Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Whimsical Wednesday - A Birthday Challenge

Hello and welcome to another Whimsical Wednesday Challenge!  It is the First Wednesday of the month so we have a scrapbooking challenge for you!  The challenge is to make a birthday layout including some kind of embossing.  I chose a photo of my little Isabel at age 4 (almost 5!) at a Birthday Celebration for Summer Birthdays when she was in preschool.  One of the activities that day was to make a Birthday Crown.  I think she did a fabulous job!!!



Materials:
Cricut Carts -  Wedding Solutions for the crown
                        Create-a-Critter fro the balloons
                        Elegant Edges for the background tag
Journaling Stamp - My Journaling stamp set - My Creative Time
Carstock - Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz and Lavendar Moon - Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper - Glitter Stack - DCWV
Nestabilities Oval Die
Archival Brilliance Ink Pad in Perlescent Orchid
Pink Sorbet Twine - The Twinery
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing folder
Flower from Recollections
White Gel Pen

This weeks challenge prize is a bundle of Shabby Crinkle Ribbon from Prairie Bird Boutique.  Go on over to the Whimsical Wednesday blog to get all the challenge details and see the fabulous projects from the rest of our design team.

Have a wonderful day!  Happy Creating!
Love and Hugs, Cathryn :)

19 comments:

ScrappingStephanie said...

Wow, this is beyond adorable. A LO fit for a princess. I love the softness of the different shades of pinks. Such a pretty background tag. I must get this cart!! Love the balloons with the embossing. Such a darling picture too. Just awesome Cathryn. You rocked it as always. Hugs, Stephanie

June Houck said...

Cathryn, this is beautiful! Your LO is terrific, focus on your sweet dd with appropriate and lovely accent elements on your page. Love it :)

Kate said...

I love this LO. So Pretty.

I need get those journaling stamps.

Kate

Cindy said...

Hi Cathryn, WOW your layout is sooo BEAUTIFUL!And your little princes is Adorable!Super job as always my friend,I love the colours,papers and "well" EVERYTHING!!!!Have a wonderful day! :)

Leah (*BeeCherryLady*) said...

How cute!!!!!
Can I just say every time I come by...that your 3 are just as cute as my 3! LMBO!!! Your family is just precious and this little girl...certainly these are photos to treasure forever (my little girl turned 5 about a month ago and those were her b-day photos I scrapped for this challenge too!!!)
Glad you shared the story behind the photos as well...love the cuts you choose!!!!

GiGi said...

This is SO CUTE!!! I love the shape of the page and the pom pom is such a great touch! Wonderful job!

Shelly said...

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Shelly

The Archiving Angel said...

Hello Cathryn, this layout is just precious. I really like the monochromatic pink color scheme with the touches of white. The crowns are always fab but your embossing accents the balloons quite well. The background shape where you lovely daughter's photo is mounted is super unique and gives this layout another added dimension. Just wonderful!!
Crafty best wishes,
Sonia

the purple muse said...

Well, I don't know if I can add to all of the wonderful comments above. I would have said many of the same things. Wonderful LO! Wish I had a little girl to do pink and crowns for;-)

GabyCreates.com said...

Pretty in Pink! What a precious layout and baby girl!!

Esther said...

What a wonderful layout!! Your darling little princess is really made the star of this layout, with just the right amount of elements and none of them overpowering the most important part, her! Love your crown!

Shelley said...

Very cute layout! And Isabel is beautiful too! :) If I can EVER get caught up on making cards, I need to get Carley's pictures in layouts! She has so many faces and expressions that I could do layouts for each one!

Shelley
http://carleys-closet.blogspot.com
shelleymace21@gmail.com

Crafting Katie said...

She did do a fabulous job with her crown, and you did with these layout! Just precious!

*Star said...

Beautiful LO!! I love the softness of the different shades of pink! I also Love the balloons with the embossing and the picture of your daughter is so precious. Tfs and have a great day. :)

Scrapendipity said...

Wow,I love all the perfectly princessy elements on this page! Not to mention the adorable princess herself. :) LOVE this, Cathryn!!!

Hugs
Shar

jen said...

Love your layout....super cute!!! I love pink and I love princess crowns. She is super cute too.. :)
hugs,jen

Kim H said...

Cathryn, OMG! 1st of all she is just ADORABLE! I LOVE all you childrens eyelashes. Okay to this AMAZING LO! Your colors, pattern paper and the cuts. Her crown looks like the one she made! I totally like the way you did the journaling tag too! As always LOVE everything you create!

June Houck said...

I so love this LO. I would love to do one like it someday.

I left a blog award for you today:
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Sandy from Ukiah said...

What an adorable layout for such a beautiful princess. hug