Tuesday, September 4, 2007

She's 2!

Well, it's official, my kid's are growing up! (tears) I can no longer refer to my daughter's age in months, she is officially two years old! UGH! She turned two this weekend, and it suddenly hit me that I have no idea what happened to the last two years of my life! It all seems a blur! Anyone else feel that way? My kids didn't head off to school like everyone else today,

I can't even imagine what that will be like... I feel the tears developing already, and the anxiety too! Oh, how I digress...

This was the card I made for my daughter's 2nd birthday. I love this paper from Junkitz, called Salsa Celebration. I got it from All That Scraps a few weeks ago and bought it for this card specifically. I've had this cupcake stamp for a while now, bought it at a Clearance sale at Joann's for .25, love that! I hadn't used it until now, but it has been waiting patiently for some ink :-) I stamped it in Brillance Graphite Black on Papertrey White, and colored it with various Prismacolor Pencils and OMS. Then I added some Stickles to it for some sparkle (little girls love sparkle!), and topped it off with some bling and a flower punch to match the little cupcakes in the paper.

The turquoise and the pink are from a paper stack I bought a while back, not sure who makes it, but they matched the cupcakes perfectly. I punched tiny flowers out of the Salsa paper and used them to surround the cupcake in the circle, the cupcake seemed a bit lonely without them. I pierced the center circle as well as the scallop I punched with a Marvy Giga punch. Added a little yellow bow and a sentiment from Papertrey, also stamped in Brilliance Graphite Black. You can't see it well in the pic, but I also stamped three flowers from Papertrey's Paper Tray set in the upper left hand corner with versamark.

That's about it! I really like this card, it was fun to make. Plus I want my daughter to look back on it one day and know how much she is loved. Especially if I'm not around to share it with her.

Have a wonderful day!


Corie said...

She is adorable and so is her card -- So bright and happy.

Kathy W said...

What a cute card! Perfect for a little girl's birthday (actually anybody's birthday). I really like how you scalloped the cupcake paper and added the little flowers on it and around your cupcake image. Nice coloring; I'm still in the "infancy stage" with OMS and colored pencils. My son is almost 20 and I delivered back to college two weeks ago for sophomore year. I still get a little blue dropping him off. Thanks for sharing your great card.

Bethany Paull said...

What a great card. I'll bet your little girl loved the bright, cheerful colors.

Kirsten said...

What a cutie, and the card is adorable too!