Friday, October 23, 2009
Birthday boy and Preggo girl
I really hope DH doesn't decide to check my blog out now that I have his birthday card up! :)
Made this cutie for my handsome Scorpio man. I also did it for two challenges (ok, that was FUN!). The first challenge is for the ICS # 39 at Inspirational Sketches. The second one is for AFA's Autumn colors challenge.
The supplies are mostly from my stash. The CS is Bazzill. The main orange PP is from Kailani designs. The felt buttons are Jenni Bowlin. Pearls are from K&Company. Miscellaneous- thread, Love Elsie stickers, Memento Ink, Copics. "Mahal" means love or to love in Tagalog. At first, i placed stickers that spelled out 'Daddy'-- you can see them underneath the Mahal cut-out. Have decided to leave them in for the fall colors/ layering effect. It's also a hidden message :).
I love that preggo Anya. And before the rumor mill gets started...I am NOT pregnant! I used the new parents stamp because:
1. I LOVED being pregnant.
2. There's finally a preggo stamp.
3. I still have some baby weight to lose. :) LOL!
Anyway, I'm so glad they came up with that stamp so I can stop altering. I was never quite satisfied with the Birthday Anya with child that I drew. And let me share with you a VERY rough draft that I made for the Design a Sprout contest.
Buwahahahaha!!! Preggie sprout didn't look like a Wild Sprout!! But I think it was kinda funny how she has that "awkward" stance that most expecting moms have towards the end of their term.
And I might as well share with you my other creation: Touring Camille Sprout.
She has to have a camera! And a cute, feminine outfit is in order for taking in the sights and hopefully doing some major shopping!! :) Notice how both of them have short to medium hair. My hair was shorter back then, & I wanted a stamp to relate to..LOL!
Ok, back to the card. I hope DH likes it. I think it's so cute and realistic that the Ian stamp has tousled hair -- ha ha! That is really what new daddies look like! Since I went back to work, I'm not able to make as many cards. But I really wanted to update my blog so I posted this card early. I've never done three images on a card before. Am THRILLED that I got to 'craft' my little family for the G.
Let me tell you...my DH has been so helpful lately. He wakes up earlier now that I've gone back to my full time job. He gets our babe ready, feeds him, and drops him off and picks him up at his parents'. We've had our bickering in the beginning the way new, stressed-out parents normally argue. But I've realized how lucky I really am and am more in-love with him than ever!
His big day is early next week and I still haven't figured out where to take him for his birthday. I'm hoping to hear from Gary Danko (the namesake and chef has been featured in the Food Network!). But I made the reservation too late. :( Gotta find a 'shi-shi' place for my hubb's special occasion. We love to indulge our culinary taste buds when it comes to birthdays and anniversaries!
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