Tuesday, October 8, 2013

10/08/13 - "They Say It's Your Birthday"

My son turned 18 this past summer!
On June 14th, 2013 to be exact!
 Sunday night I finally got around to scrapping the photos from that day.
The celebration was small as we were not at home when the event took place.
I felt bad about not having a big blow-out for such a milestone but as is true to my son's mellow, laid-back nature, he was a-okay w/ it!

"They Say It's Your Birthday"

I had trouble w/ this layout because I wanted it to look birthday-ish but not baby-ish! I have this great Nikki Sivils Birthday collection, but it fell more on the baby-ish or more girl-ish side. I asked my son for assistance since it was a layout about him. I had told him I wanted to use the brown paper so that it would go w/ the chocolate cake, plus brown is a masculine color.  He took a look at the papers I had been going through and chose the BG paper you see.  We also agreed that accessorizing w/ the Nikki Sivils line would give it the birthday feel w/out being too kid-like. 
I had planned on calling this layout "They Say It's your Birthday" from the start as I was creating it for the "October  Music" challenge over at SB.com. Category #2 = Use a song title on your layout.  So how handy was it that one of the Nikki Sivils' cut-outs had "It's Your Birthday" on it?! All I had to add was the "They Say" part and my title was complete! Unfortunately the cut-out was a bit girly, but whatcha gonna do, right?
In the end, both he and I were happy w/ the layout!
BTW - I scraplifted another layout to come up w/ this design and I want to give credit to the original work of art:
And finally...I figured out what my talent is:  Crooked layouts! Yay, me! LOL!
Seriously though,  I swear no matter how hard I try to line up my stuff it always come out crooked! Ugh! And it always leans to the right.  Maybe because I am right-handed?
Oh well, I have learned to embrace the imperfections!
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Good idea having him pick his own papers! I'm not seeing the crooked, but maybe you should just embrace it. I love the whimsy of a tilted LO.

  2. I loveeeeeeeeeeeee this!! I love love love the colors and the photos!! And the circles too!! And it doesn't look crooked to me! :)

  3. I'm about to confess here... I use a ruler on my layouts because if I don't everything ends up crazily crooked. I think yours looks just fine. I can't see what you mean. It's a gorgeous page and you did a great job making it look masculine and grown up.

    1. Ummm...well...yeah...I use a ruler but still crooked! IDK how I do it! I guess I'm just really talented that way! :0P

  4. Great masculine birthday page!! Great job mixing and I don't see anything crooked! :)

  5. Great page! I love the different sizes of the photos you included, and that close-up shot of the cake candles is great!


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