Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Hello 40

When I sat down to create my layout, I had a sketch I'd drafted and thought I was all ready to go. Then I completely changed my mind on everything except having a triangle of patterned paper on my page. :)

Starting with my papers, I cut them all down to size and began the search for alphabet stickers and embellishments. Then I got the bright idea to use the digital stamps to create cut files. Except that my Cricut Explore was being temperamental and didn't want to print and cut. I'm not the greatest at fussy cutting, but managed to get my flowers trimmed without losing any of the image or my fingers.

The size of my digital stamps are bigger than I had anticipated which meant that the resolution became a bit fuzzy. I kind of like the distressed look they wound up with because I feel like it accentuates the fact that they were hand drawn. I glued one down and added pop dots to the other two.

I sprinkled some droplets of gold mist and enamel dots around my flowers and then added my journaling onto a die cut tag that I slid behind the paper at the top. The last piece was a chipboard phrase sticker.

I don't normally document my birthday, but since this was a milestone, I figured why not. Plus, the Keep Going paper worked perfectly for doing so. Do you usually scrapbook your birthday?

patterned paper - Keep Growing kit designed by Brandi Kincaid- Feed Your Craft
digital stamps - Keep Growing digital stamps designed by Brandi Kincaid - Feed Your Craft
alphabet stickers - Fitzgerald foam Thickers - American Crafts {Shimelle True Stories}
enamel dots - My Mind's Eye {Market Street}
chipboard phrase sticker - Studio Calico
mist - Gold Heidi Swapp Color Shine
tag - Tag, You're It metal craft die - Lawn Fawn


  1. Such a beautiful page and beautiful soul! I love your photo and wish you all the best in this new year for you. Much love my sweet friend!

  2. Love your flowers Elise and you did a superb job with your fussy cutting.

  3. I think you did an amazing job with the fussy cutting (and the rest of the page)! Happy birthday and many more. :) I've scrapped my birthday a few times (vintage photos and recent ones) but I'm more likely to scrap Alexa's.

  4. This is a beautiful page! I love the details and the patterns... and those cut flowers, LOVE!
    I have done a page or two about my birthday before, nothing too deep though ;)

  5. Even though this page may not have turned out the way you had planned it, it turned out beautifully.
    Perfect background paper for a birthday page and the photo of you is gorgeous.
    As for scrapbooking my birthdays….I don't think I have at all….but my daughters did make me an album "40 Reasons Why We Love You" for my 40th birthday <3

  6. Beautiful. Your layout and photo is lovely. Happy birthday, wishing you all the best. Michelle t

  7. What a beautiful page!! You are such a lovely lady. I'm always so inspired and encouraged when I see your posts, here or on social media. Forty is a great place to be. I hope your day was special, and you have a spectacular year! And this page! Love It!

    When I hit that '40' milestone, I had a six week old baby, and was lamenting the inability to have a special date night with my husband for my birthday. I mean, a needy baby that would have to come along, as much as they are precious and loveable, did not fit into my idea of a special night. I had mentioned something about that to a friend, and she wound up spearheading a surprise birthday party for me. It was great! Ind there was a lot to scrap from that special day!

  8. I love your layout Elise!
    It is absolutely perfect!!
    I do enjoy scrapping every birthday, including my own ;)

  9. Your page is so lovely & you are so beautiful!!!! You were so right to make a page about your 40th Birthday, it is so important!!!! (I will be there too soon lol)


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