When you make a conscious choice to be happy, no one can take it away from you because no one gave it to you: you gave it to yourself.

A quote from April Green's - Bloom For Yourself Journal

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

WOYWW 313 - an album to share

Well hello desk dashers and all who else pops by. You are very welcome!

Am linking up with Julia at her desk (Stamping Ground) to share mine -
So right side shows my typewriter under sheets of printed embellishments. I often print then add glossy accents, stickles or crackle to create my own accents for projects. Especially albums or Smash books where I don't want too many bulky items. And of course, there's my pens. 

My Wembley tickets waiting to be included in my album on top of Dylusions stamps. You can also see my Ebosser and my Pogo printer. That wooden storage block (left) is what I was given at the WOYWW crop for my birthday. Made by our Julia! It's perfect for all my bits and bobs.

Photos. Lots of them. All from my birthday week ready to go in my album I am creating. 
I shared the start of said album in a post HERE

I was going to blog another post to share the next pages, but I thought nah let's do it here!
So here's the next double spread detailing my actual birthday.  

Spot of journalling, selfie and other pics. 
More pics of presents and cards
Inside the main cover I've added this introduction it tells exactly what I did during my birthday week. I added these gorgeous embellishments. 
Here's the full page. I love how it looks and that girl image is from Some Odd Girl. I actually only used half the image. Only wanted her top half. Coloured her to be a bit like me! Lol 

Right that's me; I'm working on the pages that share our WOYWW crop. I have so many photos and things to include. Will share next time! 

Take care Zo xx


MrsC.x said...

the book is lovely :) what a great way to remember your birthday :)
Charlie #1
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AnyOldCraft said...

Beautiful pages sounded like you had blast.
Look at all those pens.
I need more I think lol :) #31

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Zoe, the album is glorious! Fabulous pages, can't wait to see the crop pages. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #9 xxx

Robyn said...

Hi neighbor! this is my first visit to your desk, so I'm going to snoop around. So much going on!
robyn 34

Jac said...

sounds like you had the best birthday ever, love what you have done with your pages and adore the little wooden teapot, thats cool, thanks for the snoop

Jac x
N0 24

Neet said...

What a fab way to remember a milestone birthday. Love the little figure you used to help with the illustrations. Years ago I used to cut my sons birthday cards up, using the figures and things to illustrate his photograph album so I guess it was an early way of scrapbooking that I did. `Mind you they were bought albums, not ones I had made
What a treasure you will have when it is finished. Enjoy the making and then the looking.
Hugs, Neet 11 xx

lisa said...

She definitely looks like you, Zoe. Your pages are gorgeous. I love the colours with that animal print, it really makes your photos stand out.
Hope you are having a good week.
Hugs Lisax #20

Helen said...

I knew your birthday album would be fabulous!! Look forward to seeing the WOYWW one, too - hope it's ready soon (just call me impatient!) Helen 3

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oh Zoe, that album is fabulous...what a great way to remember your special week!! Love the papers you've'll have to keep showing us the next pages :-)
Hugs, LLJ 8 xxx

Anonymous said...

well that looks lovely. What a great idea to remember such a milestone. And she DOES look more than a bit like you!

Happy WOYWW!
Mary Anne (2)

Twiglet said...

What a great way to store lots of happy memories - such beautiful pages. x Jo

Hettie said...

Great album Zoe. You already know that I will approve of it!!
My album on my desk is the one I brought to the Crop, only more decorated.

Unknown said...

Your pages are so wonderfully put together. You are keeping some wonderful memories not just for yourself but family too, diane #28

RosA said...

Your birthday book is a great memento :)
Many thanks for your gorgeous ATC!! It is beautiful! Now I'm dying to know, is it a beautifully coloured stamp? or a beautiful hand drawing?
I really can't tell :) It is so pretty! I hope you got one of mine?
RosA # 25

Tertia said...

Happy belated birthday and WOYWW. I do not seem to be good at getting to anything on time these days. LOL I even missed out on all the festivities last week - so bummed about that!
Love your pages and your colouring is fabulous!
Tertia #60