Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Birthday Week

This is a fun week in our house! My birthday was on Monday. It was a nice relaxing day (though I worked) capped off with dinner at one of my favorite restaurants. But, the big event comes on Saturday. Ryan will be 8! I'm bringing cupcakes to school on Friday and then we have the birthday party. So, I'm busy preparing for that! On Saturday morning we have scouts, and he wants some cake pops for that. Yes, it's been busy, but fun! He's so excited about his big day. That's the difference between us. I dread turning another year older. Now that I'm 46 I'm on the downslide to 50! Yikes!

Anyway, just wanted to share this page with you. It's one of my favorites that I've done lately. I used a mix of Webster's lines - Ladies and Gents, Country Estate and Wonderfall.



I created the flowers doing a fun technique. I cut strips of trim and adhered them to cardstock. Then I ran them through my die cut machine, cutting two flower sized shapes. I adhered the smaller one to the larger one.





Can't wait to make these again!

Anyway, the new challenges are up at Inspire Me. The traditional challenge this month is to 'Use Your Trims'. You can find the details HERE. And the digital/hybrid challenge is to use the digital fabric tickets. Info. for that one is HERE.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

13 comments:

pattyo said...

Beautiful layouts and details! Busy month for you! Hope the little guy has a wonderful birthday!

Romy said...

It sounds like you're having a very excited week with lots of birthdays. Happy belated birthday! I bet Ryan is so excited and can hardly wait until he's officially 8:) That layout is absolutely gorgeous. I love how you mixed the bright colours with sepia toned pictures.

Cheryl Nelson said...

Happy belated birthday to you!! This layout is just GORGEOUS! I always love coming to your blog and basking in the loveliness!! Hope your son has a FAB birthday, too!

Elizabeth said...

Stunning layout and I just love the colors you used, so bright and fun! Happy belated bday and I hope your son has a great one too!

Linda Beeson said...

Happy, Happy Birthday, my friend!!! Dinner out is always good. LOVE the little flower idea!

Al said...

I just found your blog. What a lovely place to visit, your creations are beautiful. I'll be back soon. Have a great day.
www.skylarkmanor.com

Stephanie Buice said...

So beautiful and I love all the color!

Gitte said...

Stunning layout and I love the flowers. Happy birthday

Laura Davis said...

Oh my goodness...breathtaking LO!
Hugs
Laura

Felicitas said...

goooorgeous page. love the color combination, that welcomes spring so well :)

greetings from germany
Felicitas

Sarah Martina said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS. You're such an inspiration, Anabelle! And I hope your sweety had a wonderful birthday yesterday! :) Hugs! (btw... 46 looks good on you!)

Audrey Pettit said...

What a fabulous week it's been at your house! happy, happy belated birthday to you, Anabelle! How fun that both you and Ryan get to celebrate in the same week......although I can relate to you about not enjoying my own so much anymore. ;)
Your layout is stunning! Love the Hambly mixed with your fabulous trim flowers and cut work. Just gorgeous!

Charlene said...

Happy Birthday to your little guy...or should I say big guy :-) They DO grow up so fast :-0

Stunning LO'S WOW absolutely stunning!!!coind