Wednesday, March 23, 2011

It's Your Birthday!

When I first started working in the US many, many years ago (wow, too many years to think about!), I found that a coworker in another country shared the same birthday as me.  Small world.  I changed employers about 4 1/2 years ago ... and I have another coworker with the same birthday.  Wow, small world.  And now I find a scrappy friend with ... ?  Yep, the same birthday as me!  The world is becoming a smaller and smaller place, literally, by the minute!  So, BIG Happy Birthday wishes to Rima, Vik, and Shannon.  Also, smooches and hugs to everyone who's left me love on Facebook, via email, or phone call ... even my  "mystery caller" - please, who are you?! Your thoughts were so kind ... but you left no name.  I've been trying to think who it might be ... and I "think" I know - but "you" would normally crack a joke or pull a prank.  Hhhmmm, a mystery, for sure!  Once I figure things out, I'll be sure to have my hand ready to slap on forehead with an appropriately loud, "Duh!".

Today started out strange, as far as birthday's go, with a medical appointment.  But, on the bright side, the technician was pretty chatty and kinda cute, so that made things much easier.  My boys got me a new laptop (yay!), so that will be fun to get up and running ... and more gifts were waiting for me at the office (thank you, girls!).  Then, to top it all off, I get an email notification with comments about a layout I posted last night at Two Peas in a Bucket.  I thought the comments were really sweet, especially since they came from Jamie, the site Community Director ... and then I see that my page has been selected as the Featured Project for today!  Awesome!  My SIL and her kids might recognize the photos:

Here's another one from Two Peas - that's my parent's wedding photo tucked away in the middle:

As you can see, I've been in a bit of a heritage / vintagey mood lately (is "vintagey" a word? LOL).  Working where I do for various scrapbooking sites, I have the privilege to work with kits from many great designers, of all styles.  At Design House Digital, Dana Zarling just moved in to the House, and I got to play with her Bella kit:


But then again, my "usual" style is more clean, graphic lines.  Man, I'm so indecisive when it comes to style - and what MY style might be.  How about eclectic? LOL  From vintage to more modern:

(for Karla Dudley's "Lift Me Up" challenge - and I got to scraplift Gen)

So ... wow, a longer post than I expected - so little time, and looks like I've been quite busy.  Lots of scrapbook pages = no evenings, no weekends, no life! ROFL  Yeah, pretty boring - but I enjoy what I do. Can't argue with that (well, you could - but it's my birthday, so you won't!!).

Wanted to wrap up with a photo I took earlier this month of Haddie's feet.  Yes, her feet.  The page with this will be coming soon, but I can't share right now - later, I promise.  These feet make me happy.  Can we all say "aaaaawwww" together?  1 ... 2 ... 3 ...


Trina said...

Have a fantastic birthday! Love seeing your work outside the magazine.

Carey said...


Hope you're having fun w/ your new laptop! woot!