Feeling a bit sentimental...



I have been away from my studio for almost a week but was able to get into it for a little bit today. Do you ever get that itch to just create something, regardless of what it is. Like paper is a vitamin and I was deficient... I needed to feel like I accomplished something.

Now my hubby are of the age that we don't have too many single friends anymore so we haven't been going to nearly as many weddings as we did when we were first dating and getting married ourselves. I remember pouring over bridal magazines and going to the knot a lot, trying to get ideas for our nuptials.  We had a traditional service in the church that hubby attended, beautiful stained glass windows and old wooden pews. We had an organist play the traditional wedding music, my mom and dad walked me down the aisle.... That was eight short years ago.

Our reception was held in the hotel where I worked at the time, in their ballroom. It was lovely.... We served Chicken Piccata and Marbled Wedding cake. The wedding favors hubby and I made for our guests were miniature take out boxed that we had filled with blue and white M&M's. Luckily for us our wedding was right after the 4th of July so we didn't have to spend extra money on just the two colors. We bought the seasonal bags and ate the red candies that we didn't use... it was a tough job but rewarding... LOL! I had printed some sentiment on pearlized Candlelight paper and punched it out, tying it to the box handle with some blue chiffon ribbon.  They were simple but nice. I still have a lot of those little boxes in my studio waiting for another party, maybe mine or for someone else.

The box I made today is cut from Papertrey Ink's Pillow Box Die. I used kraft card stock from Michaels, an embossing folder from Stampin' Up!, Spellbinders Labels 4. The sentiment was stamped in SU! Pool Party and comes from Papertrey Ink's Favor it sentiments: Wedding. The paper from Echo Parks "Bundle of Joy: Boy" collection. Twine wrapped around three times and tied in a neat bow finishes off this darling little box.