Tomorrow, October 3rd; a week Saturday, October 12th. Significance? Happy 43 Months Old for my sweet niece, followed by Happy 19 Months Old, for my cutie-pie nephew! And, for the 43rd and 19th time, Aunty C (me) has a little something to send them. For those who are new my blog: I *celebrate* each month my niece and nephew’s birthdate…because it’s just what I do. It’s a most perfect excuse to add more stuff to the craft collection. I mean, what response can my husband possibly have when I say, “But it’s for the kidssssssss”? Actually, he doesn’t question my shopping…yet…because he’s got bike stuff riding on the line J.
The kidlets are at the age where what she has, he wants, and vice versa (including hair accessories…my sister-in-law said my nephew wore barrettes to daycare the other day – embracing both his masculine and feminine sides, as we all do - but when he’s pulling them out of his sister’s hair…messy!), so the cards I’ve made for them are based on a much neglected 12 X 12 package of EP Scoot (again, bought when I didn’t realize that the patterns on 12 X 12 are…well, big).
My niece’s card layout was inspired by Seize the Sketch #4 (missed the entry for this card),
as well as the Online Insider Class I attended recently. A ‘little package’ on the front tag was the ‘first’ inside – I wrote on the yellow tag - as well as a journaling card and die cut “43’ for the inside. She likes helicopters, as does my nephew; the paper choice serves double duty should some ‘exchange’ decisions take place (which she does…). The helicopter sticker from the kit was tucked inside as an ‘extra’…
inspired the layout for my nephew’s card, giving me a reason to bring out the mini folder die once again. My note to him begins on the (crooked) lines inside, and carries into his train themed card, with a companion train sticker.
We’re planning to visit my family for Thanksgiving the weekend of Oct. 12 – 14, so I’ll have a chance to celebrate the kids’ ‘month birthdays’ with them. Aunty C is EX-CI-TED. Very!!!