TBT: Irish Twins

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Hiya! Welcome to Throw Back Thursday! 
What's Throw Back Thursday you might ask? (Or TBT if you prefer :)

It's a new series I wanted to start! Either I'll showcase an old page I made that hasn't yet been shared on this blog. Or I'll dig into my stash and create something new with old product. OR, I'll scrap some old photos. Like the ones in the layout I'm sharing today!

What to know something special about me?  My little brother and I are Irish twins. For 2 weeks every year we're the same age. So growing up we use to share birthday parties.

For the page, I grabbed a few photos of us over the years. The top one is from our 1st & 2nd birthdays. The bottom from our 3rd & 4th birthdays. And I'm not too sure about the floating square one. We must have been 7&8 or 8&9.

This is part of the paperheARTproject challenges I issued yesterday and works for...well actually all of them I'm just now realizing. All of the paper is patterned, including the balloons. Although you can't really tell they're patterned paper because I inked the edges and spray misted over them. I also went back and started listening to some of my old Yesterday & Today prompts and was very keen to scrap this story of mine and my brother's shared birthday parties. Which, of course, birthday is the theme challenge!

I had so much fun making these embellishments! Using real curling ribbon (my second birthday layout featuring the stuff) and making my rolled patterned paper candles.

And, does it come across that the white thing is a cake?! I hope it does because that's what I intended.

I loved getting to scrapbook these old photos and remember so many fun memories. And also to just consider how lovely and homemade birthday parties use to be. Like I say in the journaling, "simpler times, happy memories!"

cheers & besos,


  1. This is so cute! And such a fun fact about you:)

  2. so cool the way you scrapped the candles and balloon strings