Tuesday, September 16, 2008

A Birthday Wish...

I love my kids!! I truly do. But my daughter was so totally selfish for her birthday. Now this is quite out of character. Normally, if you ask her what she wants for her birthday, she will be hard pressed to come up with something. This time, however, I made the mistake of asking her what she would like me to do for her birthday card. She was very specific. She wanted bright colors (Hot Pink, Orange and Turquoise) and funky shapes. I was like...You've got to be kidding!!! Then, she added the absolute worst request possible...No scenes or elegance!! You're kidding right? Talk about torture. See? Told you she was selfish.

Well, being "the mom" I do have certain powers...compromise....*grin* You want presents? Hmmmmm? You have to be more reasonable. (I know...I'm rotten...but brights and funky shapes? PAHLEASE....she knows I'm all hot air though...she'd already gotten a new bedroom set, so what could I really do?) I asked her how about turquoise and black....her face lit up and she was like....YEAH!! So, being the generous and thoughtful mom that I am, I even added one more bright...lime green. She LOVED it! Whew!!!

I created the background with Inque Boutiques Background 1 set by coloring the circles and stripes with Tempting Turquoise, Green galore and black (Stampin' Up markers) and stamping them on to glossy cs. The image It's a Boy Turtle and Frog (Whipper Snapper) was actually watercolored with SU markers (listed in supply section at bottom) and an aqua pen. You have to blend the colors very fast though because once they're dry they won't blend. I replaced the "It's a boy" sentiment in the sign with "happy birthday" (Wordsworth - Tiny wise words collection). The dry embossing on the green border was done with cuttlebug borders. I punched the edges with SU's Tag Corner punch, added some matching brads and ribbon, and popped up the panels with dimensional tape.

My daughter collects frogs so the frog on the turtle was a hit!! I passed!! Woo-Hoo!!

I hope you are all having a fabulous week!!

Supplies:
Stamps - It's a Boy Turtle/Frog (WhipperSnapper), Background 1 (Inque Boutique) sentiment (Wordsworth)
Paper - Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore, Black, Glossy
Ink - Tuxedo Black (Memento), Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore, Old olive, Brocade Blue, Going Grey, Barely Banana
Accessories - Cuttlebug, Tag Corner punch (SU), Ribbon, brads, dimensional tape



12 comments:

dpkennedy said...

Oh you are too funny! I love this stamp! I never thought to change the sign...what a great idea! I love this color combo too-glad your daughter *ahem* came up with it! Fantastic coloring! Happy Birthday to your DD!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Good job, Mom, you did GOOOD! hehe, I enjoyed your story about the *compromise*. LOL! Great card. The colors are definitely bright and fun, and I love that turtle and frog image!

StampOwl said...

hahaha too funny Tosh ... next year don't ask her hehe!

JAR said...

This is so cute!! You know you are spoiling her with these fabo cards every year.....

Jennifer said...

Great card and LOVE your blog! I am going to add it to my list of blogs to follow...hope you don't mind!

Rose Ann said...

Happy birthday to your daughter!! This is adorable, and I'm so glad Nichole loved it!! Your coloring is fabulous, and I love the colors!!

Carolyn King said...

go dd! LOVE that she pushed you out of your zone---cause this rocks. You can do it all girl--what an adorable card!!

Crissy Armstrong said...

Great compromise. And it turned out just great!

Shelly said...

You pulled off a card that is not elegant but just as nice. Happy Birthday to your DD. Did she turn 15? Mine turned 15 on the 7th...

Julia Aston said...

what a very fun image Tosh! love the matching dotted DP - glad your daughter appreciated your labor of love!!1

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

THis is so stinkin' CUTE!

Shirley said...

How cute and funny too. A really great card.

 
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