Another year older...

Saturday, August 21, 2010

August is the busiest month for us when it comes to birthdays and last week we celebrated 'the farmer's birthday to be followed this week with our precious girl turning eleven. She loves birthdays and has been happily counting down the months, weeks and days until it was her birthday. By request I made 25 chocolate cupcakes with chocolate buttercream to take to her little school (one for each child in the school and three teachers). Her birthday supper (again requested) was fish 'n' chips and ice-cream cake! Lots of arty and crafty pressies and she was blissfully happy with her day. I love this age because she is still very easy to please and still such a sweet, carefree child... selfishly I don't want her to get any older! Happy Birthday my beautiful girl!
Although we didn't take any photos of her birthday, I still wanted to run with the 'birthday theme' and create something from my new Imaginisce B-Day Bash collection so decided to do a layout using some fun pics of a cake baking session during the school holidays. The kitchen was a mess but they had a great time and the end result was rather scrumptious.
I love the gorgeous colour scheme to this range of papers... red, aqua and brown are always a beautiful combination and look really striking when teamed with black and white. You can view the complete range of papers and embellishments HERE.
I also gave my new i-rock a work out and added lots of Glam Rocks to the layout to keep in-line with the polka-dot theme. I also used my paper piercing tool to create extra circles adding another dimension to the page. I think I almost got a bit carried away with the Glam Rocks but the i-rock is so quick and easy to use and so darn fun! I will have more projects to share from the delightful Birthday Bash in the coming weeks.
From farm to you...

12 comments:

  1. I love all the details you added with just a pen and piercing tool. This is such a fun layout :O)

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  2. Great layout! Love all the circles and that they are made with different tools and elements.

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  3. HAPPY BIRTHDAY GEORGIA!!!! wow she is 11 already, she is certainly a beautiful girl Melinda, must be so hard for you as a Mum each birthday! oh and a happy belated birthday to the farmer! Melinda your LO is wonderful. I agree it is a great range from Imaginisce and like you i love the colour combo. Nice bright, funky & fun. Love the I-rock bling, really brings the page to life. Love & big hugs Clare xxx

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  4. Happy Birthday to your daughter, she looks just like you! Beautiful! Your lo's are great, thanks for sharing!

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  5. OH, I love it! And, Happy Birthday, Beautiful Girl!

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  6. Hi Melinda. Happy birthday to your DD! You layout is beautiful. I love all the circles and the row of B&W photos. I just got myself some of those gorgeous pp's too. ;)

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  7. This LO is wonderful! Adore all the circles and the bold pattern in the background border!

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  8. Wow - she looks alot like you.. but i can see her old man too..proud mum..
    Send me some cake..

    ;)

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  9. you daughter looks just like you! My daughter turned 11 last week also, cant believe how fast they grow up. beautiful layout!

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  10. Love the colors in the layout!! Amazing how fast they grow up...

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  11. Love this layout Melinda! I always look forward to seeing what you create with the Imaginisce goodies :)

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  12. Awesome circles! Love the combination of bright circles and b&w photos!

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