Monday, November 7, 2011

Once Upon A Time

Happy Monday Bloggers.

I hope you all had a lovely, productive weekend.

I have some older pages that I wanted to share with you today.

One of the PEAS had a request for some suggestions on making a "Couple" album this weekend, so I decided to post some pages from my Steve-O album.

When Steve & I first started dating in July of '07, I didn't take a lot of pictures in the beginning.

I didn't want to be "the crazy girl that took pictures on the first date" and really, in the first few weeks, who knows if it will turn into anything, right?

So, I went back later & took photos of some of the places that we went on our first few dates.

I only did this for July-December of 2007.  

Starting in 2008, he is just part of my regular yearly album.

(I apologize now for the awful quality of the photos.  
My only excuse is that I was still in shock that my Cowboys actually won a game.
I made most of these pages 3 years ago or so, so I'm guessing at some of the supplies too.  Sorry.)

This is the opening page of our album.
Supplies: PP:DCWV, Gold Vellum: Paper Studio, Other: Stickles, home printer

The first page is not shown, because it is nothing but a big pocket. 
We met on, so I printed out our profiles & our first few emails to put in the pocket.

This is from our first date.
A friend took the photo of me right before I left to meet him.
The photo of him is downloaded from his profile.
 Supplies: PP: Paper Studio -- I think, Emblie: Colorbok, Other: Ribbon, Buttons

We went bowling on our second date, so I took a pic of the bowling alley.
The journaling is hidden behind the photo.
Supplies: PP:DCWV, Bowling Stickers: Jolees

Our Third date, I took him to Culvers for dinner& then to the mall to play Lunar Mini Golf.
Supplies: Cardstock:DCWV, PP:Unknown, Flowers: Wrights, Alpha Stickers: DCWV, Punch: Unknown, Large Tag Die: Sizzix, Other: Stickles, large brad

Since neither of us was living alone at that time, we spent a lot of time wandering the neighborhood talking, so I wanted to add a page about that too.
All of the photos are benches in the neighborhood where we sat for hours, getting to know each other.
 Supplies: Storytellers Club, Cardstock: DCWV, Alpha Stickers: Making Memories, Cricut Cartridge: Doodletype-I think, Other: Stickles, Buttons

Just a couple of weeks after we met, I had a birthday.
My friend Sarah made me a nice dinner & invited him.
Because it was my birthday, it was a good excuse for her to take lots of pictures of us together.
(Which worked out good, as my Mom really wanted to see pictures of the hunky Marine I was dating.)
 Supplies: Cardstock: DCWV, Page Kit: Colorbok

After dinner, he took me to my very first Texas Rangers game.
Supplies: PP: Unknown, Cardstock: DCWV, Alpha Stickers: Making Memories, Stickers: Jolees, Cricut Cartridge: Opposites Attract, Stamp: Fiskars-I think

My journaling is tucked behind the photo.  
The "Champs" stamp serves as the pull tab for the journaling card.

I love to look back at these pages.  
Every time I do, they make me smile.

Tomorrow, I'll show you a few more from this album.

Till then, I hope you have a fabulous day.


  1. Great ideas on the couple theme! Thanks for sharing them :)

  2. So sweet! Love it! I know that Ballpark all too well...I used to live on the other side of I-30 from it and could hear the Friday night fireworks from my home!

    Good job with your album! Looks great. :)

  3. I'm that Pea! :) I really love your album. It's beautiful! Been hard at work on mine. It looks so bland compared to yours! :( But yours has really inspired me!!


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