Monday, August 11, 2008

Happy Birthday Cupcake

I was working on a project for Hero Arts this weekend. I ended up with two cards with different color schemes. This was made from the left-overs and scraps. I'll put this aside for when one of the kids needs a quick card.

I used the Hero Arts cards ( I love that they are white inside) and stamps and the printed paper is Basic Grey. Colored with Prismacolor pencils of course. This is still one of my very favorite Happy Birthday Stamps. I bought this years ago when I still lived in Augusta. I'm glad Hero Arts still has it in their catalog.

Oh, and I meant to say that the Web Artists are going to be featured on the Hero Club blog again next week. I'll let you know when I know what day my card will be there.

On a Personal note:
We went to Callaway Gardens on Saturday for my husband's company picnic. While I watched the kids at the edge of the lake playing in the sand I got the idea that I should try to get a picture of all five of them for the Christmas cards. Sounds like a plan, right? As you can imagine, with 5 of them, it's not easy. Some body messed up every shot! But it was funny. Once upon a time, I did a scrapbook layout about that and I showed some of the rejects. ( I'm going to have to dig that out one of these days) I do have to get on the Christmas picture thing this week before they start going back to school. Anyway, I thought I would share some of the pictures that I took on Saturday with you.

I asked for this one. I told them to separate and strike a pose.

I "photo shopped" that couple making out in the background on this one. Even if I don't use this for the Christmas picture, I think I need to get it printed and enlarged. I would love to have this hanging on the wall in the basement near the Card Castle.

Here is another potential Christmas picture... (smile) Julie did this for school last week. Actually she gave this one to me because she started over.

Happy Monday, have a blessed day!


Sharon in NE said...

The pics made me giggle. TFS

marciad said...

Love the photos and the card is yummy. I remember when we got to Callaway and visited the butterfly house. I got some neat photos there. I am such a butterfly fan. The family drawing is wonderful.

Dot said...

I love Julie's family drawing!

The pictures will be great scrapbooked!

Have a wonderful day!

loni.sue said...

Love the photos! Love the idea of trying to get 5 offspring to pose together. Sort of like herding cats? Does the Hollister, California t-shirt mean she goes to school there? Or is it just a fashion statement?

jacki jones said...

Loni, she works in a store called Hollister. Thank goodness she doesn't go to school that far away.

seamom said...

So good to see all 5 of your kids together. We read about them individually but don't get the full effect like the photo shows. Quite a good looking group!
... and I LOVE Julie's family drawing.

Sandy Knecht said...

Julie's drawing is awesome. It really made me chuckle. How cool is that! Nice family photos. You're right, there is always someone that messes around in a group.

nise said...

Great card! Really like that patterned paper. Cute pictures, but I like Julie's drawing best. It is Christmas card worthy.

Dawn Bibbs said...

How cute! You can tell your daughter on the left is having a BLAST!!! :-)LOL.

I love the drawing of the family...too cute.

Dawn Bibbs said...

I forgot to say, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the cupcake card. Absolutely beautiful! Great work.

Louise said...

You are blessed - what a great bunch of kids! Didn't notice the couple in the background until you mentioned it! How fun that the names are all 'M' and 'J' - my friends have done that too, only the guys are J and the girls are M :)