Friday, January 30, 2015


Today the creations I have to share with you are about birthdays past and present.  First is a layout that I did of my Mom's 85th birthday.  It was a treasure to find these photos as it was shortly after this time she started the downhill spiral into Alzheimer's and passed away two years later.

For this layout I started out with Let's Get Sketchy Team B January Week 4 sketch -

and the selections for Picture This! January 15th challenge calling for 3 photos + black & white + lace

I am also entering this into Rochelle's Celebration challenge at Sketches4All which called for celebration theme and border punch.

Here is my layout -

and some close ups -

 here's my lace

 and this is a double border punch topped with satin ribbon flowers

I thought these stickers would be cute but I wanted them to stand out so I stuck them onto black cardstock and then put them on with pop dots for dimension.

I thought it was fun to be able to use this cute little camera button I had which mimicked the one on the sketch.

These items are also pop dotted for dimension.
This weekend we are celebrating my son's girlfriend's 22nd birthday.  I absolutely love Kathryn and know that someday she will make a wonderful daughter-in-law.
I chose sketch #382 from Mojo Monday.  It called for using a tall & skinny card.
Here's the sketch -
and here is my card -
and a few close-ups-
I am also going to share these over at Word Art Wednesday for their challenge #168 Anything Goes.
I hope you have enjoyed celebrating these birthdays of the past and present with me today.  Thanks for stopping by.





  1. A wonderful page to remember a happy day in time. The DP with candles is lovely. Thank you so much for entering our Anything Goes challenge this week at Word Art Wednesday.
    Blessings,, Carole

  2. Fun page. Thanks for playing at LGS.

  3. A nice colorful festive page. Thanks for using our LGS sketch, and plying in our challenge

  4. Great memories on your layout. Thanks for playing along with us at LGS!

  5. ahhhh wonderful bday page!!! Thanks for joining us at LGS :)

  6. Wonderful page and birthday card! Sorry to hear about your mom, but I am sure you love having memories of her for your scrapbook!!!

  7. Great memories and wonderful page! Thanks for joining us at LGS :)

  8. Such a sweet card! Thanks for playing along with Mojo Monday!

  9. Great way to document such fun and beautiful memories. Love the use of different accents. Thank you for sharing this with us over at LGS!