Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Lisa Turns 2 (Crate Paper Party Day)


Yes, that's me at the ripe old age of two. My Mom always put an extra candle on our birthday cakes to help us grow an inch. When we got older, she said it was for good luck. The tag inside of the bitty bag contains journaling about that tradition and the other ways Mom made birthdays special.

This page truly is a hodge podge of elements from many manufacturers. The base of the page is from Crate Paper's new Party Day collection. I bought the Scrabble-like paper because I really liked it (and because I'm an avid Scrabble player), with no plans in mind. When it arrived, I was thrilled to see how well it went with my (ahem) vintage photos. The neutral background allowed me to bring in a variety of pretty colors.

Does your family have any special birthday-related traditions? What are they?
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21 comments:

  1. Fabulous layout Lisa! You were really a cutie at the age of 2!!! (still are :) ). What a fun tradition to put an extra candle on the cake. I can't remember if we had traditions like that, so I guess we didn't have them, otherwise I would have remembered. I always have a cake with candles for the kids when they have their bday. When we're going to cut it, we all stand around the bday kid and his/her cake and sing "happy bday" and then he/she can blow out the candles. Other than that we don't have any traditions :).

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  2. So BEAUTIFUL!!! LOVING those photos of you, the colors and loving that background paper!!!

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  3. What sweet photos and a darling page. I would have never thought to use the Scrabble paper for a background but you sure made it work. Your mom had fun bday traditions! We always have birthday pancakes, complete with a candle. But we don't open gifts until after dinner. It was always so hard to wait!

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  4. Two photos for Two years old! Such a darling page. I like how you built all your embellishments around your birthday.

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  5. I really, really, really love this layout. The photos are just so cute and I love how you journaled your mother's traditions.

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  6. oh my golly - what adorable photos!!! totally love this layout and the vintage feel to everything-- you really rocked it!!

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  7. How cute you are. Love the pix - they are precious. Love the page. So vintagy and love the papers - esp the background - you totally rock that.

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  8. This is adorable! You have totally matched these photos perfectly! Love!

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  9. Such a great layout Lisa! I really like the addition of the doily and ABC frame!

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  10. So fun! I love that you are scrapping your old photos, these are going to be heirlooms!

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  11. Beautiful job scrapbooking a "little" Lisa!!! darling!!!

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  12. I love it love it love it!! so fun!

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  13. What a sweet page and cute photo. Love the overall design and that scrabble paper for a background. -Such a bold statement. I enjoyed hearing about your 'traditions' and such a nice thing to scrap about. TFS! ;:-)

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  14. Ooh, I love all the different elements you have piled up, it makes it so interesting to look at your page! The vintage photos are super cute too! I can't think of any particular birthday traditions... I should start some! x

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  15. how wonderful, I just love your collage style layouts.

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  16. What a pretty layout, love the older photo :)

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  17. Such cute photos of you, Lisa!! Love that "Scrabble" paper for your background and all of the layering is so pretty!! Really beautiful design!

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  18. So stinkin' cute! Love it! Beautiful job!

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  19. Your layout is adorable...along with those photos :)
    I really like all the layering your have done here, I need to work on that :)

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