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Posted 11/13/2012 by Fleur-de-Lisa in General Scrappin'


PeaNut 37,775
May 2002
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Posted: 11/13/2012 2:53:11 PM
...I actually documented every birthday in my 40s with a picture...wearing the same thing! Had I known I planned on this, I might have picked a different "outfit", but I didn't decide to do this until the next year and then it just kind of snowballed from there. And, today I turned 49 so I guess that means this project is complete! But now I can do some kind of a layout spanning this decade. I'm glad I did it, but it was a bit of a PITA to have to do the picture each year.

I've documented it each year on my blog if you're interested. But that's not why I've popped in here's really just to share my excitement with fellow scrapbookers who know how good it feels to accomplish something like this when you set out to do it. Although I wish I hadn't accomplished it so 40s have flown by!

Here are today's was kind of sunny so I took one away from the sun...which one should I choose for my project?


PeaNut 258,989
April 2006
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Posted: 11/13/2012 2:57:31 PM
Happy Birthday!!! And, I might add that you look absolutely stunning!!!



PeaNut 260,218
May 2006
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Posted: 11/13/2012 2:59:49 PM
I like the top photos (no sun). Great project. It was fun to see your hair change over the years. Honestly, your face hasn't changed much. Still look youthful. Happy Birthday


PeaNut 176,471
November 2004
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Posted: 11/13/2012 3:00:23 PM
Happy birthday!

I should do that for my 30s. I wasn't even supposed to make it to 30, so the picture next year will be REALLY special. I think a photo a year like that would be neat.

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PeaNut 478,307
August 2010
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Posted: 11/13/2012 3:12:39 PM
Happy Birthday! What a cool tradition!


PeaNut 281,136
October 2006
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Posted: 11/13/2012 3:29:10 PM
Top photo for sure. And may I say you look great, and nowhere near your age!

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May 2012
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Posted: 11/13/2012 3:36:41 PM
Happy Birthday!!! I think the top picture is better only because the sun is not on you. I have been doing the same thing for every year in my 50's. It is so much fun to go back an look at the LO's.

2012- layouts completed-77
cards made- 192
mini albums made- 1
calendars made- 2

2013- layouts completed-80
cards made- 197
mini albums made- 3
calendars made-2

2014- layouts completed-11
cards made-86


PeaNut 332,325
August 2007
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Posted: 11/13/2012 6:51:55 PM
Well, you look absolutely gorgeous! I think I like the top photo best. I am turning 50 next month, so you've given me ideas. Happy birthday!

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PeaNut 80,424
April 2003
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Posted: 11/13/2012 7:04:24 PM
I thought you were going to say that you treated yourself to something from HSN's scrappy shows today.

You're 49? You look barely half that age in these photos! Happy Birthday!!!

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PeaNut 361,706
February 2008
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Posted: 11/13/2012 7:47:03 PM
Wow! Such a cool idea! I can't believe you are 49... to me, it looks like you are no older than 35!

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PeaNut 111,143
October 2003
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Posted: 11/13/2012 8:12:21 PM
Happy Birthday!

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PeaNut 395,153
October 2008
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Posted: 11/13/2012 8:27:37 PM
Happy Birthday! Both photos are nice, but I like the top one. What a cool LO you'll have. Talk about advance planning!

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PeaNut 263,696
June 2006
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Posted: 11/13/2012 8:31:50 PM
Happy happy birthday to you. Gorgeous pictures. The bottom one gets my vote.


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PeaNut 156,343
July 2004
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Posted: 11/13/2012 8:42:55 PM
You're so pretty! Happy birthday! I vote for the top one.

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PeaNut 545,193
February 2012
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Posted: 11/13/2012 8:49:32 PM
This is a beautiful idea and Happy Birthday! I usually do a "Year in Review" Page at the end of each year and I've always scrapped milestone birthdays but it would be cool to look at an entire decade. Thanks for sharing!

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PeaNut 302,923
March 2007
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Posted: 11/13/2012 9:01:11 PM
omg! love the top one!

i hope i look half as gorgeous as you when i'm 49...

happy birthday!

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PeaNut 48,067
September 2002
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Posted: 11/13/2012 9:30:42 PM
Happy birthday!

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September 2012
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Posted: 11/14/2012 1:00:13 AM
Happy birthday and beautiful pictures! You look absolutely great

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PeaNut 202,492
April 2005
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Posted: 11/14/2012 1:59:40 AM
hey, we're birthday twins Today is (was) my birthday, too!

Love your tradition - how cool to look back at those photos.

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