Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Happy Birthday, Melissa!

Happy Birthday, Melissa!!! MacKenzie corralled a few of the current and past Pink Cat Studio design team members to do a little blog hop in your honour. We hope your special day surrounded by loved ones and great food is ultra fabulous! I sure wish I could be celebrating with you in Vancouver. ;) Here's the blog hop order:

I thought it would make a great party if all these adorable little Fairy Friends came out together to wish Melissa a very magical birthday. ;) I also have a cute little story to go along with the making of this card.

After I had all these little animals coloured, cut out and embellished, I randomly placed them on the card base to see how it would look. At first, the little dog was in the top position where the owl ended up. My son peered over the table, pointed at it and said, "What wo-wo do, Mommy?" Then he looked again and said, "Want stamp wo-wo!" So I set everything up for him, he chooses the ink colours and this is what he came up with.

While he's stamping the dogs, he asks me, "Why wo-wo fly up air?" Of course this makes me laugh and I tell him that it's a fairy dog who grants wishes. "He has a bone wand!" I find it amusing how he loves to double- and triple-stamp all his images. I'm also amazed at how well he can colour within the lines. Look at the yellow bits!

I continue to work on my card and I tell him that my orange kitty cat doesn't work with the other colours so give it to him. Then he asks if he can stamp kitty cats. He decides he's going to use an orange pencil crayon and colour in his cat just like mine. Isn't that the cutest? At this rate, his colouring will be better than mine by the time he's five!

After I decide on the final spots for the animals, I ask him if he likes it and he does not. He throws his arms up in the air and exlaims, "WHY wo-wo not at top?! Why OWL on top?!" This is when I tell him that the animals fit together the best in this order, like his puzzles. He furrowed his brows and went back to colouring. :)

See you tomorrow for an incredibly adorable Pink Cat Studio Easter Release!!

Sources: Gina K Designs pure luxury kraft & 120lb pure luxury white cardstock; Pink Cat Studio Fairy Friends; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Copics; Ranger Diamond & Black Diamond Stickles; SU Crystal Effects; Stampin' Dimensionals

51 comments:

mustavcoffee said...

Gorgeous boy, he'll go far:0) Fabulous card and colouring today Emily, have a wonderful hump day, hugs :0) xxx

Ujjwal said...

Your son is so adorable Emily!! I love reading about him :) Thanks for sharing!!

Kitty said...

This is gorgeous!
Am loving all the inspiration from the blog hop!

Kitty xx

MacKenzie said...

Eeek! So cute! What a cute idea - love it. Thanks so much for joining the hop today!

Lynn said...

Love all those fairies! They are adorable...and of course, I love hearing about your little guy! He has incredible fine motor skills. That is very good coloring!

secret scrapbooker said...

Such a cute and fun card, love the little charachters.
Kate x

Jay Gee said...

Such an adorable card Emily and your son sounds like he is pretty cute too.

Angela said...

Ok, that kid is just too cute! Oh, and I'm pretty positive that he can already color better than I can!

Love all your little critters -- what a lovely birthday card :)

Jen W. said...

Oh my gosh this is such a cute card! I love their little wands and the glitter on their wings. :) And how fun to have the little guy crafting with you. You're just one big happy crafting family! :)

Emily Keaton said...

This is absolutely adorable, Emily! Loved the story of your son's involvement. My kids love to be in on the action when I'm paper crafting, too. :) Both of your are great colorers!!!! (Is that a word??)

Cookie said...

Emily what a cute story! And Wow is this card for Melissa FANTASTIC!!!!! Your precision in cutting always blows me away...CUTE!!!

Karla HdezA said...

Beautiful story and beautiful card!!!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

I love all of your beautifully colored, fairy critters! Your son's card is the cutest! Enjoy it, because I find that as boys get older, they quickly decide it is not "cool" to stamp with mom :(
My oldest used to stamp with me all of the time. Now he critiques my cards and tells me what he likes and doesn't. It still makes me happy that he shows some interest.
My twins love when I let them stamp. In fact, one of them just can't seem to stay out of mommy's ink pads lately. He will have every color of the rainbow on his fingers and when I ask him if he has been in my ink pads he replies, "just one, mommy". The little stinker!!!

Pauline said...

Oh my goodness, this is just magical! I love those cute little animal fairies!!! A super cute card!

