Wow this week has just flown by! Last night I finally got to relax and sit down to create and I realized the last thing I made had been for the color challenge Sunday night! It's pretty unlike me to go the better part of the week without creating anything, but I suppose it happens especially since we've had a lot going on this month ^_~ I wanted to get these birthday pics scrapped since I had already picked out the paper for them so I worked on these last night.
This one was actually the second layout I made for Cait's b-day but it will be the first one when I put it in the album. Uses CTMH CS in heavenly blue and blush, Minds Eye papers and matching transparencies and CS embellishments, CTMH embellies and ribbon, Thickers foam letters/numbers, doodlebug blue flowers, and prima pink flowers. I picked a Dec 07 Page Maps layout that I had used once before. I love this design with the circles and vertical photos and it uses up a lot of pictures as well. I tend to take pictures in the masses, lol.
Here was the first layout I did: Caitie's cake. Uses a new May PageMaps layout. I altered the layout just a tiny bit to fit with the photos I had. I used the same products as the other layout with the exception that I used heidi swap flowers and another unknown brand (the light pink flowers) instead of the doodlebug flowers. And yes, Caitie is LICKING her cake in the far right/top photo! We made sure to give her that piece first, lol.
And the last birthday layout using a Sept 07 8 1/2 x 11 double page layout from PageMaps. I just stretched the layout and used the extra picture I had to make it fit to a 12x12 size :D Audrey was making the funniest faces! It was so nice to scrap these. I adored these papers when I first bought them back in March and have been wanting to scrap these photos for a while. They also went pretty quick! I had forgotten how fast scrappin' is when you don't stamp anything, lol.
I LOVE to take pictures on birthdays. I never get those perfect 'opening the gift' or 'blowing out the candles' pictures but I usually really like the ones I do get which seem a little more candid. My favorite thing is watching my kids eat the cake. Of course they are a lot better at it now, but on the 1st birthdays we let them have their very own mini cake and just dive into it. Caitlyn hardly got messy with hers, she kept patting it and looking at us like "What do I do with this thing?" Audrey however had REALLY gotten into her cake. She had it all over her legs and feet, arms and face, it was hilarious!
Now for the blog candy :D Just a fun little package with some dp, shimmer CS, ribbon, a few flowers, and some of sweet chibibolie images from my stampingbella stamps that I got for Mother's Day. Leave me a comment on this post with something about birthdays; a story, your favorite thing about them, etc. You have until Monday night. Tuesday morning I'll have Cait randomly pick out a name from the hat. Please leave me your name in the post so I can get ahold of the winner easier ^_~ Thanks!