Kylinn at 8

Each year, I make a framed scrapbook page for my goddaughter Kylinn's birthday. This year, for the first time, she requested a specific color scheme: lavender and pink. Yikes. Totally not my colors at all. But, anything for the Birthday Girl!

Thank goodness for Tanya's box of goodies.  It was loaded with all sorts of pinks and lavenders, stuff I never buy. While there were lots of pinks and lavenders to choose from, there weren't any papers that combined the two colors. I selected a pink and white floral to use as the base for the layout. I matted the photo with a lavender, then used the scraps to punch small circles, which I added as centers to the floral background. I inked some light pink letters to make them darker, then added Stickles so that they'd sparkle. Here's the finished layout:  

Here are the previous seven years.  I love going back and reading the words I used to describe Kylinn each year.

Happy 8th birthday, Kylinn!


  1. So beautiful!!!! She looks a lot like Trevor!!

  2. What a special tradition for you and Kylinn. She does look a lot like your son.

  3. Love your tradition and layouts! Great idea to punch out purple circles for the center of your flowers!

  4. These are wonderful pages, and I just love that you made it to fit the colors that she requested even though they weren't your favorites. It turned out beautifully!

  5. OMGosh, how cool!!! :) I love that she requested her colors this year, and it seems like you've actually used them all along, just not together. I love how you pulled it all together! What a wonderful tradition for you both, to see her grow up so beautifully!! :)


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