The first challenge of the month is to use the AWESOME Sketch below - by Laura Whitaker ! AND - since it is Sandy's Birthday Month - ( she is one of the DT Members at Lasting Memories) - the theme for the Layout should be "Birthday"
Well, I realized that I didn't have many (if any) Birthday papers, so I improvised and use a great paper collection from Fancy Pants! I've had this for a while and just LOVE the colors! Here is my layout for your inspiration:
These photos are from my family Birthday dinner this past June. Instead of buying gifts ( but we usually do get each other something small anyway,) we go out to dinner at the restaurant of the Birthday person's choice. I sat next to my crazy (younger) and WONDERFUL Brother this year at my celebration! We took a few silly selfies until our Mom took one of us from across the table.
I LOVE my "little" Brother - I know he is always there for me if I need him - and he is so talented and a gifted craftsman - I use paper - he uses wood!! LOVE YOU BROTHER!!
Here are some close ups for you:
|I added stickers to spell out "Happy Birthday"|
|I made some candles out of paper to add to the Birthday feel of this layout!|
|We are never too old to be Silly! - I love to add a pocket behind my photos to slide a tag into - I use the tag to journal the story of the photos and layout.|
|Celebrating my "double nickel" Birthday! #thisiswhat55lookslike LOL!|
I will be submitting a Guest Designer Layout for each week in March - so stop back next week to see what other challenges are in store!
(( HUGS )) ~ Sherri
Fancy Pants - Memories Captured Collection
My Minds Eye - Sugar Plum Enamel Shapes
Fancy Pants - Happy Place Flair
Ranger Distress Stains - Abandoned Coral, Fossilized Amber, Broken China, Peeled Paint
American Crafts - Shimelle Puffy Stickers
NUVO - Crystal Drops - Apple Green, Caribbean Ocean, English Mustard