PPC#74: Here Comes the Bride!

I sometimes think it’s amazing how the internet has changed our lives. When I was planning my wedding in 1997, I bought a few wedding magazines, juggling tradition, my own style and our limited budget to create a special day to celebrate our marriage. It was pretty traditional – I really thought that all that could be customized was the colours I chose for the bridesmaids and the table settings!

I just love seeing how individual weddings are now that there is a world full of ideas, buying sources and options, though it makes me want to do my own wedding all over again!

Wade has two cousins getting married this summer, and I always like to wait until I get the invitations before I start thinking about gifts and cards. I want to make something that will suit the bride & groom’s own style. We got an invitation in the mail today, and I loved the bright colours – now I know how to make the card!

This week the Scrapbooker’s Paradise design team is making wedding and anniversary themed projects, so I got right to work on a colourful and celebratory wedding card! Papers are from October Afternoon, and the embellishments are from my stash – the fabric flower is Maya Road but I’m not sure about the rest.

Why not play along this week and get a jump on your own wedding giving? Go and check out the rest of the design team’s projects here, and then link up your project before noon MST on Thursday, July 12th. While you’re at the Scrapbooker’s Paradise blog, you need to check out their blog promotion because the prizes are delicious. I can’t tell you how much I enjoy shopping online with Scrapbooker’s Paradise and how frequently they throw a deal out for the benefit of their blog followers!


PPC#74: Here Comes the Bride! — 5 Comments

  1. I got married in ’96, so I know exactly what you mean. I think it was probably a lot easier to make decisions without so many choices available! I think I would have been paralyzed had Pinterest been around.
    I absolutely love this fun & funky non-traditional card! I like the idea of matching the invite, and those flowers are a perfect little group :)

  2. So many ideas…so few weddings to plan.
    Well, some of us plan more than others LOL…but thats a whole other story.
    Love that you make your cards to suit the recievers.
    We got married after living together for 18 years, so go figure. The dream is always there for the women, and it is always your special day.

  3. Hi Angela,

    Wow, so glad to hit your site – we have a lot in common, you and I. I just let my Federation membership lapse – I was juried way long ago, probably 10 yrs now, and each year I kept thinking I’d “do” something with it, but my interests are so varied that I never seem to get time. My first love is watercolor too. My husband bought me watercolor lessons with a sweet old lady for my birthday one year. I’m a fellow BC’r and a believer as well. My husband is lead of the Worship team at our local church. I’d love to get to know you better.

    Though I came first to see your challenge post, I read your second one and found it so moving! Your card is so fresh and bright and stunning! I know the photos can’t show the true colors and yours is bursting!

    I’ll definately be back!


    Blessings, Barb