It's that time of year and it seems that no matter where I look people are getting married... which is a GREAT thing! With weddings tend to come Bridal Showers (my favourite part!). I LOVE hanging with the girls wishing the bride to be many years of happiness with this fun tradition (or it is on this side of the pond anyways!).
I used the pink and black colours(obviously)from the LUSH Collection to create this album. What I love most about it is that I was able to create a pretty album, full of LUSH-ious texture and dimension with very little effort.
We not only celebrate with friends and family but future in laws too (if they are not already friends... good luck!). Just kidding:) Usually a Bridal shower includes a couple of games, fabulous food and plenty of gifts for the guest of honour to set her on her way to having a stocked home when she and her fiance tie the knot.
In the days leading up to a wedding, things can be quite hectic so wouldn't it be great to present the Bride to be with a mini album ready to go. All she needs to do is drop in a photo and do a bit of journaling! With the LUSH albums, she can journal directly on the cream chipboard page!
By using only black and pink, it makes the job of creating visually appealing pages a cinch! I could not really make any mistakes!
A fun technique to try is to add some self adhesive rhinestones to your chipboard letters to give them a bit of BLING (because bling is a VERY good thing;). Embellish your ribbon (YES... your ribbon) with some self adhesive rhinestones too!
Add a Decorative Epoxy or Pearl brad to the centers of some lovely Prima flowers. The ones that were originally in the center did not match the layout so I popped them off and added the Lush ones... now they are PERFECT!Another project that I created is this nice little altered pail that you can use as a gift "bag" Card holder, flower container... the options are endless! Want in on a little secret? I actually found this at Michaels in the Easter CLEARANCE bin for 90% off!!! YUP! For less than a buck I was able to create this fun little project.
All it took was a little piece of black LUSH paper matted onto some of the fabulous Damask pattern and then popped up over the little bunny image that was originally on the front! I added the pink hand cut flocked flower, letters, ribbons and self adhesive rhinestones.OH! And I can't forget about the lovely little flower either... it finished this perfectly. Voila! Mission accomplished! SO very easy of a project and for a fraction of the cost of a gift bag at a card store yet the recipient will cherish it always!
So as you can imagine, the opportunities for creating goodies for a Bridal shower (or even a BABY Shower) are ENDLESS!!! Imagine creating place cards for a Luncheon, Menu Cards for the food table, invitations, decorations, treat boxes... so many options that I cannot list them all! I would LOVE to see what you do with My Mind's Eye to prepare for a Shower:)