Thursday, February 3, 2011

Bridal Show Mini Album



My daughter became engaged over Christmas and boy am I excited! I made this quick little mini to capture our fun times at the big Bridal Show we attended a few weeks back. All my girls went with me...Erin (plus little Lukey) and Abby and Amanda (who is Abby's best friend-so that makes me Mama Sue to her as well!)

We wandered the bridal show, watched the fashion show, went to lunch at Red Robin's and then headed home. And of course as I type this I realize I should have added a Michaels receipt to this mini. LOL  I made Abby and Amanda stop with me at Michael's and do a wee bit of couponing. Can't miss that opportunity when visiting the big city! Abby is NOT a couponer/crafter...but she did end up browsing the bridal section and I don't think she found it too painful LOL!

I did not make this too fancy schmancy. Just wanted to keep it simple so I would actually "get er done", kind of like those Smash Journals I have been seeing online. Hey, when I saw those Smash Journals, I realized that  I started "smashing" over 40 years ago (oh my that was traumatic to do the math here).  You know, all those scrapbooks back then-where you kept every movie ticket and taped each  birthday candle to the pages too...no acid free tape or papers back then...

Symptoms of a "Smasher"
LOL....a crazy person (aka as Mom) that steals your name tag right off your shirt, keeps your event ticket, takes home a coaster from Red Robin and never goes anywhere without her camera! I confess.... camera!

You can watch this really cute video on Smash Journals HERE.!

I used some wonderful sentiments from Amber Ink to tie all the pages together along with some wonderful Bo Bunny Crush Valentine paper. I added a few Stampin Up rub ons, a little bling and Viola! Hope you enjoy this little peek into what is sure to be our wonderful adventure in 2011!

 soon to be Mr & Mrs
some crazy photo booth pics!
....and some more crazy photo booth pics...all the rage now!
lunch at Red Robins
long, long lines to get in to the show
Awww...it was a long day Gwamma!

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26 comments:

Abby said...

YAY! So cute Momma, It turned out great! Thank you for the fun day and for the cute book to remember it by :o)

Sue said...

What a great project! Such a wonderful way to remember that day! That last picture is just so adorable. Makes me want one of my own! :)

Lorie said...

Wow, that is fabulous Sue!

Shirley N said...

Congrats to the bride to be and proud mom! Your daughter is beautiful and your album is wonderful!

stamps&cars said...

Wow.....you are way more creative than me! I've never done an album!

Susie said...

Oh, this is really fabulous!!! Your daughter is beautiful. She will treasure this.

Elena said...

Your mini-albums are the BEST, Sue!
Your daughter is so beautiful!

Pam said...

Congratulations Sue and Abby! What a beautiful bride and the perfect way to remember the day! The is amazing how you used those sentiments Sue! You make our job fun. Now I have to go back and watch that video ;)

Bev J. said...

What a neat memento album-fun!!

Carol L said...

I saw that video on craft critique earlier this week and thought a smash journal was a cute idea! I LOVE what you've done here with this awesome little book! The fonts are awesome, and what a treasured keepsake to remind your daughter of these pre-marriage days through the years! Awesome idea, awesome book!

Deloris said...

What a great idea! I think it looks fabulous!

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

I love your project, Sue, and I love this whole post. What a fun outing you must have had, and then to eat at RED ROBIN! One of my favorites for sure! That album is awesome. You put a lot of love into your projects. Congrats on your daughter's engagement. I remember what fun my daughter and I had planning her wedding. That picture of Luke is precious. Thanks for sharing your wonderful day.

Allison said...

Oh, that's a great idea. I am sure your DD loves the fact that her mom can craft all these fun moments! (I wish I had done that...maybe I will go back into my photos and start doing some more pages!)

Eve said...

First of all, congratulation on your daughter's engagement!! I bet you are MORE excited that you WILL HAVE MORE REASON to stamp/scrap! JK! LOL! :-) ... yes, NOW i can see All Those Pretty Bo Bunny's papers!! Great jot!!! What a great way to use those pretty papers!! I luv your little journal, and i'm sure your daughter will luv it too!! :-)

Sue said...

Hi Hun
aww this is totally gorgeous, a fabulous keep sake, congratulations to your daughter, sue,x

Leslie Miller said...

It's very pretty! You really got 'er done! Love the charm on the front. Hope you've recovered from the math figuring. I wonder if anyone still remembers Slam Books. That goes waaaaaaay back!

Silli said...

OM Sue, this is wonderful...love the pictures!

*Vicki* said...

WOW!! What a truly gorgeous keepsake!! I love your colors and the papers!! Such a beautiful project to be treasured!! TFS! HUGS

Larissa said...

Wow Sue this is so fabulous! What a great memory for your daughter!

Lorraine A said...

fabulous !!! I am sure she will treasure this ,,, best wishes for the big day and congratulations to you all :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Pam S. said...

hahaha - I sent the Smash video to my daughters last week and they went cuckoo for it! lol Wanted them "right now"! Gotta wait! One daughter emailed today and said she started in what she had on hand... a composition notebook! lol I'd say your smash book here will be a treasure forever! Beautiful Sue!
Pam Going Postal

Laurie said...

This is gorgeous!

*CAFE said...

Awesome, all around! What a fantastic way to keep the memory of the day!

Charlene said...

Adorable and a big congratulations to the blushing bride. What a beauty she is!!

Curt in Carmel said...

You always do such beautiful work Sue. And speaking of beautiful, that would describe your daughter! Images went back out on Monday. . .sorry again for being such a dork. And I had to redo the envelope, so don't laugh at the color! Best, Curt

Denise Marzec said...

Wowwww, this is awesome!

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