Wednesday, April 20, 2011

It's all in the numbers...


Yep, it's Suzanne here and today is my birthday! Ah!

As my students so eagerly have been asking all week, "Well, how old are you going to be?!" Ah, the things we learn in the first grade. Never ask a woman her age. LOL. Of course, their "guesses" were all over the map. 55? 79? 45? Ah, the second thing we learn in the first grade. Always shoot lower when guessing a woman's age. Oh, so around 15? Gotta love six year olds! One extreme to the other.

Here's some hints for you {that of course were not so helpful to them!}

I played with...



I watched...


I *may* have been caught wearing my hair like this..


What do you think? How old am I today? Leave a comment on this post with your guess and I will be sending a birthday "goodie bag" to one lucky correct guess!

So, as you can see. Our challenge this week isn't a birthday one (well it could be). But it's all about the numbers!


And we have a new sponsor to welcome to The Paper Variety!

We Scrap Kits is a lovely Etsy store with wonderful (and budget friendly!) kits full of papers, embellishments and inspiration.

This week's winner receive their Whimsy Kit!


To enter to win this prize, just submit a paper project that includes a NUMBER! ;)

The Team B designers have wonderful examples of inspiration to share with you!




Shannon's layouts never disappoint, with her unique scrappy style. Love this candid pic of her kiddos and the title she made with mixed alphas. The different numbers are neat in the collage mat she created!



Jan said, "April is a big month for us!  Lots of birthdays, Easter, Spring Break and of course, Tax Day!  I used a variety of numbers on my calendar; stickers, Thickers, bingo markers, a domino, a clock face, birthday candles, rubs, and words out of beads and metal alphabets."



Mindy said, "I spent Spring Break at my Mom's house & while I was there I climbed through the attic to find a wonderful box full of pictures.  I had been keeping this paper for the longest time, and I finally found the perfect picture to go with it!"



Patti said, "In December of 2010, I turned 50 years old. It was the first birthday that I was really not looking forward to. It was a wonderful birthday though, one that I will always remember. Being 50 is not bad -- I was able to get my first senior discount this week! I saved 10%!! :) :)"



Tessa said, "Doing all these senior portrait layouts of my sister Elizabeth makes it easy to include a number :). Whoo hoo class of 2011!"




Mel said, "Sure feels good to be scrappin' again after a pretty long hiatus! When I saw this new line from Colorbok the first time, I had to have some of it right away, and I loved using so many different patterned papers to accent this photo of me, my Mom, and my niece Olivia from January."







I decided to make a card this week using the sentiment "Just 4 You". I just love this crocheted flower and the Aisan elements!

This week, we want to welcome guest designer..




Sandi created these adorable counting flashcards for her granddaughter using supplies from her stash and an upcycled swatch book! You can go to Sandi's blog to see more pictures and information on how she created this project ;) Love how it is adorable and educational

Now, it's your turn! 


Upload your paper projects that include a number for a chance to win this week's prize. 


One entry per person. Please see our other guidelines here :)
Don't forget to leave a comment guessing my age today for a chance to win a goodie bag! :)


101 comments:

  1. Well I guess 38. I am turning 38 next week and I watched, played with and looked exactly like you. So I guess 38.
    Happy Birthday to You.

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  2. I'm guessing 37. You were into all the same stuff my younger sister was at the time.

    Anyhoo, Happy Birthday to you no matter how young you are :) I'm the big 40 this year so you're not as old as me.... LOL

    Love Mandy xxx

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  3. I am 42 and watched *some* of those shows. I DID have an easy bake oven. Who thought of cooking by lightbulb?.... I wore my hair like that too at some point (oiy)...

    I'll toss 39 in the mix

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  4. I'd have to say 39. I had an easy bake oven, and watched some of those shows too. Happy Birthday, hope you have a great day.
    Nikki
    glamoroussideofscrapping at gmail dot com
    www.theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com

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  5. Hey there I'm gping lower you must have been around the same ages as me so 35 it is! Happy birthday hugs Rebekah xx

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  6. I am so excited to be a guest today with such an awesome design team. Have a wonderful birthday Suzanne! I think you are just a youngster so I am going to guess that you are 29 today...have a very happy birthday!

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  7. Happy Birthday, Suzanne! :) Welcome to Sandi-those flashcards are fabulous!

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  8. Happy Birthday!! I am going to guess 34...I played with lots of that stuff too LOL...my 4 year old is dying for an Easy Bake Oven...its coming back around LOL

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  9. I'm going to guess 32. Happy Birthday!

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  10. happy birthday suzanne,i guess you are 36 ....
    i loved the ninja turtles lol
    tracey x

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  11. Well my "baby" sister had all these toys(I bought most of them haha) and she will be 29 this year, so that's what my guess is :D Do your "older" family members remember the fights at the shops to get those cabbage patch kids, I do :D Happy Birthday XXX

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  12. I don't remember exactly when all those things were around, but rI'm going to guess 33.

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  13. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I will guess that you are turning 39? Thanks for the cool challenge - as a math teacher I love creating with numbers. Enjoy your special day, and thanks for the chance to win!!

