Well, it took me a year, but I finally got my wedding "album" made! I decided early on that I didn't really want to do an album of wedding pictures. Not in the traditional sense, anyway. I would have slaved for days on layouts that went into an album that you couldn't see unless you sit down to flip through it. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but I really loved the idea of being able to see those memories all the time. And let's face it, our walls are still pretty blank.
In comes the $10 printer's tray I got at an estate sale.
With a little elbow grease and some time it turned into something that now hangs on the living room wall, that I will treasure forever.
It has a life span - I mean, it's paper and glue - it's not going to hold up forever. But it'll grace our walls for a few years until it's time to replace it with something else, and then the photos of it will be a part of our family album.
Here's some closeups:
I started by cutting my base papers and gluing them into each box
Then I went through my stash and organized my embellishments into their individual boxes.
Here's a little process shot of the organization process.
And the finished product:
So there it is!