Monday, June 24, 2013

Birthday Album

We are friends with a couple who have adorable kids that we adore. One of the littles Leti just turned 1 today! For her older sister's first birthday I started what I call a "Birthday Album". The first page is a newborn picture and then a double layout for each birthday! So every year I do a double layout for Tori. I offered to do a similar album for Leti's birthday. Her party is Saturday and Hawaiian themed. So I get to take the pictures before I do that layout but wanted to do the first page layout to give as her gift.

I first started with the Close To My Heart paper pack X7163B Chantilly $9.95. I mounted the photos using the cardstock in the kit in Buttercup and Cotton Candy.
The patterned paper below the photo is the backround paper I chose that is also from the same kit.
The layout I chose was from the CTMH book Reflections. It was Page #28 Bottom Border Portrait as my inspiration of this adorable little girls book. So I used the Cotton Candy cardstock again as a base and cut it 6x12" and then used a different piece of the patterned paper that has a yellow fan design in buttercup in 3x12". I adhered it with my ATG gun to the top of the Cotton Candy 6x12" and then added a CTMH 1/4" stitched Hollyhock ribbon between the Cotton Candy and yellow pattern and the bottom of the Cotton Candy cardstock with ATG ribbon.

After that I decided to cut a 3" circle in the Buttercup. In the Cotton Candy, I used the exclusive alphabet from my Cricut E2, and cut out the letter "L". In Blush ink, from CTMH, I stamped "ETI" and then her real name "Charlet". I also used Liquid Pearls by Ranger Petal Pink and made dots on the border and highlighted it with Zig Wink Of Stella: glitter pens in GL Yellow #050.
I then put all of Leti's birth information on the Cotton Candy cardstock in Blush.
I had a dear scrapbook friend Kira Sorter make an adorable paper piercing and it looks just like Leti as an infant!
You can check out Kira's Facebook page at She has made lots of custom pieces for me including a gecko, my daughter in a softball uniform, tear bears for cheer and football and much much more!
I then popped up the paper piercing and the circle with the "L" up with foam squares. The photo and the photo mats were just adhered flat with my ATG adhesive.
So here is the layout!

Now I have to block her parents on FB from being able to read this! LOL! Hope you enjoyed Leti's first album page!


  1. How awesome so excited to see more and upcoming pages you do!!!

  2. Thanks Kira! I love your work and love that I can message you an odd request and you do it everytime!