Sunday, February 26, 2012

Lasting Memories Challenge ~~ Let's Celebrate! ~~ Kenzie's 1st Birthday

Hi everyone! Welcome to yet another challenge over at Lasting Memories!
This week we want to see a special celebration layout - birthday, anniversary, milestone, graduation...etc.The possibilities are endless!

For my layout I scrapped Kenzie's first birthday party. Her theme was ladybugs so I got double use out of her Halloween costume which was only one month before! Talk about getting your money's worth! ;)

Here is my double page layout:
(click on the picture to view it bigger)
My background paper is from Recollections Bright and Basic and the 8.5x11 red paper is Recollections Jewel tone cardstock. The photos on the right are during her party that was outside. We had a princess jumpy house and sandwiches. There was about 30 people there including kids! The photos on the right are post-bath so she had to change her clothes because cake got everywhere!! Here we are opening her presents which were mostly animal print clothes! LOVE!

The balloon picture is her actual balloons that were at her party, I saved the big mylar one. The picture on the bottom right is her and grandpa, in the middle is her and my summerschool prego buddy's daughter Summer all the way from Virginia to visit for Thanksgiving, and on the right is my neighbor's daughter Jamie who is absolutely in love with Kenzie.

Close up of her balloons.. popped up on pop dots.

Closeup of the second page

In the center of both pages is my banner that I made for her party using Create-a-critter and Simply Sweet for the letters. I took three pictures at these angles, cut them out and glued them together to look like one banner and it worked perfectly as my title!

My tag is cut from the lacy labels cartridge at 4" and I doodled with white and black pen for my lady bug trail.

I used 4 little Recollection glitter 3d ladybugs and Recollections bling along with my white gel pen for flourishes. The blings were the $1 cheapy ones and it showed.. they were really hard to stick down in the right pattern as they were super flimsy and kept folding back on themselves. Really hard to get down but I think they are still super cute.. I don't think I will buy these again though. Maybe only because they were so cheap... lol
I really hope you will join us in our "Let's Celebrate" challenge over at Lasting Memories!
We are sponsored by ArtChix this week!

The prize that you could win are these cute little wooden tags with your name on them!! How cute are these!!??

You have until Saturday, March 3rd to link up your celebration layout!

Challenges I am entering:
Sassy Cheryl - No embossing
Cooking with Cricut - Birthday theme with cake, cupcakes and/or balloons



Michele F. said...

Wow Michelle.. STUNNING!! I am not understanding how you did that ladybug banner at the angle?? But it looks awesome! Your popped up cut out balloons is such a fab idea!! What a fun double pager and a fun party!! Animal prints are the best!!

Kimberly said...

Hey Michelle... very cute. Love the double LO

Elizabeth said...

ADORABLE is an understatement. I am blown away by this layout:)And those balloons...brillant!!1 A 5 star layout!!!!! Awesome! You need to frame this one.

Julie said...

What a wonderful 2 page layout, I am loving that banner. Fabulous job on this layout

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Stacia said...

Love the ladybugs!! What an adorable idea!!

Haven_mom4 said...

Very clever using photos for the title and embellishments. Totally makes the lady bug theme

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

What a fabulous LO!!!! I love how you took pictures of the decorations and reused them on your LO, I am totally going to have to steal this idea with my little one's first bday in a couple of weeks!

Suzanne said...

Love the ladybug layout. So cool how the banner came out and then that you used it for the title. It is wonderful. I love that you got so many pictures on the pages and love the balloon cutout. This is one awesome layout.

* Shaz * said...

Stunning Lo!

thank you for joining in the fun at ACB for our *Busy Bugs* challenge

Hope you will join again soon

Hugs Shaz x

Karen Wilson said...

Oh wow - how amazing is this!! I am loving that banner!!! The colors, everything! AMAZING, Michelle!!

Mad Crafter said...

I love this layout. Your ladybug balloons are fabulous!!! TFS and thanks for playing with us at Cooking with Cricut this week.
~Madison CWC DT

rudlis said...

Beautiful LO! Fabulous project. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenge this week.

Tina Campbell said...

The banner title is so cool. Fantastic layout!

Jen said...

OMG! This is awesome, Michelle! Great LO to commemorate your daughter's 1st birthday! Thanks so much for linking up at Cooking With Cricut this week.

~ Jen, CWC Design Team

Kemma said...

I have a grandbaby named Kenzie (Kensington) such fun! Very nice layout!
Thanks for playing with us at CWC this week!

Thanks for sharing!
-Kemma, CookingWithCricut Design Team

by Frank-LEE Speaking... said...

Wowza this LO is Ahhh-mazing. Superb Job! Thanks for playing with us at CWC. Smooches... Sous Chef Feli

Catie Cuddles said...

Wow... Just superb and a great for her to look back on the fun as she gets older!

Amy said...

GREAT layout, Michelle!! I love how you did the ladybug banner -- Everyone always thinks I'm crazy for doing that kind of thing, but you totally get it!! LOL... The ladybug theme is so cute -- What great memories you will always have of this special celebration!! :)

Thanks so much for sharing your talent at Lasting Memories this week!! :)

Your Lasting Memories DT Sister,
Amy :) at

glassgraffitix2 said...

Cutie pie Kenzie! She'll look back at this and SMILE!

Nuki Adiati said...

Oh I really really looooove ladybug. In fact once I made a ladybug costume for my friend's daughter school event. This is s stunning LO. Love your works, Michelle :)