On Sunday, my baby boy turned 18.  Gulp.  Shocking but true.

BoyGenius on his FIRST birthday 🙂

We had lots of wonderful family time all weekend with him, and a very special guest showed up as a “Surprise!”

His Uncle Howard surprised him and flew in from Nicaragua to celebrate his birthday
His sister decorated the cake
Not a cake kinda guy…thus the chocolate strawberries.

Quite awhile ago I decided to work on birthday layouts right after they happened….when everything is fresh in my mind.  So I grabbed a photo of BoyGenius from Sunday and looked for papers.

The Kaisercraft “75 Cents” collection is perfect for a ‘guy page.’

I also found this sketch on the Kaisercraft blog, for their April Saturday sketch challenge…

And here is my layout based on the sketch…

Those cool number tags are a TM Exclusives product from my local scrapbook store, Treasured Memories.

The keys are older K & Company, and I cut that heart from a scrap piece of corrugated cardboard. 

 The copper wire is Art-C, and the chevron stamp is Bo Bunny. I used both Clearsnap and Prima chalk inks for the edges and on the heart.

I used a fine-tipped Sharpie to draw faux stitches

If you would like to see how this layout came together, I made a video tutorial.

Click HERE to watch it on YouTube….and you can also subscribe to my channel if you’d like to watch more of my videos in the future.

I enjoyed designing with this Kaisercraft collection so much that I’ve already started another layout!  Stay tuned….

16 Comments on Kickin’ It with Kaisercraft

  1. Tash
    April 11, 2013 at 7:57 am (11 years ago)

    What a Handsome man you have there!!! LOVE all the details in your work!

  2. Lee-Anne Thornton
    April 11, 2013 at 8:21 am (11 years ago)

    I was just going to say the same thing as Tash. He looks like you Kelly! Congrats and happy birthday to your son.:) Great layout too. That collections is perfect for this!

  3. Izzy Anderson
    April 11, 2013 at 12:46 pm (11 years ago)

    He’s almost as good-looking as you, Kelly! But he can’t be 18 because that means you’d have to be….Oh,beautiful work as always. Love the rugged touches like the copper wire and corrugated cardboard. Perfect.

  4. Keren Tamir
    April 11, 2013 at 12:48 pm (11 years ago)

    Love the LOs. They are gorgeous. I love this kaisercraft collection.

  5. kdgowdy
    April 11, 2013 at 2:00 pm (11 years ago)

    Kelly! Your talent WOW’s me every single time! LOVE,love,LOVE what you have done with the sketch! He is handsome indeed…I’ve said it more than once…YOU and your hubby make good looking kids! Luv Ya!

  6. Cindy Gay
    April 11, 2013 at 5:38 pm (11 years ago)

    Kelly–he’s so handsome! Great smile like his Mom. Love the “18” and the sewn arrows.

  7. Lynn
    April 11, 2013 at 6:52 pm (11 years ago)

    Your son is so handsome!!! Wow.. 18! That’s a milestone. I love how you worked with this collection and your video..is amazing as always!

  8. Sandi Cl~
    April 11, 2013 at 8:09 pm (11 years ago)

    Fabulolus page! And done so quickly~ They do grow way too fast!

  9. Micupoftea~
    April 11, 2013 at 10:39 pm (11 years ago)

    Bittersweet, eh? That’s a good idea to make the page right away…I need to do that too. Love the color scheme and details of your LO> Nice layered stitching, stamping, etc. I like your take on the sketch, Kelly 🙂

  10. Adriana B
    April 11, 2013 at 11:47 pm (11 years ago)

    awesome details on your page… love the heart element , great video 🙂 Yes this is one of my favourite range of papers from kaisercraft 🙂

  11. Sharon Fritchman
    April 12, 2013 at 3:23 am (11 years ago)

    Happy 18th birthday to your “baby,” Kelly!!!! It happens way too fast, doesn’t it? Katie will turn 19 on April 19! (great people were born in April, right?!) I love your design! Your page is wonderful and a great memory for him. And thanks for sharing your video tutorial! You are rocking these tutorials my friend!!!!! Keep them coming!

  12. Sandi Smith
    April 12, 2013 at 5:12 am (11 years ago)

    Happy Birthday to your handsome boy! LOve the layout and I agree…those papers are gorgeous! I am using them right now! Will be back to watch that video!

  13. Juliana
    April 12, 2013 at 5:17 am (11 years ago)

    I love this birthday cake! You can’t go wrong with strawberries & chocolate!!!
    Your layout is fabulous and I love the touches of black throughout!!!

  14. Sandra D
    April 12, 2013 at 9:24 am (11 years ago)

    Kelly, this layout is amazing! The photos of your son show what a wonderful spirit he has and your layout captured that perfectly. I love the addition of the blue and the copper wire which highlight the neutral papers so well.

  15. lucretia
    April 13, 2013 at 11:09 am (11 years ago)

    What a handsome son.

  16. Michelle
    April 17, 2013 at 3:43 pm (11 years ago)

    That boy is getting so darn handsome…you might have to lock him up for his own protection Kelly! :)! Love this Lo…and all your beautiful little handmade touches …really love the little corrugated heart.


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