I can now reveal the pages I made for a client's engagement scrapbook last November.
I wanted to give plenty of time for Dan to pop the question to his girlfriend, Jess.
You are going to LOVE this story!
Dan had saved bits and bobs from dates and trips abroad with Jess for over 9 years.
Now he wanted to pop the question by putting them in a custom scrapbook of their lives together.
|Opening page- I used some Crate Paper Valentine's paper I had for a while.|
I tried to keep things simple as possible since I knew many
eyes with different points of view would be looking at this book.
They then attended George Washington University together (where they had great spots to see President Obama's first inauguration), and moved to New York City upon graduation.
| When I think of college my brain immediately goes to blue jeans and notebooks |
so I used those prints as the main elements for this part of the spread. The blue
jeans paper is Bo Bunny and the notebook paper from a Me and My Big Ideas print.
The 2 page family spread turned into my favorite. I love the bright pops of red and you can't fail with tile letter stickers and grid patterns.
I had so much material to sort through I was actually worried I wouldn't be able to fit it all into 10 pages so the project expanded to 15, then, 17, pages.
Dan saved 9 years of movie and broadway show tickets which we decided to make into a background for a page containing a tiny photo of the couple.
I've seen scrapbook paper with ticket themes before but never one made with actual tickets.
|I matched pages in most of the 2 pages spreads but I associate travel with freedom and fun so |
I just used a tiny amount of the green stripe paper on the orange page and brought orange to the green page with some My Mind's Eye enamel dots.
|This city life page also worried me since the photos where from all over the place. |
When I realized many of the photos had water in them a title popped right up and
the rest was easy. Journaling spots from Ormolu did most of the design work here.
|Jess has a HUGE collection of Instagram photos- it was hard to pick just 6 for this layout but |
I wanted to give the page some breathing room. This was actually the first page I made and it still looks unfinished to me.
|Personalized Baseball cards!!! HOW COOL! I love this page! Light blue|
looks AMAZING with bright red and yellow. An arrow badge from A Flair For
Buttons on Etsy and actual baseball tickets finish this page.
|Awesome right? My husband and I are now saving all our tickets so I can do this|
for my own book!
Designing for someone else can be risky- especially since design work can be so style specific- but I quickly got over any reservations by keeping things simple and choosing prints and colors almost everyone loves.
I recently got an email from Dan, Jen said yes (YAAAYYY!!) and was thrilled with the book.
I was so happy to hear they (and their extended family) liked the book.
|They had so many cute couple shots! I saved them all up for this page and imagined Dan popping the question. |
Jess you are one lucky lady to have such a thoughtful and romantic fella!
Congratulations to the both of you!!!