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2/14 and 2/16 Challenge: Princess Bride

2/14 and 2/16 Challenge:  Princess Bride

I was inspired by two challenges: The freebie for 2/14 reminded me of the wallpaper in my grandmother's bedroom, bringing back a flood of memories. The 2/16 challenge, favorite romantic movie, was an easy choice for me: Princess Bride. The two together brought back this fabulous memory for me: the moment I tried on my wedding dress in my grandmother's bedroom.

I tried to slip upstairs unnoticed, but my foster sister saw and followed me, giggling. My grandmother noticed the bride-to-be and maid-of-honor stealing away with the mail, and put two and two together--she brought Grandpa's old minolta to capture the moment. I am so glad that she did!


My Moment...
The dress arrived, delivered by the postman
in a plain JC Penney shipping carton.
Quietly I took the package and stole away up to
Grandma’s bedroom, excited to try on the dress of my
dreams. Carefully unwrapping the dress from its
gossamer tissue, I slipped it on, then turned to the
mirror to afix my veil.
As I gazed upon my reflection in my Grandma’s
vanity mirror, I saw a glimpse of the little girl
who not so many years before sat right here,
trying on her Grandma’s lipstick--
Now all grown up and ready to be
a bride.

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    Very sweet. You look excited in the photo and in a very pretty layout. The lemon and green make a lovely palette.
    What a great childhood memory you have captured in this beautiful layout. Well done.
    This is such a special page! I love how you have recreated a special memory from youth to adulthood in your grandmother's bedroom! The journaling tells of a beautiful memory, and the way you framed it sets it off so nicely. The cluster is lovely with the photos tucked in and really grounds the page.
    OHHhhhhhh, Jaymee - this page and your journaling brought tears to my eyes. What feeling it contains and how special your memories are - you caught it all so beautifully it made me shiver and feel like I took a peek into your life! Your photos are gorgeous and your words so touching. I love the soft, dreamy feel to the page and how you tucked and blended the journaling behind your reflection - it really made me feel as if I was looking into your thoughts back then. I can see how your memories were triggered by the paper - it really shows through with such emotion on your layout. Truly, truly a standout page! :)
    This is truely beautiful. I love the pretty photos and the journaling. The strips are so pretty.
    Simply beautiful! This is whtr scrapbooking is all about! Love the memory inspired by the paper and love that you told it. What a fitting title.
    oh this is just sooo beautiful...and as for 'the princess bride' that HAS to be one of my most favourite of movies, haven't seen it in forever, but know I love it.
    Great pictures. I especially love the photo blended into the background with the butterflies. The freebie paper looks great here. I love how you've added the romantic embellishments, too.
    What a lovely page! Your journaling is fabulous; it sets the tone for the page. All the photos are fun, too. Isn't it wonderful someone thought to take them?
    Beautiful journaling! I love this - you look wonderful, and soooo happy!