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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

34th birthday and the best is yet to come! layout made using Cake Basics.

Hello, friends!

I hope you are all having a great week! We are supposed to get a huge snow storm here in the Dallas area, so here's hoping my school is closed today ;-)

Thank you all so much for the wonderful birthday wishes! I read them all with a huge smile on my face. What wonderful internet friends I have! It was a wonderful present from you all. Also, wasn't that birthday card that Joy made me the most beautiful thing ever! You should see it in person. Those pictures did not do it's fabulosity justice!

Today's layout is one I made for my birthday pictures. It is a one page layout that has room for three pictures. I made is using the Cake Basics cartridge. This cartridge has some really fun cuts on it. For those of you out there that do not know, you can actually use your Cake cartridges with your expression! In fact most of my favorite cartridges are cake cartridges!

I used the new Sophie line from Close To My Heart.
I cut the scalloped rectangle out at 3". The flower is cut out at 2" and the leaves at 1 1/2". '34' was cut at 1 1/2". Stamps used are from Papertrey Ink.
This ribbon is from Close To My Heart.
This journaling box was cut out at 3 1/2". Then I stamped it using Papertrey Ink and Close to My Heart stamps.

 Thank you so much for stopping by! I have posted something new over on my blog as well, so head over there to take a look! Click here ==> Courtney Lane Designs

Also, check out Joy's awesome blog by clicking here ==> Obsessed with Scrapbooking. She did a great review of the new Cricut Magazine and also has some cool info from CHA!

Have a terrific Tuesday!

Be sure and check out Joy's and Melanie's personal blogs for more creative goodness at Obsessed with Scrapbooking and Courtney Lane Designs! Have a great day!
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Craftyanny said...

wonderful papers on this one:) A super card, am loving the roses too.
tfs
Anne x

Saskia said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Amy K said...

The papers on this LO are terrific. Great job, and I hope you had a fantastic birthday.
We're also bracing for a couple of days of blizzard conditions...hope you have a snow day!

Parcha said...

Just cute.
Happy birthday!!!...again

Scrappin Melissa said...

Very pretty. Perfect in pink!

Brigitte said...

WOW!!! This is fantastic!!! Love everything about it!!!
brigitteetleschats at hotmail dot com

Crystal said...

Beautiful....I have to get some of that ribbon. I have been seeing it everywhere

creative patti said...

I love it! Great LO!! Love all the Pink! Thank you for sharing.
pattig161 at yahoo dot com

Jan Foselli said...

Love, love the ribbon. Great LO!

Mom2Fiveplus3 said...

Beautiful layout. Never thought of doing one for myself. I'm hardly ever in pictures!!!!

Sabrina said...

Cute! Love the roses!

alwayscharlie said...

WOW! Thats such a pretty layout! Love those papers. Stay warm.

Laney said...

What a pretty page, love the use of colors thanks for sharing.

Angie said...

Beautiful!! BE safe today, the weather is terrible here to and they have closed EVERYTHING!!!

Beebeebabs said...

Lovely card thanks for sharing!!

Pauline said...

I love how your included the roses. Very cute:)
Pauline at tinkertoys dot net

TheLastOfNine said...

The layout is pretty in pink.
Gloria H

Scrap Vamp said...

So pretty! Love all the pink and blooms!

Georgei said...

like alot the paper
like every thing thank for showing

Delphia Kay McBride said...

loving it, those papers are a gotta have kind. super job
kay mcbride
rmcbride@panhandle.rr.com

Judy said...

The colors are so vibrant - maybe I should do more layouts for me since I am the only girl in the house.

Teresa said...

Love your layout. Beautiful colors.

Cindylu2u said...

What a beautiful LO, all those fabulous flowers and pretty colors, love it!!
Cindy

Amy said...

Very fun LO! Happy Birthday!

Betty Fox said...

Very Nice layout!!

Cathy said...

nice layout, always pretty in pink. happy birthday. We have a foot and a half of snow coming tomorrow. ugh.
mexicopetshop@hotmail.com

Becca said...

What a sweet layout, and I love the ribbon.

We've got a snow day up here, so I hope you get your wish too!

Jennifer H said...

I am not usually a "pink" person but this LO is gorgeous! TFS

Karen said...

I like you pretty pink layout, you did an awsome joy. I am west of you in Rhome, TX and school is closed here, lots of snow on the ground. Thanks for sharing. karen_schluter at hotmail dot com

Jeannene said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!!!

wimarinemom2006 said...

Great layout. I love the colors.

Share my Obsession said...