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  14. Happy Birthday!!! I think I'll guess 36... Thanks for a chance to win!
    Love the layouts and hope to have a chance to play--though we are going to be very busy this week!

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  15. I would have to guess about 37.
    Happy Birthday!!

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  16. I am guessing 32... I watched those too and I think you're my age.. ;-) I will be 32 this year... Happy Birthday!!

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  17. What great inspiration can be found here. Such wonderful work.

    Congratulations to Sandi. Your project is spectacular. Abby will love this gift.

    Happy Birthday Suzanne. My guess is that you are 29 today. I hope you have the most wonderful year ahead.

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  18. Hi Suzy! Happy Birthday! I really enjoyed reading this post! So fun!
    Wishing you a wonderful day!

    Love all the fabulous projects by the DT too!

    My guess is that you are 29!

    Hugs!!! LOL!!! Yara

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  19. Happy Birthday Suzy... MY guess is 30!!

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  20. Happy Birthday Suzanne!!! What fabulous projects by everyone...I can't wait to see all the entires!
    - April

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  21. Great project for the week Suzy, will be joining for sure. Happy Birthday and I'm going to say a young 28

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  22. Happy Birthday!!!

    I'm guessing 37, since I remember all of that stuff all too well. ;) Have a fabulous birthday!

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  23. Happy Birthday-loove this weeks challenge it's giving me the push I need to scrap some photos I have been hoarding. BTW I would get about 36-I sooo know all those products.

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  24. I watched some of those shows, played with some of those toys---wore scrunchies!!! LOL I am going to guess 35! Have a happy birthday!

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  25. Happy Birthday! I would guess 34.

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  26. Happy Birthday!! I am going to guess 36!

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  27. Happy birthday Suzanne! I'm guessing your 34!

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  28. I'm guessing you are right around my age so I'll go with 31. I sure did all these things when I was a kid!!

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  29. Happy Birthday Suzanne! I watch those programs too and played with the rubick's cube but my mom don't bought me the easy oven (hummm) If you are like me, I'm proudly said: 43 yrs.
    Have a great B-Day with lot of presents!!!!!
    Zulma

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  30. I remember these things!!! I always wanted an easy bake over ;) I am guessing 35 because I think you might be a wee bit young than I am! Ah, yes, teaching and having a birthday are interesting~lol. Happy bday!

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  31. I'm thinking about 30. My daughter's Cabbage Patch doll was named "Jilly Delora" and she had Smurf sheets. Yes-my daughter, so don't try to guess MY age!

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  32. Happy Birthday Suzanne. I'm guessing 29.

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  33. ok...my kids watched the teenage mutant ninja turtles FAITHFULLY....and i think i wore my hair like that at that time...LOL...so i am going to guess 29.

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  34. CONGRATS SANDI! glad to see you here as a guest designer....i LOVE your projects! and these flash cards are AMAZING!!!!

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  35. Happy Birthday! I will say 41 like me as I watched all of those things!

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  36. Happy Birthday! Since I remember all those things as well, I am going to guess 35!
    ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  37. Happy Birthday!!! I am going to guess 35!! But FOREVER 21! :-) I am 41... and those things seemed to be popular as I was hitting the tween years. What a fun challenge!! I'm adding it to my list! Hoping to play!!
    Have a great day!

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  38. Congratulations suzanne, I think you get the age of 40.

    greetings karin

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  39. My guess is you grew up in the 80s so you are probably in your thirties...so I'm guessing 33.

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  40. Happy birthday, Suz! I KNOW you're not as old as I am, so I'm going to guess 28. Hope your birthday is a great one!

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  41. Happy Birthday Suzanne! I hope you have a great day today! My guess is that you are around my age, since the toys and TV shows you posted are way too familiar to me! I am guessing 35. :-)

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  42. OMG...I could have put those exact pictures for examples of my past!! I totally played with those things, watched those cartoons & wore my hair like that every day!! You are turning 35!!!! Woo Hoo!!!

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  43. I would have to guess that you are 28 years old. Happy birthday!

    http://iwycd.blogspot.com/

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  44. Hope you are having a great day so far. My boys played with all of those items (yes boys! I ran a daycare) and watched all those shows so I'm guessing you are close to their age - I'm saying 33

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  45. I'm going to guess 40, that's how old I am and I remember all of those things perfectly!! Happy Birthday!

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  46. My guess is 35, because I am 35 and I played iwth all those things, and watched those shows and I KNOW I wore my hair like that!

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  47. My guess is 36. I will be 36 this year and I played with those things, especially the Cabbage Patch dolls. My favorite cartoon was The Smurfs and I wore the side ponytail.

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  48. hmmm.... I *maybe* was guilty of that same Stephanie Tanner hairstyle when I was young and I just 35 in March... so I'm going to say you're 35 as well! :)

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  49. Happy Birthday Suzanne! I'm going to guess 33. Have a great day!!!

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  50. Happy Birthday Suzy! I'm guessing 33!

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  51. Hi Suzy, I´m guessing 38!! Have a wonderful B- day!!

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  52. Happy Birthday!!! I'm gonna guess 40....

