Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Birthday Scrappage layouts

Hi again! Yup, I'm back already with another post. I have three kids who all celebrate a birthday within a month of each other.... talk about craziness!!! With all the birthday fun comes a ton of pics , which needs to be scrapbooked,of course! One of these days I'm gonna get caught up.... yup,one of these days!!! My problem , now , is that I live in a very rural area and the closest place to get my pics printed is over an 1.5 hours drive ( if I remember to take my memory card with me!!!) so I usually print a huge stack at a time. Right now though, I made my kids Bday layouts without their pics.

I made the first three layouts using this paper pad I found at Winner's a couple of months ago. It has all kinds of yummy papers and tags and labels and alphabets.

Here's the first layout....done for my 12 year old daughter.

I rarely stamp directly on my pages as I'm terrified it'll be a disaster! Not this time ( whew!!).I stamped a few flourishs behind the patterned paper. I got out my sewing machine to stitch the rickrack on the top. All the elemnts used are from the package.

This layout was done for my eldest daughter, who turned 14!!!

I pulled out my Cricut for this  to make the banner, border and numbers.  The border is from Give a Hoot cart and is the border from the owl image, cut in half and the banner is from another cartridge which I can't remember the name of right now!!! ( seriously must write down what I use !!!!! ) I inked the edges on just about everything. I hand stitiched a border below the patterned strip , using some DMC floss in blue. I love the popcorn trim from SU spring mini , but I never found enogh uses for it on my cards, but it works nicely with all these colors, I think

My third layout....

I made this layout for my son who just turned 8 last month. ( where does the time go??). Most of the papers and embellies in this package are very girlish , even though there was a birthday boy tag in it.  I think this might have been the only paper that did not ahve pink in it. I really love the lime green and light blue together, especially with the dark brown to make it pop! The cupcake is from the package and I added a pearl ( you probably can't tell from the pic) to the flame. The circle mat is leftover from another project and I thought it worked well with this page.

and now, my fourth birthday layout..........

This was the only layout not created using the M&MBI paper pad. I used Sweet Treats cartridge to make the title . I love those bright circles in this dp , but they seemed a bit too much tobe used alone, so I cut a strip  and then handcut individual circles from the remaining piece to use around the photo mat. I have a really old Fiskars scallop border punch ( it still works great and I got it at such a bargain price!!!) that I used for the border. To give the circles a little extra bling I added some Glimmer brads to the centre of two circles and popdotted them up from the page.

Now I just gotta remember to print the pictures!!!!!

Anyhoo.... thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoy my layouts!!!  


  1. Great layouts! Love the colors you used, especially in the last 2! I hear you about the birthdays...my oldest is Jan.7, my daughter is Dec.4th and my youngest is Nov.20, plus hubby is Dec.27. Needless to say I am broke that time of yr between birthdays and Christmas! LOL

  2. I love your layouts. I've not done one yet as I am new to scrapbooking and I'm still trying to get the hang of cards. But someday! Your pages are an inspiration to me to try one soon. Have a great day. :)

  3. Love your layout pages. I havent tried one yet, I'm still fairly new to scrapbooking and I'm still trying to figure out the card making and blogging. But you have inspired me to try one soon. TFS Have a great day.