Friday 29 June 2012

Scrapbooking a golden wedding anniversary

I love scrapbooking and would love to do much more of it. The trouble is that it can be so absorbing that whole days go by in the making of a double page... so here's my solution: It's a rather beautiful 6" x 6" ring binder album! It contains ten page protectors and, because it's a ring binder, I won't feel I have to make double page spreads which is what takes me so long.

I had to prove to myself how quick a 6" x 6" page actually would be so I made this one:

Our wonderful weekend helping my husbands parents celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary was fresh in my mind, so I put together a page on that. I made the title on the computer and wrote my journaling before printing out onto Very Vanilla card stock and adding the photos.

Mindful of the 'golden' theme, I made this brushed gold card stock banner with my Petite Pennants punch and decorated it with piercing. Addicted To Stamps, a fabulous new challenge site, has a monthly scrapbook challenge as well as weekly card making challenges, and they want to see pages with banners this month, so I shall link up this page.

The little tab was made by printing onto More Mustard card stock and cutting out with my decorative label punch.

I stamped a leaf from my Bright Blossoms set three times and set a pretty flower on top to make this embellishment. The flower is my favourite from the Itty Bitty punch pack and I've cut it out of brushed gold card stock and decorated it with a rhinestone.

Here's what you'll need to make this page:
Stamps: Bright Blossoms
Ink: More Mustard
Card stockVery Vanilla, More Mustard, Brushed Gold
Other: Decorative label, Petite Penant and Itty Bitty punches, Basic Rhinestones, paper piercer, Stamp-a-majig
I'd be delighted to order any of these items for you and can have them delivered to your address in the UK. I'm committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to offer help and advice. To place your order, just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593.

It has been a frantically busy week here with so many extra activities that I don't know whether I'm coming or going! We've had parties and fashion shows, sports activities and music performances, there have been nail biting tennis fixtures not to mention football matches... but I think one of my highlights has to be a lovely moment at breakfast that saw me and the children playing grape football with finger people. Now that's my idea of sport!

And before I go, thank you to everyone who left a message on yesterday's post. As I sniffed my way through them I had to have another hunt for the tissues! Have a wonderful weekend won't you and I'll see very soon.



  1. Beautifully contemporary; I love the the pop of more mustard and the use of the brushed gold card for the bunting - so classic ! I also your little petite fleur at the bottom of the page - cute ! Have a lovely weekend - hugs Jane x

  2. Morning Vicky . . . grape football at breakfast . . . hilarious . . . I can just picture it.

    Your scrapbook pages are lovely. Can't wait to see what else you scrap (so to speak!) xxxx

  3. Oh, nicely done Vicky!

    Hello from Israel
    Cheers, Karen

  4. Wonderful memory page Vicky and 6 x 6 is so much less daunting! Thank you so much for joinng our scrapbook challenge at ATS:) Love the idea of grape footie!!
    Val x

  5. What a fab scrapbook page vicky, I love the golden tones to reflect the aaniversary, and that little itty bitty flower punch is fab, I couldn't stop using it on my card, and used the circle punch from that set as the base and added two punched flowers, they make such a lovely embellishment!

  6. Fab scrapbook page and I love the idea of a smaller size scrapbook xxx

  7. What a fabulous entry to our monthly scrap challenge at Addicted to Stamping and what a lovely occasion to celebrate, thanks for sharing your memories with us - your layout is great and I love the brushed gold bunting - Jacqueline xx

  8. A smashing mini scrapbook Vicky & a lovely page. I think that's why I stopped scrapbooking because one page would take days to make. Thanx for popping by my blog & for your comments on my pics.
    Sally x

  9. Such a wonderful way to remember a golden anniversary, Vicky. Beautifully created, too x

    I have a drawer under our bed full of 12"x12" scrapbooks...never used! I may get around to filling them, one day. But the thought is quite daunting.

  10. I think the key is clean and simple scrapbooking Sasha - this page took about the same time as a card. Vicky x

  11. Brilliant - I have scrapbook-aphobia too but did buy loads of 8x8 albums that were mega-saled at TKMax a couple of years ago so should dig them otu and have a go.

  12. A fantastic layout/design here Vicky. Small is definitely perfectly formed! Hugs, Buttons x

  13. I love the clean lines, the fabulous colour combination and the fabulous bunting. Thank you so much for sharing this with us at ATS!

  14. Ah Vicky this is lovely, it seems that you can do just about anything what a beautiful page and ever so stylish very befitting of this celebration. Thank you for sharing with us at Addicted to stamps once again. You asked me if the doglets are bi-lingual well yes they are of course ! Rosy is tri lingual as she is a French Bulldog so you easily practice your french with her lol !


  15. Vicky, this is awesome! I never really thought much about doing the 6x6 albums. I think I will have to give it a whirl! Thanks so much for the inspiration and for joining us at ATS xx

  16. This is such an elegant page. Like you I enjoy scrapbooking but haven't done any in years. One day I will return to it.
    I just read about your son and his teeth, Yikes. That does sound like a lot of dentist visits in your future.

  17. This is the first Page I've seen on your blog Vicky and I love your CAS scrapping style too :0)
    I'm in awe of your handwriting too, sooo neat!
    Love how you've recorded these memories :0)
    Jenny x


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