Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Birthday Love

What a difference a day makes!  My 18 month old son was hit HARD with a flu bug early, and I mean EARLY yesterday morning.  After a middle of the night bath, changing his bedding and changing his PJ's one more time, I brought him back to bed with me, only to have him get sick two more times :(  Thankfully I was prepared didn't have another big mess to clean up.  It's so sad when your baby is so sick...he was so miserable.  He finally feel back into a sound sleep and I was able to get him back to his own bed...an hour and a half before I had to get up.   And of course this all had to happen one a night that my hubby was out of town for work.  Needless to say, yesterday was a long day and I ran out of fuel before I had the chance to finish the cute card I started on during nap time.  The good news is, my little man is feeling much better and is back at it, getting into all sorts of toddler trouble today!

This card was inspired by the super cute inspiration challenge this week over at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  This photo makes me want to have a fun Valentine Party!
One of the teachers at my twins school has a birthday on Valentine's Day, so my first thought was to use this inspiration to create her a Valentine Birthday card. I love the single red envelope and chose to bring that into element into my card, along with the cake.  And I added one little heart for good measure :)
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Real Red
Ink ~ Real Red, Jet Black StazOn
Stamp Sets ~ Easy Events, A Word for You
Other Supplies ~ Hexagon Embossing Folder, Perfect Pennants Bigz, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Owl Punch (little heart) Cupcake Punch (cherry), Real Red Bakers Twine (left over from Sealed With Love Valentine promo), Dazzling Details

The sketch for this card comes from the great ladies over at Try Stampin' On Tuesday..they always have great sketches to help me get started! I recently came across a new challenge site (new to me), Stampin' Royalty...what a fun site!  And this week's challenge just so happens to be Birthdays!  So, I'm going to submit  this as my first entry with them as well.

Hoping the rest of the family stays healthy and no one else gets the yucky flu bug.  I'm so very thankful that it was just a 12 hour bug and not any longer...I don't think I could do two nights in a row with next to no sleep!  Looking forward to spring coming!

Happy Stamping!





21 comments:

  1. Absolutely FABULOUS!!! LOVE the pop of red amongst all the glorious white space! Thanks for joining us at TSOT! :)

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  2. Very Cute!!! Great take on the inspiration!!! Love your pop of red- perfect!!! Love the sparkle on your cupcake- so cute!! Thanks for playing along with HSS, Diane

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  3. Very cute little card. I do hope that your little man is feeling much better. It makes us feel helpless when they can't tell you what hurts or where. Thanks for taking the time to play along with us this week at Try Stampin on Tuesday even with your life being put on hold for a couple of days.

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    1. Thank you Nancy! The little man is feeling better, but one of my twins has been hit with it now :( Lots of extra loves this week for all my babies!

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  4. I am glad your little one is so much better & hope the older one recovers quickly. My toddler is sick at the moment although not as bad as yours. Hang in there things will get better soon.

    Your card is beautifully made & I love how you used the the inspiration board to make your card. I bet the teacher will adore getting this gorgeous card. I also love how you used the sketch. Thank you for playing along with us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday.

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    1. Thank you Paula! Everyone is finally on the mend and feeling better :) Thank you for your kind words for both my kiddo and my card!

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  5. Glad to hear your little guy is feeling better :)
    Amazing card! Love everything about it! Glad you were able to find time to join us this week at Try Stampin' On Tuesday :)

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  6. SO sorry your little one was sick, that feels worse than being sick yourself. I can remember getting the flu with my firstborn and laying on the floor in front of him in his little swing praying he wouldn't need my help :( Bad feeling! BUT...your card is outstanding! I love the Valentine/birthday mix, it turned out so great! Thanks for joining us at HSS :) Erika

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    1. Oh no...I can't imagine being that sick while having a little one. Thankfully, I hardly ever get sick! Thanks for the sweet words of kindness ;)

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  7. Love the fun colors on this card. I sure hope your little guy is feeling better, so hard to see our kids struggle with being sick. Great card, thanks so much for playing along with us on the TSOT blog!

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    1. Thank you MJ! Everyone is feeling much better too!

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  8. What a COOL card. You have done a great job with this weeks sketch. Thanks for playing along at TSOT.

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    1. Thank you Paula! This was a fun sketch to play with!

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  9. TOTALLY LOVING your card! I love the POP that it has and the image is one of my FAVS!! Thanks for playing along at hSS!

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    1. Thanks Erin! The cupcake is my favorite image from that set too :)

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  10. I always love coming to your blog because you post the best stuff. The one red honeycomb is totally fabulous. Thanks for adding your amazing talent to our challenge this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments. Smiles, Elizabeth

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    1. Thank you Elizabeth...you are so sweet! HSS is my favorite place to go for inspiration :)

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  11. Very cute! I love the pops of red against the white! Thanks for playing at HSS!

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