Birthday Lunch

So we're half way through Spring Break. And it's definitely been better than a lot of school breaks of the past. I guess that's part of the kids getting older. Of course I have made sure that we have at least one fun outing each day. Our local library has helped out with that goal, as they have been offering fun activities throughout the week. In fact I just got home from taking Santiago to a petting zoo that was set up behind the library. It's so obvious that he's a city kid with no pets...he just doesn't know what to do with the animals lol...but he loved it just the same. I couldn't get him to leave!

Anyhow, the weather is finally showing some hints of spring (ie, no snow, rain or ridiculous wind) so I was able to get outside and photograph some layouts. This one was inspired by two challenges:

Red Carpet Studio #91 My Fair Lady - Create a "girly" project with lots of layers
Picture This! March 1st Challenge - 1 Photo + Circles + Tilt

I used a PageMaps sketch and came up with this...

I really admire the shabby chic style of scrapbooking...all those layers of floral papers and romantic flowers. I tried for several years to adopt that style, but I've come to find that as much as I love oohing and ahhing over other people's shabby chic creations it just doesn't suit my personality. But as all of you fellow hoarders will appreciate, I still have tons of paper from that stage of my scrapbooking in my stash . So I'm trying to find ways to use it. I loved this photo of my parents with this paper, so I kept it simple & modern with the filmstrip border in the background and the chalkboard title. And while I did use a doily, there is not a single dimensional flower on here. There's even a bit of "white space" above the photo. I feel like even though I used a background paper that doesn't really suit my current style, I was able to keep pretty true to myself with the page.

Product List:
My Mind's Eye Find Your Wings and Fly patterned paper
SEI Jocelyn patterned paper
Bo Bunny Mamarazzi 2 patterned paper
Crate Paper Styleboard patterned paper
Fancy Pants Roadshow sticker border
Bo Bunny doily
My Mind's Eye journaling card


  1. Great page Jenessa, thanks so much for joining us at PT!

  2. Beautiful page! Thanks for joining us @ Picture This!

  3. You did a great job with this page! So many layers! It looks like the top of a messy desk with little bits of lovely papers and patterns sticking out...I really adore that look and find it very hard to achieve. Great job! Thanks for sharing your project over at Red Carpet Studios!

  4. Such a lovely layout. I love it. Thank you for joining us at Picture This!

  5. Jenessa...I think you did a great shabby chic! I know what you mean, love looking at them-but you tried, I didn't! LOL!!! Thanks for sharing it at PICTURE THIS! Always love your work!

  6. Beautiful page. Thanks for playing at PT.

  7. Beautiful!! Thank you for joining us at Picture This!

  8. So pretty Janessa. I love all the layering you did. Nice to see you here at PT, thanks for playing.

  9. Love it! Awesome job! thanks for playing at Picture This!