scrapbook layout: eighth anniversary

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Another year for us has passed and it’s time for me to make a new scrapbook layout to remember the day we were married.

The Story: Every anniversary we take a picture and I make a new layout to go in the wedding scrapbook.  More on the process here.  I include the business card for where we ate dinner plus a small bit of writing about the day.

Getting the Perfect Photo: I was smart this year and tried to break reminded myself how to use the tripod the night before.  The best photo of us had a guy running through it on the side of the frame.  I removed him by clipping out a piece from one of the other photos.

Guest Book Cards, Remembering those who have Left Us: Every year, I choose one of the messages our friends and family wrote to us on our wedding day and include it in the new layout.  In the last couple of years, I’ve chosen the card from someone who has since passed away.  It hasn’t been that long since our wedding day and I’m struck by how quickly people can leave us and how quickly time marches on.  I’m glad I can record something from them.

Previously: See layouts for anniversaries one through six here and number seven here.

Anniversary Scrapbook Layout by Natalie Parker

For more information on the rest of the book and supplies, visit my Wedding Scrapbook Page

Fonts: Garamond | Tools: Epson Stylus R2000 (photo), Silhouette SD (headline) | Supplies: Epson Semigloss Photo Paper (photos), DCWV Silver & Pearl Shimmer Stock, SEI White Elegance Tiara | Keepsakes Included: Restaurant business card, guest book card.

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Scrapbook Layouts: Changing Jobs

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Two layouts today!

The Story: When I left a job to take a new one.  Sounds simple enough.  I had a bunch of ephemera in my 2006 box related to the job change so I decided to make matching layouts.  Changing jobs is always a big deal in life, but it was a bigger deal here because I made the move a month before my wedding day.

Thin Letters: I wasn’t sure cutting letters this thin would work on the Silhouette — it barely did.  Gluing them was even more fun.

Street View: The picture of Mervyns Headquarters I grabbed from Street View.  More info on how to do that here.

Changing Jobs Scrapbook by Natalie Parker

Changing Jobs Scrapbook by Natalie Parker

Fonts: Bebas, Ostrich Sans | Tools: Epson Stylus R2000 (photos), Silhouette SD (headline & banner) | Supplies: Fancy Pants Designs/All My Heart, Recollections Blue Wag Pattern (papers) | Ephemera: Business cards, greeting card, employee discount card.

Scrapbook Layout: New York Scrapbook, End Page

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Ephemera leftovers: I love making end pages out of the pile of ephemera leftovers I didn’t use elsewhere.  I did this at the end of my 2004 scrapbook.

On including pressed pennies: I flattened my penny with a set of pliers so I could glue it to the page.  Often, pressed pennies are curved when they come out of the machine.

Earlier: Title Page, Central Park, Yankee Game, Museums, Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island, Times Square, Ground Zero, National Baseball Hall of Fame, Broadway Show, Opera.

That wraps up this trip!  I hope you liked it!

New York Scrapbook Layout by Natalie ParkerFont: Bebas | Tools: Epson Stylus R2000 (photos), Silhouette SD (headline) | Supplies: Neighborhood Stripe by Reminisce (patterned paper) | Ephemera Included: Shopping bag, business cards, hotel room key, metro cards, pressed penny, museum map, subway map.

Scrapbook Layout: Wedding Scrapbook, 7th Anniversary Layout

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Seven years.  Feels great.

What also feels great?  Being done with the Wedding Scrapbook.  I put the page together in one evening and added it to the book.  I love having the page design already decided!

This is the same design as the rest of my anniversary scrapbook layouts.  I took our new picture and paired it with the business card from the restaurant we ate at plus another of our guest book cards.

Mr. P is such a good sport and got up a few minutes early so we could take our picture before work.  We’ve been married long enough that he’d rather get up early without complaint instead of risking hearing me fret for the rest of our lives how I didn’t get a good picture.

I’m so happy that I decided to start taking pictures on our first anniversary and that we’ve kept it up.

