LRW #137 & Sketchbook Saturday #64

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Good morning!  Just popping in to share a sweet, little, birthday card with you all.  Funny enough, Ezekiel loved this one so much, he claimed it for his own.

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I started this card by stamping the vintage notepad background, as well as the stars, which were later given a dose of Lemonade glitter, in Daffodil Delight ink, on a piece of white cardstock...

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and trimming it, across its bottom edge with a bright blue, graphic, patterned paper, which I stamped, in Basic Black ink, across its top edge, with the "OH my STARS!" phrase.

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I then stamped the "Happy Birthday" sentiment, in Basic Black ink, on a white, cardstock, die cut banner, which I adhered flush with the bottom right side of the prepped piece, before framing the entire thing with Bashful Blue cardstock and machine stitching, with bright-blue-threaded, straight and zig-zag stitches, around its edges and to either side of the papers' horizontal connection.  It was then adhered to the kraft, cardstock, card face, before anchoring the right side of the sentiment banner with a blue, star button, laced with hemp twine.

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The rocket was then paper-pieced with a variety of color-coordinating, patterned papers; hand cut out; adhered, with foam tape, to the card face; and dressed up with blue gemstones and a little Crystal Effects, to complete the look.

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Inspiration for this card came from Little Red Wagon's Challenge #137: Boy's Birthday and Chupa's Sketchbook Saturday: Challenge #64.
And before I run, I couldn't help but share a couple of pictures from my hubby's Father's Day.  This first one is of the poster my kiddos made to welcome their Daddy home from his short-term mission trip to Mexico (See yesterday's Casas Por Cristo post.), and the second was just to remember the blessed day we had.  After church, we just stayed home and grilled steaks and asparagus to pair with baked potatoes.  Then, we rounded out our delicious lunch with homemade ice-cream.  After that, believe it or not, between his trip and my being a single Mom for a week, we ended up napping for two hours, while Adina slept and Ezekiel read quietly.  We were exhausted and had just the low-key Father's Day we both needed.
Oh!  And I just have to share a little story.  During BJ's week away, he decided to grow a goatee.  So, when we picked him up at the church, Adina wasn't even sure that he was who he was supposed to be.  She kept rubbing his chin.  Then, on the way home, she asked, several times, "Are you the same Daddy, because your face looks silly?"  Well, he got home late.  So, he helped give her a bath, before we put the kiddos to bed; and the whole time, she's still looking at him with questioning eyes.  Then, as we were all cuddling in our bed, she led a conversation that went something like this.

Adina: Daddy, let me see your tummy.
BJ: Why?
Adina: Just let me see your tummy.
BJ: (Hesitantly, he lifts up his shirt.)
Adina: Yep, you're the same Daddy, because you have a good tummy.  You have a hairy tummy.  You're the same Daddy.

You can image the tears of laughter that followed.  She's such a vibrant spirit!  Thanks so much for stopping by, y'all!  Oh!  And don't forget that you have until the close of tonight EST to link up your takes on The Play Date Cafe's Challenge #136.  Then, I'll be back, first thing tomorrow morning, with a brand new challenge from Papercraft Star.  Until then, happy stamping, and be blessed!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Blast Off - rocket, "OH my STARS!", & stars, Vintage Notepad, & Simple Salutations (MSS) Paper: White & Kraft (Wplus9); Bashful Blue & bright blue graphic (SU); light blue weave & multicolored stripe (Nikki Sivils); yellow (Crate Paper); orange distressed (Basic Grey) Ink: Basic Black & Daffodil Delight (SU); Jet Black (StazOn) Other: bright blue thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); Banner Trio die (Wplus9); Big Shot (Sizzix); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); Lemonade glitter (Pink Paislee); Crystal Effects (SU); blue gemstones (Want 2 Scrap); blue star button (Wal-Mart); hemp twine (May Arts)


Tenia Nelson said...

Love your card and love what your kids did too!!! Children are awesome.....just sayin!!!

Lisa Elton said...

I can see why Ezekiel claimed this cute card for his own! The kiddos did a fantastic job on their poster and I love Adina's reaction to the goatee!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Oh, I loved that Adina story, and the precious pic of the kids with BJ. :) Thanks for sharing that, Jinny!

This boy-ful (how do you like my new word? a combo of boy and joyful!) card is REALLY cute, and no wonder your son wanted it for his own. :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

LOL!!! Such a cute story about the tummy!! I loveeeeee it!!! And loving your card!! I loveeeeeeeeee the stars and the rocket!! And loving the poster the kids made too!!!!!

Denise Marzec said...

Super fun card! Love everything about it!!

Lynn said...

Oh my goodness....I love your Adina. That is an absolute crack up! The pictures are fabulous...and the rocket on the card is so perfect with the wonder Ezekiel wanted it as his!

Deanna said...

Great card!
Thanks for playing at LRW!

Shannon White said...

This is such a Fabulous Card Jinny! Love the Fab paper pieced rocket ship and Wonderful dp's! Such a super take on the sketch and such a Super birthday card for a young fella, I can see exactly why Ezekiel claimed this for his own! 8-) So glad your DH is home safe and sound!

Big Hugs

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

I can see why Ezekiel loved the card, I ADORE it too! You've got such a lovely family, gorgeous photo too!