Saturday, July 19, 2008

A First Birthday

My great-nephew, Kristoff, is going to be a year old on Tuesday, and today was his very first birthday party. My niece had the party at a local park, Chestnut Ridge Park. He was such a good boy crying, just laughing and playing with everyone. This is the card I made for him. I used Taylor's Cupcake Challenge #25. I saw this sketch yesterday and fell in love with it. When I was thinking about how I was going to do Kristoff's card, this sketch came to mind. It just looked very whimsical to me with the different shaped circles. I used this Cosmo Cricket paper, Links and Broadwith again...I think this is the third time, but they were all for boys and I really like this for boys! I'll have to get some other "boy" paper because I'm running out of these two! I used Blue Bayou for the base, then Real Red. I stamped the confetti stars and ribbon in Versamark on the red (click on the picture to see it better). It looked too bare. The circles were done in blue bayou, certainly celery, and pumkin pie and some were also covered in the dp. I didn't plan the "cupcake" theme to go along with the challenge (you don't have to use cupcakes in Taylor's challenges), but it was a nice tie in with the challenge. All the stamps used, with the exception of the candle on the cupcake, are PTI's It's a Celebration. The candle is from Piece of Cake. I used Blue Bayou, Certainly Celery, Real Red, and Summer Sun inks. This was a very simple card to put together, and I love the way it turned out. I also decorated the inside.

Now what kind of "great aunt" would I be if I didn't brag about my niece and nephew? So here are some pictures from today's party.

Kristoff and Andrea...isn't she pretty?

Kristoff is digging into his "smash" cake I made for him!

He found a better way to have his cake and eat it too!
Yum! What a cutie!

Thanks for letting me gush a little. I have no little ones of my own, so it's nice to be able to show off my family once in a while! Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: It's a Celebration, Piece of Cake
Paper: Blue bayou, real red, certainly celery, pumpkin pie, white, Cosmo Cricket Links and Broadwith
Ink: Blue bayou, real red, certainly celery, summer sun, Versamark
Accessories: Circle punches, dimensionals

1 comment:

LeAnne said...

What a great card! Your niece is beautiful and her little guy is such a cutie! What a great idea to have a "smash" cake---and so nicely decorated! You have many talents!


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