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'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.


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!

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