I used a fun mix of chipboard elements on this layout. I started by picking out a combination of the chipboard alphas. I used the newer white text, the pink, and the blue. Then I added in some older lowercase green alphas, and yellow and pink alpha stickers. After choosing my alpha colors, I set out to pick my patterned papers, pulling from the Birthday Boy collection, Birthday Girl collecion, Thankful collection, and a few older collections. I used my favorite grid patterned paper for the main part of my layout. It gives the nice white background, so that everything else "pops" on the page, but still has a bit of interest with the grid lines. I also used lots of chipboard pieces from the Sophisticates collection. The sun and clouds, a trio of trees, and some border pieces.