Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Project 12 - January 2011


I've decided to join in on Scrapbook & Cards Today's Project 12!  I'd love to know if any of you are doing this as well. :)

In January 2011... let's see.. we're still living in the same apartment as when we first moved to Knoxville in August of 2009.  I turned twenty-six!  We had an indulgent birthday dinner of steak, an egg, and hash browns.  Let me assure you - we rarely eat red meat, and I guess you could describe us as half-time vegetarians. :)  Anyway, we also shared a slice of Chocolate Lover's Chocolate cake from Earth Fare - yum!

Becky Fleck of PageMaps creates special sketches for Project 12 (January sketch here), and seeing as how I love sketches, I used it to create my page.

I hand-cut the top of my journaling panel, using the Top Note die-cut as a guide.  I also cut two of these Top Notes from Baja Breeze cardstock, stamped them, and adhered them behind the journaling block.  I used a lot of items from my retired stash - always a good thing!  :)  There's also quite a bit of sewing on the layout, courtesy of my handy sewing machine.

Well, thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!

January 2011 page supplies:
(As usual, all products used are by Stampin' Up!)
Stamps:  Elements of Style, Calendar Alphabet & Numbers
Ink:  Pretty in Pink Craft ink, Chocolate Chip and Baja Breeze Classic ink
Paper:  Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, and Basic Gray cardstock, Walk in the Park and Bella Rose Designer Series Paper packs (both retired), First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper
Accessories/Tools:  Basics Glimmer Brads, Whisper White button, Candy Cane Designer Buttons (retired), Timeless Type chipboard letters (retired), Victoria Lace Trim, Linen Thread, Beachfront Ribbon Originals (retired), Eyelet Border and Scallop Edge punches, Top Note Bigz die, Northern Frost Decorative Strip die, Northern Flurry Textured Impressions folder, Big Shot, sewing machine and thread


  1. This is beautiful! Happy Belated Birthday!

  2. This is gorgeous! I love the colors and the layout of the photos, mix of b&w and color, is awesome. Great job!

  3. Really a great LO, Melissa. Belated Happy Birthday!!! I love that picture of you and Seth. Your colors are great and really add to the cold feel of the snow picture. Great job on this!!

  4. Happy Birthday again and wow, you cooked for Seth, tee hee. Great lo! I love how it flows and the colors work so well.

  5. Oh My! That cake looks soooo yummy!
    The pink and blue go so perfect with the pictures. That is really a good color choice! I really love the snowflakes.. I need to get that die. Great job on cutting the top notes. I'm thinking I need to come and raid your retired stash! Love the layout. Beautiful work!!

  6. Happy Birthday...

    I simply love the elegant straight lines of the layout, i am a lover of clean and smart layouts & this is one of them.

    It is wonderful... Congrats.


  7. Love all your elements - the paper, the ribbon, the snowflakes! Very elegant!

  8. Happy belated birthday!Love your blog, you have some great projects posted! If you want to come to a candle decorating class tonight on u-stream ( it's free of course ) here is the invite:
    Hope to see you there! ( just copy and paste the link )


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