Monday, July 4, 2011

Parties galore

The next 12 months sees every one of us having a significant birthday. First our middle daughter's 18th at the end of this month. Then a couple of 50ths for my husband and me. January sees our youngest turn 16 and in June our eldest turns 21! Now we're not usually party people, but I think the next year might see us having to stretch out of our comfort zone a little!
So our eldest turned 20 last month. She is not often home and she didn't want a party, but I felt I had to do something. I rustled up a few friends and they rustled up a few more and they all came for a lovely lunch. I sat inside and watched as they chatted. I thought how lovely her friends were and how she was growing up and felt happy and sad and nostalgic all at once!
I scrapped this page about it - with the lyrics from "Cat's in the cradle" which captured my emotions at the time.

I used a free template by Roadside Designs from her blog.
I also scrapped some joyful pages of the friends. I love how you can scrap the same photo and same event from different perspectives!
All products from Designer Digitals (credits here)

It also appears to be the birthday of a particular country today. Not that I'm very excited about another country's birthday but it is hard to resist a good birthday sale! So here's one from Roadside Designs:
So if you are having a significant birthday soon - happy birthday to you, too! In the meantime, enjoy some birthday shopping!

5 comments:

  1. Awwww what beautiful pages you've made. That first one was especially touching, that song always strikes a chord in me, I really liked how you changed up the lyrics.

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  2. Oh, I got a lump in my throat from the first one... Happy major birthdays to you all! =) You're just about the same age as I am... except I have an 8 year old. Just consider that one... *lol* Don't you feel tired already?

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  3. Us is it in the November that we celebrate birthday a lot;) your pages are really very nice! A superb memory!! And your photographs are very nice and filled with happiness!Hugs

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  4. Such gorgeous pages ... good luck with the 'turning 50s' birthdays! They aren't much fun, lol! ;)

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  5. I love that top page in particular - perfectly placed photo, and great journalling ...

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