I am in the midst of playing catch-up! These days are flying bye. It has been a busy week with Jennifer's birthday and then with everyone here celebrating Halloween. My daughter has also started moving things into their new home so chaos is everywhere! Poor little Joey - their Chihuahua - is so confused he is following me around everywhere! I wanted to show you the birthday card that I made Jennifer. I was so pleased how it turned out! I had made her a recordable card for her 1st birthday and she loves to play it, so I decided to make her another one. I took me awhile to find one which was buried in craft stuff but after a good hour I finally found it.
I had purchased a few of these from SU. I don't think they sell then anymore. I layered a piece of DSP on the front flap and then a layer of Daffodil Delight. I used SU's Honeycomb Happiness stamp set and the # of Years set. I stamped the little bird twice - once on the layer and then one on the Perfectly Artistically DSP (the beige side) and shaded his little tummy. I stamped my balloon on the layer and then fussy cut the bird out and adhered is over the stamped bird on the layer. It basically created a mask. I stamped the balloon again on the same DSP, cut that out and placed it over the stamped balloon. For the birthday hat, I used the Hello stamp set and cut it out as well. I die cut the number 3 from the same DSP, as well as with some thin cardboard to give it some depth.
Here is the inside of the card. After we recorded our sentiment, I made a template using my circle punches, so only the play and sound would not be covered. This way she won't be able to press the wrong button and erase over the recording.
For the other side of the card, I just layer a piece of the same DSP that I had used on the front. She loved it!
When we got to her house for her party last Saturday this is what greeted us!
My daughter and her husband surprised her with a bounce house. Boy did the kids love this. They even had a slide inside that one could go down on and she actually did! Even my husband went in - but not for long! Oh, to be young again!
Here is a picture of her birthday cake - Princess Sophia - that is her favorite right now!
Before the festivities started my daughter got a picture of the birthday girl. They always have the number of pumpkins that is her age. We'll see how long this lasts.
This picture is her on Halloween in her giraffe costume! They had a cute parade in daycare and these are the goodie bags I made for her to give the kids!
The girls had a ball with her this year, She was definitely into going "trick or treating". Today is our 51st Wedding Anniversary! We decided to sneak out and go to our favorite restaurant for dinner. It was delicious! I don't think I will eat for at least 48 hours! Hope everyone has a great week!
Thanks for stopping by,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah