Thursday, 5 July 2012

40 Year Old Me ((WMS # 104)

Hello Scrappers,

I had my 40th earlier this year so took the unusual step of actually scrapping myself. Horrendous photo but it's the best of a bad bunch taken with an i-phone. I would have loved to have taken my camera along but since I left my handbag hanging in a bar toilet it was probably a wise choice when I decided to leave it at home! Unbelievably the handbag, complete with purse, phone and house keys was still there when I remembered a short time later!

I wanted to do a scrapbook page for the Waltzingmouse sketch challenge this week. Here's the sketch:

And here's the page on yours truly:

I used heaps of different stamps from the Vintage labels and Fancy Phrases sets - all stuff I've done before on my cards but I was really keen to try them out on a scrapbook layout as well.

I've actually ordered some new stamps now - about time as I've been meaning to do it for ages, so hopefully there'll be a different take on the sketch challenge in the coming weeks!

Thanks for stopping by,

Claire x


  1. Claire what a WONDERFUL page all about you! I love the Hello 40...I said hello to that age myself this year! Love your use of the labels images on this, so amazing and creative!

  2. Wonderful scrapbook page! Love your pic, colors, and the flag banner!

  3. Oh I love this! I think the photo is great - love that it is in black & white so it really stands up to all the pretty colors you used. Brilliant way to use all the tags - and really stunning layout!

  4. You look beautiful, and happy! Such a beautiful page layout Claire. Beautiful way to remember 40 ... Happy late birthday.

  5. How cool to see an entry with a scrapbook page!! And such a lovely one too! Happy belated 40th birthday & thanks for playing along with us this week! :)

  6. How fabulous!!
    This is gorgeous Claire!!
    And who says you shouldn't scrap yourself...
    it's a monumental day!! :)
    And I once left my bag...wallet, everything in a shopping cart at WalMart...
    so fortunate that a very honest person found my PTO card and contacted a mutual friend and called me to let me know...
    I didn't even realize!!
    It was my 35th birthday...
    and I couldn't believe I was that forgetful...
    until I found out a couple weeks later that I was preggers with #4!!
    But love this...
    and love seeing a scrap page based on the sketch...
    so creative!
    Happy (belated) Birthday!! :)

  7. Good story and great use of the sketch, love the little label banner, fab colours too, well done and thanks for playing along with the Mischief Makers this week!

  8. Fabulous!! really love how you used al those stamps on your LO! Thanks for joining us at WMSC!

  9. Wonderful page! Love your combination of patterned papers. Beautiful! Thanks for playing along with the Mischief Makers over at WMSC! :)

  10. Claire, this is gorgeous, I love your layout, beautiful detailing and you look fabby!!! Happy belated Birthday to you!!! and thank you so much for playing along with us on the sketch Challenge at WMS!

  11. Congrats On your Top Mouse Award with this beauty!


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