Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Last summer we had a big birthday celebration at our house.  My husband always told me he wanted a party for the occasion.  His daughters flew in and we filled the backyard with friends, food, music and my Mother's pretty flower arrangements.  The highlight was probably Lenny demonstrating the Dance Dance Revolution to his friends though I certainly hadn't planned for everyone to troop to the basement to see that!  It was an area I'd made no attempt to clean.  Oh well, everyone who knows me knows that creativity is far more important than cleaning to me.

This two page layout is the main part of the party.  There will be a couple of other pages from that weekend coming along. 

Project Notes:
  • I have so much trouble doing 'guy' pages.  And an even bigger challenge doing anything with Lenny's favorite hobby - Pinball.  I did add a bunch of silver brads - sort of like pinballs - for embellishments.
  • Most of the journaling is in this pocket behind a photo collage of guests. 

  • Typtically I print my journaling right on the larger paper with the large format printer but this layout had so many photos I would have never gotten the placement right.  So the journaling wouldn't stick out too much, I used cardstock that matched the Basic Grey designer paper and distressed it with some tone-on-tone inks after printing out the text.
Thanks for stopping by!

Ingredients:  DSP:  Marakesh by Basic Grey
Ink:  Baja Breeze by SU!; Vintage Photo by Ranger
Grommet:  Pewter by SU!
Cardstock:  Aqua Mist by PTI!; Dusty Durango and Pacific Point by SU!


  1. Looks like it was a fun party.
    Nice layout.

  2. Love all of the pictures and typed journaling!


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