7th Anniversary Scrapbook Layout by Natalie Parker

For more information on the rest of the book and supplies, visit my Wedding Scrapbook Page

Fonts: Garamond | Tools: Epson Stylus R2000 (photo), Silhouette SD (headline) | Supplies: Epson Semigloss Photo Paper (photos), DCWV Silver & Pearl Shimmer Stock, SEI White Elegance Veil | Keepsakes Included: Restaurant business card, guest book card.

Scrapbook Layout: Wedding Scrapbook, Anniversary Pages

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Well, we’re here!  This is it!

One page for each anniversary.  Seems simple enough?  You bet.  The design will be the same every year, with a slight variation depending on what side of the page it’s on.

I only stressed about the design a tiny bit (yeah, right).  Picking a design I’ll use for all the years of our marriage caused me no stress at all.

What’s on Each Anniversary Scrapbook Page

5×7 Anniversary Photo: We take a photo each year on our anniversary (way back on our first I had us take a photo and had no idea what I would use it for).  The photo is always vertical and is taken either at home or where we happen to be if we are traveling.

A guest book card: I pick one of the guest book cards and add it to the page.  I like how putting them here makes them individually important and I like reading wishes for our future next to our anniversaries.  When I run out of those, I’m going to start using cards we got with wedding gifts.

Business Card from Restaurant: I collect a business card for the restaurant where we ate dinner that night.  Sometimes they’re easy to get on the host stand, sometimes I have to ask for them.  Mr. P is a pro and will remind me if I forget.

Notes: I write the year and pen a few thoughts about the day or where we were.

Patterned paper borders: I use leftover patterned paper from the wedding scrapbook to frame each page.

Anniversary number cut with Silhouette: This goes on the bottom corner of the page and is Garamond in italic.  I admit, I didn’t think this through very well.  I don’t think “twenty-seven” and other long numbers are going to fit on the page at that font size.  I can’t go smaller because italic serifed fonts are very difficult to cut out on the Silhouette.  I might switch to numerals at our 10th.

So that’s it, kinda.  Each year after our anniversary I’ll post the new layout here before I add it to the album!  I’m so excited to be able to revisit this project every year and see how we have changed.

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To see all the pages of my wedding scrapbook so far and to learn more about the papers I’m using, visit my wedding scrapbook page.

Scrapbook Layout: Wedding Scrapbook, Kauai Layout

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This is a mishmash of stuff from our time on Kauai that I wanted to remember – things that weren’t big enough to get their own layout.

If you notice, the business cards dictate the size of everything else.  I had two business cards from restaurants with very special meals.  I printed the pictures the same size.  At the bottom, I cut up the receipt for our snorkeling gear rental to also be the same size.  This is the same technique I used for the first page of the honeymoon scrapbook – cut everything to fit the size of a keepsake.

In one of the rectangles, I added text that says what each photo or thing on the layout is.  I keep the colors to blue, turquoise and silver.

Notice the waterfall in the second picture?  This is the page I was working on when I realized I didn’t remember the name of the waterfall, hence the Google Search by Image!

It’s a simple ending for a great trip.  I’m so glad I finally have our honeymoon “in print.”

Kauai Honeymoon Scrapbook Layout by Almost Never CleverTo see all the pages of my wedding scrapbook so far and to learn more about the papers I’m using, visit my wedding scrapbook page

Scrapbook Layout: Wedding Scrapbook, Volcano Village Layout

Honeymoon Volcano Village Scrapbook Layout 1Honeymoon Volcano Village Scrapbook Layout 4Honeymoon Volcano Village Scrapbook Layout 3Honeymoon Volcano Village Scrapbook Layout 2I’ll be honest – this isn’t my favorite layout.  But it’s done and I’m hoping the other layouts will compliment it.

We spent the first part of our honeymoon at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and this page shows where we stayed and other bits and pieces not associated with the actual park.

It was really important that I incorporated the Polaroid (how often do we see those anymore?) that was taken of us the first night of our honeymoon.  I added the ticket from dinner that night just underneath, plus the business card of a lovely place that I want to make sure and remember.

I promise that the next honeymoon layouts will be infinitely more exciting than this one!

Honeymoon Volcano Village Scrapbook Layout 5To see all the pages of my wedding scrapbook so far and to learn more about the papers I’m using, visit my wedding scrapbook page.