Saturday, June 12, 2010

Happy Birthday Collin!

Today is my daughter's friend Collin's Birthday. They have been friends since they were in our tummies. My husband and Collin's dad have been best friends since they were 9 years old. We both managed to get pregnant at about the same time, and there was no discussion or planning to that! Rhys was born on June 6th and Collin was born 4 days later on June 10th. Collin's mom and I have been doing things together with the kids since they were about a week old. We attended Mommy and Baby play groups together and still do. It has been really nice to have a close companion for Rhys. They also only live about three blocks away from us, which makes it even easier to hang out.

Now on to the card. Collin's party is a Thomas themed party. He loves Thomas as much as Rhys loves Elmo! I bought him 3 Thomas trains for his wooden train set from a local store that carries every Thomas item imaginable. Except for a Thomas stamp! There was also no Thomas paper at my Local Scrap Booking Store. She did have some Train paper but I was hoping for a real Thomas Card. I did however find a package of Rub Ons at the Thomas Store. I fell in love with my friend Danderella's Card, she used a card layout from The Sweet Stop. I used the same layout but change a few things. The pattern paper is from an old Stampin Up Designer Paper Series "Good Morning Sunshine". I used Pacific Point CS for my base and matting. I put the Thomas rub on on Whisper White paper that was spritzed with some Brocade Blue ink. The Happy Birthday is from CTMH "Happy Birthday" & "Say it with Style" stamp sets. I punched out the tiny circles from Morning Marigold CS with a small hole punch. The corners on the Thomas part are from my new EK Success Photo Corner punch. I finished the card off with two Pacific Point Corduroy Buttons. On the inside of the card I used my computer to print the sentiment. I used the RGB color sheets to have my color match my cardstock. I added two more rub ons from the Thomas rub on set to finish it off.

I was able to enter my card in the Stamp Something Challenge "Happy Somethings".


  1. Very nice card. I love the use of the corduroy brads on the front of the card.

  2. So cute Jen! Love how it turned out!