli became engaged to Todd. I was beyond thrilled for her and quickly offered to address her wedding invitations as a my gift to her and Todd. In the midst of the excitement of being engaged and planning a wedding....Holli was dealing with her father's grave medical issues....without going into too much detail, Holli's dad had a double lung transplant, and is thankfully, improving every day. She can now enjoy being engaged and planning her wedding. At any rate, during this very stressful time for her combined with trying to get a million thing done for the wedding I offered my assistance with anything that she may need. I have had so much fun doing and helping on little projects here and there. Her cousin Lauren (from Outside the Frame) took her engagement pictures and she graciously shared the images with me so that I could make the guest book happen. I had originally wanted it to be a surprise, but I was afraid that she would go out and buy one, so I let the cat out of the bag.
Her bridal shower was this past Saturday and she truly had a wonderful time and it was obvious to everyone there that a huge weight had been lifted.
This is what I made.....
I started out with the Project Life Mini Album in Rain....added some instructions at the front of the album so Holli and Todd's guests would know what to do.
For the filler cards I used predominantly the Olive Edition. I used a couple of cards from the Wedding Edition mini kit and I also added some coordinating cardstock. I printed the card with the names, date and location on high quality paper for the main page. I love the idea behind these particular guest books. There is plenty of room for the wedding guests to not only leave their names but also notes, well wishes etc for the couple. It becomes an instant keepsake, rather than just a fancy book with signatures.
Becky Higgins' original called for about 40 pictures. I only had 17 and so I had to get creative. Enter Persnickety Prints. I ordered the vertical prints in 6x8" and the horizontal prints in 9x8. In order to get these sizes to work in the pages....I had to section the photos in either 2 or 4 pieces. Some of the measurements required separating right in the middle of a face, but overall, I am really happy with how it turned out.
|These two are the 6x8 size|
|These are the 9x8 size|