Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Chuck E. Cheese Birthday

Its been a busy month here in the Rubber Room and I have so much to share with you. As I have mentioned in previous posts, I've set up kind of a monthly schedule for myself on what to accomplish for that particular month.

So, for the month of January, I've selected birthdays to be my theme for the month. Although, I am very behind in filling up the album, I feel I have made great headway in getting more pages accomplished.  Even though I've completed the same amount pages as I have in the past.  But I believe by concentrating on a theme, I am completing pages, I would normally put off for another time.

Back in June 2007, we took, Deborah and Matthew to celebrate Matthew's 3rd and Deborah's 5th birthday to Chuck E. Cheese and we made it a family affair with the Jaden and Benny joining in on the celebration.  And as usual, I am behind the camera snapping pictures galore.  I just wanted to make sure I had enough pictures to chose from for their scrapbook pages. 

As I have done before, I've keep the sketch the same for all the layouts. And again, I used one of Allison Davis' sketches from her blog, Sketch Support. With Deborah's layouts, I used DCVW's "Sweet" and "Nana's Kids" paper stack. I found a cut file on the web of Chuck E. Cheese and used it on the right side of the layout.  I even went to Chuck E. Cheese in Bakersfield on New Year's Eve and purchased some tokens to use on the layout. And as usual, journaling isn't done yet.  I've even asked my children to help with the journaling.  LOL

Now, with Matthew's pages, I used CTMH's My Reflections, "Fanfare" paper pack. And the layout is the same as Deborah's, just different colors. 

This was a bit more difficult scrapping the pictures of the twins.  They were only 17 months old at the time. Jaden didn't care too much for the rides or the games, so Kevin ended up holding him most of the time.  But one thing I have say about the twins...they sure enjoyed that pizza!!  And drinking out of a different container other than their sippy cups was a big thrill for them.

Now, Benny, he was a different story.  He enjoyed himself enormously.  It was very difficult for this Gamma to keep up with him.  With the twin's pages, I used DCWV's "Nana's Kids" paper stack.  These paper stacks by DCWV can go a LONG way. 

So, between trying to finish up layouts I was working on before the holidays, getting my layouts completed for my monthly workshop, I was able to squeeze in one more layout for the month.

This layout of Matthew eating cake for his second birthday will complete his 2nd year album.  The picture just doesn't do the layout any justice at all.  But the fun he had "wearing" his birthday cake was just choice. LOL  This is the first time I used My Mind's Eye Designer Paper.  It came in a big 180 sheets stack.  It was within all my stash and thought that using these papers would really accent the birthday theme.  There was no sketch to go by with this layout, but I tried to keep a "round" theme going throughout.  The cupcakes, title, candles, stars and scalloped circle were all cut with my Wishblade.

I hope you enjoyed looking at my layouts.  I'll be back to share some more in the next day or so.  Thanks for stopping by...
Until next time...
Happy Scrappin'!!


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