My father in law asked if our son could sleep over his house one night in June. Lamar and I jumped at the chance to sneak away for a night in downtown Greenville to celebrate a belated wedding anniversary. It was unplanned and spontaneous and oodles of fun!

I’ve been wanting to capture this event in my project life album, but hadn’t found the right inspiration for it until I saw Amy Tan’s video yesterday!

Those flowers!!! That was the jump start I’ve been waiting for. Falls Park on the Reedy is of my favorite places in Greenville. It’s full of gorgeous flowers, so incorporating some floral elements was perfect for this layout. I used a lot of Dear Lizzy’s Polka Dot Party line as my base.

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The whole spread started with this paper from the polka dot party line. Like in Amy’s video, I cut out a few flowers. Then I pulled some of the papers to incorporate into the pockets.

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We stayed at the Westin Poinsette, one of our favorite romantic getaway places. It’s the little touches they do that always make us feel so special! We hung out for a drink in the lounge, listening to live piano music where they surprised us with chocolate covered strawberries with “happy anniversary” spelled out in chocolate to commemorate our special day. How cool is that?

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We took a selfie from the bed in our room before we went out to eat at Grill Marks. OMG! I had the Cafe’ Au Poivre Burger. It has coffee and peppercorn on the patty topped with Crimini Mushrooms, Brie Cheese, Onion Hay and Au Poivre Sauce. To die for! I ordered truffle fries too! YUM.

After I filled my pockets with papers and photos and figured out where to put the cut out flowers I was ready to embellish.

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The 6×6 paper pad has these cute little bits and pieces that I cut out to use for some of my embellishments.

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Then I pulled out my lace basket to tidbits to see what might work with the layout. I found some hearts cut from a piece of scrap paper and an I love you tag.

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I also have a tin with some cut out files in my stash from my silhouette. I was able to add a few of those too. Lastly, I added some wood veneer and letter sticks and voila! I love how it turned out. The “I love you” in a circle is from Studio Calico. The “remember this” is from KI Memories.

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