Friday, June 10, 2011

Jillian's Birthday Blog Hop

Hi Everyone,

I am so proud to be a part of Deanne's Birthday Celebration for Jillian  Blog Hop.  A very happy Birthday to a very special crafter <HAPPY BIRTHDAY JILLIAN>  This is my first blog hop that I am participating in and I am super duper excited.  The rules of the blog hop are as follows:

Post 4 birthday projects that have never been published on the web or in print. You can choose the projects, you are not limited to cards. You will post your projects each day (June 10, 11, 12, 13th) on my blog. I will have a link to post your project on my page. You must have a link each day back to my blog page,

and Jillian's blog page.

You must be a follower of my blog to post your projects."

Here is the blog list so you don't lose your way! Just click on the blog names to go straight to that blog - Make sure you vote for your favorite post at Deanne's Creative Juice Voting!

Jillian has a hop going on over at her Blog so be sure to check her out!  Please tell her that you came from Deanne's Blog Hop and give her some birthday love.  

So without further delay here is my first project.  I decided that I would do two scrapbook layout of my nephew's 4 birthday party.  As I look at the pictures and scrap them I am reminded of just how fast time flies.  My nephew was the cutest thing in the world at 4 years of age.  He is still cute as can be now but at 17 things change just a bit.  I still love my little guy.  Here he is with his Mom blowing out the candles on his birthday pizza. 

For the perfect matching yellow stars I colored clear rhinestones with a yellow sharpie marker.

I added 4 clear rhinestones around the 12x12 page to make the page pop.  The photo corner help make the pics stand out.  I used the paper tearing technique on this layout as well.

On this 12x12 page I used a combination of techniques.  I used dry embossing on the vellum and used a Fiskars embossing plate.  I added Sticko glitter letters for the title.  This photo is very special to me because it has both my nephew's in this shot.

I added some more photo corners and some dimensional stickers.

Here's a trick when adding vellum to a page.  Try to put the adhesive on the paper that you are sticking the vellum to, this will help you avoid the glue marks showing through.  I do love this banner though!  :)

Well guys I pray that you enjoyed the layouts and thank you so much for spending time with me. I truly appreciate it.  My sincerest apologies for not getting this post up sooner. I am having major computer issues.  But it is technically still the 10th of June on the West coast.  Thank goodness for time zones.

Be sure to stop by Jillian's blog:  and Deanne's blog:  for some more great projects.

Have a great night everyone and I will see you tomorrow, day 2, with another new project.

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Handcrafted Simply by Us said...

Great Layouts!!!


AmyJRockstar said...

I really love your layouts! That banner is so awesome and so are those cool bubble letters you used on the first layout. Way to rock the birthday! :0) TFS!

Be sure to head to my blog and enter the giveaway for this hop (if you haven't already) and my 500 followers giveaway!

XO ~ Amy Jo (fellow blog hop stop)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

AmyJRockstar said...

Oops! Hey girl, just realized you don't have my link up. Please add my link to your posts as the next place for people to stop on the hop, otherwise they don't know where to go next. Thanks Hun!

Be sure to head to my blog and enter the giveaway for this hop (if you haven't already) and my 500 followers giveaway!

XO ~ Amy Jo (fellow blog hop stop)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Both projects are adorable.

Hugs Dusti

Anonymous said...

What a lovely memento that will make for future years!! I love it!

Court said...

very pretty and creative

kkay214 said...

love the layouts and that banner idea is awesome.

Bunny Vance said...

Wow!! Great layouts and all the details and coloring of your BLING!! Perfect!
Thanks for participating in Jillian's celebration!

mom2fivekiddos said...

Love these layouts, especially the second one! SO very cute!

Jillian Vance said...

VERY cool! TFS!
God Bless,