Sunday, June 5, 2011

Here Comes the Bride at Heart 2 Heart

This week's challenge at Heart 2 Heart is all about weddings. Since I've been updating my wedding pictures I decided to share with you the one I was working on this week. What timing.

 Forty-three years ago I married my High School sweetheart. Yes, I was a June bride and He was a Navy sailor returning from Vietnam.  This two page layout was with our Grandparents and Parents.
 Now, keep in mind in the 1960's there was no digital photography. No touch ups, not much cropping, and very little color control. Color photos weren't always the best and the photo paper was not the best either. After years of being in the wrong book and color fading I found my wedding photos to be in pretty bad shape. My Mother's wedding photos from the 1940's are in better shape than mine.
So, I'm glad I rediscovered them while being with CTMH so I could put them in a safe and beautiful place for the future.  Cropping 43 year old pictures is quite a challenge as well as creating pages to accommodate all  twenty 8 X 10 photos. This two page layout is created using "Magic Act" from Magic. The tag inside the bottom corner holds the full names of our parents and grandparents.

Now it's your turn to take the Heart 2 Heart Wedding challenge. Be sure to check out the design team creations for some inspiration and check back all week to see the creations of those who have taken the Wedding challenge. Our sponsors this month,  Michelle Owen and Romaine Rancier, have generously donated some fabulous prizes that you could win. You have until the end of June to play along with all the challenges and have a chance to win their great prizes. Be sure to use Close to my Heart products in your creations. Have fun and happy creating.

CTMH Supplies:
Paper: Bliss
Ink: Bamboo, Black, Baby Pink
Cardstock: Colonial White, Bamboo
Embellishments: Villa Irresistibles, Eclectic Alphabet, Spring Blossoms, Booksmart Dimensional Elements
Other: Seam Binding Ribbon


Karen Day said...

Jody, I love your wedding photos! All the ladies have hats and gloves on - sigh, what a great era. I hope they'll make a comeback, it's such a wonderful look. Beautiful job redoing your pictures, I bet your book will be gorgeous :o)

Melinda Everitt said...

Your photos look great and I love the layouts!

Haley D. said...

Jody, your photos and layout are so sweet! I love that you are able to go back and improve on the photos while preserving and sharing your story. Best wishes for many more years!

Debbie Carriere said...

This is beautiful! What a wonderful keepsake! Congrats on 43 years :)

Lorrinda said...

I love your layouts and the hidden journalling. Must be a real trip down memory lane for you as you are working on these!

You've inspired me to scrap my own wedding pics, except for the framed studio one on the wall -the rest have been sitting in a box for 13 years now, seriously :(

Jessica said...

Congrats, this is fabulous love the journaling!