Wow, this layout is beautiful. Thanks for sharing!!

Renee Howe said...

So fun looking

Sue S. said...

Great layout! Very pretty colors and details!

sueot33@yahoo.com

Brandi said...

i just love this .. its soo pretty .. thank you :) keep doing a wonderful job

Stephanie said...

I love that rose ribbon. Really cute layout!! Thanks for sharing and glad you had a great birthday!!
Hugs,
Stephanie

spelsue said...

Lovely page. I don't have the cake cartridge but this makes me think. The papers are fabulous. The roses are a great touch.

sandytoesbride said...

Beautiful layout! The roses add such a textural touch. Great ideas and I never thought to buy a Cake cart for scrapbooking. Brilliant ideas as always! TFS!!

Scraprageous said...

All the pinks are so pretty. Great inspiration! Can't wait to try a few ideas from this.

Susan said...

Love this LO. Simply gorgeous!

Annette said...

Happy Birthday! I love the layout and the colours, it's beautiful!!

Annette

asimpson2 at telus dot net

Diane said...

Absolutely stunning! Hope you had a great birthday. From the sounds of it you did. I just ordered the Cake Basics cartridge, so I can't wait to play with it myself.

Jolanda said...

very pretty papers and design. I would be pleased to receive a card like this :)

Krissytrebony@hotmail.com said...

Absoutely LOVE this layout!!! Beautiful flowers! Will copy it! Thanks!

Bonita said...

Glad you're using "happy" colors and paper for your birthday. Great LO. Thanks

Lady_of_Mason_Manor said...

Thank you so much for sharing! The roses, as everyone has said already, are such a great touch! I love the paper too!

Pink Lady's Paradise said...

What an absolutely beautiful layout. I love the paper and the way everything coordinates so nicely. Beautiful layout for a beautiful lady.

Thanks so much for the inspiration,
Cindy :)

DIANA L. said...

Very nice great color red also.

Kristen said...

What a fantastic layout. That would make any woman happy about another birthday no matter what age she was turning. I don't have any cake cartridges but I believe this one will have to be added to my wish list. Thank you so much for sharing!

Kimberli said...

Beautiful LO - love those roses!! We're getting hit with that same storm right now - let the fun begin... :-(

Joann said...

What a beautiful layout! Thank you for sharing!

The Kansas Stephens said...

Love the pink!

Marjorie said...

Happy Birthday Melanie!

Love your layout and Yes, I thought your birthday card from Joy was EXTRA special. Just beautiful!

KidzNkritters said...

Yea! Snow day in Coppell! Hope you had a wonderful Birthday. Beautiful layout.

Kathleen said...

Love those roses - great papers - a very happy birthday.

TFS

Kathleen in NJ
kmurphy614@gmail.com

Rita Winmill said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lauren said...

What an adorable layout! Love the colors.

sunnyday1k said...

I love the roses on this one!

Deneen said...

Beautiful!! Love the papers and love the ribbon.

RAP said...

Great layout to celebrate a special day.

SherriC. said...

Beautiful LO Melanie, The Cake carts are some of my Favourites too, they have some great cuts on them....TFS!!!!
brodiec88 at hotmail dot com

Dee said...

How beautiful!!! Hope your birthday is as great as your layout.

SHELLEE said...

So glad you enjoyed your Birthday! Your layout is SO cheerful! Your pics will look great! In Colorado (Denver) we don't have lots of snow--but it is -22 this morning--but we will warm all the way up to -2!
Shellee

DebJoAl said...

Beautiful layout, papers & embellies. Your BDay pics will have a gorgeous home!

Jackie "B" said...

Great layout, the colors all shades of pink and papers used are nice. Wishing you a very Happy Birthday

annied said...

Beautiful page. So glad provo made the cake cartridges to be used with all of the cricut machines.

txwoman5031 said...

So Cute! I figured with all this snow I would work on my kid's valentine gifts. Can't wait. I am a an hour away from Dallas & we were hit hard by the snow.
txwoman5031@gmail.com

Barbara said...

What a beautiful LO Melanie. So glad to hear you had a great birthday. These will make beautiful pages!
-nu2scrap-

Rachel said...

Beautiful!! I'm gonna have to get some of that paper and ribbon, I love how you used it!!
~Rachel in Sacramento

Heather said...

Wow! This is gorgeous!

MulticrafterAmy said...

Great Layout! Great paper choices!
Hope your birthday was great. It seems a lot of you Cricut chicks birthdays were this month. That is so funny!

cdaily28 said...

GORGEOUS LO!!!!!

