Thursday, November 14, 2013


I started this layout last night and it took all this time to get it done.  These are a few not very good photos that were taken on my birthday this year.  As they are all I have from this year I figured I'd use them even though there was nothing more I could do to improve them.  The layout actually started taking shape when I went into my file of birthday papers planning to scrap Thomas' or Michael's birthday and I saw the sad little Panda Bear.  It so suit my birthday this year.  I had just gotten out of the hospital a few days prior.  Robert had school so Thomas and I went out for dinner alone.  I bought our family tradition ice cream cake for myself.  I know we waited for Robert to be home to have the cake but for some reason there were no photos with him in them.

I am entering this in Die-Cuttin Divas challenge #141 Buttons.  (I of course also used die-cuts - the swirls are one of my favorite Sizzix dies which I cut in various patterns and coated with paint and glitter.)  I used bright seasonal colors for the Try it on Tuesday Color Explosion challenge.  

I am also entering this in Colorful Creations November Favorite Things challenge.  The assignment was to pick a favorite thing you are thankful for that is outside the box of family, loved ones and friends - more like a cup of coffee, a sunset etc.  The reason I am entering this layout as it is one of our favorite family traditions to have an ice cream cake that is served on a platter that matches my Pfaltzgraff Tea Rose dishes but says Happy Birthday on it.  I love having ongoing family traditions, this is my favorite set of dishes and who wouldn't love ice cream cake?  

So, without further ado here is my layout:

and of course it is now quite late as usual and I need to hurry off to bed as I have early appointments tomorrow for my mammogram and with my hematologist.  Hopefully soon I will have some answers to the confusion and fatigue that has been plaguing me this year.  

Thanks for stopping by.  Please come back again soon!


  1. A wonderful layout, fantastic colours. Thank you for sharing it with us at TioT's this time.

  2. Lovely layout with great colours. Thank you for joining in the fun at TioT this fortnight! x

  3. What a very pretty layout! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

  4. Such an adorable page. Love the panda! thanks for sharing with us at TIOT and have a great week. Angela