Friday, January 16, 2015

Ian turns 3 - Jake the Pirate LO

Hola everyone!

Hope your year is starting as amazing as mine has.  

I am playing in the Scrapping4Fun Challenges blog's DT Challenge and Guest Designer’s Challenge.  The Challenge is to create a card, layout or anything using this sketch as inspiration:

I've done so many cards in the past months for different swaps, that a layout was long overdue.  I hit my photo stash and found this cute picture of my 3 year old nephew on his 3rd birthday.  

Jake the Pirate scrapbook layout

His birthday was a bittersweet celebration for us... it was just the day after my father's burial.  He was trying so hard to make everyone smile!  And he achieved it!  This face is so lovable and laughable, that I just had to create a layout with it.  

I used American Crafts and My Mind's Eye paper, which I stitched the border with my sewing machine. The button and string is American Crafts as well.  The half beads were made by me!!  Yep, I recycled some old plastic beads by melting them in the oven (400 F for 10 minutes or until melted).  Jake the Pirate was printed from here, and all other images used, were printed off the internet.  

I had tons of fun making this LO.  Hope you like it!!!  Happy 2015!!


Linking to:

·         Paper Creator’s Crafts
·         Art by Miran
·         Jo’s Scrap Shack
·         DL Art
·         Inspiration Destination
·         Mema’s Crafts
·         Penny’s Challenge Blog
      Bimini Moose
·         Little Miss Muffet
·         Scrap n’ Craft
·         Pals Paper Arts
·         Your Scrapbook Place
·         Seema Crafts
·         Moo-Mania & More


  1. Thank you for your lovely entry.
    Good luck
    Rachelle DT

  2. Lovely!
    Thank you for sharing with us at

  3. Gorgeous card, I am sure that little guy loved it! Thanks for joining us at Moo Mania and More, all the best, Valerie

  4. A fun scrapbook page to capture Jake's special birthday. Thanks for joining as the Pals Paper Arts Challenge.

  5. Wonderful scrapbook page, lots of lovely details and I'm so glad you all managed to celebrate during such a difficult time. Thank you for joining us over at Scrap & Craft challenge. Good luck!
    Suzi Mac

  6. Love your take on the sketch. Thanks for sharing with Mema's Crafts.

  7. Your layout is adorable and so is your nephew - The pirate theme is perfect to go with the yummy pirate cake. Your sewn on cloud is amazing and I love all the Happy colors
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes January Linky Party. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

  8. A beautiful story and lovely layout. All the best to you for 2015 too. Thanks for joining us at Inspiration Destination. Hazel x

  9. What a lovely layout! I always thought that the perfect theme for a little boy's party would be with pirates! So cool! Thanks for joining our challenge this week at Jo's Funday Friday challenges!
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

  10. A very beatuiful LO.

    Thank you for joining us at MOO-MANIA & MORE

  11. Great Scrapbook page. Thanks for joining us at Mema's Craft's. PennyRae DT

  12. Thanks for playing with us at Mema's Crafts. Come again soon and good luck in the challenge.

  13. Lovely page ,thanks for joining in Seemacrafts challenge .Pauline DT

  14. Lovely LO! I love the desing :) Thank you for sharing with us at Scrap & Craft and Good Luck!
    Lady E Scrap & Craft DT

  15. Really cute LO!!!! Thank you for joining in this months challenge on Seemacrafts. Hugs, Donalda DTM

  16. This is so cute. TFS and joining us at Jo's for Funday Friday

  17. What a gorgeous creation! Lovely photos. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Your Scrapbook Place Challenge Cheers, Holley

  18. Wonderful page. Enlarged the photo to see Ian's face. Absolutely adorable. Thank you for sharing with us at Your Scrapbook Place Challenge.

  19. This is a fabulous layout, a lovely photograph.
    Thank you for joining us at Paper Creator's Crafts.
    I have candy on my blog if you would like to take a look -

  20. Oh my goodness! LOVE your Pirate page! Arrr! Thank you for Linking Up at Bimini Moose! Remember, you can link up as many times as you’d like. Your project is featured on our Facebook Page in the current challenge album and linked to your blog! Congrats!
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