Em'smom said...

super cute! I love the flowers thay add just the right touch! thanks for sharing.
Lori
lori(dot)harrison@csus.edu

Linda said...

Love the colors! Great job!

CathyR said...

Hope you had a wonderful Birthday. The page is beautiful. I love the papers that you used. I've never thought of using the cake cartridges before. I'll have to check them out.

Luv 2 Create said...

Melanie,
Hope your birthday was as special as you are. This is just a gorgeous LO. Paper and colors are fabulous and your pictures will just look lovely on it. Special pages for your special day. Your BD card from Joy was gorgeous also.
It is wonderful to have such great friends.
Marcie

Glora said...

Gorgeous LO. I'm celebrating 34 this year too ;).

snappy scrappy said...

Gorgeous layout!!!! That CTMH ribbon is great!

mimikat33 said...

The colors and textures seem to leap off the page; another amazing layout you've created. Here in NY we are anticipating a huge amount of snow tomorrow; I do hope you get that snow day you are wishing for. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

Granny June said...

Gorgeous! I love that it is called "Sophie," as that is my granddaughter's name. Her birthday is this month, and it would make a lovely layout to put her birthday photos on. I've been using my Cricut to help her mom make her invitations and some cupcake holders for her party. She will be 2!!! Happy birthday to you, also! :)

Gramjak said...

Melanie -- think this is my NEW favorite LO! I really like the design and the colors and that three photos will be awesomely displayed!!! WOW! Great job and have a blessed 24th year!!!!

Created for this... said...

Love the layout - I always seem to use solids and this was a great reminder to use patterned paper for numbers, letters, etc.

Paula said...

This is so pretty, now to change it up for a more boyish look!!! Thanks

Robin said...

love all the details and the colors are beautiful.

debbie susee said...

Those papers and that trim are gorgeous!

Rissa said...

Gorgeous card!! I want one just like it!!!! Only mine would have to have the number 48 on it!! I just celebrated mine and was wondering what to do with my bday pictures!

Vicki said...

Beautiful layout. Belated Happy Birthday. May all your wishes come true.

Kelly Massman said...

Belated birthday from me too! We are expecting 18" to 20" here in the Midwest!

Becca P said...

Great layout-the cartridge looks like a fun one.

Grandma Nancy said...

It is so pretty for such a pretty girl! I hope it was special!

Laurie's Sunny Studio said...

Stunning! But, how can you possibly think about covering up those lovely papers with photos? Hmmm. Maybe there's a way to highlight both ... Perhaps photos that are hinged. Beautiful backdrop for capturing your birthday memories. Happy belated bday. 34 .. you youngster!

Megan H. said...

Love this layout. Super girly.
Megan H.
mhcards at embarqmail dot com

Darla said...

Love the papers and the different blocks you created. Didn't know that about the cake cartridge. Happy Birthday.

Christine said...

cute layout! I love the colors.

Jessica said...

This page is just fabulous! TFS

althea said...

I love the card; so many different items I coulduse on a scrapbook page; I'm just getting into cards.

DEBBIE ORR said...

Very beautiful layout and beautiful paper

ITeachK said...

I just love the colors in this layout!

Dawnmarie said...

What a beautiful layout! The papers are great!

DJsgirl11 said...

that is so cute!

Elaine said...

So gorgeous!!! Glad to hear you had a beautiful birthday. The ribbon is just perfect on this LO.

charlotte said...

Your layout is beautiful!

Donna said...

Beautiful layout! I love the Cake cartridges, too, although they are still on my wish list! I love CTMH papers and really miss not being a consultant. I have tried lots of different papers but always go back to CTMH. Really beautiful, and you're right - the best is yet to come!
Blessings, Donna
grandma4five

littlen said...

Beautiful papers + great talent = beautiful LO. TFS.

Karen said...

Love this layout. It is so pretty and girly. I am loving a lot of the new papers from CTMH and that rose ribbon is gorgeous! This is one of my new favourite paper companies.

Carrie K said...

Great LO! I love the flowers!!
Carrie
carriedan1 at live dot com

Denise said...

What a beautiful birthday layout. Love the gorgeous colors and bloomers.

Kaye said...

Great layout! Just saw that paper line at local store...beautiful!

TeresaK said...

Beautiful layout! Just love that rose ribbon....perfect touch! Hope you had a great birthday! Joy's card was adorable!

Syd said...

Beautiful! I did not know that you could use the cake cartridges for scrapbooking. Thank you for the tip.

Dee Parrish said...

Beautiful layout I love the paper on this it's too adorable. Thank you for sharing.

candkleo said...

