Saturday, April 18, 2009

Construction Card

Hello world! Here I am *again* LOL!!!

I guess you could say I took a little break from blogging for a bit. It wasn't planned and wasn't intentional...just one of those things. You know...busy living life...enjoying my sweet little Bella and husband, time with friends, etc.

Good news is I'm back and I have a card to share!

This card is for our nephew's third birthday. He turns 3 and is having his party this afternoon. I was racking my brains trying to think of something to get him. Keeping in mind that whatever I get is going to be for both his brother and himself. He has an older brother...they are 3 & 4...yup, I know what you're thinking...busy family, tired mom!

So I'm wandering the aisles of ToysRUs trying to find something. They are into the typical boy, construction, planes and the like. I ended up getting him a Matchbox cars construction set and extra construction vehicles. Along with the game Memory. What kid doesn't love Memory? I remember I did growing up.

On to the card :)

I whipped this up this afternoon while Bella was down for her nap. Ahh....I love nap time!

I had the perfect images for his card that I had received from the PIF image swap over at SCS. These cute little construction vehicles are from an old Stampin' Up! set. I'm not sure of the name, sorry.

I think these guys are SO cute! They were a lot of fun to color in too. I used my Copics...and of course I didn't keep track of what colors I used.

The layout for the card is Lauren's Saturday Sketch found here, I chose to use sketch mytimess30. This was a super fun sketch to use! I find I am using sketches more and more often as a starting point for my cards. They really help me. I often don't follow them to a 'T' but I love them as a place to begin. You can find the sketch here.

I used some creative liberty and flipped the layout so that it was vertical rather than horizontal. This just worked for me with the images I was using.

If you notice this is not your normal card size. It is roughly 3 1/2" x 8 1/2". So long and skinny. As an fits nicely in a normal letter size envelope. Which is super nice and a great way to use up envelopes you already have at home!

All of the images were cut out using my detail scissors and them I pop dotted them onto the front of the card. The sentiment down in the bottom right corner is also pop-dotted, but with a double layer so that it sticks up a bit higher than the images.

If you're a follower of Lauren's blog (I *heart* her blog!) you'll know that she's looking to revamp the way she does the Saturday Sketches. Part of this revamping is looking for a new team to work with her sketches. I thought I'd join the chase and see what happens. It would be kinda fun to work with her...just an eensy-weensy little bit!!!

Gotta get ready for the birthday party! Have a great afternoon!

ETA: Jeff and I had the wrong day for the birthday party! We showed up at their house and found out the party is tomorrow! LOL! Luckily, our friends (Jeff's best family, hence the nephew) were home and we got to visit for a little bit with them...and laugh over our mistake!!!


~Michelle~ said...

very adorable card....glad you're still stampin! Hope we see some more creations from you!!

Odette said...

So cute boy card!

*kathleen* said...

so much cuteness!

Ruth said...

Alana- It's nice to see you again and back to stamping. I've been gone for a long time as well, so I know how you feel.

Your card is adorable and I'm sure your nephew loved it!

Catherine said...

So good to see you! I was beginning to worry, and was about to sound the alarm on our SBS2 Ning page. Glad to see you and your beautiful family are happy and healthy!
Ahhh, the Memory Game! I used to play it all the time! My mom credits it with why I did so well in school, and I totally think it was a big help!
Your card is soooo cute! I just love it!
LOL on showing up a day early! Better than the day after, right? ;)
Take care & glad to have you back blogging!

Savitri said...

Very cute!!! Nice to see you around and crafting!!!

Softangelkisses said...

Great work! I think I still have that set...somewhere...

Elise said...

What a darling card! I never cared for that S/U! set back in the day, but with what you've done with it! Goodness, gracious! It's A-dorable! (Good thing it's retired or now I'd be buying it! Tee Hee)

Dawn Easton said...

Oh how totally cute!

Curlyqfun said...

Cute card.

Questions: what are cropics? And what is the design thing? Do you make a card based off that design? I am way confused.