Friday, June 27, 2008

Just Married! And a Few Changes Around Here

Hi!

We're back from our fabulous wedding weekend in Las Vegas, and it's time to update my blogs and show off all of the crafty things that were part of the celebrations. I am most proud of the wedding gift I made for Lucas -- a scrapbook. And if you've read any of my more recent posts, you know I mean a digital scrapbook made with My Memories Suite software. I showed off a Christmas album I made and an album I made of our two dogs... but for the wedding gift album I took it one step further and had Polaroid, the company that makes My Memories Suite, do the professional printing and binding of the digital scrapbook pages and ship it to me as a physical scrapbook. The result was amazing! I was worried that the print quality or the book quality wouldn't be as good as I was hoping for, but it was just as good if not better than I was expecting, and I will definitely be turning future digital scrapbooks into real life book creations this way. Kudos to Polaroid! I did my best to take some photos of the actual book once it arrived (see right), but you just gotta see it in person to do the quality justice. You can see the full digital version in my scrapbook.com wedding gift album. If that link doesn't get you there, head over to my scrapbook.com profile and navigate to my gallery and then to the Wedding Gift Album.

Our favours were a lot of fun. We didn't do anything too terribly crafty, but we did order photo coaster sets and personalized shot glasses. The photo coasters came in sets of two, and we put a 2"x2" photo of us (seen here) in one of the coasters, and printed text with our names and the wedding date for the second coaster. They turned out really well. We put them in little pink paper bags and stamped the little bride and groom design that we used for our invites on the front of the bags. We used some cute brown and pink polka dotted ribbon to close up the bags, and I made little personalized tags to string up with the ribbon. The tags sported little pink poker chips with our name and the date on them plus the words "thank you" scrolled around the outside of the chip. While it wasn't much, seeing all of the finished favours together made us proud of our efforts.

There was one other little thing I made for Lucas to go along with his album: a little stuffed ball and chain! As a joke I sewed a little stuffed ball and added a keychain chain to it to finish it off. He really liked the gesture and we got a good laugh out of it. Now my crafty efforts are focused on building an actual wedding scrapbook album now, showcasing photos from our wonderful wedding weekend and all of the fun we had with friends and family. I'm also trying to figure out what I want to do for a summer job since I'm done teaching this school year, so stay tuned for that wedding scrapbook as I have time to devote to working on it. If you want to see all of our wedding photos, we've got them posted HERE. I can't wait to creatively collect those into a digital album! All of the photos really turned out well.

You may have noticed that my posting name has changed slightly, the actual name of the blog is a bit different, and that my profile isn't quite the same -- due to my name change I needed to change my email address that was linked to my blogger account. I managed to shift this blog over to my new gmail account, so the profile is still me, just on my new email. It's all mostly the same, though! I also decided to give the blog a bit of a face lift since I was starting "fresh" with my new profile, and now more than ever, this blog's subject matter spand across many various types of craftd instead of just knitting or sewing... especially with my latest obsession with digital scrapbooking. Hope you like the changes, and thanks for reading!

2 comments:

Erika said...

HI! I saw your blog on sb.com and thought I'd check this one out too! You are so crafty, I love the little favors you did! So Cute! Your wedding pics are pretty too! I'm going to Vegas next week for my 2 years anniversary with my hubby. Do you suggest any places that we go to in Vegas? I'm excited!

pinktoque (Lesley) said...

Heya!!

Thank you so much for all of your kind comments! :)

Congrats on your upcoming 2 year anniversary! If you've never been to Vegas before I definitely suggest checking out the major sites such as seeing the pirate show at Treasure Island, seeing the Eiffel Tower, experiencing the fountain display at the Bellagio (it's best at night!) and for sure riding the rollercoaster on top of New York, New York! We absolutely loved (and thought it was totally worth it) going to the Mandalay Bay Shark Reef Aquarium, so neat! And be sure to have at least one champagne brunch buffet at one of the casinos -- we had Mandalay Bay's and it was fab! Have fun :)