SCRAPGIRL : PATTY TANUZ said...

Great card Emily, love it and more because the story is geniallll jajajaja Kissessssssssssss!!!!

Beth aka BR-T said...

Emily this is so cute!!! I bet Melissa is smiling big!

MJ said...

very nice card Emily!!
MJ

Brenda said...

I love your really cute card and equally cute story! Your son sounds like the cutest boy ever! I just love those "fairies"!

Jennifer said...

LOVE all the cute images!! Adorable card!!! (=

Jane Izumi Matsumoto said...

Very cute, Emily! I wish I had known... feel like such a dork. LOL! Love that you girls did this. Happy Birthday, Melissa!

Melissa said...

Thanks so much for the birthday card Em! I was so surprised!! I just love your stories about Damian, he is just the cutest little guy.
I love your card, it's a party in a card!! It still amazes me how you can cut out the images so precisely, you've got skills girl.
Thanks again!!
Big Hugs,
Melissa

Lindsey said...

Those are some crazy fine colouring skills for a two year old! I'm surprised that he didn't want in on some Stickle action, too. :P Oh, and then there's what you did -- which is so very cute! Love that kitty fairy especially, of course. ;)

Summerthyme Studio said...

Love your card Emily and your story is heartwarming.....can't get my big boy to stamp anymore :(

Hugs

Vicki

Inkerbelle said...

What a tremendous card!!! Love how you ended up arranging the animals and I am in awe of your cutting, LOL. Seriously, looks like die-cuts!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love the story, grin!!!! Fun card...

Wendy ten Hove said...

Oeh, gosh, this is so cute! Loved reading your story and wow, you have a very, very talented kid there, but how could it not, with such a talented mum! Lovely card!!!Magical!
Hugs, Wendy

Jocelyn said...

Love the card and the story! Your son sounds adorable and his coloring is great. The critters on the card are amazing--soooo cute!!

Cheryl said...

I love your card! Thank you for sharing your story. Very cute!

Anabé said...

Tienes un escelent auxiliar!!! hermoso resultado.

fabitolana said...

Hermosa tarjetita de cumpleaños para tú amiga Melissa ella seguro estará muy feliz ...
cariños desde Chile

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

So cute!!!!!!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Your card and those animals are just darling!

kasia c. said...

I think for sure your son is going to have your fantastic artistic talents. :)

I love this bevy of wanded animals card! SO SO cute. :)

lynn said...

adorable story--how sweet that he creates with you! and your coloring is amazing, again:)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

How cute, I see another artist on his way.....

Mis Ideas & Creaciones said...

Hermosa la tarjetita con animalitos!
Saludos

Meg said...

Aw, Em, you outdid yourself with this one! It's just fantastic-I love every single one of those animals that you cut out so perfectly, and how you fit them together in the perfect puzzle.

Love the behind-the-scenes story with your son! Such a cutie-patootie!

Vero Carballo said...

This is sooo cute!
Thanks for the inspiration !

Polly said...

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Karen B. said...

Such an adorable card AND post!

Roslyn said...

The card is so adorable - I love how all the 'critters' look against the kraft background. And the story about your son is so very precious!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OK! First--your card is so amazing and FABBBY! I love love love those fairy animals! And second--I LOOOOOOOOVE your little son's creations! SO cute! I love that he enjoys stamping too! He does an amazing job at coloring inside the lines! FAB!!

BABYBORICUA said...

i like your card my favorite image is dog fairy....

Miranda said...

Super Cute!

Glòria Puigdemont said...

Woouuwww... it's very funny !!!!
I did not know your blog… have liked much your creations and I have become following. Congratulations !!!

Julie E said...

Oh so fun!!! I actually own this set, so I guess I need to add this to my list of "Emily's cards to CASE"!!!

Yelyn said...

Hermosa tarjeta de cumple, seguro le encantará, ya estaré dandome más vueltitas por tu blog.

Sunghee said...

i'm amazed at his coloring skill, too! wow! And what a great bday card for her! love all the flying cuteness!

Lysa said...

LOVE your card Emily! Super cute- and your little one is just adorable! (my little nieces call dogs "wo wo" too :))

Alice Wertz said...

too darn cute, girl!! LOOOOOOOOVE the super fun design. super card!

Gwen said...

So, so cute and love the whole post!