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Hello, I have lurked here occasionally, but I am mostly on my birth boards. I got into scrapbooking several years ago, but never seem to have the time for my own projects these days.

I told myself I would have my wedding album done before I had kids and, ummm, well I only have one page! LOL.... been married over 5 years.
And now I have a son who is 20 months and I am expecting twins in June! (or likely May)... but I will be going on bedrest when i hit 7 months, so I plan to do some serious scrapping while I am just lying around!!

Not that I think I will get this all done before the twins come, but I want to:

Work on/Finish my wedding album
and start/work on:
DS album
preggo album for ds
preggo album for twins
album for dh & I
other misc... vacation/family/friends/etc

(not necessarily in that order... I will not likely finish the wed album before starting baby albums)

Any advice on wedding albums? pages you'd like to share?

I had a whole bunch of pages planned out and sketched once upon a time, but I don't know where the notebook went Sad
But it seems like I remember stressing out over the order of things... and especially where to start (ceremony, pre-ceremony, posed pics...???)

well, gotta run...
TIA,
Rita

PS... Hi BobsMom!!!!

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WELCOME!!! I haven't done our wedding album either. Bad me! But I want to start working on it as an anniversary gift to DH. I think I will keep it pretty simple with the same colors throughout.
Wow, congrats on the twins! Do you know if they are boy/girl/both? I'm a twin myself and i have a twin sister. We are fraternal.

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Hi Rita!

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Welcome Rita!!! Boy, your list is big! I know what you mean about the wedding album! I've been married 6 years and DH and I have nothing! LOL Plus, I bought all my proofs from my wedding, but the only way I can make dups, is if I have a scanner. Once I can get my hands on a scanner, I can get a wedding album started! Can't wait to see your work!

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Welcome! And congratulations on your twins! I hope you are able to get some pages done while you are resting. I look forward to seeing some.

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Welcome - congrats on your twins!

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Welcome, and congratulations and good luck with the twins! I don't really have any advise to give you since my to do list gets bigger instead of smaller, but good luck!

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Welcome!!! Can't help you with the wedding book though, didn't get into scrapbooking until the birth of my son, and I'm not going back in the past to do our wedding at any time soon. Lol

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Welcome! I can't wait to see pages of your twins! Congrats! I also have a twin sister, we're identical. It is fun -- I would love to have twins!

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Welcome!!! And WOW you are ambitious with all of those projects you want to do! I wish you luck in getting those done!!! I can't wait to see your work!! Smile

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"RR333" wrote:

Any advice on wedding albums? pages you'd like to share?

Rita, did you have a professional fotog or do you have your own pics? My mother hired a photographer for my church wedding (I had two weddings Blum 3 ). When she got the fancy album done, she wouldn't give it up! So all I had were the proofs. They were good quality, 5x5 prints. I decided to just do an all black album. I got 7x7 pages and centered the pics I wanted one to a page. No writing, no embellies, nothing. I really like the way it turned out. Elegant. I figured every one knows what's going on at the wedding so it really doesn't need explaining.

I'll try to get some pics of it today

Lali

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:wavehello: I can't wait to see what you come up with. I haven't worked on a wedding scrapbook yet, but I am dying to! I have only done a yearly scrapbook of 2007, and I have done a few pages of when me and DH were dating. Biggrin

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:wavehello: and welcome to the board

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Thanks All!

To answer a couple of questions:

We have the BIG u/s on Feb 1st and I am crossing my fingers that they are not crossing their legs! I have one son already, so I am hoping for at least one girl... but I am really hoping for one of each. (DH scared me with talk of living with 2 teenage sisters! lol)

Charys and Ashley - How fun! How were those teenage years living with a twin sister? Did you have other siblings as well?

Lali - We had my uncle do our wedding pics. He is an amazing photographer, but he had never done a wedding... (didn't really know how to pose people, etc.) So now I wish I had gone professional.

A small vent while we're on the subject...
I'm not sure why my mom bothers to ask me what I want for my b-day, Christmas, etc.... because she doesn't listen when I answer her!! The only thing I asked her for this year was to have my wedding pics put on cd from the negatives, so I could look through them more easily on the computer and decide what I want to print and what size. Showed her where the box was and everything! UUGGHH... ok, vent over...

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I haven't done our wedding album either!!! One thing I will say is to start wherever you want to start with it. When I paper scrapped, I started by putting all the pictures I wanted to scrap in one place so that I knew I wouldn't miss any of them.

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Welcome Rita! I'm new here too. Smile

I actually put together a wedding album a couple of years ago b/c I just needed to scrap something other than my DS for a change. Wink I focused on the wedding itself & the reception. One day I will go back and scrap all of the pre-wedding stuff (like the showers, etc)

I'll be glad to share some of my pages w/ you, if you like, but they are VERY simple pages as I just wanted to knock them out, ya know. Nothing fancy. for me, what I *really* wanted to do was get the 'story' down on paper. Something to share w/ DS and his bride some day and also as a reminder to me of what NOT to do when DS gets married some day (LOL).

I'm sure you'll do great no matter what.

Best,
GiGi