Wednesday, June 2, 2010


That's what Keira said when she ate her birthday cupcake. Actually, it was more like, mmmmmmmm mmmmmmm mmmmmmm. She was actually unsure of the thing at first and I don't think she knew how to go about eating it. She started delicately picking off the sprinkles. Don't worry, that didn't go on for long because I helped her bust into it. :) Here's my layout that I did last night, real quick like.

I feel kind of like I took the lazy way out with this page, but I really wanted to get all the photos on there. And with a 12 month old running around, I need to let go of some of my thoughts about scrapping.....about thinking that every page needs to be a Monet-like work of art with 15 layers and stitching and patterned paper and 53 embellishments.....but anyway, I think it did turn out cute. :) And PS I really do still love to do those types of pages, just not for every one. :)))

I used a vintage flashcard from Elle's Studio, and folded that over one of the sides of the page and stitched it on. I also added a butterfly punched out of some of her patterned paper.

In the bottom left corner, I used some more of the Sweet Summer patterned paper and my trusty Martha Stewart butterfly punches. Also added some zig-zag stitching.

For the title letters, I used the white corrugated alpha by Jillibean Soup. Such a cool look. I have some Kraft colored ones too I need to pull out and use. After I adhered the letters I stitched over them with some pink thread.  For the cupcake embellishment, I used a Martha Stewart die-cut lace tag. I have been following Christine Middlecamp's blog and I am just stunned by the tutorial she is doing on these!! You have to check it out. I picked these up at Michael's, but apparently they aren't available everywhere. I can't wait to use these on cards too. The cupcake sticker is by American Crafts and guess's a scratch and sniff! So cool!

I had also picked up this cool Martha Stewart butterfly edge punch at Michael's not too long ago, so I wanted to incorporate that as well. This is also some of the Sweet Summer patterned paper by Elle's Studio.

Last but not least, I pulled out my trusty MS starburst punch ( I use this ALL THE TIME - If you couldn't tell. :) I layered some more of that Elle's patterned paper along with a button and some baker's twine. I was so excited to find this twine at a specialty paper shop out in Seattle....I haven't seen it anywhere else!

I will leave you tonight with Keira's thank you note for her birthday party. She got a TON of toys. Which I expected. I think a trip to Goodwill is in our future to donate some of the older ones. I designed this thank you note in Picasa, super easy to do, even if you're Photo Shop impaired like me.

Good night!

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