This Defining Moment

After Jason and I were married in November 2006 (which was a very, very cold and snowy winter day) I went straight to work on our wedding album.  I wanted to do it while it was still fresh in my mind and the details still vivid.  Back in 2006 I had yet to learn about digital scrapbooking and made my wedding album the old fashioned way with printed photos and scrapbook paper.  What a lot of work that was!!   All the cutting paper, arranging photos, printing journalling, adding little flowers, and just making it perfect.  I think it took me close to tthree months to finish it!!

I have given up on traditional scrapbooking and I am 100% digital.  I have always thought about doing another wedding album just to have it printed in a nice photobook, but it has never been a priority.  Until now!!  I have been trying to get some wedding book samples ready and found a beautiful album template from Paislee Press called Defined.  The colours were perfect for my wedding photos, so I took it as a sign that I needed to make this album right now!  So here it is, all 26 pages with photography by Jason’s sister, Amber Fedynak, and our good friend, Conrad Poirier.

(Click on the first picture to scroll through.)

An album template is much simpler to use and this book doesn’t have a lot of frills so it only took me 2 1/2 hours to complete the whole book.  I love how it turned out and I can’t wait to get it printed!

Leah

Let the Designs Begin

The new computer has arrived and is finally set up.  Jason and I spent the last two days transferring all my scrapbook files over and thankfully everything works great!  Along with the computer, Jason surprised me with Photoshop Elements 9!!  I was not expecting that at all!  I can’t wait to get it going and learn how to do some cool photo techniques, although I may take a course instead of trying to figure it out myself.

Now that I am able to scrapbook again, I am also busy shopping for new designer kits to use in the photobooks.  I have been looking at so many talented designers and today I bought a kit from Paislee Press called Adorned.  I love it because it is a Christmas kit that isn’t traditional and can be used for so many other occassions.  The page I have posted today is using this kit and my photos are definitely not of the Christmas spirit!

I will be using “Adorned” for a few Christmas projects, so check back to see more of this kit.

Leah

Pearls, staples, border stamp from Stampin' Up, papers, flowers, ribbon from Paislee Press