So lovely! The cake carts are so versitile! :) Kelly candkleo@msn.com

joni said...

Really pretty!!! TFS
hugs,
joni

Carol Amie said...

I didn't realize you could use cake carts on the expression. Brilliant possibilities, thanks!

Karen said...

Your LO is awesome I just love the colors, and your card was beautiful too!
Have a happy crafting day!!!
Karen dkolopez@msn.com

Mary Ellen said...

Your layout is great! I really like the papers you've chosen. Thanks for sharing.

sally said...

BEE-YOU-TEE-FULL!!! Love the colors and the neat layout with the roses. I'll have to check-out that cartridge.
Sally in Stockton

sleigh said...

The papers are fantastic on this LO, truly a keeper!

Big Mama LeAnne said...

CAKE! Hehe!

dabren said...

I really like how you used the cake cartridge to make a scrapbook layout. Great job! And Happy birthday to come!

CARDS by SUSAN said...

Beautiful layout! 34 huh? Thats a fond memory! We are getting loads of snow right now!
thanks for sharing
Susan

Bobbi said...

What a pretty layout. TFS

Cricutting Wendy said...

I LOVE this layout!! It's so pretty! My favorite thing is the stamping you did on the journaling!! I just love that. It looks AWESOME!! I think I need a cake cartridge now.

mahuntington said...

That's such a pretty layout. Love the flowers. Today is my daughters birthday and Friday is mine! How fun!

ShoppingTamii said...

this is so pretty!

Shawnee said...

Beautiful layout and wonderful papers. Happy Birthday!!

Shawnee

ScrappyMama said...

Great layout...I'm sure you've got some really fun birthday pics to use with it! Stay safe & warm in this winter storm :)

Denise said...

WOW!! Love the pink and red...so Valentiney and full of love!!!! AWESOME and BEAUTIFUL!!

DuanaG said...

I wish we had snow in so cal so I could stay home and make an awesome page like this! Great paper selection and the stamps are perfect! Looks like I need to expand my collection!

GiGi said...

WOW! That is a beautiful layout! I LOVE LOVE LOVE that ribbon!

Scrappy Chic said...

So pretty and pink. Love it!!!

Kristin said...

This is so pretty! What a fun layout!

Kristin
ksully4597 at gmail dot com

HobbyHellion said...

Love the colors and the ribbon! Nice jobe!

Crystal said...

omg i am totally in love with this one.thanks for the idea great job

craftaholic said...

Beautiful Layout!! The paper is so awesome!! TFS!! Happy birthday!!

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ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com
Rexann

Mrs.PeruStarsFan said...

I really like the flowers on this one. Very very pretty layout.

Kimberly
kimberly.pate@gmail.com

http://scrappingrookie.blogspot.com/

Nana Crys said...

So darn pretty! Another way to celebrate your birthday. Stay Warm cause the weather outside is frightful!

egt said...

I love the roses, but maybe this is a stupid question, when they are in a scrapbook, do they get smashed?? Just curious as to how that works...anyway, very cute! I am going to have to get that cake cartridge!

Karen S. said...

Beautiful layout! I love all of the detail!

gardener said...

thanks for scrapbook pages ideas. Love the paper - soooo girly. Thanks

Kris said...

OK so I have to ask.... do you have a one page layout for EVERY year of your birthdays??? ;0)

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

AprilsL8 said...

Cute LO! Love the paper!

Suz said...

What a darling layout! Aren't the new Sophia papers darling? I'm loving the pink!

Suzy said...

Gorgeous layout! Love the pinks :)
~Suzy
suzyq28024@gmail.com

CathyinMN said...

Very pretty LO. TFS!

klesher1 said...

very cute! Happy Birthday!

NanetteMT said...

Very pretty, very girly page. Love it!

scrappinw/lupus said...

Very nice LO-- I lOVE the paper!! Beautiful colors! TFS

Wendy said...

What a beautiful layout! and it'll be great to put your birthday pictures on. Love the rose ribbon, too.

Wendy T.

mississchic said...

Pretty papers. mississchic @ yahoo dotcom

Carrie Zrodlowski said...

Great layout.

Tammy said...

This is just a beautiful layout....great papers and the rose ribbon is gorgeous.
smiles...Tammy

Christine said...

Great layout! I love the roses!

pcrusberg said...

Really pretty layout! Love those papers too. Thanks!

ineedfabulous said...

happy belated birthday!!!! i love this layout. besides being beautiful it's in my favorite color...PINK!!!! stay warm it freezing in colorado too!!!

