Stampin' Dreams Birthday Theme


Welcome to the June, 2018 Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop. You are currently visiting Karen Farquhar from Australia and this month we have a Birthday theme. I hope you are inspired by my projects today.




It must be the Jessica Birthday month not only is it Jessie Holton, our Stampin' Dreams coordinator's birthday month but also my eldest Granddaughter, Jessica, turned 18 years of age this week. I had previously made her a card to mark the occasion but misplaced it so I had to make another.
Using the stamp set Beautiful Bouquet and coordinating Bouquet Bunch Framelits on a background of stencilled Shimmery White Embossing Paste I have created simple but pretty card. 




This same Granddaughter is to blame for my passion for Scrapbooking. When she was 3 years old her father was working in England and the family were living there. Her mother, my daughter was regularly sending me photographs of Jessica and her baby brother, Callum. I missed them terribly and decided to start a Scrapbook for each of them which I intended to present to them on their 18th Birthdays.
Well I remembered this last week and thought I had better get Jessica's Scrapbook out of my craft cupboard ready to give her.
 But to my dismay I had probably only scrapped one page of her since her 10th Birthday. Oops!  So I had a bit of quick catching up to do. 
Amazing how time flies!

Below I have included 2 of the completed pages. One from her year 12 farewell formal and the other taken of her this year. (sorry the photographs have come up a little dark)





Looking back over my first attempts at Scrapbooking I was amazed at how my style has changed over those 14 years. Back then I would spend hours in local craft shops and on the internet searching for coordinating products. Usually with little success. Thank goodness I found Stampin' Up! where I can just hop online and order everything I need in one place and be assured that I will find fully coordinated stamp sets, punches, dies, papers, ribbons, inks and accessories. All delivered to my door within 3-4 days. 💖 





Jessica rang me after opening her album to thank me and tell me that my daughter and her Godmother both had a tear in their eye whilst reading through it. Mission accomplished.

Message to self:- as I now have 6 Grandchildren I must try to Scrapbook a page at least once a week so as not to get caught at the last minute again. That's the plan anyway. 

Thank you for being part of Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop I recommend following the links below for more inspiration. I can't wait to see everyone else's creations.



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11 comments:

  1. Love both the card and the layouts!

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    1. Thank you so much Jenny. Lovely of you to comment.

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  2. Absolutely gorgeous projects to match your equally beautiful granddaughter! Thanks for joining in the June Stampin Dreams Blog Hop! xx

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  3. Both, the card and the layouts, are simply amazing! Such a great idea to preserve memories

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    1. Thank you Anna. I bit of a rush job this one because her 18Th crept up on me. They grow up too fast.

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  4. Hi, Karen! First off... your blog is BEAUTIFUL. I adore that I can see your name right up on top and know where I am. Your design choice is stunning and your projects are equally brilliant. It is a pleasure visiting your blog :-)

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    1. Thank you Jenny for the lovely comment. I look forward to seeing the creations you post every day.

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  5. Beautiful projects, thanks for sharing!

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