Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Beary Birthday Card

This card was made using my new Create a Cupcake stamp set and the Build a Cupcake punch.  I entitled this post "Beary Birthday" because I used the Build-a-Bear Pawsitively Prints II designer series paper that coordinates with all of the Build-a-Bear items.  The colors are bright and cheery.  Just what we need to welcome spring to this cold and dreary northwestern PA.

All I had to do was choose a few coordinating colors from the dsp and I was in business.  The opposite side of the flowered paper is a Poppy Parade and Whisper White checkered pattern. So, this card could easily be made into a "boy" card.  Can  you see the glitter on the frosting?  Next time I make a similar card I'll make the Whisper White piece a bit smaller.

Stamps: Create a Cupcake
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Poppy Parade, Build-a-Bear Pawsitively Prints II designer series paper
Ink: Tempting Turquoise
Accessories: Build a Cupcake punch, Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots textured impressions folder, Daffodil Delight taffeta ribbon, 2-way glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds, Stampin' dimensionals, Stamp-a-ma-jig

My five year-old daughter Dide had a birthday party to attend last Saturday.  I suggested that she send the above card to her friend.  However, she insisted that she make her own card. I was okay with that.  She used some scraps that I had on my work table.  Here's how it turned out:

Can you guess what items were scraps? I'm so glad that I let my daughter do her own creating. She was so proud of her work.  Should've gotten a picture of her holding it.

Okay, last night was a busy night.  Annika had to be at Girl Scouts at 5:00 pm.  As soon as I dropped her off, I drove to Marcey's house to close out her workshop.  This meant that I had to have supper ready before 5:00 pm.  This was so that Annika could eat supper and the rest of my family could eat while I was gone.  Dide and Clarice ended up going with me.  Marcey has daughters that they played with.   It takes planning, but I try to put my family ahead of my Stampin' Up! business.

Right before I left Marcey's house to come home I called Randy and asked if he had eaten supper.  He then told me that he went to Subway because he "didn't feel like eating chicken."  Apparently he had eaten chicken at lunch time while at an out-of-town meeting.  And because I took the girls with me and Bradley was off playing with friends, Randy was home alone to do what he wanted for dinner.  Of course, I was a little hurt by his actions.  I worked hard to make homemade macaroni and cheese and baked chicken breasts - and have it ready to eat on time. 

In reality I know that Randy appreciates me.  But now that I'm writing about this incident, maybe I'm not completely "over" the incident.  The two of us ate chicken salad sandwiches and soup for lunch today.  And guess what we're having for dinner tonight - chicken!  I think chicken - in one form or another - will be on the menu for the next few nights.  Tonight is garlic/balsamic marinated chicken. ...  Let's think -- grilled chicken, chicken and dumplings, chicken a-la king, fried chicken, chicken pot pie, chicken soup, coconut chicken, chicken fingers, baked chicken, .... 

Okay, I hope you all understand that I'm writing this all out of fun.  But I am serious about serving chicken for a few more nights  ; ) 

Happy stamping!



Paula Stewart said...

Very cute! I'm following you from SC, #354 http://sweetshoppecards.blogspot.com/

bensarmom said...

Darling card.......reminded me of the giant cupcake you made for your other daughter. I love the paper you used. It is one of my favs. I am praying that you work things out with your feelings. Don't let Satan get a foothold. Praying for you.

Peggy said...

Great projects. I am your newest follower from SC #381 Peggy Finney

My blog is www.stampinpeg.blogspot.com

Jen Timko said...

I love your card...particularly the glitter on the cupcake. Dide's card is fantastic, too! So glad you joined us at SUO Challenges this week! Oh, and I have a chicken meatball recipe you might want. :-)

Heidi Baks said...

I love the colors of this card! Your daughter's is very cute also! Thanks for playing SUO Challenges.