Thursday, July 28, 2011

Birthday Weekend

A huge thank you to those of you who left birthday wishes in comments over the last several days! I had a wonderful birthday weekend to celebrate my 42nd birthday. Yesterday I actually created a layout about it - something pretty new for me as I normally don't get my photos scrapped in the same month they are taken, let alone within a few days! I created the photo collage in Photoshop Elements and printed it out first. I didn't use a template, just cropped and moved things around on a 7x7 blank page until I liked the way it looked. I printed my journling onto pink cardstock and then set to work without a sketch or inspiration layout to scraplift!

I used some brand new Authentique papers & letter stickers that Robbie helped me pick out at a wonderful scrapbook store we visited on my birthday. I added a few pieces of memorabilia from the weekend - the Hello Kitty clothing tag from my new PJs, the fortune from my Chinese cookie, and the museum logo cut from a brochure. I also added some ric rac and a few flower stickers.

Journaling reads: My birthday weekend started out Friday evening when Robbie took me to P.F. Chang's where we split the VIP Duck to celebrate Grandma's birthday. Saturday we saw the Dallas Summer Musical production of Guys & Dolls then headed to Waco and dinner at the Elite Circle Grill. We stayed in the Verandah Suite at the Bed & Breakfast at White Rock Creek and watched the 9 to 5 movie. Sunday we toured the Toy Tech exhibit at the Dr. Pepper Museum, had lunch at Logan's, and shopped for me some new clothes. Monday we stopped at Crop, Paper, Scissors and the Brazos Bookstore before lunch at Buzzard Billy's & the drive home to Allen. Robbie made biscuits for supper to top off a wonderful weekend!

Did you notice that cute pink ric rac on my layout? That was part of the wonderful prize I won from Ellyn's Trim Explosion Giveaway. I met up with her Tuesday and she had this lovely box all ready for me.

Inside I not only found a wonderful collection of ribbons, trims and ric rac, but a fun yellow & gray mug rug that Ellyn had quilted just for me! Thanks so much for this wonderful prize Ellyn, I'm already enjoying it.

Anyone else scrapping recent photos, new products, and prize winnings together this week?


  1. Glad your birthday weekend went so well. I'm just trying hard to gather stuff for WITL right now!

  2. happy to see my trims put to good use! It was fun to be a part of your birthday celebration

  3. It sounds like the perfect birthday weekend. If we had been a bit closer we could have celebrated together :)

    I always love to see how you incorporate your memorabilia onto your pages - very inspiring!

  4. Happy belated birthday! It looks like you had a lot of fun. I love the photo collage and all the memorabilia on the page. It looks great! That's an awesome trim prize! :)

  5. Sounds like a glorious and very full birthday weekend. I'm very impressed on how quickly you got the layout done and obviously you don't need to scraplift, it's great!

  6. Looks like you have a wonderful birthday. I'm impressed at the speed that you did your layout, I usually don't get things scrapped within the same year. Wonderful layout!

  7. And your page is just perfect! Glad it was such a good series of days. Am intrigued by the mention of a 'mug rug': what it is this exactly?

  8. Glad you had such a lovely Birthday...and welldone on the super-quick's great!
    Alison xx

  9. Well that sounds like a wonderfully planned birthday! I love your page (I really love the Authentique line!)

    I am starting to plan for tomorrow when I'm finished with WITL, and I just got back from my LSS where they had %40 for their "friends & family" which they do once a year (I got lots of great stuff :).


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