    Thanks for the chance to win!!

    crazyfroglady824@yahoo.com
    shellyscrafts.blogspot.com

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  53. I'm guessing 34 since that is how I old I will be in a few weeks and we liked all the same stuff :)

    Did you love New Kids on the Block too...ha ha ha!

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  54. Happy Birthday! hmmm, my daughter had a Cabbage Patch doll, she wore her hair like that for a bit, and she is also a teacher and new mom so I am going to put you at about her age.. my guess - 33

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  55. Happy Birthday Suzane and many many moreeeeee!!!! I such a bad guesser even with a mmillion clues but I'm going to say 34 =)

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  56. Since I liked ALL the same stuff, I'm going to say you are 33! Happy Birthday, Suzanne!

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  57. I will guess 29, Because if you were thirty you would be real excited 29 is a good number to always stay -- stay there. Happy Birthday
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  58. You're obviously close to my age but a lil younger if you identify with full house so I'm saying 28

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  59. That is obviously right up my ally so I'm going to say 34!

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  60. I"m going to guess 39! I've watched those same shows too! And I adored my Cabbage Patch Doll!

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  61. I am guessing 32. I have 2 daughters that watched that show, played with those dolls and wore their hair like that! so I feel confident guessing that number!

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  62. I will have to say around 38.. I remember all of these... I remember more my cousins playing with this and they are younger than me.. so that's my guess...

    Happy Birthday Suzzane..

    Ivette_avilles@yahoo.com

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  63. really? I'm surprised at the comments. I'm 26 and I played and watched those things. I still like cabagge patch kids. But I watched the re-runs of full house....so I'm gonna guess 29. lol, what a fun game!

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  64. Happy Birthday! I am going to guess that you are about the same age as me-and I turn 31 next month, so, 31?

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  65. I'm going to guess 34. Happy Birthday whatever the age!
    Great examples for the challenge this week. x

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  66. I am going to guess 33 because I watched all of those and that is how old I am. :-)

    Happy belated Birthday!!! :-)

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  67. Just want you (and all those who guessed ages in the 20s or 30s because they grew up with those things) to know that I lived through Smurfs, Ninja Turtles and Easy Bakes with my children!! I'll also tell you that all of the tv shows you've listed lasted so long that an entire generation, probably older than you, grew up with them, too. My youngest is now 41 and I doubt that you're that old. I'd guess 33. :-)

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  68. What a tricky question. :) These items are familiar to me as my children played with or watched them. Soooooo... thinking of their ages, I'm going to say 34. Thanks so much!! Oh... and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

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  69. Congrats.. i am guessing 39. Fabulous prize, great # projects by DT....and Happy Birthday.
    also linking my # layout to here...

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  70. I'm thinking right about my age....I'll go 30. Happy birthday!

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  71. I'll guess 37. Love your projects! Thanks for sharing. joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

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  72. I will guess 42. Very nice DT projects. Thanks for the challenge!

    circlebenterprises.com

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  73. have a very happy birthday. I am guessing in your 30's which is a great place to be :)

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  74. I played along! I'm guessing your age is 35. :)

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  75. I read a lot of the guesses, the majority put you in your early 30's. I just turned 41, and I had a Cabbage Patch and a Rubicks Cube. I also had an Easy Bake oven, but mine was one of the original, aqua blue ones! I watched smurfs, but TMNT, was popular when my nephew was little and he is only 27..... hmmmmmm I'm going with 40, dont be offended!xxoo

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  76. This is so much fun!! I'm going to guess that you're a little younger than me, so... 39??

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  77. I LOVED cabbage patch dolls and I will be 30 next month so I'm going with 30.

    Happy Birthday!

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  78. I grew up with all that stuff too so I'm going to guess 35?

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  79. oh happy birthday!!! I know ALL those things!!! so I'm guessing 36

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  80. I'm 36 and played with those same things, too. And the hair, oh yeah! I guess 36!!

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  81. My birthday is this year and I am going to be 40, so I think we are the same age. My guess is 40.

    Georgiana
    Carson's Creations
    coachfans at cox dot net

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  82. I'm gonna guess you're about 28. You are probably a year younger than that guessing on your hints. Seeing as my oldest is also an 80's child as she was in 85' so you can't be much older than her. :)

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  83. Happy Birthday, my gues is 27, enjoy the day!

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  84. Happy Birthday. I think you will be 30!! Have a nice day! Love, Marianne

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  85. Happy Birthday!!!
    I am going to guess 28

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  86. OK, since you gave a clue "Child of the 80s", I'm going to assume that you weren't BORN in the 80s or you wouldn't have really remembered the 80s. That being true, I'm going to revise my guess and say you just turned 40. :-) You have no idea how young 40 seems to me now. My baby is 41 and will be 42 this year!

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  87. i think a child of the eighties means you're a bit younger than me so i'll say 35.
    kathleen mc xx

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  88. I will guess 36! Happy Birthday whatever the age, may you have many, many more!

    Circlebenterprises.com

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  89. Happy birthday! I would say .... 33! That is my oldest dd's age and I think it sounds like what was "in" when she was a kid.

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  90. Ok so I am changing my guess to 31!

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  91. Happy Birthday! I'm guessing that you are 39!!

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