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Another Year Older {Starting Point}

Earlier this week, Shimelle introduced another Starting Point and I was determined to play along and on time.

First thing to do was decide my papers. I chose to work with the Authentique Uncommon collection. I used the measurements that Shimelle gives on her blog to cut my pieces down.

After putting down the papers for the background, the punched border strip and the Scor-Tape for the ribbons I was planning to add, I decided I wanted to paint a swirl across the background of the page. I totally did this freehand and once I started I knew there was no turning back so I had to like it… and I did! 🙂

After splattering some white paint around as well, I wanted to give the bottom right corner some balance so I cut out an extra doily from the Uncommon “Original” paper. I wrapped some Pink Sorbet twine from The Twinery around the base and added a sticker from My Mind’s Eye for a pop. I placed foam tape on the back and called it cute! 🙂

Next up I adhered down my two layers of ribbon on top of the punched border piece. The back piece is a light pink satin about 1 1/4″ wide. I then used some Maya Road Rosette trim on top (curled back the netting) and love how it looked. I also looked up the quote about becoming older and used a Letraset Black marker to write it across the painted swirl across the page.

Next up was the journaling spot. I pulled out this journaling card from Plucky Momo as it totally matched and had lots of room for me to journal about the feelings of becoming another year older.

“Thirty One. Just another year to some but totally didn’t feel that way for me. I felt older, wiser and by the end of the day beyond blessed. I knew that over the course of the year I had grown not only as a person but also as a wife, daughter, sister and teacher. Can’t wait to see what the year brings.”

I inked the edges of the journaling card as well as the other papers with Worn Lipstick Distress Ink. I don’t normally use so much pink on things but love how this worked out.

I chose to focus this layout on the photo I took on the morning of my birthday. I am totally showing sass and I liked it. 🙂

I totally enjoyed working with this Starting Point and how it came out in the end. Hope you did too! 🙂

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