Memory Keeping | Wedding Album Update

Wedding themed scrapbook album using Stampin' Up! UK products

A little while ago I mentioned that I had started compiling my Wedding Album. I will openly admit that I’m not sticking completely to Stampin’ Up! products for this one, mainly because it’s such a big project and we don’t currently have any wedding themed Project Life kits, but I am using my Stampin’ Up! inks, some stamps, punches and odd bits and pieces. Wedding themed Scrapbook using Project Life and traditional scrapbook pages

I thought I would share with you today on my progress. My wedding was now over 12 months ago, and I was hoping to have it completed by now, but with one thing and another life has got in the way. Last month I took the opportunity to print all 711 wedding photos taken by our official photographer, I had them all printed in 6 x 4 size, although I knew some would need re-printing in a smaller format – I preferred to get them all printed first so I could work out exactly which photos I wanted to use. I’m using a Project Life base for my album, although I am adding traditional 12 x 12 scrapbook pages in too, and I’m thinking about maybe some A4 pages as well.

Wedding themed scrapbook album using Stampin' Up! UK products

So, my album is coming along quite nicely. I started the album about 18 months ago (yes, before the wedding) to include some of the photographs we had taken at out Engagement shoot. I planned out my album carefully; choosing the classic Black binder from Stampin’ Up! and have both a pack of the Becky Higgins Project Life page protectors as well as the Stampin’ Up! branded ones, although I still need to grab a few more standard 12 x 12 page protectors for my traditional layouts.

Most of the Project Life cards I’m using for the PL sections of the album are from the (a think now retired) Wedding themed pack from Becky Higgins, as well as some cards from some other companies (like I said, I’m not sticky religiously to Stampin’ Up! here), but for the 12 x 12 pages I’m using a mixture of Stampin’ Up! stamps as well as some Patterned Paper collected over the years from various different places and companies. This particular page though is very Stampin’ Up! heavy.

Wedding scrapbook using Project Life by Stampin' Up! and traditional scrapbook layoutsThe glitter paper is Silver Glimmer Paper from Stampin’ Up! while the stamped images are taken from Birthday Blossoms and are stamped in Elegant Eggplant. I just love this series of photo’s from our day, walking with my dad down the aisle, that middle picture makes me cry almost every single time I look at it!

Wedding scrapbook layout using Stampin' Up! UK products

I wish I could remember where these letters are from, but I have had them for so long I have no idea anymore. They probably came in a kit years ago, but which one and what brand I couldn’t say. The layout was completed with a scattering of Stampin’ Up! Metal Rimmed Pearls and and the date stamped on the Vellum tag.

I am really enjoying putting our Wedding album together, and I am sure I will be posting about it again once it is finished, anyone want a video walk-through once it’s finished?

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PLxSU blog hop October 2014

So, something totally new for me today! taking part in a blog hop!

I do hope you are enjoying the hop, and if this is your first port of call, please check out the other projects on the hop today

Stampin' Up! UK Project life by Stampin Up PLxSU blog hop

On to my project…..

I haven’t looked at project life for a couple of month 🙁 working nights over the late summer and autumn has kind of put pay to most of my life, and so I havent really done very much other than work and sleep! however, a few weeks ago James and I went to one of our favourite places – Beamish museum (If you are ever in the North East of England you MUST check it out, its awesome!), and had a great day!


Before we get into my album, I just want to apologise for the photos, photographing Project Life is still new to me, I hope to improve over the coming months! 

Stampin' Up! UK Project Life

So, I decided to keep things simple this month, concentrating on the photos and a little journalling. As I have already mentioned, I’ve been super busy with the day job recently, working nights is just about killing me, but its due to end soon! Yay! So, more time to craft and create is coming my way :D. I haven’t even included a title! (somewhat of an accident in the fact I forgot!) but we know where we were, and I do mention the place in the journalling.

This spread uses the Everyday Adventure kit (Stampin’ Up! of course!), but I have selected the subtler cards. I love this kit, but it is super bright!, the journalling card on this page originally had a Strawberry Slush coloured heart, which didnt really fit with the rest of the page, but I loved the lined card, so I covered the heart with a sticker from the Everyday Adventure Accessory Pack, and added a punched piece.


Stampin' Up! UK Project Life

I love the look of rounded corners in my albums, I think it probably comes from using Becky Higgins Project Life kits for a while. So the Project Life by Stampin’ Up! corner rounder was a MUST for me!, along with the Design 1 pocket pages pack (its just my favourite layout – I’m using just these for the Wedding album too!)

There are touches of embellishment on some of the photos, but as I have kept all the photos at either 6×4 or 3×4 sizes there wasn’t much room for embellishment; just a couple of stickers or die cuts here and there, washi tape, and staples! (have I ever mentioned my LOVE for staples?!)

Stampin' Up! UK Project Life

I am not an exclusively Project Life based scrapbook-er, I still love 12×12 layouts (I know, I know!), So I have also created a 12×12 to sit opposite this page in my album.

Stampin' Up! UK Project Life

It also uses some cards from the Everyday Adventure Project Life Card Collection! It one of the many things I love about Stampin’ Up! – the fact that I can totally coordinate everything! I’ve added some home-made card candi to this page to add a touch of the ‘Cherry Cobbler’ type colour in the photo, as well as a hint of Old Olive green.

Stampin' Up! UK Project Life


So, I hope you check out some of the other pages on the hop today! (as we are around the world, all the posts go live at midnight where the person is posting from, we will all be there later on!)

Loving Life’s Little Blessings – Katina Martinez

Today Kelsey Is – Kelsey

Scrapping Wonders – Beth

Stampin’ Cita – Carmelita Wasson

TxStampinSharon – Sharon Armstrong

StampinbyHannah – Hannah




Hannah Wilks

Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

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