Make It Yours Monday~ Sweetest Day

Happy Birthday to…Me! LOL, not really, but this week we are celebrating birthday’s! But not just any birthdays, ones we wouldn’t usually document. Weather it be a celebrity, a pet or yourself.  I chose to scrap my 34th birthday. I wouldn’t normally document a birthday of mine unless it was a big one, like 21, 30, etc. BUT, this year has been different. I lost my mom and I realized ALL birthdays are important! 

To begin my layout, I trimmed down a piece of American Crafts white cardstock to 11 3/4 x 11 3/4.  I used some of my favorite Shimmerz mists, Vibez in Before Dawn, Pink Stilettos Coloringz, Oh Say Can U Sea Coloringz and Chick-a-dee Spritz, to create a fun splattered background, like party confetti!

I set that aside to dry, and began to mat my photo. I used the beautiful frosting colors on my cake for inspiration, backing the picture with purple, pink and yellow papers, as well as some gold glitter paper for reflect the candle light and black cardstock to make all the colors pop off the page! I added a doily to the top left corner for some texture and because I love doilies!!!!

The next element on the page I worked on was the large “34” on the right hand side. I chose 2 patterned papers and cut the numbers on my scan n cut. I adhered them to the background and lined them with Morning Dew Drops sequins  to make it sparkle! I also used the FREE birthday cut file from the shop to create my candles! I added my photo and tucked the candles, which sparkle with a mix of Fairy Garden and Summer Paradise sequins, around my photo. I added some more Morning Dew Drops to the flames to make them look like they were flickering with light!

Then, I added my title, Sweetest Day, with some alpha stickers, added my journaling under my picture and sprinkled more sequins around the background. The whole layout was mounted on a piece of pink pattern paper and that was the finishing touch.

SO, I hope you will dig out some birthday photos that are just waiting to have a story told!!! Annnnd, go grab this amazing birthday cut file to help you, as well as some of the other amazing products in the shop!!! When you do, 

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