My son turned 18 this past summer!
On June 14th, 2013 to be exact!
Sunday night I finally got around to scrapping the photos from that day.
The celebration was small as we were not at home when the event took place.
I felt bad about not having a big blow-out for such a milestone but as is true to my son's mellow, laid-back nature, he was a-okay w/ it!
"They Say It's Your Birthday"
I had trouble w/ this layout because I wanted it to look birthday-ish but not baby-ish! I have this great Nikki Sivils Birthday collection, but it fell more on the baby-ish or more girl-ish side. I asked my son for assistance since it was a layout about him. I had told him I wanted to use the brown paper so that it would go w/ the chocolate cake, plus brown is a masculine color. He took a look at the papers I had been going through and chose the BG paper you see. We also agreed that accessorizing w/ the Nikki Sivils line would give it the birthday feel w/out being too kid-like.
I had planned on calling this layout "They Say It's your Birthday" from the start as I was creating it for the "October Music" challenge over at SB.com. Category #2 = Use a song title on your layout. So how handy was it that one of the Nikki Sivils' cut-outs had "It's Your Birthday" on it?! All I had to add was the "They Say" part and my title was complete! Unfortunately the cut-out was a bit girly, but whatcha gonna do, right?
In the end, both he and I were happy w/ the layout!
BTW - I scraplifted another layout to come up w/ this design and I want to give credit to the original work of art:
And finally...I figured out what my talent is: Crooked layouts! Yay, me! LOL!
Seriously though, I swear no matter how hard I try to line up my stuff it always come out crooked! Ugh! And it always leans to the right. Maybe because I am right-handed?
Oh well, I have learned to embrace the imperfections!
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