Happy What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday everyone!
If you have no idea what I'm on about, check it out on Julia's blog here - you can link to your own workdesk and you get to nosey at other people's workdesks all over the world - brilliant fun!
Well, this is my workdesk as I left it in the wee small hours of this morning ...
Just look at all that DST!!! Whatever did we do before they invented DST?!
Anyway ... you know that thing where someone asks you to make something for them, because they know you do crafty stuff? You have reservations about taking it on, but you're pleased to be asked and they say there's no hurry and you find yourself saying, "yes, of course, I'd love to!" ... and then months later you still haven't even made a start and it's become this HUGE thing hanging over your head and you still don't know where to begin ...? Or is it just me???
This was one of those situations - my new sister-in-law had asked me to sort out the photos from her daughter's wedding and put them into an album which she'd already bought ... trouble is; there were far too many photos to fit into the album, I wasn't at the wedding and I don't recognise most of the people in the pictures. Then there's all the angsting over colour and style - an album like this is a very personal thing isn't it?
So, I'd just kept putting it off and finally last week decided it really had to be tackled.
Firstly, my husband (who WAS at the wedding and DOES know everyone of course) helped me to cull the photos and put them in order and then I just waded in and started cutting and sticking (which is what I love to do best after all!). I kept it quite simple - the same three layouts repeated throughout the book with a few slightly fancier feature pages. Like this one
The colour scheme was another difficult decision, but in the end I went with soft blues, greens and kraft against the ivory background paper - picking up on the colours of the bridal party outfits and the beautiful Finnish landscape. I've left plenty of spaces for Karen to write in details about the day herself, including a few tags in case she wants to do any hidden journaling.
Now I'm really worried in case she doesn't like it and I've ruined her photos OMG!!! Still, it's done PHEW!
Ok enough waffle - I have a lovely cup of coffee ready, so I'm off for a snout around some other people's workdesks now, see what everyone else has been up to - try it for yourself if you haven't already. Warning - it's addictive! Click here
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