Friday, April 22, 2016

April Showers Blog Hop

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We're so glad you are hopping with us today. We've got all kinds of great baby and bridal shower related crafts and ideas for you. You should have arrived here from HOLLI's blog  (,  but if you just stopped by,  be sure to hop to THERESA's blog ( to get started and not miss any of the great projects. Now on with my project. I have quite a few pictures so grab a cup of coffee or your favorite beverage and enjoy! I'm making a 8.5 x 11 scrapbook for my sister and brother-n-laws wedding. This is pictures of the only shower I attended with them.
All of the papers are either from Recollections Seaside or Strawberry Cream 8.5 x 11 Cardstock Paper. I used some of the confetti from the decorations on the tables. My sister, Emily, wore the Bride to Be button and as you can tell it lights up. I added a napkin in the background. We were about 30 minutes late so the cake had already been cut and they'd already started eating. Brian had to work that morning and my mom and I wanted to see the church where they were getting married- the shower was at another church. This shower was at Beulah Baptist Church. His birth parents are buried in the graveyard across the street from this church and some of his aunts/uncles attend this church. His parents died very young- about a year apart- and Brian was 5. He was adopted by one of his uncles. He didn't attend the shower. They got married at the church his parents got married at. I'll have more pictures of the wedding in another post on another day. This hop is all about showers! You can't really see the bow bouquet that his Grandma Elaine made in the above pic, so I included a close-up below. The balloon will show up in another layout below. Their wedding was beach themed and their colors were teal and pink. These papers were the closest I could find at Michaels to match those colors. The sticker- celebrate- is from Mrs. Grossman's Transparent Wedding Stickers.
close- up of bow bouquet
this layout has Emily and Brian's baby/childhood pictures at the top, a candle with confetti that was part of the decorations, the plates with chocolate covered strawberries- that Emily made, and the napkins along with more food
I did all the journaling on my computer in Lucida Calligraphy font.
Here's the balloon again. Juju (short for Julian) loved the balloon as you can see in the top left corner picture. He's a baby of one of Brian's cousins. I took a pic of another candle and more confetti. Grandma Elaine gave Emily the mink wrap to wear over her wedding dress after the wedding. The last picture Emily is opening one of their gifts while Brian holds the bag for her.
I will add who they received these gifts from later.
The top picture is of Emily showing off the watch that Mama Jackie (Brian's adopted mom) gave her.
The bottom picture is of Brian and Emily showing off the luggage that Jackie bought them for their honeymoon.
That's all I have to share. Feel free to become a new follower- followers are always welcome! Thanks for hopping with us today! Be sure to comment on each blog along the way to be entered in today's giveaway for a $15 gift certificate to

Your next stop is JEARISE ( I'm sure she has something amazing to share with us! :)

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Card A Day Challenge Blog Design Team ~
Kim ~
Anna ~
Sarah ~
Sharon ~
Holli ~
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Golden Goddess Designs said...

looks like a very nice shower! thanks for sharing!


Theresa Knopf said...

Thanks for sharing your pages with us.
Thanks for being a part of my hops.

Katydid Cards said...

You're making an entire album for them? What a generous and loving they will treasure forever. As always, it's great fun to hop with you!

Shelly Schmidt said...

An album is such a thoughtful gift- how nice of you : ) Great hop!

Anna C said...

I did an album for my friend. Her first birthday party... seriously she had never had a Birthday party until she was 45! It took me a while but I gave it to her a year later on the next birthday! I just made another album out of a kit as a gift for my neighbors when I move.
Thank you for sharing and I know she will love the album.

Amanda Rhodes said...

They provided the album and supplies. I bought the paper used on these myself as well as some other supplies. Thanks for the comments. I'm gonna hop sometime tomorrow since I'm wiped out after the concert.

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Miranda said...

Nice album.

Denise S. said...

Always nice to do an album for someone else. They always appreciate it.

red1979 said...

Nice album. I'm sure they will cherish it.

Sharon ~ A Piece Of Heart said...

Looks like a fun party. How sweet of you to do an album for your SIL and BIL. They'll love it.

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Sarah Biswabic said...

Wow! What a wonderful album! It looks like it was a beautiful shower.

Gracie McDaniel said...

Thanks for the back story. Good job!

Sunflower Holli said...

Beautiful Album

Lisa Frederick said...

You are so awesome to be doing an album for them. What a gift! Love the colors, too. And I love it when remnants/mementos are incorporated into layouts/albums, it makes it even more special. Thanks for hopping with us!

lorby said...

How sweet! Such great memories to keep forever.

carrie Kessler said...

So thoughtful!! They will love it!!!

Denise Bryant said...

Sweet layout! Fun gift to put together, and a special treasure for someone to receive!