Friday, October 15, 2010

Legoland

In the summer of 2004, Randy and I took the kids (we only had Bradley and Annika then) to Legoland Deutschland.  It was about a six hour drive from our home in the Netherlands across part of Germany to get there.  Oh, what a trip that was!  Rolling hills lined with vineyards for miles and miles, whining kids in the car saying, "Are we there yet?" 

At the front gates of Legoland, there were HUGE Lego pieces made into a sculpture  Inside the gates were real-sized lego pieces glued together into life-size objects - people, animals, furniture, etc.  It was so cool - a trip I'll always remember!

Last month, I found Lorri's card right around the time of our neighbor Christian's birthday. Perfect timing to put Lorri's idea to work!  The Lego set was a mostly red, one from Ben 10, so I used Real Red cardstock along with my 1 3/8 inch circle punch. I inked up a stamp from the Birthday Bliss set with Basic Black ink (I got that set FREE from Stampin' Up! last spring during SAB!)  Before I put the card together, I sponged the circles with Real Red ink to add some depth.  So simple : )



Bradley has been home sick for two days with a fever and an upset stomach.  This morning, now that he's starting to feel better, he got out an old Lego instruction booklet and started putting together a lion.  All of the pieces are mixed in with a gazzillion other Lego sets.  I can hear the sound of Legos being sorted and swished around on the carpet right now.  For those of you who have kids who play with Legos, you know the sound I'm writing about.  From all my years of cleaning up Legos, I got smart and had Bradley dump them onto a big blanket.  It makes for an easier clean-up.  Just fold the blanket up and funnel it into the plastic bin when construction is completed.  So far, Bradley has found all of the pieces to his lion.

Happy stamping!

Susan

2 comments:

Dragonflyink said...

Absolutely Gorgeous! My son just said....Look Mamma weggo! lol.
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Cheers and happy stamping!
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Patti said...

This card brings back memories. We had Legos everywhere when my sons were young (both adults now). Stimulates a lot of creativity. I'm a new follower from Stampin' Connection.