Maureen Reiss said...

Such a pretty LO! Hope your day was GREAT!

mommanj said...

Love this LO! Great detail and colors and the roses are oh so pretty! TFS

Rebecca said...

Does the ribbon come with the roses on it already or did you make those roses out of that ribbon? Way cute!
rferguson07@gmail.com

The Scrapbook Speedway said...

how pretty! love the roses!

Lisa Stenz said...

Love this layout. It's just beautiful! *Ü*

xxsquigglesxx said...

I love this layout! It's so pretty!

SunshineFamily said...

This is absolutely beautiful!

Miranda said...

Awesome LO! TFS

mlenclade at gmail dot com

Court said...

Gorgeous layout!

Lori said...

I love this page! You even used my favorite ribbon of all time.

mary said...

Happy Happy B'day!
Love the LO. Great job
mdotkdotschmidtathotmaildotcom

Maryellen W said...

This layout turned out beautiful!
I love the new CTMH papers!
Enjoy the snow Melanie!
-Maryellen

KTbirdiegirl said...

What a fabulous layout!! Love the ribbon embellishment. I'm so glad you took the time to make a LO especially for yourself. So many times we think of others and not ourselves...good for you!! I'm pretty sure you're getting a snow day today...it's brutal out there! Take care.
Kathryn

Just Me said...

Pretty in pink. Great layout

Crhiga said...

Love the awesome layout!! You put everything together so beautifully!!!

Carol

Nana's Paper Things said...

What a beautiful layout! I hope you had a wonderful birthday.
LizW in TX

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

great layout love the colors
Rebecca Minor
Buzzybeedesigns(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

Debbi said...

What a beautiful layout! I love those flowers. So pretty!
*smiles*
debbi

Kel said...

Gorgeous layout! such pretty pinks !

Kathy said...

Really pretty layout. Love it!

Marigold's Craft Space said...

Beautiful Layout! I really love the ribbon roses.

farmlifewife said...

This is so my color. Beautiful! Roses are great too.

Beth said...

What a great layout! It's a wonderful way to celebrate you. Hope your birthday was fun.

Scrapper69 said...

OMGOSH Melanie... What a BEAUTIFUL Layout! I Love that flower ribbon... Sooo pretty! :o)

Kristie Maynard said...

Love this layout! Very very pretty! the flowers are fabulous.

cfine said...

The papers are so pretty and I love the way you did the ribbon to look like roses. Beautiful LO!

MB said...

Love everything about it !!!

Sara said...

I love this layout! Very nicely done.

Annette M said...

Loving this layout! Love all the cuts and flower ribbon and all the details.

Very pretty!

moran99@comcast.net
http://creatingforlife.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

Great layout!

jamme said...

What a beautiful layout for your b-day pictures. Well, happy BIRTHDAY to YOU! You are correct, the best is yet to come. Hope it's been a great day and that you have an exciting year.

TUKI said...

Oh my goodness, I love everything about that layout. And that ribbon is super yummy!!!

Thank you for sharing your gorgeous work!

Linda said...

Wonderful blog I just stumbled on today. Your cards are just beautiful. I have not had my Cricut long and only have a couple of cartridges. Thanks for sharing your ideas!

Debc06 said...

What a beautiful card. Love all the embellishments that were used.
TFS. I am already a follower.
Debbie
http://craftywizard.blogspot.com
debbie_craine at hotmail dot com

Sandra said...

wow!
Sandra ltb

Scrapnatic said...

I love this LO!! Thanks for sharing!

Valerie said...

So pretty! I'm turning 30 this year and this gave me some great ideas :)

Denise-Scrapmouse said...

Very pretty layout! Great job, Melanie. Thank you for sharing.

coupondenise at live dot com

waidc said...

This LO is so pretty. I love the papers!!

Jean said...

Love the colors! So pretty.

AJoy said...

Very pretty!
TFS!

April
nginerd at gmail dot com
http://ajoy2scrap.blogspot.com

JANLYNN said...

Very pretty papers. Happy Belated Birthday. Hope the weather is starting to improve at this time. Here in West Tennessee we had some heavy rain today but it has stopped now. The wind has picked up and is very gusty with the temp dropping. (we were in th 50's most the day today). sTAY WARM AND SAFE.

Cricut Design Chicks SWARM said...

LOVE ur LO. def. a want of that cartridge!!

The Creative Princess AKA Tara :) said...

I love all the pink!
Tara

thecreativeprincess at hotmail dot com

Julie said...

This is really pretty paper and the saying so true! P.S. hoping for no work here in Ohio too!

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