The left side of this layout is pretty much all about my girl. In the top left corner is a collage of “selfies” that I found on my phone after Aubrey finished playing with it. The top middle is a journal card that I created to define what a selfie is, you can purchase them here. Directly beneath the definition card is a screenshot of a text message that Aubrey sent to my sister. I wasn’t surprised to see that Dawn knew exactly who sent the text. In the far right corner is a date card that I created using the Kraft Edition.
The bottom half of the layout starts with a print from Vol. 25. To the right of that is another screenshot of a text that my sister sent me and under that is a journaling card telling the story of Aubrey and her love for music. I end this page with a photo of Aubrey after she fell asleep listing to music. That kid really loves music!
The other side of the layout is short and sweet. I used the new Design G and I dedicated it all to the Maroon 5 concert. My husband was sweet enough to get me tickets as an anniversary gift. I included some photos from the show, the cover of a handout and of course the tickets!
The left side of the layout starts with a card from the Midnight Edition which has the dates. To the right of that card is a photo of a stray kitty, we call him Sunshine, eating some food we left out for him. I also included a print I find on Pinterest.
The middle row contains a black chevron card I found at Michael’s and a card from the Midnight Edition which contains the week number. Between those 2 cards are 2 photos from Aubrey’s PTA Open House. It was so great to see her in her element. I am so proud of the independent, little lady she has become.
The third row starts with a Life isBeautiful card that I found at Michael’s and I end this side a Thoughts card from Studio Calico that sums up the events of the week.
The right side of the layout is dedicated to my anniversary. I included a photo from our wedding and a photo of the flowers that my husband sent me. On the flowers photo I used an “oh you” button from Studio Calico. On the wedding photo I used a “remember this” sticker I found at Michaels. In another corner I included one of my favorite photos with the heart tag from Studio Calico. I used a “happiness is” sticker on the tag to personalize it a bit. The yeah card and triangle card is also from Studio Calico. I used the triangle card as a backdrop for the card that my husband included with my flowers.
In the bottom right corner I created a he said/she said card using stickers that came in my Studio Calico kit. I copied our facebook statuses and pasted them onto the card and then I used the “as seen” stamp from my Facebook cards (free in my shop).
The last half of the year is usually a very busy time for us. These 4 months include 3 holidays ( I totally count Halloween as a holiday), mix in an anniversary, 6 birthdays ( JoJo, Aubrey, Me, Sister, Dad, Grandmother) and you have a BUNCH of stuff going on.
Week 35 is usually the kick off of our busy time.
Aubrey’s birthday falls on the 29th and JoJo’s birthday falls on the 31st. This year the 31st was on a Saturday which meant that Aubrey’s birthday party was on JoJo’s birthday, that poor man never gets a proper celebration.
I like to go all out for Aubrey’s birthday party but now that she is old enough to have an opinion I guess I have to let her help plan the party – I guess! This year she wanted to celebrate at Monkey Joe’s (indoor bouncy house facility) which meant that mama would have nothing but invites and a cake to plan for. I was so upset about it but then I decided I would relax and actually enjoy one of her parties. I ordered her cake from a local bakery. She wanted a Minnie Mouse cake ( pictured in the bottom right corner) and Edible Arts did an amazing job for under $100! I didn’t take many pictures that day but I did grab one of her and I used one of my Studio Calico number geo tags on it. I also used one of the 4×6 cards to document the events of the day. In the middle column I used 2 3×4 Midnight cards and I added some LPS stickers that Aubrey received in some gifts. I then took the 3×4 journal cards and wrote a note to Aubrey on her 5th birthday. I asked my husband to do the same and then I included those notes in my layout. The top right card is just some cardstock with some clear word art stuck to it.
The right side of the layout recaps the rest of the week. The date card I added to the bottom right and I also included this video card. I used some paper from the Midnight Edition and added some text and a white circle to it in photoshop. The photo is a screenshot from the video; which is Aubrey singing to her favorite Spotify Radio station.
The middle row documents Aubrey’s actual birthday. I took her to dinner at her favorite place, Moe’s, and then we had some ice cream. The cards are from my Studio Calico Monthly kit.
The top row includes a photo of JoJo with another clear sticker and I actually wrote on the photo. The heart card is from Studio Calico.