Scrapbooking is my favorite hobby of all time. Why then have I not done it more often? I honestly have no idea! When we moved to Madison, a requirement for a house was that it have a room I could dedicate to scrapbooking. The house we bought is perfect. I have my own room and have been able to organize it around all my scrapbooking stuff. I have it decorated just like I want it, with lots of my favorite things that should inspire me. I have a friend who calls it my Happy Place. That is exactly what it is, I just feel happy when I am in it. So, why do I not spend more time there? I am going to work on doing just that. A big step would be to keep my fabulously huge antique square table clear! That way when I get a bit of mojo, I can jump right in!!
Anyway, I joined a contest at a scrapbooking site that a friend of mine runs. Each week they post a challenge giving you some rules/guidelines to create a scrapbook page. This week the contest was to create a birthday page using only leftover stuff from a birthday. So, I took the challenge and created this layout. I cut apart a birthday gift bag for the background, added the actual invitation, a picture and used the handle from the gift bag as an embellishment. Then I journaled on a green napkin and stamped a birthday hat.