June 21, 2011

Crate Paper Family Portrait

Our assignment this month over on 2Peas was to create  a layout with a wedding theme. Now I have have plenty of wedding pictures to scrap (probably hundreds), but I've been intimidated by the project. It seems so daunting and I have no journaling from the time, so some of the stories have been lost.

I was looking over my proofs trying to get inspired and I kept laughing at some of the photos. I remember this being the 'wedding of my dreams' but now it seems that everything was "too much". Too much dress, huge flowers, poufs, huge wedding party...this is so not the wedding I would have now. So that's the story that I went with.
This layout is copyright Two Peas in a Bucket.com
I think the title says it all -  Retrospection: Age byproduct. I used 3 wedding proofs to tell the story and one of my favorite lines - Family Portrait by Crate Paper. Love the bold, non-traditional wedding colors.
The chipboard wedding cake is from Crate. I added the stick pin and an alphabet letter sticker "D" to personalize the cake. I cut three long strips for my ribbons and attached them with fabric brads. I used Thickers for the title and sponged them lightly with brown ink to tone down the bright teal color.
Next, I added strips of patterned paper and stickers to create a border along the bottom of my page. For a complete list of the products I used, you can click here.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I'll be back soon with some everyday life pics and a little Rocket Age.


  1. Isn't that the truth. My wedding is not the wedding I would have today either. Very pretty page!!! Beautiful photos!

  2. Love it Nancy - the hanging paper ribbons are such a great touch :)

  3. Wow! Great lo! I think everyone looks back wondering why sometimes! I left you an award on my blog!

    Emily (http://www.coolcricutcreations.blogspot.com)