Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Starting.

I REALLY want to scrap my wedding photos. In 2002 (when we got married), I took all the photos and put them in a simple red, embossed-leather, photo album. It was so nice to have them all there to look at.

Then I started paper-scrapping them (my VERY first page is my family on our wedding day), but realized that I wanted a bit more skill before I tackled the whole project. I do have about five wedding layouts completed...

So I honed my scrapping skills and felt like I was ready to take it on.

But THEN... my sister suggested I do a wedding album in 8x8 instead of 12x12 or 8.5x11. Her reasoning was the compact size gave the feeling of an intimate wedding, a cozy feeling. That made sense to me.... considering our "modern elopement" with a guest list of about 20.

Easy enough. I can do that.

But THEN, I started thinking about what kind of look I wanted it to have, and my brain keeps picturing a *digital* scrapbook. *sigh*

I'm not a digi scrapper. Sure, I've done ONE page. Sure, it was fun. But whereas doing my wedding album should be enjoyable, I'm thinking that if *I* try to do this digi project by myself, I will end up very frustrated. I've already tried to do a page, and it's not happening.

So... I did what I *know* I can do. I edited a few photos. LOL. This one is one of my favorites I did today. At least I have *something* to show for my hours and hours of research and work on this project.

And I've decided...

... since hubby is a digi scrapper, this will be a joint effort. He'll sit at my Mac, and I'll sit next to him. I'll give him sketches and ideas, and he'll pull together the images, papers and elements... working his PhotoShop magic as I sit there and critique (and direct...). :) And I know he'll come up with his own brilliant ideas.

That's the plan. He, on the other hand, doesn't know about this venture. Not only does he work 50 hours a week right now, but he has extra paper-work to do at home, PLUS he's taking two classes (including Calculus) at the local community college right now. *sigh*

Wish me luck... :-D

5 comments:

michele said...

hey ... at least you have a plan! our 13th anniversary is this fall and i haven't scrapped a single pic! lol what a lovely photo of you two!

Denise said...

I think that is an awesome idea. Duo project means more time together and a project with both input - everybody will love it. Hmmm....now how to squeeze it in around school, work and paper work. Good luck with that!

Zorina said...

Goodluck to yah!
All of us here can be your cheering squad. You can do it, you can do it. Woot!

Bashful said...

I absolutely LOVE this photo of you two!

Good luck getting hubby on board with the scrap thing, LOL. Sounds like a great plan! (Hubby and I are nearing our 12th anniversary, and I have yet to scrap a single wedding/honeymoon photo! Hanging head in shame...)

Chris and Paige Evans said...

A collaborative wedding scrapbook! That is such a good idea. I hope he has time to make it with you cuz that would be awesome. Good luck!