Friday, October 07, 2011

It's a Birdie Blog Hop!



Happy Friday and Welcome to the Birds of a Feather Birthday Blog Hop! Hopefully, you have been directed here from Ms. Krissy's blog. If, you are just visiting (and weren't directed here from Krissy's blog), please join us for the complete Blog Hop. All you have to do is start Here, and visit each of the girls. Please note, at each blog you will find a special BOAF badge with a word. If you visit each of the blogs (in order) and write down the words from each of the badges, you will complete a special birthday message. That message could help you win an AWESOME Bella Blvd prize package provided by Birds of a Feather Kit Co.!!!
Since Amy is celebrating the first birthday of Birds of a Feather Kit Co. we were asked to use a Birds of a Feather kit (current or past) and create a Birthday Themed project. I decided that I wanted to use the yummy July kit (full of lots of Cosmo Cricket and October Afternoon) to create this layout for Kaleb Michael. Since Kal's birthday is in June, these pictures were perfect with the summer-themed kit. I started with the October Afternoon background paper, found in the paper add-on kit (I LOVE lined ledger type papers) and then built the page around it, using a Sketchy Thursday sketch as guidance. I decided to ink all of the elements using my black Dew Drop, to help give everything a little extra pop. The journaling was done straight on the background paper (See? Just one reason I LOVE ledger paper!!) and I used the OA journaling tag and mini alphas to create my title. Because the mini alphas were a little large for my tag and what I wanted to say, I simply trimmed them down to the perfect size.

And a couple of close ups. I love to layer my elements, and these OA tags are perfect for just that, along with the Kaisercraft flowers (yep...I love to use flowers on all my pages, even ones for my boys).

And here is the title tag. I love using alphas on my layouts, and these OA alphas were the perfect size for what I needed.
Finally, since this is part of the Birds of a Feather Kit Co. birthday celebration, I've got a present for one lucky person who comments on this post: a $10 gift card to A Cherry on Top! Since we are cropping all weekend long, and since the challenges are due by the 12th, I will post my blog winner around the 13th. You do not have to be a follower of my blog, but if you like what you see, I'd love for you to stick around and become a follower.

All of the Birds of a Feather Kit Co. crop challenges and games can be found in the forum. The grand prize is going to be a kit of your choice! To add to the fun, the boutique will be having a BIG sale this weekend, too!

If you've made your way through the blog hop, you'll want to keep going so that you can be entered to win a prize package of Bella Blvd products, valued at $50! You'll need this word to add to your collection for the mystery quote:
Now, you'll want to hop on over to Karen's Blog to continue with the celebration. Enjoy the rest of the crop, and I sure hope you will join us over at the forums for a weekend full of scrapping, games and fun!

19 comments:

mustangkayla said...

Cute cute layout! You have such pretty handwriting! I like how you switched the photos to black and white!

Jennybean said...

I love that ledger paper, and is that a birthday cookie! How awesome!

KrissyClarkMcKee said...

Love your layouts and the way you layer your embellies! I am a follower now!

Scrappyjo said...

great layout!!

Paisley Petals said...

Gah, I love it! Makes me want to go buy that kit now....Wonder how much it's on sale for?! lol

Lillian Child said...

LOVE the ledger paper and teal papers. CUTE photo!

Jenelle said...

Cute LO, love your work!

Lolis said...

Very cute, love how you layered the embelishments! your new follower!

Izzyb said...

I love your page so much. Great design. I esp like the what you did with the flowers, layering the little stickers over them. I'm a new follower!

Chelle said...

Always looking for ideas for boy birthday pages, very nice Linda!

Heather said...

Love the monochromatic layout!

Celeste B. said...

Cute birthday layout. Ledger papers are so versatile.

karen In Houston said...

Fantastic layout, love the B/W photos, became a follower of your blog too....

becca said...

hi! love your layout! im now a follower!

JoanneK said...

Great layering! Love your page!!!

aka........Millermath said...

Love your use of this kit! That ledger paper is so easy to use ....love the little things you always add to make your LO's pop!

Barb P said...

Your layout is wonderful -- love all of the details you put into it. And I use flowers on pages of my grandsons, too. They don't mind as long as they're not pink!

Laura said...

Great layout Linda! Now I am a follower- not sure why I wasn't already. LOL!

Scrappy Do said...

Love the blocking on this layouT, great job!