May 4, 2011

Whimsical Wednesdays Reveal-May 4th

Happy hump day ladies.. 
Well, us girls over at Whimsical Wednesdays is having our monthly Scrapbook layout reveal today.. Our theme this month is Birthday and it has to have embossing on it..
I have had my cuttlebug for sometime now, and lets just say " I dont' use it enough!".. I was so happy to be able to put some of my embossing folders to good use..LOL
The photo is of my daughter Amber at her 4th Birthday party.. I was beyond pregnant in that photo with my eldest son Aaron.. Amber was so happy when she got to open all of her millions of presents and a few months later became a big sister for the very first time..
so, here is the layout I created for our challenge:
I wanted to make the layout happy and colorful, being its for a little girl..  I did struggle with the colors and the patterns, but I really like it!!
the papers I used are Echo Park: Spring Time collection.. Ambers birthday is in May, so those were perfect !!
and for a few close ups of the layout:

Added Glossy accents to the colored spots on the balloons and stickles to the title..

 I actually embossed the tag using the "Victoria" embossing folder by Provocraft and my little green machine..
and then I embossed the rossette with the "Dots" folder by Provocraft

and for the supplies used:

Papers by : Echo park "Spring Time" collection
Cardstock: White, blue, red and yellow

Cricut Expression:
Once Upon a Princess: Tag
Pooh Font: Title "Little Girl, Big Day!"
Pooh and Friends: " Balloons!"
Songbird: Marquee
George and Basic Shapes: Circle

Martha Stewart border punch
Tim Holtz distress ink: Broken China, Mustard Seed, Peeled Paint, Fired Brick
Inking tool
Glossy Accents
pop dots- balloons
Hand made rossette and paper swirls

So, ladies.. That does it for me this Wednesday, thank you all so much for stopping by today and takig a look at my take on a birthday challenge.. Do stop by Whimsical Wednesdays and join in the fun .. You have a whole month's time join.. So, that should give you plenty of time to get your supplies together and create a masterpiece of your own..LOL
Hope everyone has a great and creative rest of the week..


  1. Gorgeous LO!! I Love all the details!!

  2. Love how you mixed your patterns, Nanne ..fab job. And ohhhhhh, I really like that Victoria folder .. must put that on my shopping list! Those paper curls are outstadning .. been meaning to try that for awhile and I keep forgetting to give it a whirl! Love the look!!

  3. Nanne your LO is amazing. Does not look like you struggled with it one bit. Everything goes perfectly together, and I love the colors you used. Great job with the embossing too. I LOVE how you hung those fun swirly ribbons. What a creative idea. The rosette is so pretty too, so cool to put your daughters age on it. Fantastic job with the challenge!:)

  4. Gorgeous layout. Love the mix of patterns and colors and look at that awsome rosette. I just love the FUN attitude in this page. TFS

  5. Once again you have done a super job on your layout!I love everything about this Amazing project!Have super nice day! :)

  6. Fabulous layout! You may have struggled with the patterns and colors but it was so worth it! BEAUTIFUL! Hugs,
    Cathryn :)

  7. You are one AMAZING know that? do now! LOL!
    The page is incredible...transforming the paper with the inks, the page design..the details, the cuts and the embossing! Its all super gorgeous and so much fun...perfect for a little girl's b-day page!!!!

  8. WOW! This is just beautiful! I love all the details like the rosette behind the number! AWESOME layout!

  9. Nanne, as usual you turned out a lovely layout! You always amaze me with your details and this one is no exception. The papers are great, the colors are so springy and work together and all those touches, the balloons, embossing...truly terrific.
    Crafty best wishes,

  10. Nanne ....I love all the different pattern paper you used....I also love all the bright colors. My dd's birthday is in May too...infact we are having a party this weekend for her she will be gave me some inspiration for a layout..TFS

  11. Super LO Nanne! love the curlies!!! rossette and the victoria folder!! in addition to the actual layout of your layout! [smile]

  12. Oh, I love it! I love the rosette under the number 4, I love all the curly Q's, I love the colors, just beautiful!!!

  13. wow...lovely card!!!! I love this card so much.. That flower design under the number4 is really fabulous. Great color chosen. This is great card to this little girl. Thanks for this great card.

  14. Beautiful LO. Love the mix of patterns and colors you used and those curly Q's are adorable! Tfs and have a great day. :)

  15. Nanne... you just are AMAZING! I always love to see how you add so many interesting elements and make them work! I am in AWE again! I love all the patterns, colors and details! Just incredible!

  16. Nanne, this is sooo cute!!! Great design, love the layers, colors, and your embossing is fantastic... Love the rosette and the curly ribbon!!! Hugs!!

  17. Again Nanne you have blown me away with your LO! It is beautiful!! Thanks so much for sharing your talent!!

  18. I love everything about this layout - the colors, the design, the title. Awesome layout.

  19. wow this LO is gorgeous! what an incredible job! i have been neglecting my scrapbooking and trying to get back into it but i have lost my touch. your LO is an inspiration! thanks for your sweet comments on my MUD LO!

  20. HI Nanne!! I love this layout! I have the same paper.. so you are giving me some ideas! Thank you for leaving me the sweetest comment on my blog for Frosted Designs sketch along Tuesdays. It was so very nice!!! Have a great day!