Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Our 10 year anniversary




I wanted to make something special for this day and I found this neat 6 1/2" board book with 16 pages and windows. Wasn't sure how easy it would be to work with all those windows but actually found it quite fun! The first thing I did was distress the whole book with some chocolate brown ink and then I picked out the coordinating paper (Black Market Paper Society), ribbons, brads and embellishments. It is all done in teal, brown and a hint of green.
The ribbon I used on the front was a perfect match and wider then I normally use. The flowers were velvety soft and I used flower brads for the centers. The word Love I made with Thickers. This is the first window which centers on the picture from the next page. Neat huh?




This is the back of the cover and you can see the blank window too. I continued that gorgeous ribbon around to the back of the book and added jeweled brads to the center of the prima flowers. Then a few rub-ons to finish it off.






This is the page that you see through the window of the cover. I used thickers for the words and added a small jewel to the center of the wooden embellishment. This picture was taken shortly after we first met................ahh to be so young and lovely again LOL! Yes I was wearing contacts too!


Wedding pictures............we all love them and I love the paper that I used to display them. The picture on the left is Kevin & I on the riverboat waiting for the ceremony to start. My parents are sitting behind us. I added corner embellishments to the picture and a family rub on. On the other side is a picture of me the next day in one of those dress up studios. I use thickers for the numbers and punched out hearts with my Fiskars squeeze punch.

Here's a couple of pages of wedding pictures. Don't ya just love the wedding cake brad in the center of the flower? The flowers and leaves on the bottom are actually soft like velvet and I used a small brown heart brad for the center. These were all taken out in Arizona.





This has to be one of the best pages in this book. I took this picture of us at my son Todd's wedding and put teal mesh behind it and used a fabric tag on the bottom. The other page has a neat rub on and I used thickers for the numbers. 2 great events..........a wedding and Disneyland!



Ok here is another page with a picture window. I added some ribbon and rub-on's and it was done. The other side is one of my favorite pics of my dh at a craft show (Yes he does have a crafty side to him too). Added that neat arrow, ribbon & a rub on to finish it.




These next 2 pages are of our trip to Reno. I did use the 2 mini windows and then used brown & white Prima flowers and then glitter brads. I'm glad I distressed the book as I really like the way this window page turned out. Only thing special about this next page is ribbon and rub-ons.


















On the final page I used a wooden flourish embellishment and added a mini flower to the center of it. On the other page I criss crossed ribbon behind the picture, then added some mini Prima flowers on the corners with a mini brad in the center of it. I liked this effect.




On the back cover I used my new Cuttlebug folder and in the frame I put our years together. I just love that folder...........love the swirls and love the versatility of it. But more then that I love my wonderful husband and can't wait for another 10 years with him! I love you Kevin!

9 comments:

rosegarden said...

WOW - Louise - that is so awesome! Love the colors, the layouts, the whole thing. Fab job!

nancy said...

That is a wonderful book. You do such great work embellishing your pages. Love it.

Betsy said...

Very pretty album Louise! I bet he will love it!

Jessica said...

What a lovely testamony to your relationship! So many of us should be so lucky!!! TFS

Lesa said...

Gorgeous album, Louise! The colors and embellishments are beautiful and I love your layouts. What a neat gift for your anniversary! Congratulations on 10 years!

Lorraine said...

well you sure worked hard on the book and I think it's great...love the colors...they were a perfect choice.....thanks for sharing....

Tona said...

Great album Louise!!!!!!!

marla said...

What an awesome memory book Louise. I love the wooden embellishments you used in your book. Great job!!

Melanie Stanczyk said...

10 years is great...such a milestone!

You book is really cute. I'm sure you'll treasure it!