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.