03 August, 2008


Well, yesterday was out of this world...with so much PINK going on. This was just how I wanted to spend my 40th birthday, thanks to all you ladies for making it a very special day I will never forget!

I was not allowed to enter the classroom area until they had finished setting up and this is what they had done. Thanks, ladies for all the extra trouble you went to, I really appreciate each and every minute of that day, you are all special to me.

Thanks Jenny and Kim for painting this, it is beautiful.

My beautiful name banner Tracy made, which will one day reside in my very own Scraproom. It is so beautiful...I love it!!!

Cake slices Tracy also made with chocolates inside...beautiful.

My good friend since we were children, Denise.

Morning started at about 9am with all us downing a shooter (Apple Sours), Gran (Jenny's Mom) drank hers before all of us got a chance to toast...so, needless to say she had another.

Then our teacher Venessa got us started on the first LO, with blues and browns. I used some photos of Amy in the Berg, which I printed in sepia to go with the colour tones.

Venessa the Teacher.

Tracy, the very clever girl who designs beautiful things...

Gail, a good friend, who I used to teach scrapbooking.

Jenny, my boss at work..having fun.

Gran (Jen's Mom), Kim & Jenny (sisters) and Ellie, all very dear friends to me.

Just before lunch, Tracy gave a us a make-and-take demo on how to make our own pattern paper with stencils, which we did a small sample on a bookmark, will upload at a later post, when it is dry and complete.

After that, we all headed for lunch which consisted of this below...

Cosmopolitan Cocktails
Avocado Prawn Ritz
Chicken a la King
Pavlova and Strawberries

Then it time for our second LO. This one was so pretty with butterflies, glitter and flowers, just right for a little girl...loved it Venessa, just my cup of tea.

Venessa specially designed these 2 new LOs for my birthday, so I feel really privileged!!!

Half way into our second LO, we broke for tea and cakes and a mini photo shoot, as you can see in the photos below. Yes I did make all those pretty cupcakes, just in case you thought I bought them..."I can bake you know".

And boy, did I get spoilt...here are my gifts I got. Thanks ladies, I love it all...

This was a day well spent with wonderful and very dear friends, which will be remembered for many years ahead.

Will post my LOs once I have finally completed them, just got the finishing touches to do...please be patient.


  1. sheesh! what an awesome party! you are one lucky girl!

  2. Oh my gosh, your decor was fabulous and you totally got spoilt. Glad it will be a birthday for you to remember always.

  3. We had so much fun!

    Thanks, Sophs for all the hard work YOU put into making the day so fab - I had loads of fun making the "cake" slices and your name banner - and then even more fun being with the girls, scrapping Venessa's LO's (which were gorgeous) and eating - yummy ...

    It was a special day and I am so glad you enjoyed it!


    P.S. Please let me have a CD of photos.

  4. What a lovely pink 40th celebration. One can see that you have very dear friends that you must for always treasure. But, you being 40, I would never say. The pink lunch table looked seriously yummy. The 'Sophia' name and pink cake Tracy made are absolutely gorgeous. Tracy is one talented lady. Don't stop celebrating keep it up till the 50th!

  5. Looks like you had an absolutely gorgeous birthday... nice prezzies, and doing your favourite things too. Your pics are lovely... nice memories of a lovely day well spent.

  6. OMG.... what a birthday - looks like SO much fun! I want all that next time... in my dreams lol!


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