Wednesday, September 21, 2011

it's my birthday! & more photo pages

teardrop page

Hey! Today's my birthday! I hate it when it falls on a weekday, but what can you do? Since I was super busy with work related stuff last night in hopes of getting out on time today, I didn't get a chance to post a new granny square. Maybe these photo pages I made will suffice until next time (hopefully later tonight)!

I blogged about the first page I made a couple of weeks ago, and I've been on a roll since then. I still hesitate to call this "scrapbooking" because I guess I feel like there must be some kind of minimum criteria for that classification. I'm probably overthinking it! The page above is my favorite so far. I cut what felt like a billion little scraps of paper into teardrop shapes by hand and glued them down one by one. Aren't Gerty and Jim the cutest when they are on the couch together?

la costa

This one features a bunch of photos from our recent trip to La Costa, a Mexican seafood restaurant here in Oklahoma City. Our food was amazing! Junior had some kind of big fish, and I had tacos (not pictured because they were not as impressive-looking). This place is so cute and tiny. I wish I had gotten a picture of the dining area. It was just two rows of booths all the way down with a narrow walkway in between. It felt like a school bus. In a good way.

jim dreaming of hello kitty

Jim is in love with Hello Kitty. Above he is pictured dreaming about her.

scalloped page

The page above was more of an experiment than the others, and I wish I had put a couple more photos on it. It may not be finished. These pictures are from one of our favorite Mexican grocery stores. Weird, right? I just love how colorful it is there compared to the bland beige and dingy white of most grocery stores around here. (I'm looking at you, Homeland.)


This one has a bunch of random photos all taken in the living room. I'm not sure what I'm doing with that label-y sticker there. I feel like it is a brand new notebook, and I don't want to mess it up by writing anything other than exactly the perfect thing there.

dinosaurs & crochet

This is another random pictures one. Let's see, there are a couple of photos of the afghan I'm currently working on, my favorite necklace, the dinosaur vs. robot tattoo, and a pendant that I embroidered. You can kind of see my awesome flower nails in that last one. The little paper dinosaurs are from a Martha Stewart craft punch I just couldn't pass up. Most of them are made from scraps of the photos I had printed at Walgreens last week.

Tons of my pictures are square, and 4 x 6 photos are always on sale, so for most of my prints, I photoshopped pretty backgrounds and two 2.5" square pictures onto a 4 x 6 template for each one that I had printed. On the page below, you can see more photos that had been printed with patterned borders.

birrieria diaz

This photos above were all taken at Birrieria Dias, our new favorite Mexican place. They don't mess around when it comes to condiments. You get about 10 little bowls of stuff to add to your food, depending on what you order!

gerty & jim

And last but not least, here are Gerty and Jim again!


  1. Gongratiulations! Happy birthday and have an wonderful, happy and full of love year!
    Nice done, the photo pages, they look great!

  2. Happy Birthday! Hope you have the best day! And your scrapbook pages look really great. I love the texture that the stitches make, I'm going to have to try that!

  3. Happy birthday!!!!! have a nice day today
    kisses ♥♥♥

  4. Happy birthday!!!
    Your photos are great! (mmm..and the food too,hihihi)...
    A hug for you!

  5. happy birthday sweetheart!!

  6. Happy happy birthday. I have had a splendid time for your birthday as it was my father's 75th. I wish you a wonderful year.

  7. Happy Birthday, we share the same birthday. How about that!!
    I love your scrapbook pages, they so vibrant.
    Anne xx

  8. Anonymous6:19 AM

    Happy Birthday!!!!

  9. Happy belated birthday, Adaiha! Many happy returns and cheers to a lovely year ahead!

    You are one of my dearest crochet inspirations.

  10. Anonymous3:34 PM

    First of all, happy belated birthday!!! Second, you it whatever you want, but I think your scrapbooking is freakin' genius. So awesome!!


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