Tuesday, May 17, 2011

A very late 1st birthday

I have some catching up to do....clearly! I'm just now doing a 1st birthday page for my 4.5 year old. Someone reassure me that some day I won't be 3 years behind!

I really enjoy doing layouts lately though, probably because I can get that much closer to filling the boys' albums! I decided to do this layout page because his 1st birthday was pretty generic (poor 3rd child). I didn't have a theme or do fancy invitations, so as you can see in the picture it was all about presents and cake! I wanted to use cuts that I could emboss as per the Whimsical Wednesday Happy Birthday Challenge. I am also entering it into the Paper Sundaes Challenge #69 Happy Birthday Christine!

I had a lot of fun with this layout! I would have normally only used 1 balloon (since he is only 1) but I thought that looked funny! I also stuffed some tissue paper behind the gift bag to make it look like a real gift :)

Sweethearts Cart - presents
George and Basic Shapes Cart - Sentiment
Create a Critter Cart - gift bag
Stretch Your Imagination Cart - balloons
Sweet Treats Cart - cake, candle
Swiss dots Cuttlebug folder - balloons, cake
D'vine Swirl Cuttlebug folder - cake
Candy Cane Stripe Cuttlebug folder - sentiment
Studio G Glitter Glue - candle flame


  1. Great job with your layout!SUPER cute,I love the colours and the little gift bags!Thanks for playing with us at Whimsical Wednesday! :)

  2. Jessica!
    YOur LO is just PERFECT! I love the presents,the balloons, the colors, the personalized cake and the picutres! Just fantastic! Thank YOu for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesday's!

  3. Too cute! Stop by my blog--I have an award for you :-)

  4. This is just GREAT!
    I laughed at your poor 3rd child thing...but I think I gave it up after having 2 so close together. Fun parties flew out the door. LOL!
    Ok, back on track, LOL...the page is super fun and great cuts you've chosen!

    And I like being a little behind on scrapping (like yesterday worked on a newborn page for my 2 year old! LOL!) but its fun to relive the memories while you scrap!

    So glad you played @ WW and I got to see this!!!!

    Hugs, Leah

  5. Oh MY this LO is just adorable. I love everything about and those pictures are just so so cute. Thank you for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesday.

  6. Wonderful a layout, what a cutie! :)

  7. This is so cute. Love the layout and pictures. I know what you mean about being behind. I did not discover scrap booking until my youngest was 20! I am truly overwhelmed, lol

  8. at the age of 3, it really is all about the presents and cake..LOL don't feel bad for not having a theme... I have 3 kids myself, so I feel ya..LOL
    and being behind on scrapping is actually a great thing, this way you always have something to scrap about..
    so with that said, super cute layout and Love your take on our challenge over at Whimsicals..
    thnx for joining us girls!!

  9. Great layout! Looks like he's really enjoying himself!
    Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

    Alica ;)

  10. Terrific layout! Love the stitching on the gift boxes, it really makes them pop. Those colors all coordinate well too.
    Nice job. Thanks for playing with us at Whimsical Wednesday.
    Crafty best wishes,