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Sunday, May 24, 2009

For the Birthday Boy

We were in Chattanooga this weekend to celebrate the birthdays of my two nephews. This is the card that I made for Silas, he turned two yesterday. For his gift, I got him an assortment of outside toys, including several that can be used in his little pool and/or his sandbox. I made the card using the Pool Party set from Hanna Stamps. I tried to make a card that looked like a pool so I used a green background to look like grass. The gray part is the pool decking and I embossed the entire piece with UTEE so that it looks wet. The water was painted with Twinkling H20 paints on watercolor paper. All the little swimmers were stamped onto a separate piece of paper, colored with Copics and then cut out and placed in the water. The water squiggles were drawn in using a blue Spica pen. All the shimmers and glitters didn't really show up in the photo, but the little ducks sparkle and the brads are glittered as well. I didn't have glittered brads in the right color, so I covered the head of the brad with a glue dot and then dipped it in green glitter from Doodlebug. This is one of those cards that looked much better in person where all the different elements showed up better. The sentiment is from My Favorite Things, it was stamped in black ink and then I traced over it with a green Spica pen.

We just got home a little bit ago. May is always a busy month for us, but so far this month has been the busiest in a while. The first weekend my parents were here visiting, then Mother's Day weekend, the next weekend we were in Indiana, this weekend in Chattanooga and next weekend I think my parents are coming back! Fortunately I am off tomorrow so I can get caught up on laundry and other housework. To all my friend celebrating Memorial Day tomorrow, have a great day and be safe!

22 comments:

Becky said...

Tn is Gods country, I lived in Pulaski for several years. This is an adorable card.

Susan (peebsmama) said...

What a fun, summery bday card for a boy.

Jackie said...

Your card is sooooo cute! Sounds like you have been busy :) Have a great week!

Ann said...

Super cute and fun! I love it!

Grace said...

Love this cute set and what you did with it! I'm sure he loved it too! I know May has been very busy for us too! LOTS of birthdays in May for us! But you manage to get it all done and this came out great! Enjoy your day off!

Holly said...

That is super stinkin' cute! I love to see stuff geared towards boys (since I have three myself!) This is just too cute!

Lynn said...

What a cute, cute card with these adorable images!! That is one huge poolful of summer fun!!!

Michelle - transprntbutterfly on SCS said...

What a great summery birthday card! Love it!

Karen from PA said...

This is CUTE!! I love it!

The Mama Monkey said...

OMW this is adorable! ROTFL! That dog in the tube is a riot! Awesome job on this card! I am sure it was a big hit!

Cr8ive ME said...

very cute. I wish I were in a pool right now.

Actually, I wish I were at Schlitterbahn, a cool water park here in TX.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

what a great boy card! So summery and cheery! Great job! I am sure he loved it!

DaDoodleDiva said...

I just love these new Hanna images. Great choice for your nephew and wonderful job coloring.

Katy said...

Way to cute!Great job!

Scrubbysue said...

Awwwwww.........hahahahahaha..I love it!! I remember these days! I used to LOVE tubing in North Florida. So pretty. Great card!!

Anjou Krelovich said...

So cute! What a great card/gift combo!

Martha said...

very cute.
great images

Leigh Ann Baird said...

No other way to describe this card except super cute! It's really neat how they are floating in the pool. I'll be doing that in a few days. I haven't been to Chattanooga in years and should take my kids down there to see the aquarium.

Burnin' Rubber said...

What a super cute card! Sounds like you have a busy month. BTW - Totally casing the toy maze idea - I love it!!!

Kim said...

I almost bought this set, but passed. Now you're making me wish I'd bought it. Super cute!! Great bday card!

Anne said...

These are great-those stamps of the pool kids are so terrific!

Stephanie said...

Oh!!!! I just LOVE the Pool Party set from Hanna Stamps and what you did with it :) Great color choices!