Thursday, January 5, 2012

Fireman Birthday ~

Hiya friends!  How are you all doing?  I thought I’d bop in here and share a cute little birthday card. 

Zane started preschool two days a week this past fall and has had so much fun!  His little personality has changed so much, and he’s made a few friends.  That makes me so happy – I was worried since he’s been home with his parents and his grandma that he’d be a bit of a loner.  No worries on that though!  Z was invited to a birthday party, so I just had to make a card ;o) He had his party at the fire station and then went back to his house for cake and play.  I pounced on the fireman theme and pulled out some Pink Cat Studio stamps that I bought when I was pregnant (4+ years ago).  This is Dress Up Billy.  I just knew that this little set would come in handy for so many things!

hb oliver

I used an old Sketch For You To Try – once I find a good layout, I’ll keep coming back to it!  Plus, I was in a time pinch and just needed to knock his card out quickly.  The papers are from the My Mind’s Eye collection Lime Twist Out of the Blue.  His boots look a little sparkly in the card picture, but they’re not sparkly, just glossy.  I covered them with a glaze pen after they were colored. The fireman accessory with this stamp set is an axe, but the mom is totally against weapons and I didn’t want to possibly offend her in any way, so I left it off.

When I ordered from PTI last month, I ordered the Friends til the End dies but received the alphabet dies.  I decided to keep it rather than go through the hassle of returning it.  Apparently, PTI has been having some customer service issues.  Since I had this wonderful die, I just had to personalize the card! lol

hb oliver inside     hb oliver detail

All righty!  Here’s a couple challenges I’m entering with this one:

The Pink Elephant #129: Anything Goes

Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes

Paper Sundaes #101: Something Old (stamp set) & Something New (Alphabet die)

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a super day!  :) lyss


NGCARDS said...

A wonderful card hun! Thanks for joining in at PTW! xxx

Chris said...

what a very perfect card for a little boy! very cute!!

Julie E said...

Darling!!! Too funny about the axe :>) You are so good to think about it in advance.

Kerri said...

CUTE!!! Zane's friend, I mean, the moms will love it LOL! You crack me up with the axe~that's very thoughtful of you:)

Jill said...

beautiful thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

Leigh Ann Baird said...

I love it! So cute and perfect for the occasion! You are so sweet to leave off the axe.

Shanna Shands said...

OMG he is a cutie. This card is great for little boys. Thanks for playing along with Paper Sundaes.

NGCARDS said...

Great card hun! Thanks for playing along at PTW! xxx

~Tammy~ said...

Oh my stars is this little guy too cute or what! Precious!