Waltzingmouse Blog Party- February (Doilies)

I have been looking forward to this month's blog party...the theme fits perfectly with a scrapbook page I have made for my soon to be daughter-in-law Ashley.  This month's theme is doilies.  What better way to use doilies than on a wedding dress scrapbook page?  I can't think of anything better.  Here's my page:

I took these pictures a year ago right after Andy and Ashley got engaged.  Their wedding was then 16 months away and now that it is only 2 months away, I have started my year long project of making Ashley a wedding scrapbook.  Her wedding colors are lavender, cream, black and kraft, so expect to see lots and lots of things in those colors coming from me in the coming months.  Scrapbooking a wedding book for my first daughter-in-law Katie was what got me interested in crafting and it took me one full year to finish Katie's book, presented to Matt and Katie on their first anniversary.  I plan to do the same thing for Andy and Ashley.  Here are a few detail pictures of the page:

I found this tutorial on how to make an adorable dress from a doily.  I modified mine a bit, but it is very close to the tutorial.

This is a picture of Ashley and her mom admiring one of the dresses she tried on.  I thought Waltzingmouse You're Lovely was the perfect stamp set to use for this page.  My Beautiful Girl is exactly what I imagine her mother was thinking on this special day.  The background is stamped with WM Vintage Christmas Background for a very subtle texture.  I distressed all of the background patterned papers, Ashley loves a vintage look and I think she will like all of the rough edges. I also printed out some of the pictures in color, some in sepia and some in black and white...Ashley will love this detail.  She loves black and white photos.

This was Ashley's favorite photo...and this is THE dress she chose.  It was one of the first she tried on and we all could tell it was THE one.  I used some digital patterned papers that I bought called Lavender Shabby Chic.  I plan to use combinations of these papers throughout the book as I can print whatever color I need with no worry that I haven't bought enough!

I used WM Vintage Labels #18 for the journaling frame and the lines are from WM Candy Jar Christmas.  I want Ashley to write her memories of that day in the hopes that their future children can read about what she was thinking as she tried on her wedding dress for the first time.

One last little stamped detail is also from WM, the cute little Vintage Style sentiment from You're Lovely.  I added lots of little roses and some heirloom border trim.

That's it for me today...you still have time to make something for the Waltzingmouse Blog Party...here's a link with all the details!


Oh my goodness Cathy! This is spectacular, every little detail is just perfect. You used a doily to create the wedding dress, seriously brilliant. I may have to CASE that idea one day! The purple is amazing--LOVE it!

A fantastic layout documenting a very special event in a mother and daughter's life. Very creative j=use of the doilies for the dress! Incredible.

Cathy, this is simply amazing! Your doily dress is just as beautiful as Ashley's dress. This is a stunning page and I am sure Ashley will love the album you are making her.

Joyce said...

Wowza!! This is just so amazing. What an incredible way to welcome this beautiful young lady into your family. If every page is as painstakingly detailed as this one, I'd be shocked if you were done by their first anniversary. This is such an act of love--every detail is absolutely perfect--my all time favorite is the doily dress. That's got to win a prize of some sort.

Kelly S. said...

I just stared and stared...and panned around...and clicked to zoom in! This is absolutely spectacular, Cathy! Like amazing spectacular!! That dress you made from the doily looks so much like the one that Ashley has on! (Which is so gorgeous...she shines in it!) She'll just squeal with delight (and probably cry too!!) when she sees this page. I love the way you used her colors and added the sweet journaling card and sentiments. Oh please share the whole thing when you are done? I know it'll be a lot of photos but I am dying to see them ALL!

What a fabulous way to remember such an eventful year. I love the colours and the photos are super. Ashley is going to treasure this!

-Aneta- said...

Cathy :) Amazing job and such a lovley colours :) Love the little dress you have create :)

What a wonderful keepsake you are making for Ashley! love that doily dress and the lovely sentiments on this sweet page!

Marybeth said...

I just had to stop by and see what you made , I knew it was going to be good and outside the box. It is!!!! Cathy this is beautiful! The doily dress you made is just so fun for your new DIL's page. Just by the stamp choice you chose … you made me tear up. Yes , they are such perfect stamps. The bride to be is gorgeous so is the dress. Its funny how many times the first one is it!

Kara said...

such a cool little 'dress'!!

~Tammy~ said...

Love the doily dress! Fabulous! What a darling layout and such a fantastic way to document the special memories being made during a wonderful and happy time!

Well, this is just superbly, Cathy. What a lovely memento for the bride and groom. The doily dress is the perfect addition.

Vickie Z said...

Stunning LO!! Oh, she is going to ADORE her album!! I have to say as I was staring at THE dress....it looks a lot like my daughter's wedding dress from Nov. 2011!!!!

Carla said...

Oh my God, this is really very very lovely......

A nice memory too.

Love from Holland.

Pauline said...

Gorgeous Cathy, I love this creation so full of happy mamories.

Pauline said...

Oh dear lord I meant to type Memories!!!!

Renee said...

Please tell Pauline I'm absolutely cracking up at her above comment and it made the frustration of my internet going wonky on me last night totally worth it! *giggle*
What a gorgeous treat for Ashley...
she will love and treasure this forever!
All the beautiful little details...
you put so much work and love into it and it shows! :)

Cassi said...

love your doily wedding dress, adorable!

Cassi said...

love your doily wedding dress, adorable!

Sharron said...

Oh, Cathy, this is so incredible! Every little detail is so wonderful. The doily dress is amazing! She is going to cherish what you are doing for her so much. Having these pictures and this page to remember her special day is a priceless gift.

WOW!!! This is truly AMAZING!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your doily dress - so creative and sweet!

Jeanne J said...

How the heck did I miss this? I am flipping over that doily wedding dress you put together! So creative and simply AMAZING! You rocked this Cathy! Beautiful layout in - full of so many beautiful accents and embellishments - oh and Ashley doesn't look so bad either (just kidding!) Just goes to show I'm distracted by all the goodies. She is STUNNING! Love that big smile on her face!

Oh Cathy, what a precious gift for your DIL. She is so lucky to have you, I would have loved to have had something like this as a bride. Gorgeous! thanks for the peep into your preparations!! 2 months will fly!

Christina said...

What a beautiful, heartfelt gift for a daughter-in-law to be! Your handmade wedding dress embellishment knocks my socks off! The lacy filigree borders are a fabulous detail, too.

Kerry said...

I know I am a bit behind the times here, but I am floored that I found your blog on Pinterest and saw that you referenced my blog!! Your doily dress looks PHENOMENAL and the entire page is just plain amazing. :) Thanks again!

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