Sunday, June 29, 2014
Sorry...this might be quite a long post...I'll try to shorten it as much as possible and maybe amuse you along the way! So my grandson Mikah's birthday is Friday July 11th. However my daughter & son-in-law (his mother & father) are taking the family on vacation that weekend, so my daughter informs me that we will celebrate his birthday this coming Saturday the 5th. Since I'm not the fastest creative person in the world I thought...holy crap...I better get started on his card lickety-split!! Mikah & his brother Russell are always having sword fights with their plastic swords...it's insane. So I thought it would be perfect to make him a pirate card for his birthday...simple right?? Except I have no pirate stamps or images...so I headed off to the internet to shop. The image is called Lil Pirate from Kenny K downloads, the Tropical Beach background is from Make it Crafty, and I purchased a Pirate Sentiment set from Art Fire. Wow..would have been cheaper for me if I just bought a pirate birthday card from the store...but that wouldn't have been homemade!! Here's the funny part...I have never colored a background image before...good reason...it's stressful..at least for me. When I went to color the sand.......you know what...I'm not even going to go into it....the explanation would go on forever!! Let me just say there were SEVERAL errors along the way finishing this card, and I proceeded to cover most of them up rather than start all over again! I think it turned out really cute considering the craziness along the way. Seeing how he will be only 8 years old I don't think he'll notice! Thanks for stopping by to take a peek!