Sunday, 29 May 2011

Charlie's Birthday

It was my youngest grandson, Charlie's, third birthday last week.  He had a full busy day with an outing to an Open Farm, lunch at McDonald's and a birthday party later in the day.  I'm a lucky Nanny and was in on all the fun with my camera in hand to record the happy day.


I seem to have spent quite a bit of time dithering over this layout.  I just couldn't decide on anything and I mean anything at all.  I knew I wanted to put several photos on the page and use the paint splatter effect behind the photos and that was all I knew really.   So I did what I usually do in cases like this and trawled through my stock of digital kits etc. and waited for inspiration to hit me.  Considering the method I used and lack of any plan I'm quite happy with the way things turned out.

Credits:    Photo layout from Remember Today Template - Blue paper from Mon Petit Ballon Bleu Solids - Worn Safety Tags, all by Katie Pertiet;   little aliens from Lil Monster kit - Cinnamon Designs at After Five Designs;   Grey background paper from a collaborative kit found at Sugar Hill co;   "All About" wordart from Definitely Defined Bright Kit by Nicole Young at Digital Scrapbook Place.

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Nicholas is 4!

Nicholas turned four years old on the 17th April.  I know it's an over-used phrase but where does the time go?  It can't be four years since Nicholas was born, can it?  


Anyway, I came up with this page to celebrate the event. 

I love the main picture where Nicholas and his friends are chasing bubbles.  The smaller photos show him at home opening presents and also at Jitterbugs, the indoor play area, where his party was held.  I think he had a great day.

The layered template and background paper I used here are from Katie Pertiet at Designer Digitals.  The elements are all from one of my favourite kits, Birthday Magic by Kitty Designs and can be found at Oscraps.