Friday, 22 February 2013

pwp sketch # 15 -- birthday layouts

My daughter celebrated her 4th birthday last November with a School is Cool party.  You can check out the details here and here

Here is the first installment of my layouts.  I am also linking this to Leigh Penner’s Pages with Papertrey challenge.  This time, she has a sketch challenge.

For her birthday layouts, I always start with a layout of her actual birthday.  I want to remember how she looked like and what she did on the day of her actual birthday.  In the past before she had school, it usually consisted of a pancake breakfast and a trip to her favourite indoor amusement park.  But this time, her birthday actually fell on a school day.  So, it involved mommy giving her a surprise visit to school with some treats  for her classmates. Here is my layout using the sketch above.

I used Papertrey dies (modern alphabet,  loop de loop) and patterned paper from Crate Paper’s Storyteller line and Studio Calico.

Close up of the journaling...

The next 2 layouts capture some of my favourite photos from her birthday party the following day.  Here is one with some fun pictures from the photo booth. 

I used the same Storyteller patterned paper from Crate, Papertrey’s modern alphabet dies and some Jillibean Soup’s alpha stickers.  I am also linking this to Leigh’s challenge of using mixed elements in your layout title.

Close up of the journaling...

The last one I will be sharing today is her Cake Time layout.  I made  this recently for the Colour Suite challenge when we attended the Crop and Create event. This was the layout which won me a never-been-released-fresh-from-winter CHA 2013 Basic Grey layout kit (yey me!).  The best part was I was chosen as winner by Kelly Purkey, one of my favourite crafty bloggers / stamp designers (talk about being starstruck when she handed me my prize!).

Here it is... I just love how happy she looked at these photos. 

I used Papertrey dies (modern and script alphabet, heart border, little hot rod), stamp (little hot rod (bus), postmarks) and cardstock (pure poppy for the hearts).  I also used patterned paper from Crate’s story teller line, Fancy Pants and Echo Park.

Thanks for stopping by!  Check back next time for part 2 of my birthday layouts.


  1. Great layouts, Irma! I love your take on the sketch and your photo booth layout is adorable, too!
    My favourite, though, is the last one-- fabulous design!

  2. Great layouts! Looks like you did a lot of work crafting for the birthday girl too which is just awesome!



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