12.07.2015

The Boys' Club: A Double-Paged Wedding Scrapbook Layout

The Boy's Club: A Double-Paged Wedding Scrapbook Layout by Alice Scraps Wonderland

Weddings are mostly for the bride, right?  Deciding on a decor theme, colors, cake flavor, location--the brides are mostly making the decisions.  The brides are the ones who mostly care about photos of the wedding day, the favors you give your guests, the dance music...

I'm happy to say my brother-in-law, Alex, was not your stereotypical groom-to-be.  He was right there with my sister, Caitlin, helping her make decisions from the decor to music for the ceremony and reception to the favors.  He was excited to go cake tasting and to help choose a DJ.  When my sister and I would have planning meetings, he was right there with us.  

I knew then that Alex would always take care of my sister no matter what.  That he was interested in what she was interested in and that they were partners in decision making matters.  And this makes me immeasurably happy.

Silly Boys:  A Wedding Scrapbook Layout by Alice Scraps Wonderland | A fun and fresh take matches the mood of the photos and keeps the layout from being too feminine while featuring the men of the bridal party.
Alex and his best man are goofing off before the wedding so I titled this page "Silly Boys." I also thought the man cave sign with deer head were perfect for this page.   


12.02.2015

Celebrate: A Handmade Pink Peony Birthday Card

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As an avid amateur gardener, I adore flowers! 

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Here is just a smattering of what was in my gardens this past summer.  From left to right:  Star City Celebration Day Lily, Heirloom yellow rose (planted by my Opa many years ago), Bobo Hydrangea, Purple-Blue Anemone Poppy with Pink Peruvian Lily (Alstroemeria) in the background, White and Pink Gladiolus.  
All year long I dream of flowers, especially during the long, cold months.  I especially like taking photos of my flowers all summer long and posting them on my personal Facebook page.  This past fall I planted over 100 spring bulbs and even bought two greenhouses with peat pots and a warming mat to give me that gardening fix during the winter.  So needless to say, I enjoy incorporating flowers into my crafting projects.  Those that read my blog often or follow my social accounts know there is hardly a project I make that doesn't include at least one flower.