Turning Thirty - Three

11.15.2010

Hey, hey, it's my birthday...and I've gotten some scrapping in just for the occasion!  It seems to work out that I usually create a layout on or around my birthday every year and this year was no exception.  The weekend was a good one spent with my family (who spoiled me).  We went out to dinner at my favorite Greek restaurant (where I got the Greek Salmon) and we spent lots and lots of time together which is always a plus in my book.  I was also granted some "me" time which I appreciate so much and which I used to do a bit of shopping and of course scrapbooking!  I'm in the mode of loving scrapbooking so much again (not that I wasn't before, but it seems my creative energy tends to go in streaks and I'm in a super creative one).

Here is this year's birthday layout...I couldn't for the life of me remember how old it was that I was turning so had to actually do the math to figure it out if you can believe it!  For the layout I used a mix of Cocoa Daisy kits and some Petaloo flowers that I had in my stash.

turning thirty - three

Here is a close-up of my journaling:

turning thirty - three (close-up)

Speaking of Cocoa Daisy...awhile back (we're talking 2007 here) I stumbled upon this amazing kit club Cocoa Daisy. They were holding try-outs for their design team and I entered my work and applied. I didn't get in, but stuck around their message board and vowed that the next time they held a design team call I would try again...which I did. I didn't get on the team. Another year went by and I tried again and still didn't get on the team! I was a wee bit grumpy about the whole thing at this point but in the meantime had gotten on some other design teams which was great, but it wasn't Cocoa Daisy. Cocoa Daisy is the only kit club that I personally have ever subbed to and the reason is because I love the kits. Every.single.one.  Every.single.time. Seriously delicious kits, so much so that Creating Keepsakes Magazine just named them one of the top three scrapbooking kit clubs out there. In addition to having amazing products and incredible service the women that are involved with Cocoa Daisy, the company, are the most diverse, fun, welcoming and supportive that I've yet to come across in this scrappy world!  I got an email earlier this month inquiring if I would be interested in joining the team from Ronda Palazzari and I was just floored and of course said yes, yes, a million times YES! This has been a goal of mine for three years going now and here I am finally making it come true! So thank you for the early birthday present Cocoa Daisy

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Gabi said...

I absolutely love this LO, it is gorgeous!! Congratulations to you and Happy Birthday!!! I just made it to my first Design Team, so I know how you feel; what a sweet gift for your bday!

-Gabi from Savannah, TX

Deborah said...

Congrats! That is really cool!! I love Cocoa Daisy and wish I could afford to join a kit club! I'll turn 35 next month and am so not looking forward to it ;) Happy Birthday...Love the Layout!!

Diana Waite said...

yeah! Happy birthday!! GREAT clean layout--LOVE it! :)

Glynis said...

Congrats on the DT call and Happy Birthday!! Love the layout! What a great way to spend your birthday doing something you love :O)

Becky said...

Happy Birthday! You are just adorable! Love the layout, I'm 33 too and couldn't be happier about it!

milkcan said...

That's so super awesome! Huge congrats to you!

ellen s. said...

oh that is so cool! love that layout and congrats congrats! persistence pays off :)

Vicky said...

Happy, Happy Birthday to You! What a wonderful full day you had, if every day was like this you'd go bonkers :P So love your layout and a Huge Congrats on being the newest member of Cocoa Daisy's Design Team, Yay!!!!

Terri Davenport said...

Happy Birthday! Love your layout and congrats on your DT birthday present!

Tracy said...

Your layout is just beautiful.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY
I thought I was a year older than I was for awhile until I did the math and realized I was putting myself older than I was. LOL

Amy said...

Happy Birthday to you! Welcome to your 30's...you'll love it. Congrats on the Cocoa Daisy DT....love that you stuck it out for so long....that can't be said for many! Your layout is great...one I"m sure you will treasure for years to come!

Lisa Dorsey said...

Congratulations on the new DT spot. I will have to check out their kits. Sounds like you had a wonderful birthday weekend. Happy belated birthday!

Jenny Mick said...

I love your layout!!

Happy Birthday (33 is a great age to be)!!

Congratulations on your DT position!!

-Jenapea (2peas)

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday! This is a great layout - I really love that doily - who makes it? Congratulations on the Cocoa Daisy DT! They are lucky to have you, and I can't wait to see what you do for them!

DebW said...

Happy Birthday, and I am so happy for you! Congrats on the invite to join Cocoa Daisy! Its my fav too!!

Patty S said...

happy (belated) birthday to youuuuuuuuuuuu!
congrats on the cocoa daisy dt spot! yea!!!!!! :-)

Twist said...

Happy belated birthday Jen.