Hello friends! Happy Friday. I hope you all had a great week. Today I want to share a scrapbook layout with you. The girl in the blue over-alls is my very silly daughter and this was her 9th birthday. We didn't have big parties every year ... so when we did I tried to make if fun. We did a sleep over with 5 of her girlfriends which left me exhausted by the time it was all wrapped up. They painted tee shirts, played games, one of them with balloons. I'm not sure what kind of dance they were doing in the photo's. I looked at these pictures and thought "what are they doing with balloons in their hair?? and where did my daughter get those shoes??". That is not the pair she started out with, teehee. They also made a music video which my daughter choreographed. The next morning we got up and went roller skating. I think birthday #9 was a memorable one!
I went through all of my scrapbook challenges and when I seen the My Mind's Eye challenge I had to do it. The challenge was to scrapbook Feb 2. Well that just happens to be my daughter's birthday! So I couldn't pass it up. I have some old and new My Mind's Eye paper, some 6 x 6 pads, and 2 of their stamp sets. So while the MME challenges was really a challenge .... finding paper and embellishments to coordinate with one of her birthdays without any shopping was the challenge.
Since I didn't have a lot of coordinating embellishments I turned to my punches and made my own tags. I put 3 tags in a pocket behind one of the photo's, to add some journaling and they worked as embellishments as well.
I was also inspired by the sketch challenge over at Pretty Little Studio. I felt a little guilty playing along because I don't have any of their product, so I'm hoping that's ok. I LOVE their product and follow their blog. You should see how long my wish list is. CUTE retro styled products! Hopefully I will win some! They don't say there is a prize ... but they announce a winner .... so if there's a winner there has to be a prize, teehee. Check out the store HERE.
and lastly ...
I'm playing along with the ""Topography" challenge over at "Challenge Me Happy". I have to tell you I WORKED HARD for this one! I picked out different fonts on my computer, figured out how I wanted the letters staggered, printed them on different colored paper, then hand cut those little letters. And all to find out I couldn't link it up. : ( . To enter their challenge you can only link up to their challenge! I was a little disappointed after all that work ... but the challenge helped me design the page the way it is, so that's good.
I worked so hard on this layout yesterday, but finished too late to photograph and once again missed out on the MME deadline! : ) I didn't realize I had to upload it yesterday as well. Thanks you so very much for stopping by and listening to me rant today!
You can check out all my Scrapbook Layouts HERE.
It's fun to see your daughter at 9 years old! Your page is awesome, Melisa - so many fun things to see. Love your tag 'pocket'! So sorry that you missed both of those challenges you worked so hard on! Hope you get there in time next time! I do that sometimes too, and feel so silly, especially if I spend HOURS on the project! Oh well, you have a wonderful page for your scrapbook! Thanks for sharing! Hugs...
Thank you Melissa for participating in our sketch challenge this week. There are no rules. Anyone can play and with any product.
Cheers! Melissa from PLS
Oh what exhausting fun - isn't it fun looking back at photos like that, and wondering just what was going on!!
Your amazing creation has a wonderful cheerful mood, love all the beautiful details and color combination.
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