Ahhh! Have you hit that point in your life where all newlyweds strike you as total babies? Like there's no way they can possibly be old enough to get married??? Never mind that I was 20 when I got married?! That was totally different!
We've had a bunch of weddings this summer and goodness, these kids are only a couple of years older than mine. A girl from Dan's class just got engaged. I am NOT ready for that part! I'm still wrapping my mind around the fact that Natalie started her Senior year last week!
Today's inspiration page for 31 Pages in 31 Days (we're still on track! woot woot!) is for one of those weddings... mixed metallics and shades of gray and white keep it classy and simple, with the focus on the couple.
I pulled a sentiment from the Best Chapter stamp set for my headline piece. This is a really cute set with all sorts of interchangeable banners to make it fit all sorts of occasions--wedding, retirement, graduation, new baby, etc. If I ever get a darn minute I'll play with it some more and share some card ideas, too!
This layout was made with more of the Beautifully Penned freebie paper, with the addition of some Simply Elegant foil-embossed specialty papers, and a tiny dotted strip print from the hostess-exclusive Pattern Party stack. So basically, I emptied my scrap bin and found some good stuff, is what I'm saying!
The giant dahlia stamps (also free during Sale-A-Bration 2021!) are hand cut, in case you're wondering... and no, I didn't die! I needed a large flower to balance this strong layout, and they hold their own. Little flowers would have been lost.
Ok, I'm off to pick up the key and start unloading a bunch of cleaning stuff into the new studio! I need to make a "before" post so you guys can appreciate how we plan to transform the somewhat dark and dated space into a light, bright place bursting with creativity and color.
What an exciting day! If I'm late for tomorrow's Day 26 post, you'll know I either accidentally packed up what I needed for the page, the photography or the blogging-- or I am passed out with exhaustion from running around like the Energizer Bunny moving boxes I shouldn't be lifting. Ooopsie!