Thursday, March 24, 2011

10 Year Anniversary

Today my husband and I are celebrating our 10-year anniversary.   He proposed to me in a very special way.  The background story is that we used to go out for Chinese food every Sunday night when we were dating, and we topped off every meal with fortune cookies.  One Sunday night our waitress placed the usual plate of fortune cookies on our table.  I reached for one, unwrapped the plastic wrapper, and broke open the cookie to get my fortune.  I discovered that it was no ordinary fortune cookie.  Inside was a handmade fortune written by hubby (then boyfriend-soon-to-be-fiance).  In tiny letters he had written some beautiful sentiments, followed by the words, "will you marry me?"  Of course I said yes!!

I later found out that my husband had gone to the restaurant a few days before to get one of our regular fortune cookies.  He carefully cut open the plastic, then he used hot steam from boiling water to open the fortune cookie without breaking it.  After replacing the fortune with his own message, he steamed the cookie shut, then placed it back in the plastic wrapper and glued the wrapper closed with a dab of crazy glue.  He snuck it in his jacket pocket that Sunday night and secretly slipped it to our waitress. Thank goodness she didn't accidentally deliver it to the wrong table! 

The table favors at our wedding were beautifully embellished cellophane bags containing white and dark chocolate-dipped fortune cookies to commemorate the sweet proposal.  One of the messages tucked inside some of the  fortune cookies was this lovely quote:  "Grow old with me, the best is yet to be."   I used the quote as the title for this page:

I made this page with Prima products, including one of the new canvas sheets that I used as the base for the page.  The canvas comes painted with these colorful butterflies.  I added clusters of colorful embellishments to match the colors on the canvas underneath.

To highlight the photos and give the rest of the page some subtle sparkle, I coated the area outside of my stitched circle with Mod Podge, then I sprinkled glitter over it while it was still wet.

Thanks for stopping by!!



COngratulations!!!!!!!!! It's lovely!!!
I saw this layout in prima's blog, and I love the tittle!! Soo much!!!!

BabyBokChoy said...

Jeepers, how awesome is that layout, I mean seriously, and aaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
so precious!! congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fryne said...

what a beautiful story and such a great LO to commemorate it!!!!! we also have 10th anniversary of our wedding this year in September :D


Roberta said...

a beautiful Lo full of love!

Laina Lamb said...

Beautiful in every way.

Sandi Cl~ said...

GReat job with the colors .. and holy moly what a romantic story!

Jocelyn said...

What a story....made me smile!!!!

This LO is just stunning....the colors are fabulous!!!!

Wishing you a Happy Day and CONGRATS!!!

Lisa aka Raining said...

Gorgeous layout Stacy and Congrats on 10 years!

Bellaidea said...

Comgratulations!Really lovely layout!

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Rbarakat said...

Beautiful! And congrats!!!

Keshet said...

What a sweet proposal story! Love the layout and happy anniversary:)

Linda Barber said...

Seriously, this is the best story! The man steamed open a fortune cookie??? Well, after seeing his work with the Fimo chocolate, I'm not surprised at all. But glad to hear that there are still romantics out there! Happy Anniversary. :)

Cynthia Lloréns said...

Hi Stacy ...Congratulations for the big momente and the story are marvelous!!!!!!!
I just love this LO, I so in prima's blog , and I just love at all, the tittle are so gorgeus!!!
I will lik to make a invitation for you, so I will send a email.
I love to see evrything in here!!
I miss the time I saw all your beatiful projects in a AMM.
Hugs from Brazil

mammamarilele said...

Congratulations!!!!Your job is very romantic and precious.... beautiful family....

Christiane said...

happy belated anniversary.
your page is perefct in every way!!
no, it's again stunning work!!