Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Seize the Birthday for a Little One

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It's masculine week at Seize the Birthday.  I was playing at a friend's house who had this darling Stampin' Up whale set.  It's not a set that I need in my collection (as much as I may want it) - so I had to use it and decided to make a birthday card for a 1-year old.

Blowing Wishes

In fairness I have to tell you that the sweet little bow on the tail and that strip of wave paper was inspired by my friend, but she doesn't put her Stampin' Up cards on her blog so I can't show you her fabulous card!

This is this week's sketch at Seize the Birthday.

An update: A few weeks ago I told you about my son's tryout with the Drum Corps.  He didn't get in.  He's crushed but not totally surprised.  Music wasn't the problem - it was the physical fitness side.  He's not the most active kid and this was a last minute opportunity, so he knew that he wasn't totally prepared. But he was sure he could push through this audition "camp" and then have months to get ready for the real thing.  It didn't work that way.  Mostly in the arms. He's normally a sax player (arms down) but switched to baritone for this camp (arms up).  At some point during the 7 1/2 hours of drills on Saturday, his arms just wouldn't go up anymore!!!
  • Stamps: Oh, Whale!, sentiment from Wishes Your Way
  • Paper: Stampin' Up Sunshine & Sprinkles dsp, Marina Mist, Real Red
  • Ink: Stampin' Up Marina Mist, Real Red
  • Accessories: Stampin' Up white twine, Happy Whale Clearlits die (the whale and the anchor), Daffodil ribbon, Fiskars punch clouds, Quickutz texture die*, misc red button
*The Quickutz texture die is not the current embossing folders.  I cannot remember what they called them, but early on they had 2x2 metal embossing dies.  I haven't seen them in years so I do now know if they are out there.  I am enjoying them all over again because they are perfect for small punches or die cuts!

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