Saturday, April 30, 2016

Happy Mickey Mouse Birthday!

5x7 inches
This is for Caleb who is turning 2 in a week.  Caleb was born very prematurely at 1 pound 9 ounces - a "micro-preemie". He spent 145 days in the NICU.  And he is now doing fabulously - he's still little - only 20 pounds.  But he has been released from all early intervention therapies.
One of his favorite characters is Mickey Mouse, and his parents are celebrating with a Mickey Mouse themed birthday party.


Isn't he the cutest thing? (I am prejudice).  And his personality is amazing -- always smiling and happy.  Although his mom reports that is he is becoming a "typical 2 year old" and beginning to really express his wishes, and not always in an easy manner . If you know any 2 year olds, you know what I mean!

I used the sketch from Retro Rubber  (RRCB37)
The sentiment was a combination of Happy Birthday from PTI (over a year or more old) ,  the number from a Studio G set (2008) and the "nd" from a Stampendous set Fifteen Candles (also 2008)-- embossed with black diamond embossing powder. 

I decided to make a shaker card in the shape of the Mickey Mouse head/ logo -- it was really very easy -- a big balloon die, and circle die for the ears.  I filled it with assorted sequins - So this is going into the AAA Cards Challenge

I'm also putting this into the challenge at Through the Purple Haze where you need to add a number.  They are celebrating their 100th challenge!!  Congrats to them!

The challenge this week at  Brown Sugar  is "For the Boys". (BSCB-195)  Caleb is all boy -- loves to play with things that move, turn and spin - to try to see how it works.  I predict he will work with his hands one day or perhaps be a type of engineer.  

Over at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge it is Anything Goes - try to use Stampendous Stamps 

I had a great time making this card - and I was pleased at how quickly I was able to put this together.  I am usually a very slow crafter.
The sun is shining - I'm of to enjoy a bit of it.  Hope you are having a great day.  Thanks for looking!

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Hey Hot Stuff

This is for my hubby for our 37th anniversary.

I love pepperoni pizza -- would you believe I did not know what pepperoni was before I met him?  It's true!  One of our favorite date nights was to go to one of several Wine and Cheese places -- usually little homes with several little rooms that were repurposed with tables and chairs - -board games, and of course cheese platters (with pepperoni) and wine.  Nice and cozy - perfect for dates.  I do miss those places.

This stamp from Sugar Peas is perfect.
I used their sketch: Sugar Peas Sketch #45 with a few tweaks.

At Shopping Our Stash Weekly The theme is 

Something For The Big or Biggest Boy - 

I do think my hubby is the Big Boy.

At Addicted to Stamps the theme is Make Your Mark.  I colored the Pizza Chef with Copic Markers. And then popped him up with some dimensional tape.

And at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge the theme is  Anything Goes

 I made the background with a stencil from The Crafter's Workshop -- I colored the embossing paste with a bit of fired brick distress ink.  After that dried, I sponged some Antique Linen distress ink over the paper to give it a more authentic pizza parlor feel.  I added a bit of Crystal Effects to the pizza, his hat, and the wood pole.  

That's all of now.  Off to do my weekend chores.  Weekends are indeed too short.  It was fun while it lasted.  Thanks for looking - have a great day.