| The Beginning at the End Spiral Photo Book posted Mar 16, 2013|
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I made this photo book for my nephew and his wife for their wedding. They got married out in Montauk, which is the very end of Long Island, and the theme of their wedding was "The Beginning at the End". Their plan was to get married on the beach, but although it was beautiful all week, it rained the day of their wedding. They had rented a big beautiful house for the week and that is where the reception was going to be, and their Plan B was to get married in the house were it to rain that day. It had a beautiful double staircase and they got married on the top of the balcony with family and friends on the stairs on both sides. It was a beautiful wedding, completely intimate and every aspect carefully planned to have meaning to them. They even went to NYC and made their own wedding bands, and they included friends and members of the family to be a part of everything. I was honored to be one of the chosen photographers.
Many thanks to Laurie (letumom) for giving me the idea of using a Cinch to bind all the thick, double sided matte photo paper pages when I found they wouldn't fit in the Unibind black linen book. I printed out these same pages onto Unibind's double sided glossy photo paper and will bind them into the black linen photo book with Unibind's Photo Book Creator.
There are 72 pages, consisting of 36 sheets of matted double sided photo paper. There are too many pages to show here, but I have a sampling of some of them. I had a blast doing the cover, and was very happy to be able to get a binding wire in the perfect color. I used matte Mod Podge to glue down my cover pages, some of the photos from the book, and to seal the whole outside front and back covers. Tags were pop dotted on so that they would stay in the position I wanted them too, and everything else was glued down with the highly recommended by Sher (sherelm) Scrappy Glue. It worked great Sher! My niece loves stars and all things natural, so that and the beach was how I kept the whole theme of the book. The majority of the photos were taken by me, but many of them were taken by one of my nephews and my nieces' dad, as we were the designated photographers. Pictures towards the end of the book of them alone on the beach together and the sunset scenes were all taken by them.
Papers: Many papers were blended together, some along with photographs that either I or my niece took. Papers came from these digi kits: Costal Waters (Julie Bullock), City Lights (Silvia Romeo), By the Sea (Silvia Romeo), Botanical Silhouettes Paper Pack (Christine Haskell), Divine Paper Pack (Misty Maier), Spring Morning (Kalo Designs), Fairyland (Kristmess), Souvenirs (Silvia Romeo), Water Fun (Lindsay Jane), By the Sea (Alegna Designs), and Friday Night Special (Laura Burger)
Elements form many, many, many many kits: Seaside (Hot Flash Designs), Silver Serenade (Silvia Romeo), Coastal Waters (Julie Bullock), City Lights (Silvia Romeo), By the Sea (Silvia Romeo), By the Shore (Isabel Mendez), Always (Isabel Mendez), Delight (SAS), Happy New Year 2012 (ABCreations), Purple Party Scatterz (Lindsay Jane), Serenity (Mye DeLeon), Watery Stars Brushes and Stamps No. 1 (Katie Pertiet), Morning Mist (Lindsay Jane), Starry Starry Night (Cindy Ritter), Colors (SAS), Following Love (SAS), Forest Frolic (Bella Gypsy), To the Moon and Back (Traci Reed), Change of Season (Lindsay Jane), Swim Fishy (Kristin Aagard), Is This Love ( Colie's Corner), Mystique (Lindsay Jane), Star Light Star Bright (CBR & Late Night Scraps collab), Pumpkin Parade (Heather Roselli), Earthy Delights (Connie Prince), Moments in Time (Lindsay Jane), Kissy Woo Woo (Sweet Digi Scraps), All That Glitters (JennCk), Stolen Moments (Colie's Corner), Stuck on You (Kreations by Kami), Simple Pleasures (SAS), October Sun (Armina), By the Sea (Alegna Designs), Feet in the Sand (Jennifer Barrette), Tropical Hideaway (Kristin Crownin-Barrow), Unique Impressions Elements (Laura Burger), Some Beach... Somewhere (Fayette Designs), Beachy Keen (Erica Zane), Summer Meadow (SAS), Autumn Tones Alpha (Kristmess), Mid Summer Daydream (Jady Day Studio), Summer Girls (Jennifer Barrette, Fun in the Sun (Bella Gypsy), After Dark (Sahlin Studio), Crystal (Laitha), Scraplover (Thaty Borges), Home Cookin' (Connie Prince), Celebrate Life Together (et designs), Water Fun (Lindsay Jane), and Stars @ Nite (Ann Ominous)
Brilling Earth - title
Lemonhead - inside text
Mucura Swash Caps - family and friends journaling
For the cover I cut up and used parts of three Jolee's packages..."Beach Leisure" 3D Sticker, "Life's a Beach" 3D Title Waves Sticker, and "Beach Wedding" 3D Title Sticker. I cut up and used the pearl flourishes from Bo Bunny Frosting Flourish Jewels, and I also used the package they came in. Other embellishments I used: Hemptique Natural Hemp 20 lb. Crafter's Cord, Hemptique 20 lb Hemp Cord Set Aquamarine, Mrs. Grossmans's Natural Art Daisy Bouquet, Canvas Corp. Round Speckle Tags & Ties, Canvas Corp. Speckled Skinny Tags & Ties, Jolee's Shells, and gold stars from stash.
Other products used: Mod Podge matte, Heidi Swapp Advantus Scrappy Glue, Cinch Binding Machine by We R, We R Cinch Binding Wire 1.25 inch in Bluebell, Cinch 12x12 White Book Board, and Staples Double Sided Matte Photo Paper, and Kaiser Craft Paint in White (I painted the edges of the cover before mod podging everything onto it).