Friday, July 1, 2011

Turning 40 and a New Month at Scrapgal!

I did celebrate my 40th birthday on Wednesday. And I did have jury duty that day. But it all turned out fine :)
No big fanfare. And instead of doing a list of 40 things to do when I am 40, I am thinking of working on another type of list. Forty amazing things I have done in my lifetime! Because really, I am feeling like celebrating accomplishments rather than what I haven't done :) :) I may share it soon.

In other news, my kit this month from Scrapgal contained a fun collection from "Scrap Within Reach" called Paperboy! But I discovered it works just fine for a "girly" layout :)
I used three patterned papers, including one for the background. Plus the die-cut stickers for this layout. The pleated ribbon is by Pink Paislee. And I used alphabet stickers from American Crafts, Basic Grey and October Afternoon, with a little bit of Studio Calico white mist on the background for a "paint" feel as well.
Here is the sticker sheet. Which I am also using for a layout about Evan's tree climbing expedition. And two of the patterned papers.
I used the first one for my background paper.
And this one to create embellishments and paper strips for journaling :)
I am also using this layout for my challenge over at Scrapgal this month - Use buttons and trim/ribbon on a project.

I will be posting a few more projects throughout the month using this line and another "skateboard" line I received by Heidi Swapp. Can't wait for my nephews to see those projects as they love skateboarding, and I had some photos I took of them at Evan's birthday party :)

And am also really excited that the new members joining the Scrapgal Design Team are being announced today! :)


  1. Pretty, pretty paper! Happy Birthday and I like your idea of documenting what has been accomplished. Forty is way too young to think of a Bucket List! :)

  2. Happy Birthday!!! I love the idea of a birthday list!

    This layout is so cute, the colors are great and that pleated ribbon is lovely!!

  3. great layout & happy birthday!!!!!!!

  4. So true, Mary Jo, what a great idea on celebrating what you have done - I l really love that idea! Happy B-day! I will check out these kits - sounds exciting!

  5. I love your idea for the 40 things you have done!! :)
    I may have to make that same list in December!! Happy Birthday again!!
    Great layout, love Erin's curls!!

  6. Happy Birthday! I love your idea for the list, can't wait to see all the things you have done!

  7. Happy birthday! Love the page - that line is super cute!

  8. Happy Birthday! I really like your list idea, I think it is much better than a "to do" list. Love the colors on your page, very cute!

  9. Happy birthday! I love that you used those papers for a girly layout!!

  10. lovin the looks of your layout and that kit. Happy birthday!!

  11. Happy Birthday!

    Your idea for a list of accomplishments is spot on! I don't think I need any more to do lists. Let's celebrate what we've done!

  12. Happy (belated) birthday! I love the idea of the list, too. Go for it! And be sure to share it here. :)

  13. happy belated birthday sweet girl.. and yes.. i'm all about celebrating accomplishments :))

  14. Happy belated Birthday!! Beautiful LO and precious picture!!
    I'm only a few years ahead of you!
    Love the idea of coming up with 40 things!!
    Have a wonderful week!

  15. Such a fun layout. I am loving those blue papers.
    I love your idea of the 40 things you have accomplished.
    My daughters made me a scrapbook on my 40th, titled 40 things we love about you. Brought me to tears.

  16. Happy belated birthday!! Love the layout!