Wednesday, October 18, 2017

WOYWW #437 and Wedding Album Sneak Peeks

Happy WOYWW! Another Wednesday is here and I'm showing off the Command Center. Boy, there are things everywhere as I'm working on tons of projects for the upcoming Fall in Love (Tomber Amoureux) engagement party for DS1 and future DIL. Between those projects, I'm also trying to complete the wedding album for DS3 & DIL from July. Yes! I'm crazy and loving it!

I know it sounds nuts, but I think I do best when my plate is full. There's no time for procrastinating which is my second favorite thing to do.
Here's my actual work area:
And here's a shot of my crowded room:

If you follow my blog, you know DS3 was married in Las Vegas in July. I posted photos of their engagement party and wedding HERE and HERE. The best part of working on the album is that I get to re-live the wedding. It was so much fun! I have a box full of papers, embellishments & photos for this album but when it came down to putting the pages together, I was overwhelmed. So I grabbed this divider thingy and separated the embellishments and it helped so much! So did the premade layouts I did before printing the photos.
Because there are so many photos (I printed over 200), I am adding a lot of flip-flaps. What are flip-flaps, you ask? They are exactly that. There are many different sizes, but basically you add a flap on the outside protector over the same size photo on the page. (Look at the photos below or check out YouTube.) They add interactive fun to your layouts and really do allow you to add so many more photos without committing to full page layouts. Although I've heard of flip-flaps, this is the first time I've used them. I bought mine from CTMH* and I LOVE them! They come in multiple sizes and I bought one pack of each size.

I'll do an album flip thru once it's complete but for now, here's a few sneak peeks of some of the pages:

*If you don't have a Close To My Heart consultant, I'm sure mine will appreciate any business. Her name is Kristina Baldwin. To order products, go to the CTMH website and shop away.

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  1. Gorgeous pictures of the wedding Dorlene, no wonder you're enjoying making the album! And how lovely to have another family wedding coming up as well. I'm like you and do my best work when I'm under a bit of pressure - procrastinating isn't good for the Mojo, I think!
    Hugs LLJ 11 xxx

  2. Great wedding pics and album! And I totally understand the procrastination problem! Thanks for the visit and have a great week!
    Carol N #23

  3. It sounds like you are lovely and busy. It's funny how we do our best work when we're under pressure isn't it? Your Wedding album is gorgeous. It's be a beautiful keepsake to look back on a reminisce.
    Have fun
    Hugs Lisax #16

  4. the album looks amazing. Helen#3

  5. You are crackers. I get it though - as the best procrastinator in the whole world, I need a deadline and a full plate to work on! Album is looking fab....those flip flaps are extremely clever...will be investigating. And blaming you!

  6. Wedding album looking fab!
    Tracey x

  7. Hi Darlene, the wedding album looks great. Never heard of flip flaps before. Not sure we have them in England. I'm certainly in agreement, the finished album will be a fantastic memory of the big day, and fun to relive it again. Have a lovely week, Heather #7

  8. Love your layouts. I am so far behind on my scrapbooking - you have inspired me.
    April #21

  9. Gorgeous album Dorlene. Have a great belated woyww and a lovely creative week, Angela x10x

  10. I've not come across flip flaps before, but they are certainly a good idea for cramming more photos into a scrapbook. Clever idea to pre make some layouts too and add photos later. Happy belated WOYWW. Sarah #24


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