Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Whimsical Wednesday Challenge

Welcome to another Whimsical Wednesday.
First off I want to start my post with some very exciting announcements. Drum roll please……
I am very excited to announce that I‘ve been asked back for another term as a Whimsical Wednesday Designer! Also, our wonderful founder Stephanie from Whimsical-Designs (formally “Always Crafting”) will be coming out with her very own stamp line!!

She has some openings for permanent positions and also guest designer positions. Please go to Whimsical Designs for more information. :)
I can’t wait to start showcasing these fabulous new stamps. You are going to LOVE them!! The release date is just round the corner so you are going to want to stayed tuned for the next few days to get all the information. J
Alright, now on to my project.

Today’s challenge is- “Any Thing Goes”
For my project I decided to make an 8.5x11 scrapbook page of my oldest child. I am so grateful for ALL of my wonderful children but for this challenge I chose to focus specifically on him. He has been so amazing and wonderful in this last year since the baby came. He is always so willing to help in any way possible changing, diapers, making bottles, reading to his other siblings, and even helping them with homework if I’m busy with the baby; all with little to no complaint. I don’t know what I would do without him. He is such a blessing in my life!!
For this layout I cut the title from 2 of the fonts on Cricut’s “Boys Will Be Boys” cartridge. The second thing I cut was the files on the side of the photo, these were cut from the Cricut “From My Kitchen” Cartridge.

Here they are pulled out so you can see them. My husband and I have written a letter to our son on these cards telling him how much we love him and how grateful we are for everything he does but for privacy reasons I chose to take the picture before writing the letter. J
Our sponsor for this week is our fabulous and talented design sister Nanne. Nanne has donated a variety of Webster's Pages Scrapbooking Supplies. Thank you Nanne!!
To see what the other amazing designers have come up with please go to our Whimsical Wednesday page HERE at Whimsical-Designs. (Whimsical Wednesdays new home.)
One last thing before you go. I want to remind everyone about the Scraptastic blog hop happening on November, 4th at 7:00pm EST.
A Scraptastic Blog Hop
There will be blog candy and fabulous inspiration along the way!!


  1. What an awesome layout! That is a really great photo and I love that you both wrote him letters...he will so appreciate that one day! Love the files along the side...nice touch! Beautiful!!!

  2. Star this is perfect and I love the hidden journaling. It is a perfect treasure for the child but a way to keep those special notes hidden too. Hugs- Glora

  3. What a fabulous layout! I love the colors and the pull out tabs! Such a neat idea!

  4. Oh wow!! those pull out folders are a great idea..lots of room for journaling or even more photos.. and what a handsome little guy you have there :) I need to scrap more of my boys, but seem to struggle when it comes to masculine layouts..
    thnx for sharing this and for the inspiration :)

  5. Star this LO is so sweet. I love the sincerity of. I can tell just by looking at your little guy that is very kind. I am not surprised that he is an amazing help and big brother. I love what you have done with the tabs, and think it is so super sweet that both you and hubby wrote a letter. He can treasure that forever! I am so happy to have you on the design team and have met such a wonderful friend. Thank you for everyting;) Hugs!

  6. Hi Star,GREAT job with your AWESOME layout my friend!I LOVE the color combo and great photo, handsome little guy!As always AMAZING,Have a SUPER day!!:)

  7. Star, this is so sweet! Everything about it... the inspiration, the picture, and your reflections. :o) It's so personal and he is going to cherish it! :o) Beautiful work, my friend! :o)

    Hugs and blessings!

  8. awesome layout star. how sweet that you and your husband each wrote something personal to your son im sure he will appreciate this very much :) gorgeous photo of your handsome son. have a super day :)

  9. Such a gorgeous layout. Love the contrast of colours and the twine looks great. The pull out journalling is great too. Such a handsome young man! x