I've been enjoying playing with my new Occasions catalogue stuff and yesterday, I got out my Number of Years stamp set and the coordinating Large Number Framelits and set out to make a couple of birthday cards. I also came across a colour swatch I really liked from the Color Throwdown Challenge site: (I love their new banner, too!)
I'm also playing with The Paper Players theme challenge, Numbers.
With all these in hand, I worked on a very special birthday card!
In less than a week, this young fellow will be celebrating his fourth birthday! Wow! Those four years just flew by. Parker is my oldest grandson and he is a true delight. When I go to visit, it's non-stop make-believe from morning to night and he carries it all. I just have to be present and do what he says! He astounds me with the depth of his understanding of subjects he is passionate about. And his laugh brings joy to my soul! When we were there at Christmas time, he became interested in a robot called Asimo that he saw in a video his Gramps showed him, so I dug out the Boys Will Be Boys stamp set and here is what I came up with:
- This is a good mixture of old and new products between the Annual and the Occasions catalogues. There is Boys Will Be Boys stamp set and the Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack from the Annual Catalogue as well as the Ovals Collection Framelits, and from the Occasions Catalogue, the Number of Years stamp set and the coordinating Large Number Framelit Dies. (By the way, the latter two come in a bundle that will save you 15% over the cost of ordering them separately.)
- I stamped the little robot using Basic Gray Archival ink which gives a really nice outline and coloured it in with Smoky Slate, Pool Party and Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Right Markers. (Can I just say how much I miss my Blendabilities?! I'd give anything to have them back - nothing colours like they can!)
- I stamped the number 4 in Pumpkin Pie ink and die cut it. I added the greetings from the Number of Years stamp set in Smoky Slate and Pool Party ink and die cut the shape with the Oval Collection Framelits. The ovals, the number 4 and the robot were all popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals.
Just a reminder that you can now order from the 2016 Occasions Catalogue. Let me know if you would like a copy. As well, Sale-A-Bration, Stampin' Up!'s biggest promotion of the year, has begun. For every $60* you spend, you can choose a Sale-A-Bration reward from the brochure, and they are well-worth earning this year! (More about Sale-A-Bration here.)
*before tax and shipping
It's a good time to remind you that each of my customers, who spends enough to earn at least one SAB reward during Sale-A-Bration until March 31, will receive an invitation to attend my exclusive Celebrate Sale-A-Bration event in April, where there are even more rewards and fun to be had. You don't want to miss that event!
Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today.