Monday, October 29, 2012

~ mini gift ~

A few weeks ago I took engagement photos for a friend and her fiancé.  It was stressful, but also quite fun!  I got a few good ones out of the hour and a half, and she was happy, which is all that really counts!

As a gift, I decided to stick a few of her favorites into a minibook.  I was going to use her wedding colors, but decided I would stick with fall colors since they were such a part of the photos.  One of my (and her) favorite photos is this one :
I bought two ampersand stamps from Elise Blaha Cripe (along with a few other stamps from her store) and used circles and ampersands throughout the book.  This was a bit of a challenge because there was no journaling.  I don't know them as a couple all that well (I mostly just know Amber), so I didn't feel like I know enough about the two of them to journal, and Amber isn't a scrapbooker, so I didn't want to just leave some journaling spots (not sure that would be a "gift", if that makes sense). So I found some "love" quotes and printed those out for the other side of the page.
Hambly screen print overlay on the front and back of the book.
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Great photos!! And the mini is so fantastic!! What an awesome gift for this couple and I know they will love it!!

  2. Great photos and great album! Love all the quotes and the paper you chose.

  3. Wowwwwwwwwwwwww!! This is GORGEOUS!! I love love love the photos and the papers you used!!!!!

  4. Great photo's...sweet idea for the book.

  5. Really gorgeous book! I think my issue with 6X6 in the past has been feeling like I still needed to use a lot of stuff on it. I can see now that they look very pretty, clean, and classic with just a few well placed embellishments. Love the Hambly overlay. I was so bummed when he decided to retire and am now hording my stock. Thanks for sharing your book in Jennifer's livecast so we could check it out!