Loc: So Cal
|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 today...it'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 fast...my 40s have flown by!
Here are today's pictures...one was kind of sunny so I took one away from the sun...which one should I choose for my project?
Loc: Central Valley California
|Posted: 11/13/2012 2:57:31 PM|
Happy Birthday!!! And, I might add that you look absolutely stunning!!!
|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
Loc: Big Bear Lake, SoCal
|Posted: 11/13/2012 3:00:23 PM|
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.
Loc: Southern Northern Midwest
|Posted: 11/13/2012 3:12:39 PM|
Happy Birthday! What a cool tradition!
Loc: DFW, TX
|Posted: 11/13/2012 3:29:10 PM|
Top photo for sure. And may I say you look great, and nowhere near your age!
Stuck In The Bucket
|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- 1-16 page
calendars made- 2
2013- layouts completed-34
cards made- 151
Loc: Central California
|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!
Prima 'n' Stickles Pea
Loc: Southern California
|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!!!
If I have to use all this paper before I die, I'll live forever!
Loc: Ottawa, Canada
|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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Loc: Valley of the Sun
|Posted: 11/13/2012 8:12:21 PM|
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
|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!
The saddest thing in life is wasted talent.
Loc: Florida, for now.
|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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but surely for that one dog, the world will change forever.
Cold Pea on a Cracked Plate
|Posted: 11/13/2012 8:42:55 PM|
You're so pretty! Happy birthday! I vote for the top one.
Loc: Chicago, IL
|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!
|"Worrying is using your imagination to create something you don't want." - Esther Hicks
Loc: Pittsburgh, PA.
|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...
| organize your stuff challenge (master thread).
and yes, he did use the ladder...
"some day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful." -sigmund freud
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|Posted: 11/13/2012 9:30:42 PM|
Loc: San Francisco, CA
|Posted: 11/14/2012 1:00:13 AM|
Happy birthday and beautiful pictures! You look absolutely great
*Princess of Chat*
Loc: Kansas City
|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.