Monday, August 23, 2010

Happy As A Clam Layout and the winner of my blog candy!

Good morning to all!  I woke today up being a little bit older today, as it is my birthday.  I had a lovely  birthday celebration yesterday, as my mom took us all out to dinner.  We ate the Outback Steakhouse and my sister brought a delightfully cute  Mickey Mouse cake.  I was having a great old time until they brought out the cake and I  looked at the candles and saw two big old 5's.  Then it hit me, by gosh I'm turning 55.  For the brief minute I felt old, really old. The discussion among us turned into what stores I'd  get a senior's discount at.  It only lasted a minute though, because in my heart I still feel young.

I just finished this layout last night.  There is a sketch challenge over at Imaginisce and the winner gets a really nice prize package.  My son, daughter, niece and nephews just being silly at the beach!
 
And here is their August sketch which was created by Sarah de Guzman:
All of the paper on this layout with the exception of the cardstock is Imaginisce Splash Dance. I used some paper ribbon that I twisted to frame my large circle, and used some twine to outline my patchwork circle.  I hand cut the clouds and the kite. I added a few zig zag stitches with my sewing machine.

Now on to the winner of my blog candy. . . I used my random drawer, which is my son Jeffrey and asked him to pick a number between 1 and 56.  His response #15. Congrats to Kim!  Please email me with your address so I can get this package to you!  Can't wait to see what spooky layouts you create!

I'm off today.  I feel that you shouldn't have to work on your birthday.  No cleaning is on the schedule.  Today is a day for me and I plan on working on a few layouts.  I have two DT projects due this week and I need to get them started.
Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie

29 comments:

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

great lo... I have to find that paper line, it is so nice & they have some really cute papers that go with it.
Congrats Kim!

Brenda said...

Happy Birthday! You are right - you are only as old as you feel!! BEAUTIFUL submission for Imaginisce! There is so much detail that I know they are going to love it!!

Melissa said...

What a beautiful LO! Hope you have a wonderful birthday! Sounds like you have the perfect day planned! Enjoy every minute of turning 55...it is much better than the alternative. :)

artfuldelight said...

YAY! Happy Birthday! My birthday is in exactly one month from today, the 23rd is a good number. My daughter and my brother both have a birthday on the 23rd of the month. (April and June).

I hope you have a great day and take some "you time". Great LO! :-)

Sherri said...

Wonderful layout!!!! Hope you win!

Leah said...

Debbie, can I tell you how much I LOVE everything you do...I don't believe that once I have looked at something and NOT thought it was the BEST thing I had ever saw!!!
so with that thought, I'll say
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Old or not, you ROCK! (ok, ok, just teasing, don't hate me! LOL!!!)
Thanks for always sharing your stuff!!!
Big Birthday Hugs,
Love ya! Leah

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Happy Birthday to you! I hope you have a great day surrounded by loved one and filled with goodies galore!

Cokie Pop Paper Boutique said...

Love that kite and the clouds. So cute.

Kelly Massman said...

Your LO is FANTASTIC!!! I really love everything about it!

Kelly Massman said...

Oh, and Happy Birthday!

Dawn said...

Fantastic sweetie! Hope your day is fun and stress-less and remember those are just numbers and they don't mean a thing.
Happy Birthday!

Fern said...

Debbie, the details you have on here are amazing!!! Love all the cute cut outs and the frames are unique and fantastic... Great photos, too!!!
I hope you have the best B-day ever!! So glad you don't have to work and that you get to play all day... those are the best kind of B-days! And I agree with Dawn... they're just numbers and don't mean a thing.... Have a great day!!! Hugs!!

Maureen Reiss said...

Great LO!! Love the colors! Congrats Kim!

Pat said...

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you dear Debbie!! Hope your day was filled with joy! Love all the cut work on your fun page!

Kim said...

Happy Birthday, sweet friend! Hey you are only as old as you feel! I love this layout! The kites are such a fun little whimsy touch! There is such incredible detail in this one and the colors are fabulous!!!!! love it!!!!
THanks for letting me know I am the winner!!! Woooo Hoooo, I can't wait to create with it!!!
blessings,
Kim xXx

Tammy said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR YOUNG LADY! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! 55 IS NOT OLD! LOL.

Your layout is great. I love the kite and the clouds and how they pop. And the twine -- a great addition!

Sandi Cl~ said...

Hey, there birthday girl! Hope you've enjoyed the day .. playing with some scrappy stuff and maybe even shopping for more online, heehee! Love this layout .. the kites are adorable. Wonderful beach photos and done in the only way you know how . fabulously!

Cindy Gay said...

A very nice layout. Cutting is great as are the tones and design.

li-bee-ti said...

A little late, but still - HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DEBBIE!
I agree - you're young exactly as you feel.
I hope you've had a fab day, and it sounds as if you've started it great.
All the best!

goldyfish said...

Happy Birthday. Love your LO. Congrats Kim. Best Wishes Lucinda

aussiescrapper said...

SUPER HAPPY BIRTHDAY my friend, I am so glad to hear you are doing nothing in the line of cleaning, hope you got some scrapping done and really enjoyed yourself, 55 yeh just a number, I honestly thought you would be around my age, 42 so you look great, I love your gorgeous layout her, the distressing is awesome and hope you win the great challenge. Love Melxx ENJOY THE REST OF THE DAY.

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

Happy birthday!!!!! Many blessings your way.... hope you have a fabulous and blessed day. I love, love, love your page! I am crazy about circles!

Kathy said...

Happy Belated Birthday Debbie! I love this layout! Fun photos and love all the texture and circles!

BabyBokChoy said...

Happy birthday, belated, so sorry! But that layout is really lovely and I just love the layering you did and the circle elements!

Denise said...

Happy belated birthday! Hope it was wonderful :) I love the layering on this...wow! You're so good at details!

Julia said...

A belated Happy Birthday to you Debbie. I absolutely love this layout, the twisted ribbon and the twine are truley inspired. Really love those papers too!

Samantha said...

Happy (late) Birthday Debbie! I love this layout, I think you did an awesome job with the sketch :)

Audrey Frelx said...

Great layout!!! I'll be back for more-more-more!!!

Susan said...

Congrats on winning!!!! Your layout was fantastic and you deserved it!!!!