Friday, 6 May 2011

21st Birthday Album

Are you all enjoying the sun?  It is VERY warm here today, too warm for me, but then can't have everything can we?

Well, my baby girl is going to be the grand old age of 21 in June.  She has a new job and a new place to live from the end of next week.  So I guess I will be spending this weekend painting and decorating her new bedroom.

I have been slowly making her a scrapbook album.  It's slowly getting there and will be finished for her birthday [I hope]. Sooooooooo many photos to choose from though.


My baby girl.

The pink spotty paper is from my stash.
The floral and the butterfly papers are basic grey.
Ribbons and buttons from stash.
The yellow tag behind the photo has journalling about how long Kelsey was when she was born and the midwife measured her twice.......she was a tad under two feet long!!  She is now 6 foot tall.

Under the scalloped flap there are ten smaller photos of the night she was born and when she was introduced to her big brother.


Paper is Basic Grey Cupcake-Sprinkles
Letters are Thickers highlighted with White Stickles
Tag, buttons and ribbons from stash.
Ice Cream embellishment is and made.
I put a stiched circle round the main photo to highlight her face.

Her face was an absolute picture, with every lick and mouthful

But she would not give up and seemed to get the hang of enjoying it in the end.


Papers were free from Scrapbook Magazine.
Flowers cut out and mounted on Foam Squares.
Tree truck cut from card and the top layer peeled off, then inked to highlight.
Journalling strip cut into seperate words and edges inked.

Journalling reads,

Warm weather and a trip to Nannys = a washing line, an old sheet and a bit of Nanny Magic.

I hand cut the title letters and inked the edges, they were mounted on Foam Squares at different heights.


Black and white cardstock
Photo collage made with Picassa
DIVA letters die cut using Sissix Notepad using Hollographic paper and mounted onto black to stand out from White.
Small letters die cut using Sissix Skittle Dee Do from black card.

Embellishments die cut using Sissix Sizzlits Sparkle using hollographic paper with a Clear gem in the centre of each one.

She was a Diva even when she was a toddler.


Vellum Square behind main photot edged with Martha Stewart Snowflake punch.
Small Photo and journalling square mounted on Nesties Lacy Squares cut from pearl white card.
Large Snowflakes punch from White Glitter Card with Woodware punch
Small Snowflakes punched from White Glitter Card [punch unknown]
Photos and journalling square were outlined with Double sided tape and glittler added

Large Snowflakes mounted on Foam Squares to add a bit of dimension

The letter were a TK Maxx bargain. 
White American Thickers then covered in clear glitter.

Got to have glitter when there's snow.

Well thats it for now folks.  There will be more soon

Take Care and enjoy the sunshine



  1. what a wonderful keepsake for Kelsey .... but..... 2ft long?????? OMG

  2. She will be SO pleased with this. It's beautiful

    Barbara [sparkles]

  3. I am astounded... every layout is just stunning! The first with the photographs hidden under the scalloped flap is ingenius!
    When my daughter left home, she got from me just ONE layout in a box to hang on her wall... I'm not letting her see this post, as she'll want a whole album too *lol*

  4. superb Layouts Lesley! she will be thrilled! Fi x

  5. It looks beautiful, I'm sure she will love it t bits!