Scrapbook Layout: 10th Wedding Anniversary

10th Anniversary Scrapbook Layout by Natalie Parker

The Story:  We celebrated a big one this year!! 1-0!

One scrapbook page for every anniversary:  We take a picture on each of our anniversaries and I turn it into a scrapbook layout and add it to the end of our wedding scrapbook.  I love how the scenery changes and we have changed over the years.

Guest book cards: As usual, I picked one “guest book card” that was signed by a wedding guest and included it on the page.  Read more about why we used guest book cards here.

More to scrapbook later: I have more pictures of our party and more thoughts that I will likely put into our 2016 scrapbook.  This page is to simply mark the year and matches all of its compadres in the Anniversary section (see below).

Previous Years:  Anniversaries 1-6, Anniversary 7, Anniversary 8, Anniversary 9.

Want to see my entire wedding scrapbook?  Check it out here.

10th Anniversary Scrapbook Layout by Natalie Parker

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

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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 Layout: Current Events

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On the Importance of Scrapbooking Current Events:  I’ll keep talking about this even if you’re not listening. I believe adding current events gives context.  I want my kids to know that I didn’t live in a vacuum.  I chatted about this on Paperclipping Roundtable, and when I showed my 9/11 layouts.  The original story of why I decided to show current events is in this post about interviewing my dad for a college assignment.

Previously: For the 2004 scrapbook, I did an intro page of sorts where I summarized what was going on in our lives and current events.  This year I decided to make current events a standalone layout.

Deciding What to Include: I Googled “2005 news” and similar phrases and started making a list.  From there I looked for pictures.  I made cuts after deciding what the layout would look like and what I had space for.  I tried to include pop culture and news, hence Tom Cruise jumping on Oprah’s couch.

Finding the Pictures: I used Google Images to find photos that went with the stories.  Because the printed photos on the layout are so small, lowish resolution wasn’t a problem.  I picked the clearest picture I could find of each and cropped them into squares.

Current Events Scrapbook Layout by Natalie Parker

Fonts: Mission Script (headline) | Tools: Epson Stylus R2000 (photos), Silhouette SD (headline) | Supplies: Webster’s Pages/Poppy Fields, American Crafts/Pentunia’s Pastries/Garden Cafe | Ephemera Included: none.

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, Anniversaries Division Page

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This page is the exact same design as the three other division pages (Engagement, Wedding, Honeymoon).

It was a real challenge to find the pictures.  I’m using pictures of us from our anniversaries in this section and I didn’t want to repeat them here.  I went through my entire photo collection and found some cute pictures that were “us.”  The “Happily Ever After” comes from a wall at Disney’s California Adventure.  Another is a dessert from our sixth anniversary, the black and white one is from the photobooth at my little sister’s wedding, and I even snuck one in there from our wedding.

After that, putting this together was a snap!

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All together now!

Wedding Scrapbook Division Pages 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.

Our Anniversary and My Scrapbook

Wedding ScrapbookThis week, Mr. P and I celebrated our sixth wedding anniversary.

As per our tradition, we took a photo together.  It’s the first time since our second anniversary that we’ve been home!  It’s fun to think of where we are in our lives each time we celebrate this.

Our anniversary has got me thinking about my wedding scrapbook.  Six years and I’m still working on my wedding scrapbook.  You know what?  It doesn’t matter.

Whenever I can start a project is the right time.  Have you been married six years?  Sixteen years?  Sixty years?  I don’t think a lot of time passing is a barrier to working on a wedding scrapbook, or any scrapbook for that matter.

It’s never too late to start something.  Have you been putting something off because you feel like you passed on the “right time” to do it?  Get to it!