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“Just Married” in Pennslyvania!

Here’s a sneak peek from when we eloped in Pennsylvania over the holidays!

Yes, I know we didn’t technically elope but it sounds so exciting!

We had such a fabulous time.  It was especially special that my family were able to share in our special day.

More of our winter wedding in the coming weeks!

via Personal Collection

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Finally a DIY Project I Can Get My Head Around!

I’m not much of a DIY paper products girl as you know from the Save the Date fiasco.  I really don’t care to buy a gocco and I don’t really get crazy over invitations.  I do however, love this super fun DIY project from Photojojo.

I could totally see these as being used as “Wedding Guides” for your wedding day.  It could consist of directions for the day, your ceremony program, menu cards, etc- all in one beautiful little package for your guests.  I love it!

What You’ll Need

  • Two 4″x6″ vertical photo prints
  • Assorted types of paper (lined paper, graph paper, colored paper, etc.)
  • Paper cutter or X-acto knife and ruler
  • Two binder clips or clothespins
  • White glue (like Elmer’s)
  • Stack of heavy books (optional)

Step 1: Trim Paper to Size

Take your assortment of fine papers and cut each piece 4″x6″, the same size as your prints. An X-acto knife and ruler will work, but a paper cutter is a lot easier and quicker.

Keep cutting until you have a stack of paper about 1/4″ thick.

Step 2: Glue Stack of Paper

Tap the stack of paper sharply on the table to even up the stack. Tap one of the short edges until it’s perfectly flush.

Clamp the stack together with binder clips to keep it nicely lined up.

Apply glue to the evened-up short edge of the stack. Smear the glue evenly over the surface with your finger.

If any glue gets on the face of the pages, just wipe it away with your finger.

Step 3: Glue It Again

Let the glue dry for about 15 minutes, then shmear another layer of glue onto the same edge. Let it sit until the glue is completely dry.

The glue layer should be nice & thick. Unclamp the stack and ruffle it to see if any pages come loose. If they do, apply another good layer of glue and let it dry.

Place a print, face out, on the top and bottom of the stack and re-clamp with the binder clips.

Step 4: Make a Paper Strip

And now… the spine!

Cut a strip of decorative paper 4″ long and about 3/4″ to 1″ wide.

Apply a thin layer layer of glue to the paper strip, smearing it over the whole surface with your fingertip.

Step 5: Glue Strip Onto Stack

Glue the strip onto the spine of the notepad (um, that’s the part with the glue layer on it.)

Line the paper strip up over the center of the spine, then bend one side down so it folds over the front cover of the notepad.

Smooth the strip onto the photo with your finger, then bend the other side of the paper strip onto the back cover and smooth that down.

If excess glue gets on the face of the photos, wipe it away with your finger or a damp paper towel.

Step 6: Let it Dry

Dump a big stack of books on top of the notepad (or put the clips back on so they hold the strip in place) and let the glue dry completely.

That’s it! See? Easy!

via Photojojo

I don’t know if I have the strength to make (30) of these but I sure would love to try!

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Photo Library Update- Solution Found!

Remember my post on Thursday?

Bee Kim on Weddingbee just posted about a new Image Search Engine called TinEye.

“TinEye is a reverse image search engine. You can submit an image to TinEye to find out where it came from, how it is being used, if modified versions of the image exist, or to find higher resolution versions. TinEye is the first image search engine on the web to use image identification technology rather than keywords, metadata or watermarks.”

*via Weddingbee

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It is the coolest!  TinEye is relatively new and just building their database but be patient because this could be a lifesaver.

Enjoy!

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Photo Library Organization

Maybe you could help me on a little dilemma.

For years, whenever I find a photo online that that catches my eye, I always save it.  It’s a great source of inspiration and it’s fun to see how my taste changes year after year.

I have such a full photo library that I would love to use them in posting.  My problem is, is that I have NO idea where I found them! There is no way for me to look up the source of all these photos.  Due to legal issues and blogging, there is not way that I would post a photo without it’s source.

I have yet to find a productive tool that allows me to save a photo and document its location and where I found it {and save me time!!.}

Here is my process thus far:

I have folders on my desk top where I keep all of my photos.

Desktop

Desktop

Next, I keep a journal where I individually categorize the website where I found the photo and assign it a number.

What else is a girl to do?

What else is a girl to do?

I have been going through all of my daily blogs from inception to present day, saving all of my favorite photos. {My god, has it taken so much time!}

Long Lists

Long Lists

I then rename the Photo and put it in it’s respective folder.

Style Me Pretty Folder

Style Me Pretty Folder

Elizabeth Anne Designs Folder

Elizabeth Anne Designs Folder

Does anyone have a better system than this!?! Please help me out!

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