Friday, May 22, 2009

Busy Week!

Today is my son's birthday and I'm still trying to put together a last minute party for him. Between the holiday weekend, baseball games, coach's cookout and my daughter's confirmation coming up - I'm juggling every free minute I have!

Yesterday I made him a quick birthday card. It's hard to see in the photo but I actually cut an oval in the green card base and then have the cream layered underneath on the inside. It was easy to stamp because I just laid out my 3 images where I wanted them, stuck a block down on them to pick them up exactly in place, inked up and then stamped final. I love the unmounted system! Oh dear, I am feeling another Nestablilities order coming on. My scalloped oval and plain oval were too close size-wise to make one cut - I had to use another system to cut out the inside oval on the black frame and after 3 tries, I thought this one was "close enough". Hey, the card is just going to my kid!! (wink, wink) The star is from the Somebunny set and I like that little pop of red on the tag. Happy Birthday is from a retired Gift with Purchase stamp and I find myself grabbing it the most often. I just love the size and font.


The inside stamp is perfect for a child...it's one I had from my daughter's stamping kit when she used to enjoy sitting with me and making cards for her friends.



While I was doing my last minute birthday shopping, I found a clear shoe organizer at Ross (it's like TJ Maxx) and thought this may work better for me than curtain rods to store my punches. They were in a huge heap in one of my plastic drawers and it was difficult to remember what I had and to find it.


Have a great weekend! We're going to see Night at the Museum this weekend (with a group of 10 and 11 year old boys!) ... should be fun.

5 comments:

Barb said...

Wow... you DO sound busy! Love the card... especially the detail of placing the image behind the base so you have a true frame. Me likey :)

Happy birthday to your DS, and have a fun time at the movie!

Ingen said...

Great card you made and what a handy way to store your punches! Have fun at te movies :D

Claudia Rosa said...

hello Chris.. you have a blog :-) i did not know.. thank you so much for leaving me a comment.
i had to laugh out loud.. id id not even realize that i had posted the kissing couple under a "sporting chance" lol

have a fabulous weekend!
hugs
claudia

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a great boys card Chris!!! I hope your weekend goes well and that everything falls together for the party!

Silli said...

Hello Chris, happy birthday for your son... The card is so cool... I love the image and the colors... I hope you have a wonderful day... Big hugs...Silke