Robyn’s Vintage Birthday

Elements from “Small Talk” by TaylorMade Designs and Fei Fei’s Stuff, ribbon and staple from Stampin’ Up.

I didn’t plan on having a “vintage” birthday for Robyn, it just happened.  And it wasn’t the party that was vintage, but most of her presents.  As talked about in my previous post, she got a refurbished 30 year old doll house that we found in Jason’s Dad’s basement.  Well, that basement is filled with toys from the seventies and eighties, and we found a few other gems down there.  We found lots of colourful My Little Ponies that just needed a good cleaning and hair combing, and we also found the cutest wooden Snoopy dog!

Robyn loves that Snoopy dog and pulls him all over the house.  There was only one vintage item from my side of the family and that was a beautiful dress that my Mom had made for my niece, Pam, when she was two.  Pam is now fourteen and we are so lucky that Auntie Liz saved all the clothes my Mom made for Pam.

Robyn looked so sweet in this dress (as seen in the photos above), like a little princess!

I am so glad that our birthday season is over and that I don’t have to worry about planning any more parties for a little while.  Now I can just relax and enjoy our summer!


More samples from Two Thousand and Twelve album here.

It’s Birthday Season!

It seems like most of the kids we know have spring birthdays, including Casey and Robyn.  I have already started planning both of their parties and just finished designing the invites.  I worked on Casey’s first and liked it so much that I made Robyn’s in the same style but, of course, more girly.

All elements from "Retrospective" by One Little Bird Designs.

I think he has settled on a “car” theme for his party and I have scouted out some ideas from Pinterest but, knowing how often almost four year olds change their mind, I will not actually buy or make anything until the week before!  (In that case, I had better take some vacation days from work just before his birthday!!)

One week after Casey’s birthday is Robyn’s turn.  I like it that their birthdays are close as I have a crazy few weeks and then it is done.  Thankfully, Robyn is only turning two so she won’t care what her birthday party is like.  I am hoping for a really great day and have the party at the local playground.  That way the birds and the squirrels can clean up all the crumbs!  Her invitation was a bit trickier because of all her hair in the photo.  This was the best I could do!

All elements from "Sweet Awaits" by Kitty Designs.

I will post some pictures next month so you can see how the parties turned out.  Now that the invites are made and sent out, I can relax for a few weeks and get back to working on those photobooks!

(I know it has been a while since the last post, but I was sick for about four weeks and just never made it to the computer to do anything.  I usually like to do a post every week and I was even asked by someone if they had been removed from the mailing list!  I feel sooooo much better now and the creativity is coming back to me so you can look forward to more regular posts.)


My Gallery

I just started posting my latest scrapbook pages at My Scrapbook Art if you are interested in checking out any of my work.  How often I put layouts in the gallery depends on how many photobooks I am working on, and how well the kids are sleeping!!  Here is the latest one that I added of my beautiful girl:

Elements from “Worn” by One Little Bird Designs and Sahlin Studios.

My previous gallery is with Stampin’ Up at where I have almost 100 pages that I made over the last year and a half.

Thanks for stopping by,   Leah