Sunday, May 23, 2010

Happy Birthday Ian!

Yesterday was my great-nephew's first birthday, and I, of course, HAD to go to the party!  Smiley from

I knew he would get ample "toys", so I just did a card with some money for his savings account.  But because I love that cute photo of him that I took at Easter (see the layout HERE and HERE), I decided to make a picture frame and decorate it as a memento of his first birthday!  What do you think?

This was all created with My Digital Studio, except for the letters I A N which were done with the Big Shot and adhered to the picture mat. 

I made the layout using a paper from the Sweet Pea paper package, and printed it out on 8.5" x 11" photo paper.  The frame had double matting which worked ideal for this layout.  The other birthday embellishments were also printed from MDS and then cut out.  I love being able to do this.  I knew if I just used regular stamps, they would look out of proportion, so I just opened a blank page in the software, brought in the various stamp images I wanted to use, enlarged them, chose the color I wanted for each, then printed the page on photo paper.  I then cut them out, and adhered them to the picture mat exactly where I wanted them.

This would be a great present for pretty much any occasion!  Don't you agree?


  1. Absolutely adorable!!!!! You did a fantastic job!!

  2. Super sweet! What a treasure: both Ian and his precious gift!

  3. Too cute Kathy, that turned out great.