Saturday, July 24, 2010

Happy Anniversary, Baby (Got you on my mind....)

Now, I'm going to have that song stuck in my head all day!

Today's Farzad's and my 29th anniversary. Yes, that officially makes me an old lady.

So, when I first started scrapbooking, the first album I did was my wedding album. I know--huge mistake. Think deco scissors and shaped templates and sticker sneezes. I've wanted to re-do those pages forEVER, and I finally got the push to start.

Our prompt this at Creative Prompts for You (picked out by me) was this image:

And here's the layout I made (details about how I was inspired follow below the layout). After I had stitched everything down, I realized that I wished I had added one more sentence to my journaling: Dreams do come true.

The topic of the inspiration photo drove me to scrap one of my wedding photos. The flowers on my layout were obviously drawn from the decorations on the cake. The stacked layers of the cakes inspired the arrangement of my photo and journaling block, and the design in the upper left photo inspired my choice of background paper. The topper on the lower middle photo made me think of adding something to the top of my photo and journaling spot, so I added the punches. The pedestals holding some of the cakes inspired me to use the lamp post, as I thought it had a similar shape. The pewter-looking ribbon draping the cake on the lower right drew my eye, and I decided to add that color to accent my page--I found a metallic paper in my stash and used that for the outline of the shaped paper and the punched borders above my photo and journaling block. I added pewter embossing powder to the chipboard lamp post, the edges of my label and chipboard letters and around the border of my page. Finally, the dots on the lower middle cake made me think of adding pearls around my photo.

Here are a couple of close-up photos:

Thank you for looking at my page. I hope you'll come peek at what the rest of the CP4U team did with this prompt and play along!


Sarah Coggins said...

Gorgeous layout and very happy anniversary to you two! :)

Carol Clayton said...

LOVE your page, as always! Congratulations on the 29 years!! My 25th anniversary was in January, and I thought *that* was a long time, LOL.

The bloomers were absolutely perfect - how cool is that that you dreamed about them beforehand?! And better still, you married the guy who drove you all over until you found them! Congrats, again!

Murphy's Law said...

happy anniversary and isn't it great you can get 'do overs' in s/b'g???? beautiful lo!!! the flowers are gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

Impressive! Absolutely, lovely. And Happy Anniversary!

BabyBokChoy said...

Beautiful outfit and a gorgeous bride and a LOVELY couple!!! I'm uber late in wishing you a happy birthday but here is to love and longevity!

Wendy said...

I love your wedding picture! Your "dress" is amazing! I love it! You two look so awesome. I love this layout also. However, I've yet to find a layout of yours that I don't love! :D

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