Monday, February 3, 2014

A Unique Anniversary-CCChallenge: Love—Anything to do with it

Good morning and welcome to my blog, I'm one of the designers over at Creative Cutting Challenge and it's all about love this challenge. So my post is about love :) So I decided to have a bit of fun with it and smash a couple of pages about the Anniversary gifts my husband and I got each other last year. Lol: Great Minds Think ALike:

This fun 2-page layout was done in my 50th year themed-365 folio smashbook. This came about by we each got each other the same gift, a night out for our Anniversary. Our favorite is Chinese food, so I thought that Creative Pointe's Chinese Take Out kit was perfect for accenting the pages.
Chinese Take Out - Click Image to Close
We both chose to do the same thing for each other for our big 20th Anniversary.  Dave decided to surprise me on May 18th with stopping at our favorite Buffet Restaurant in Shamokin Dam on our way home from a show we attend every year for our Anniversary. So the left side of the page shows that day.

 The top of the page I have included the date off of the paper from the fortune cookie. The bottom part of the page has a picture of the water fountain that you see when you walk into the place. This place has been our favorite for a long time and we frequent it alot when we are out this way. Lots of love on this page and a fun set of chopsticks from the kit too.
 I had decided a month back to take Dave out on our Anniversary May 22 to the new buffet restaurant that just recently opened up. So the 2nd page is dedicated to that :
Creative Pointe's cuts made nice accent pieces for both pages, I used the fortune cookies for displaying the date and the fortunes that I was able to stow in my pocket for this layout. the new place even gave the women a rose when they walked in a very nice touch and I added that to the layout also.
The heart doily, the journal sticker, the date sticker, the variety of vellum spots and the vellum hearts background, the scallop pink edge sticker, the happiness sticker, and the 20th all came from my new Feb. Counterfeit Kit also the peachy cardstock used for the strips of paper coming out of the fortune cookies came from the kit too.The tan and brown cardstock for the cookies and the chopsticks came from my stash.
This also is Challenge #28: Double Love from Smash your Stash FB group
This was fun to make and a great memory of a very unique Anniversary :)

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  1. very beautiful layout!! love the colors.. very vibrant..
    Moxie Craftie

  2. Beautiful layout. Love the pocket the chop sticks are in

  3. Awesome cool to remember your special day this way. And I wouldn't mind trying that buffet myself!

  4. Fabulous pages! I love how you used the fortune cookies! So much fun to have the fortunes you got during your evening! A wonderful memory now captured and saved! TFS!

  5. Great pages. I love the red heart doiley.

  6. Awww, I love this story and I love the layout Tina! How fun you and your hubby thought alike-Great minds!! lol Just goes to show that you two are in tune to each other. You layout is fabulous, I love all the info you added and the fortunes as well, your die cuts are fabulous too and perfect! Hugs!

  7. Very cute--love all of the memorabilia!

  8. What a colorful capture of those memories - well done.

  9. What a lovely story behind this layout. And the pages came out perfectly to compliment this story.

  10. Cool pages. How funny that you both picked the same gift!!