Monday, October 22, 2012

Webster's Pages "Best Friends": Mixing it Up~!

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Good morning! Yet another Monday is upon us here and I'm glad to again be able to kick off the week with a Webster's Pages project :). As you know, their "Best Friends" mid-release collection has been revealed and we've been showing you lots of fun ways to use this fresh new line. And one of the things that I love- as well as most any Webster's fan- is how nicely different collections can work together. So I have gone about mixing up this playful new range with another fun (but older) collection, "Let's Celebrate", as well as a hint of "Girl Land" and some trim from "Everyday Poetry"...

"Birthday Party"

It's hard for me to believe that this is my very first birthday layout for my middle child, Gunner, who turned two in July. I think I'm still in denial of this milestone and letting my baby grow up- but either way, I'm happy to finally be getting something put together for him to remember this day by!  

So where did I start on this layout? Knowing I would be doing a birthday page, I was certain I wanted to use this "Let's Celebrate" collection, so I went through "Best Friends" and found some base papers to use:

"Board Games"

"Fun & Laughter"

And of course I did a ton of fussy cutting. In fact, when I first set about this assignment, I'd had an entirely different layout set up and ready to go. But my oldest, Wyatt, decided it would be fun to cut up all my fussy cuts while I wasn't looking so I was forced to start all over with this project. I generally do my fussy cutting prior to starting a Webster's layout as it can take some time, so I definitely had my work cut out for me~!

These sweet little balloons are from the "Soulmates" paper from Best Friends. I decided to cut out two of them, curl up the sides of the top one so you could see the bottom layer and join them with some foam adhesive. The little bit of trim in the center is from the Best Friends Trim Pack :).


I think I've already mentioned how much I LOVE the Best Friends Perfect Accents:

I used the sweet little love birds piece and the yellow heart for this layout:



 Lots and lots of fussy cut details and a cute little Polaroid frame from the Best Friends "Picture This" paper...


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Thank-you so much for stopping at my blog today! Before I leave, I just wanted to say a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my oldest, Wyatt!! He turns five today so we will be birthday-ing it up all day long :D~!! So hard to believe that five whole years have passed since he made Josh and myself parents, and forever changed our lives for the better :)...
I hope you have a really great day~!! I know we will here :D~!

16 comments:

Andrea said...

awesome page Erin! I especially like the colors on this one! I love those heart balloons-- too cute! Have a great day celebrating!

Gitte said...

it is such a lovely layout. Have a great celebration.

morkaren said...

Dejligt farverigt LO, dem er du god til at lave, og stort tillykke med din ældste søn, små børn er dejlige, men de skal jo blive store, min yngste bliver 53 på fredag. knus morkaren.

Romy said...

Gosh, such a gorgeous lay-out! Very festive, colourful and bright! I love how you used these new papers.
Happy birthday to your little boy!

Ashley Horton said...

This is such a gorgeous page Erin!! Love the colors and all of the fussy cutting and chipboard accents are fabulous!!

Melissa said...

Soft and precious and gorgeous, love LOVE the title. Happy Birthday, Wyatt!

Sonia said...

Fantastic layout dearest Erin, It's a really party in it for all gorgeous details:) fabulous photos and love Bright colors:)
Big hug,
Sonia

pamala said...

Beautiful LO! Hope Wyatt's birthday was fabulous too.

pattyo said...

Beautiful layout and amazing details! Love the bright and happy look here. Happy Birthday to Wyatt!

Debbie said...

Happy Birthday to Wyatt! Gorgeous layout Erin. Superb job of layering and great pics!!

Staci said...

Hi! Happy birthday to your DS! BTW, How did you do the title letters?

Lizzyc said...

Oh Happy Birthday to your young man.. I trust there is lots of fun and cake today!! and this layout looks wonderful. very colorful, full of fun.. love what you have done with the papers... and yes our lives are certainly changed when a baby comes along... and time goes too fast... have a great week!

Sveta Udelis said...

Круто, очень люблю обилие деталей)

Helen Tilbury said...

You look just like Kelly in that photo!!! Geeez that's amazing!!! Well I wish I looked that gorgeous after I gave birth!! I got it right eventually & got my make-up on before hand (needless to say it had run a little by the end of it all...) You & Webster's are like a match made in Heaven. I just can't imagine you not designing for them...it's like you always have!!! I hope you get to stay forever :)

melshappyscrappyplace said...

I really love the bright colors in this one and those polaroid frames. So cute!!

Eila Sandberg said...

Chiming in with Helen about you and WP - you really are a match made in heaven!! Your page is so so über cute, absolutely wonderful!! adore how you layer the embellies on top of your fussy-cut details and just play with everything with a gorgeous result!! Hope Wyatt had blast on his birthday!! mwah!