Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Debutante Album - A Couple of Pages



As I mentioned before I have FINALLY started on my daughter's Debutante album - the hard part is too GET started I've found. The reason it's taken soo long (18 months!) is lack of confidence with scrapbooking - which is really silly because I'm really enjoying the challenge. And to see my daughter check out what I've been up too with a smile on her face makes it all worth while!

This is the opening page of the album. My daughter Sarah asked one of her best friends to be her partner. Luke and Sarh have known each other since they were 3 - it's soo nice to have a good friend of the opposite sex who can share these special occaisions with you!


This next page is part of a 2 page spread - I haven't included the right hand side as it only has a picture of the ballroom and the programme for the evening. I thought it was fun to have the "getting ready" pictures in the album as this part often takes longer than the actual event - LOL.


The next thing was to meet up at a friend's house to have some champagne and catch a limo. We took some group shots outside before the limo arrived - these are the boys and the girls!

The next page features 6 of the kids partnered up. The only problem with these group shots is the shadows. It was a very sunny day so some bright spark decided to set the kids up under the trees for the shots - this does NOT make good photos - but the kids were more comfortable!


Then came the limo ride! I figured this was the FUN part of the evening so I created a spread to match! The rest of the album is fairly formal - I figured it should suit the event!

Some fabulous cutouts from the DP and funky letters cut using my Cuttlebug all add to the fun!

The DP and stickers I've used throughout the album is from Basic Grey's new Sugar Rush range. All the letters are cut using cuttlebug alphabet dies. The border punch I've used is from Fiskars - and I've used the punched out leaves and flowers too. The rub-ons are all from Kaiser.

I still have more pages to go - I'll bore you with those when they're done -LOL!

Thanx too for all the kindness and understanding I've received over my lack of Valentine's cards! You guys are AWESOME...

xXx


23 comments:

Colleen said...

Pretty layouts - great job!

LINDA said...

WOW!! These are all just amazingly Beautiful..Outstanding!!
Hugs, Linda

Debbie M said...

Beautiful! She is going to LOVE this!!

Debbie M

Karen said...

YOU are a natural scrapbooker Deb!! These pages are beautiful and so is your daughter!

Karen
x

Fran said...

wow, I can't believe you ere not confident about scrapbooking, these are awesome! Your daughter is so pretty and looks so much like you. I love the bing in her hair!!

Kristy Young said...

WOWSERS!! Debbie all these pages are just gorgeous!! So perfect with the pics, your daughter looks beatiful!
Kristy xo
Cant wait to see more scrapping, you scrapping pro, maybe at next camp u can run the scrapbooking class :)

Christine H said...

These are fantastic Debbie...such a labour of love and something Sarah will treasure forever.

Robyn said...

Gorgeous Debbie-the scrapbooking AND the daughter!

Philippa said...

These are great Debbie. Beautiful paper's and of course beautiful people.

Sammi said...

ooooh.. these pages are FABULOUS Debbie... no wonder your daughter is loving them - they are gorgeous!!
Great photos too!!
xxx

Annette said...

Oh Debbie, these are just gorgeous and how pretty does she look! (just like her mum). Is it you that has taught her not to waste a drop lol!! Just love all your wonderful embellishments and detail. Fantastic scrapbooking pages to be treasured forever. Sorry to hear about your spam Japanese, hope you get sorted, take careX:)

Kellie Winnell said...

OMG Debbie you have been a busy little crafter now haven't you! They look amazing but your daughter looks absolutely stunning! I love them all and what a precious memory for her to look back on in style!
Hugs Kel xx

Lynda said...

Geez you have UGLY kids girl....NOT!!! How stunning are these pages. Just so amazingly beautiful. You have done such an awesome job on creating such a cherished keepsake. I am running out of superlatives...so I'll shut up!! Well done Debbie!! ooxx

Alison said...

Wow Debbie, these are such beautiful layouts, it looks you got on a fantastic roll - you will have them done in no time then you will have such a great momento of a very special day.
xox

Jodie from Oz said...

Debbie, Your daughter is gorgeous, takes after her beautiful Mum. I'm not sure why you should be lacking confidence with scrapbooking, these pages are beautiful, looks like you have been doing it forever. Such a wonderful keepsake. Thanks for sharing & I look forward to seeing more hopefully soon.
Hugs Jodie from Oz

Leigh said...

Oh my goodness, what beautiful pages Debbie. Absolutely fantastic.

Kylie said...

Your daughter looks gorgeous and HAPPY! So wonderful to have these beautiful pages to look back on.
Just read your last post. Understand about Valentine's day. My partner's Mum passed away on Valentine's 4 years ago next month. Not a happy memory and not a day we celebrate either.

Kylie ox

Debra James said...

WOW is there anything you cant do. you always amaze with how talented u are so this does not surprise me that these pages are great. Your daughter looks beautiful and what i can see a very pretty dress. Hugs xxx

Cheryl said...

WOW,your scrapping pages are gorgeous!!! You are a natural at everything,is there anything you can't do!! Your daughter is just beautiful,she takes after her mum!!
xx

Tanja said...

Wonderful pages and what a beautiful daughter!! :)

Hugs Tanja

Sue said...

Debbie, you have been a busy girl. This is just such a loving project. Pages are beautiful and they will be such a treasure as time goes by. What a fun time in our lives and to have it in all these beautiful pictures and in such a wonderful book made by your Mom, lucky girl!!! And she is beautiful too!!!

Stamp and Smile said...

WOW'za Debbie!!! These pages are amazing, beautiful, detailed, and elegant!! Your daughter is one lucky girl to have a mom to scrapbook this special event that she can keep FOREVER! Can't wait to see more pages... YOU ARE THE "QUEEN" OF CREATIVITY!!! :)

Lisa Hjulberg said...

OMGosh, I love all the pictures! And of course you can scrapbook... it's really not that different from card making, and you are an artist!!!