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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Happy Birthday {SFYTT} x 2!

I have two cards to share for today's SFYTT, one that George gave Ed for his birthday on Tuesday and another using a cute image from this week's SFYTT sponsor, The Greeting Farm called Birthday Boy Ian.

This card will most likely be George's birthday card next month when he turns 3! It's hard to believe he's already that old, and while 3 years doesn't seem all that long, the mental, physical and emotionally growth in three years completely amazes me. Here's a little anecdote to prove my point: yesterday I accidentally let the 'sh' word slip out the front door within George's supersonic hearing range, after which he continued to discuss for the following 10 minutes all of the reasons I shouldn't say the 'sh' word, and what happens when mommy says the 'sh' word...only he didn't say "the 'sh' word", he said the real word, about 20 times. He already knows that it is theoretically "ok" to say sh** in a teaching context...boy, oh boy am I in trouble!

Oh, you wanted to know about the card deets? Ü Well, my cute little Ian is flanked by a die cut "3" using my Cuttlebug Red Tag Alphabet; there are subtle backgrounds stamped on the green and blue layers using PTI's Polka Dot 2 and ruler from It's Official. Finally, I pierced a half circle to emphasize and balance out the right side of the card.

The next card features a picture of my little George with birthday greetings for Dad. The PTI die cut ticket is stamped with a Verve sentiment that could make any dad well Verve sentiments! The scripty paper is October Afternoon Thrift Shop and there's a bit of texture added with my PTI woodgrain impression plate.

You may have noticed that I flipped the sketch for my first card. I love both versions, as I do with all of Jen's sketches! Let's see if any of the other SFYTT sisters have flipped this week, ha!

Jen del Muro & Ashley N. Newell
Amy Sheffer
Amber Hight
Carole Burrage
Jenn Diercks
Jodi Collins
Kelly Lunceford
Leigh O'Brien
Megan Lock
Sony Christoph
Susan Liles


Amber Hight said...

How fun are these??? I looove the first card, PERFECT little boy card! And your second one is fab too, what a great idea for the photo!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Superb, as always, my dear! I love how you flipped the first one! And I swear, little Georgie gets cuter every time I see a picture of him! Are you sure you didn't harvest one of my eggs? Because he's adorable enough to be one of my boys... ;)

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

How FAB Amy! LOVE Birthday Boy Ian and your coloring is AWESOME!! FAB layout with the pic too!

Leigh OBrien said...

Both FABBY cards, Amy! And a photo of little Georigie too?!!! What more could we all ask for. Love your "sh" story...I can just imagine that, uh, slipping out of your mouth!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

How cute!!! I love both your cards! Your birthday Ian is so bright and fun! I love the primary colors, so fun for a little guy!

And I love your card with the the photo! The textured background is really nice and all the elements are super cute! Plus, that photo is adorable!

Your "sh word" story is so funny! I have a 3 year old myself and though he's not as verbal, I can see him doing something similar.

Amy Sheffer said...

Hehe, adorable story and adorable projects, Amy!

Kelly Booth said...

Love your projects.....

Megan said...

These are both perfect! The first one is just perfect for a three year old with those bright colors and the big number three. Darling. And of course, the second is so precious with that little face as the centerpiece. Darling!!

Kelly Lunceford said...

I am in love with both of these, Amy! I love the card featuring that adorable photo of George...and super funny story, too! I love your 3 card, also! I really like how you incoporated the ruler image focusing in on the three! These are the little touches that I always love! YOu are a very thoughtful designer!

Jenn Diercks said...

Both of your cards are fabulous! I remember when my youngest was 3. He's going to be 5 soon but he cracks me up with the things he says and he knows a few choice words that I wish he didn't too. Oooops.

The photo card is wonderful.

Sonja "Sony" Christoph said...

cuuute Amy!!! Love the flipped version of this sketch!!!

Lisa H. said...

two super fabby works of awesomeness!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Both cards are simply delightful Amy! Wonderfully done! :D


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