Saturday, April 19, 2014

Happy 20th Birthday, Katie!

Good Morning.  Our family has so many things to celebrate today!  The best thing is that our beautiful daughter, Katie, turns 20 today!  YAY!  

I made a layout to commemorate this event and to let her know just how much she is loved:

I used a recent photo taken of her - don't you just love her smile?!  It lights up a room:


I also used the lyrics from one of my favorite songs, "Your Smiling Face" by James Taylor:

Happy birthday, sweet Katie! 

Baptism day:

  At age 7:

On the Easter after we adopted Anne:

And now:

We couldn't love Katie any more today than we did the day she was born!   Loving Hugs! 
If you want to read more about how I made this page, please check out "Ideas for Scrapbookers!"

 . . . and thank you so  much for stopping by my blog today!


  1. What a lovely, lovely post...gorgeous page.....happy birthday to your big girl:):)

  2. Happy happy happy birthday Katie!!! Beautiful lo! I loveeeeeeeee the colors!!!

  3. What a lovely young lady! Happy Birthday to her, and Happy Easter tomorrow to your whole family!

  4. What a wonderful weekend you have had! Happy birthday to your DD and Easter! Your layout is beautiful, a lovely tribute to Katie! Have a blessed weekend!

  5. Love, love your gorgeous page! It's perfect! Happy Birthday to Katie! Hope you and your family had a blessed Easter, Sharon!

  6. Congrats with your beautiful daughter Katie!! Your lo is such a special page for you daughter, she can always look back at all these memories by your scrapbook. Both daughters will love that! The glitter, little details and super sweet sentiment makes is so SWEET!! Enjoy these happy days. Love, all the way from The Netherlands, Leintje*

  7. What a wonderful post and a wonderful way to celebrate Katie's birthday! She's a lovely girl! Your lay out is beautiful and I'm sure she'll cherish it.
    Thanks for your comments on my journal cover. It was fun to make. I hope you had a wonderful and blessed Easter, Sharon!

  8. Beautiful page and beautiful words for your daughter. Congratulations on raising a lovely daughter.

  9. Your girl is beautiful! Isn't it precious to watch them grow, I have one at home that turn 22 last week too! Beautiful layout!

  10. Happy belated birthday Katie.
    What a wonderful smile Katie has, so much like her mother.
    A gorgeous LO to celebrate a gorgeous girl

  11. Happy Birthday! Love seeing all the photos through the years. The layout is gorgeous. Beautiful design and colors.

  12. Yes that smile would light up any room! Fabulous photo and fabulous layout. And a big Happy Birthday to Katie :)

  13. Beautiful page Sharon and a wonderful one at that, to celebrate Katie's birthday! You really put so much love and care into that page...its a stunner, so soft and gentle! A very Happy Birthday to Katie and I hope she had an awesome day! Love your photo time-line....amazing how the time does fly and how quickly they grow into adults! Just also wanted to say thanks for the visits you make to my blog....I really do appreciate them and certainly appreciate the love!!! xx

  14. Ooohh what a wonderful page sharon,loove it,congratulations to your daughters birthday,have a beautiful day with your love ones,its a great day today,your daughter is a very pretty young woman with a wonderful laughs.looove her.
    iam so sorry that iam not comment of your blog,my healty its not so good and iam must suggess,its this korrect in enghlish??My english is not the best *lol*
    have a great week with sunshine :-)

    Lovely Hugs Jeannette

  15. Ooooh...such a pretty layout Sharon! Happy belated birthday to Katie!

  16. Katie is beautiful! What a fabulous page you've made to celebrate her birthday! You must be so proud! I hope you and your family had a wonderful Easter :) Cheers!

  17. Hello Sharon!!
    Sorry to be late to this post again!! HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY KATIE!! I love reading this and seeing her pictures growing up, how cute and sweet!! I love that song too!! Beautiful layout as always, very soft and lovely!!
    They do grow up fast, my oldest will be 25 in a couple weeks. Hope you have had some warm weather again like us. It goes in spurts so I make sure to soak it up while I can. Posted some Easter fun on my blog, YAY!!
    Hope all is well with you and your family!! Hugs and prayers :)

  18. Hello Sharon;
    precise say that your layout is gorgeous!
    Good work to celebrate her birthday.
      She sure have loved this expression of affection;)
    Thank you for your recent comments on my blog.

    Stay with God;

  19. What a precious tribute, Sharon! Gosh, time just goes by way too fast! LOVE all the textures in your page and the monochromatic palette! Happy birthday, Katie!


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