Happy Tuesday! I can't believe that I actually have time to make a scrapbook page just for so! I am absolutely loving having some time off and not having to worry about going in to work for a couple of weeks! Yay!
I have been meaning to scrap a page for my niece, Sarah, about her 13th birthday this year. We had such a wonderful time celebrating it with her, but I just have not found the time to make her a scrapbook page! Having this week off gave me the perfect time to complete it. I am so happy that I came across a wonderful "Patchwork Effect" challenge at Scrap Africa, and wanted to participate in it as I made Sarah's layout.
My beautiful niece, Sarah's, birthday falls on May 5 each year: Cinco de Mayo!
. . . and the Kentucky Derby always takes place on the Saturday of her birthday weekend!
The newspaper article with each horse's odds:
We are all decked out in hats brought by grandmothers, Nancy and Regina:
And they're off:
Nancy and Anne both picked the winning horse and won the "pot" that we each put a dollar in.
Sarah wanted cupcakes this year for her13th birthday:
And she had her nails done and received an extra special gift from her parents - her beautiful ring:
Here are Anne, Katie, Sarah, and Michael:
And a very special picture of the beautiful 13 year old birthday girl:
I just love Sarah so much, and wanted to make her a special layout for her 13th birthday. I actually found a wonderful challenge at Scrap Africa!
Challenge #19 is all about using a patchwork effect somewhere on your page. I decided to take part in the Scrap Africa challenge because it really inspired me. Also, I received an amazing RAK from Nancy (check out her blog here!) for winning a blog hop! I used some of my winnings for this layout! Thanks so much, Nancy!!!!!
Here is my finished page:
I used one of my favorite sketches from Becky Fleck's book "PageMaps2" for my page. Here is the sketch that you can find on page 117 of the book:
And here are some close-ups of my layout:
Thank you, Scrap Africa, for the inspiration to make my page today! I am so happy that I got the chance to participate in your challenge!
And thank YOU, for stopping by and visiting my blog today! I hope you enjoyed seeing Sarah's birthday celebration!
Have a great rest-of-your Tuesday! I just saw the royal baby for the first time, and I must say, seeing them so happy brought joyful tears to my eyes.