Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Yes He Did

I created a layout today based on this sketch from My Little Sketch Blook.



I also incorporated the October challenge at Scrapbookers Anonymous to "use a minimum of 3 different patterned papers from 3 different manufacturers." My background paper is from K & Company (the photo doesn't do it justice - it is a beautiful paper). The pink patterned paper that I used to mat my photos and the yellow swirl paper that I printed my journaling on are from Creative Memories. The polka dot paper was not marked so I'm not sure of the manufacturer. The journal block mat is from a We R Memory Keepers journal pad.


The journaling reads: When I arrived at the hotel in New York, I worried because my name was not on the reservation and the hotel would not know where to find me if Robbie had sent me flowers. Then I chided myself about how truly spoiled I had become and that maybe he hadn’t sent me flowers since I was on a business trip and he was also traveling that week for business. Then I noticed these beautiful yellow roses at the end of the hotel check-in counter! I wandered over and peeked at the card and YES HE DID send me flowers, just like he always does when I travel overnight without him, even if it’s all the way to New York!

I love incorporating memorabilia into my layouts as I did here with the florist's card and the two dried flowers. I was only in New York two a half days and I obviously couldn't carry this huge bouquet on the airplane, so I put two of the roses in a book and wrapped the vase in with my clothes. I left the rest of the bouquet in the sink at the hotel hoping maybe the maids would enjoy them!

For those of you who have never heard the story about me and my wonderful hubby and the flowers, you can read all about it here.

10 comments:

Sian said...

What a fantastic story - I went back and read how your tradition started, and a very enjoyable read it was too!

Lea said...

Beautiful layout!!! Love that you dried the flowere and put them in the layout. Thanks for digging into your stash and joining us at Scrapbookers Annonymous!!!

Karen Williams said...

Aren't you lucky. I don't think I know what a bunch of flowers is despite being married for nearly 12 years. I love your LO. Thanks for playing with Scrapbookers Anonymous

Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

Love the pink/yellow color combo on your layout! Great use of the sketch and the older papers! Thanks for playing along at Scrapbookers Anonymous!

Cheri said...

What a beautiful story. I wish my hubbie would get some of that romantic stuff going on!

Deb Hickman said...

Fabulous LO :-) I love the colours you've used and the fact you've incorporated the dried flowers which are the main focus of your story. Thank you for joining us at Scrapbookers Anonymous.xxxxxx

Theresa said...

wonderful layout. great use of the sketch and your stash. =)

Lynnda Hosni said...

I love your layout... it's really gorgeous... and what a beautiful story... and that dried flowers...brilliant...Thank you so much for joining us at Scrapbookers Anonymous...xx

Liz said...

Wonderful sentiment and I love what you did with my sketch :) TFS.

dearkatestudios said...

Great layout and great story! Thanks for playing along at Scrapbookers Anonymous!!