Picture Story: Leftover Wine

Picture Story by Natalie Parker

After several hours of traveling we were finally home.

Wait.

After several months of feverish wedding planning, deciding to change jobs a month before the wedding, making all of our favors, decorations, and playlists, welcoming our family to town, having a rehearsal, getting ready, getting married, having a reception, dancing, late night hot dog run, up early the next morning, on a flight to Hawaii, checking out volcanoes, having a little beach time, taking a boat tour, going out to dinner, looking at the stars, hiking on the coast, trying to figure out where to return the rental car, back through security, back on planes, shuttle to the parking lot, in the car, Mr. P deciding at the last minute to carry me inside, we were finally home.  Exhausted.

After so much happening, it was peaceful to be home in the quiet.  Together.

We came home to find out parents had hung up leftover flowers to dry, stacked leftover wine in the garage, put leftover wedding cake in the fridge, and stacked our gifts and leftover favors nicely in the living room.  As orderly as anything could have been.

And so, on our first night of married life finally home, we popped open some leftover wine from the reception, curled up on the couch, and tucked into some KFC we picked up on the way home.

Sometimes you just need popcorn chicken.  Sometimes that’s just about perfect.

Picture Story is a new feature where I take a picture from an upcoming layout and tell its story.  Stay tuned for the layout featuring this story.  

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Scrapbook Layout: Wedding Scrapbook, Kauai Layout

Kauai Honeymoon Scrapbook Layout by Almost Never CleverKauai Honeymoon Scrapbook Layout by Almost Never CleverKauai Honeymoon Scrapbook Layout by Almost Never CleverKauai Honeymoon Scrapbook Layout by Almost Never CleverKauai Honeymoon Scrapbook Layout by Almost Never CleverWhat’s this?  Is this the last honeymoon layout?  It is!

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, Waimea Canyon Layout

Waimea Canyon Honeymoon Scrapbook Layout by Almost Never CleverWaimea Canyon Honeymoon Scrapbook Layout by Almost Never CleverWaimea Canyon Honeymoon Scrapbook Layout by Almost Never CleverWaimea Canyon Honeymoon Scrapbook Layout by Almost Never CleverHmmmm, this looks familiar, doesn’t it?  Perhaps like a layout I showed you a couple of days ago?  Right, I scraplifted myself.

Here’s the thing: this Waimea Canyon scrapbook layout needed the same treatment as the last one.  I had scenery pictures that needed to be big and bold.

I’m also totally running out of steam on this book!

In the end, I decided if I had this design and it worked, I was going to use it again.  I changed things up a little bit – the colors are greener and it’s a mirror image of my Na Pali Coast scrapbook layout.   Other than that, it’s pretty much the same and I’m okay with that!

Have you ever reused a design this close to the original?

Waimea Canyon 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, Na Pali Coast Layout

Na Pali Coast Honeymoon Scrapbook Layout by Almost Never CleverNa Pali Coast Honeymoon Scrapbook Layout by Almost Never CleverNa Pali Coast Honeymoon Scrapbook Layout by Almost Never CleverNa Pali Coast Honeymoon Scrapbook Layout by Almost Never CleverNext up in the wedding scrapbook (or is it honeymoon scrapbook?) – a layout about our boat trip around the Na Pali Coast of Hawaii.

This page is all about showcasing big photos.  I added blue, grey and pearl shimmer cardstock accents, but not much else. I hope the photos speak for themselves.

You may be wondering why the picture of us is so small compared to the landscapes.  Isn’t the honeymoon about us, after all?  Kinda.  It’s a super-grainy photo of us that barely looks good even at that size.  I gave my camera to someone on the boat to get a picture of us and it was accidentally set on video.  This was before HD video, so I had to take a low-quality screen capture from the video.  It’s better than nothing!

Does this remind you of the movie Jurassic Park?  Some of the shots from that movie were filmed here!

Na Pali Coast 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, Kauai Condo Layout

Kauai Honeymoon Layout by Almost Never Clever 1Kauai Honeymoon Layout by Almost Never Clever 4Kauai Honeymoon Layout by Almost Never Clever 2Kauai Honeymoon Layout by Almost Never Clever 3Switching islands!  I made this layout to show where we stayed during the second part of our honeymoon.

I did something similar to my wedding reception layouts – squares and rectangles.  The big photo at the bottom?  It’s not a photo – it’s a postcard!  The text I cut with the Silhouette is pearlish, hard to see in the picture but it looks really nice in person.

I jazzed up the left side with some patterned paper and some matching turquoise shimmer.  I like how it adds some interest to the page without taking it over.

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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, Volcano National Park Layout

Volcano Layout by Natalie Parker 1Volcano Layout by Natalie Parker 3Volcano Layout by Natalie Parker 2Volcano Layout by Natalie Parker 4Volcano Layout by Natalie Parker 5Volcano Layout by Natalie Parker 7Here’s how the page with the map ended up!  So very much going on!

The text of the headline matches that of my earlier Volcano Village scrapbook layout.  I think I’m going to use a similar feel for the rest of the honeymoon.  I put a lot of text below that – it was quite an adventure.

To the right of the map, I added pictures from the park with vertical captions.

I left the map itself whole and then glued more pictures to the map – you see them when you flip the map up.

I’m not sure how often anyone will actually open the map all the way, but it’s pretty cool!

I’m generally pleased with it – glad to be done fighting the map until the next one comes along.

Volcano Layout by Natalie Parker 9To 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.