Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Happy Birthday, Parker

So, this young man came to visit yesterday!  And today is his third birthday!  He is here with Mom and Dad because Mom is due to give birth in about a week.  In the little community where they live, they can't deliver the baby at their hospital and would have to travel two hours to the larger town of Nelson. In the winter, the roads can be very dicey and, in fact, were actually shut down a couple of weeks ago, so my daughter felt it was safer to come and stay with us and have her baby in Kelowna. So Nana Banana gets to look after Parker when the baby comes.  And I couldn't be happier!

I swear he gets cuter every time I see him! When he arrived today, he ran toward me with arms outstretched and gave me the biggest hug! So precious! Of course, I made him a birthday card!  And, of course, it's purple, his favourite colour!  Take a look:

  • Parker likes trucks better than anything, but we just don't have any current truck stamps, so I opted for his second favourite thing - cake! When I asked him what he wanted for his birthday dinner, he said, "Cake!" So I have a chocolate cake cooling in the kitchen, waiting for some icing and a purple card with a cake on it for the big 3 year old!
  • I used the new Colorbox Chalk Ink Pads and the new Chalkboard Paper for the images.  The Rose Coral and the Yellow Citrus pads work like a dream.  Be advised that you have to wait a little longer for them to dry, but you get a nice clear, chalkboard image!  The Aquamarine tint doesn't show up really well against the black, but would work on a lighter colour well.
  • The stamp set is a Sale-A-Bration reward set called Big Day and it's so perfect for a Chalkboard technique!  I love the different fonts and the sketched-in shadows!
  • The Designer Series Paper is from the Regals Designer Series Paper Stacks in Elegant Eggplant!
Because it's Tuesday, there are a new set of Weekly Deals:

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! 

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