Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Happy New Year and Happy Birthday

Happy New Year everyone. My wish for you is that your 2010 is Blessed beyond measure. I also want to put a shout out to my best friend, Tina who is celebrating the big 4-0 today. Happy, Happy Birthday. And since we're talking birthdays, I decided to do a layout of my oldest's 5th birthday. Sort of fitting, I think.

I used Basic Grey's Nook & Pantry line from Lil' Lambs Boutique. Not only are these great papers for recipe cards, they do a great job for a birthday page too. The cupcakes look mighty yummy.

You'll never believe what I fished out of the bottom of one of my scrap drawers. Shape scissors!! Yes, I know...those ancient tools but hopefully you all didn't throw them out with the last yard sale. With the mania of new punch tools coming out, some of those dandy little scissors can come in quite handy. I used the tiny scallop scissors to create the mats for all the photos and then used my punch tool to create the little holes. I was looking at some layouts from a friend's gallery and I noticed that she popped up her photos and I loved the look so I tried it here.

I wanted a stark color to separate the top half and bottom half of my layout but didn't want to use any more patterned paper, so I found this maroon ribbon that accents the paper.

I also used Worn Lipstick and Aged Mahogany Distress Ink around the edges to soften the look of the darker ribbon along the middle. The big 5 is grunge board by Tim Holtz that I colored with Broken China distress ink and then spritzed with my Blue Mister (has Denim glimmer mist, Stream Alcohol Ink and Blue Patina Perfect pearls mixed together). Alas the shimmer is indeed hard to photograph but it's there.

Coming up this month is LOTS of goodies. I do hope I have time to complete them all. I have some more Basic Grey, lots of Bo Bunny and possibly some Webster's Pages projects. So stay tuned....


  1. Cheryl!! Oh my...this is just wonderful!

  2. Beautiful, fabulous layout. Love the design and all your fab detials. You always inspire me.

  3. soooo beautiful!!!I love seeing your work!!