Thursday, August 9, 2012

From Screen 2 Scrap's Birthday Challenge

Yesterday was Nolan's 10th birthday!  All week I've been thinking about this special day, and so when I got home from Vanderhoof (had to drop Jason off at his new job!) and got a bit of time to play with some BRAND SPANKIN' NEW PAPERS!!! these photos were what popped out at me, needing to be scrapped.  They are from 2 years ago, and I'm not sure why they haven't been scrapped before now, but I'm glad I finally got around to it.  I also haven't played along with From Screen 2 Scrap in a while, and they are currently having a birthday celebration/theme going on for August.  Hello, inspiration!  Here's the sketch I chose to work with:
And here's my page:
I had to change up the sketch a bit, but I stayed true to the basic design.  What do you think of the new Basic Grey Paper Cottage?  It's pretty busy stuff, so I combined it with a piece of red and an extremely old piece of blue Chatterbox (are they even around anymore?) in an effort to ground it.  Normally I probably would have chosen green papers to match Nolan's shirt, but I wanted his beautiful blue eyes to be the focus here, hence the blue paper strip.  Did I succeed?  Normally I wouldn't use doilies on a boy page, either, but they reminded me of cake doilies (which is what they are, in fact!) so, I think they work.  I didn't want to overembellish, so I just made some candles out of paper (MME) and number stickers (Echo Park) cut into flames.  (I also needed something to cover up where I tore the red paper a bit!)

And here's a picture of my baby boy from yesterday:

He's getting pretty big!  I just realized the other day that his feet are the same size as mine!!!  He was so awesome yesterday, just so polite to everyone, no meltdowns - it was awesome!  The only thing missing was Jason, sniff.

Hey, you wanna hear something cool?  I was messing around on pinterest the other day, and I must've typed "smash book" into the search thingie.  I scrolled down, and saw some of my pages!  One of my pages has been repinned 117 times!!!   ( Seriously, here's the link!)  I just about freaked!  It's these types of moments that make me say to myself, "They like me!  They really like me!!!"  (Or, they like my smash page enough to pin it, anyway!)

As for my thumb, I tried getting it looked at one day, but couldn't get in to the clinic in a timely fashion (they only had one doctor on).  I went so far as to go to the ER, but I had groceries in the car that I needed to get in the freezer, etc.  It's like my follower Sue said, if it was one of the kids with a puffy thumb, I'd be in there in a snap, but as a mom, it's just one of those annoyances that get put off until...  Well, tomorrow, I promise!!!

And, one more little announcement while I have your attention.  My scrappy friend Tanya is having a "500 post" blog candy for 5 lucky followers - make sure you check this one out, she has the most wonderful copic colouring around!


  1. Lovey page and great memories again saved for his future.. He looks like one very happy boy.. Take Care

  2. This turned out really great! I found that background paper really busy when I first pulled it out too, but loved it once I got it on a finished layout- funny how that works! Fab layout & yay for a fab birthday for Nolan :) Re: the SMASH- holy repins! That's awesome! Did you notice your blog address defaults to .nz instead of .ca on pinterst? odd! Must be a lot of NZ folks pinning you :)

  3. How awesome is that?! I'm talking about all your re-pins right now ... we'll get to your page in a minute!! :) Congrats. I can see why - it's a gorgeous page!!
    As is your layout today. I've steered clear of the new BG line just because it looked unusually busy but you've managed to make it work. LOVE that you chose the blue rather than green to ground everything! It's a perfect addition!! and those candles are so perfect! Love them!

  4. What a handsome boy !! Yes baby blues show...Happy Birthday Nolan ! Fabulous layout,I love love those candles.I did not know you had stuff on pintrest,must go check it out!PS Thanks for the shout out,you're so sweet !!Miss ya !

  5. I love your candles. I do enjoy working with BG too. Great birthday page.

  6. Fabulous page Roxy, and I hope that Nolan had a very happy 10th birthday :) Love your little candles! Is it just me or does anyone else think that Nolan looks EXACTLY like you?! (more so in the newer photo).

    Hugs, Carole xxx

  7. Well done Roxy! I loved your take on Sandi's sketch. Those candles look fabulous and add the perfect touch to Nolans birthday page. Thanks for joining in this month at FS2S :)

  8. Happy Birthday to Nolan - what a handsome young man he is!

    I love Sandi's sketch & yes, what great BG paper (not much I dont like there) and your take on the sketch is fabulous - you ahve always got to make it your own...and I do love your candles too. Fabulous page Roxy & thanks for joining us.

  9. I love this layout Roxy, the paper collection was a great choice!

  10. I love what you did with the sketch Roxy & am blown away by your candles, they are perfect!! The colours were indeed perfect to make your boys eyes just pop right off the page, gorgeous photo's...when will you be scrapping the recent one?!!...If you're anything like me, at least twelve months from now!! ;D x

  11. Fantastic page, Great choice of pp. Goes well with the photos