Another one of my Mom Friends from SCS is celebrating her birth today. I *really* wanted to make a card that had nothing to do with the holidays and I think I have accomplished that. (And with any luck she will actually get this on her birthday and not a few days late!)
I started with the Rose Red Card Base and Cuttlebugged the Regal Rose panel. I knew I wanted to use a cupcake stamp and since I just discovered watercolor paper, I *had* to use that. ;) I used a blender pen and the Lovely Lilac ink pad to color the wrapper and candle part. I used a gelly roll pen for the flame and *gasp* actually had success with glitter glue for the first time! I kept adding the lilac layers because it didn't look balanced enough. I also added the flower stickers for the same reason.
We went to our HOA's Breakfast with Santa on Saturday and the kids all decorated a Santa hat. They gave out a little coloring book and puppy after your visit with the man in red. Seth didn't want to get that close to Santa so we snuck him the puppy after Maggie & Ethan saw him.
I love this picture, he looks so sweet and innocent, if only he was. *wink*
When I was a kid we went to Crivitz, WI every August to visit my Great-Grandma's cousin, Aunt Edna. Without fail the grown-ups would start reminiscing and the story of the Christmas Balls would come up and they would laugh so hard, I can't remember what the actual story was, I think they just liked saying Christmas Balls. *wink*
Well, I decided to make some Christmas balls of my own, so here is my attempt. My friend, Zekesmom10 gave me the idea. Hers are much better than mine!
I used Riding Hood Red Designer paper, but made the mistake of getting iridescent ornaments.
I also got red & white vellum paper for Ethan to make them. The curl didn't hold, but I think his teachers liked them still.
Last year I made Ethan's teachers a calendar with turtles on it because he was in the Turtle Class. Miss Christy seemed to really like hers. Well, it turns out Ethan was lucky enough to get Miss Christy again this year so I felt like she needed a new one. Can you guess what class he is in this year?
Since Miss Christy said she likes blue and Miss Sherry said she likes bright colors I had the perfect excuse to use my new favorite color, Pacific Point! I finally broke down and got some watercolor paper and now I have no idea why it took me so long. It makes such a big difference!
Materials Used: SU Paper: Pacific Point, Basic Gray; Ink: SU Brocade Blue, Versamark Other: $1 pocket Claendar from Michaels