Sunday, January 8, 2012

It's a Family Affair

My head hurts at the moment because I got sick a couple days ago and haven't been able to catch up on sleep yet. There's still so much to do to clean up after the holidays. Hopefully I can get some me time soon. January is already speeding by so it's time to share the holiday card I made for my son, the ones that he made for us and the one that my husband made for me!

You knew it would feature a penguin, right? ;) I inked up Penguin Love for the first time and made this one-layer card for the little guy. He has a habit of wanting to rip off any pieces that are added to a card so I masked everything and made a sweet little Arctic (or Antarctic) scene for him. I coloured only the penguin and his Christmas tree to make them pop, shaded some of the grey areas, and added some Stickles to the snow(flakes) and tree. His reaction? He stared at it for a bit and then said, "Wow, that (is) really beautiful, Mommy," threw it on the ground and moved on to something else. LOL I had to pick it up and ask him what was on it. He said, "One pinguini, his Christmas tree and two igloos!" It's now displayed proudly amongst his toys and he looks at it occasionally.

Before our house guests arrived, I asked the little guy if he wanted to make some Christmas cards for anyone. He replied, "Ya, one for you and one for Baba! Let's go make them now!" I love his enthusiasm for stamping. LOL I showed him all the penguin stamp sets and asked him which ones he wanted to use. He picked them and then I showed him cardstock colours, ink colours and he chose everything you see on these cards! He purposely stamped the two cards a little differently. He even doodled inside with a pen and pretended to write messages to me and my husband. It was all very cute. My husband has his on his desk at work and mine is in the kitchen. :)

If you seen the other cards my husband has made for me, you will remember that he likes to look through my stamps and stash of cards for ideas. Sometimes he remembers certain cards I've made made and will ask me how I made them. I think it's hilarious, especially when I see the result of his questions! I'm sure you can guess what he based this card on. I'm amazed at the way he outlined the sweater and paper pieced it! :O

Hopefully I can find some time this week to share all the Christmas RAKs (or CRAKs) that I received! They went on my mantel as soon as they arrived and I've been admiring them ever since. Thank you to all of you who sent cards over the holiday season!

Sources for my card: Gina K Designs pure luxury white cardstock; There She Goes Penguin Love; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Copics; Ranger Diamond & Xmas Red Stickles

Sources for Little D's cards: SU Garden Green cardstock; DCWV glitter cardstock; Gina K Designs pure luxury white cardstock; There She Goes Penguin Love; The Stamps of Life penguins4Christmas; SU Riding Hood Red ink

Sources for Hubby's card: Gina K Designs pure luxury white cardstock; SU textured Crumb Cake cardstock; Hero Arts+Sizzix Holiday Cheer; Unity itty bitty Tinsel in a Tangle; Memories Black ink; Memento Tuxedo Black & Lady Bug Dual Markers; Divine Twine holiday twine; foam tape

30 comments:

Meghan said...

Not only is your card adorable but your son's and your husband's are pretty amazing too! What a talented family!

donna mikasa said...

Thanks for sharing your cards! I think it's cute that your hubby even used the Sizzix dies! Hope you manage to get some sleep! Happy New Year!

AnitaRex said...

Emily thank you for sharing your families cards! I love the sweet one you made for your son! The ones he made are so cute! And the one your hubby made has me amazed!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love that you shared everyone's card :) Please tell little D that I love his BEST!

Annette said...

those are all so awesome...looks like a family of lots of talent... Thanks for sharing..

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOOOOOOVE all your cards--but that twine around that reindeer is just TOOOOO cute! LOVE:)

Ujjwal said...

lovely cards, Emily! You have such a cute and fun family! God Bless!

Cornelie said...

Love your cards! Espacially the little pinquin under the stars. Great!
Bye Cornelie

Wendy ten Hove said...

These are so much fun all!!!! I also looove penguins, so these have an advantage for sure, but also your hubby's card is really nice!!! I do hope you will feel all better again soon, dear Emily! Absolutely no fun to be sick in the start of the new year... Sending healthy and happy thoughts!!!!
Hugs, Wendy

Lynn said...

I love Damian's cards. So adorable! And your hubby's! Wow! I'm always in awe of what he creates for you.

I hope you feel better very soon!

Angela said...

Your card is awesome (no surprise, of course), D's are super-cute! (Is he being gentler with the stamps yet?)

But the Mr's card is amazing! Not only did he paper-piece, use twine, selectively ink a stamp -- but he die-cut AND matted white on white? He's definitely taking a page from the Emily playbook!

Way to go, family!

onecraftymama said...

Oh, how I love all of these! Damian's cards are so sweet, and I just love that he has such enthusiasm! And your hubby...well, you KNOW you're lucky, right? Awesome.

onecraftymama said...

And I can't believe I forgot to say, I hope you feel better ASAP. I know it's the traditional time to be icky, but I hope it doesn't last!

Jen W. said...

Love when you share the cards from your guys! They are, as always, fantastic! And your card for the little guy is amazing - your masking and shading blow me away!
Hope you get some breathing room soon and that you feel better!

Creations by Shirl said...

Wow what a nice family affair, you don't find to much hubby's getting involved with crafting too!
Great sets of cards...
Hope you are having an awesome week...

Lisa said...

I'll be smiling all day after this Emily :) So adorable- the story of how D thinks your card is beautiful and then just tosses it aside! Ha! Basically the same happens with mine and they are 11 and 12! It's so funny the lack of appreciation for such hard work :)You better look out for that hubby of yours! Looks like he may be trying to nudge you out of a job! LOL Thanks for sharing :)

Jingle said...

How fun! They are all wonderful cards! :-)

Lindsey said...

Your card for D. is just perfect! And what is it with little ones and pulling off the pop-dotted stuff? Happens to me, too. :P And did D. pick the same pinguini set as you used before he saw your card to him? As to the card your husb made, well, the sentiment couldn't be more appropriate and his inking and paper-piecing skills are quite impressive. :)

Jenny said...

I so enjoyed this family themed post Emily, the cards are all so special...you're a lucky mum and wife :)
Jenny x

Sue McRae said...

What a fun post, made me smile!

Love the sentiment you used on the penguin card, so cute. How great that your son chose all the elements for his festive cards but I have to say your husbands card along with your entry made me laugh out loud. You have a very fun and crafty family :)

Tiffany said...

Oh my gosh! These are perfectly sweet cards! Love them! Hope you get better soon! So not fun when the adults get sick and not feel well! Hugs!

lynn said...

hope you feel better soon, emily:) such a cute card for your son and his cards are darling! love your husbands card-so cute!

Brenda said...

Hi Emily! I hope that you start feeling better soon because my world would be boring without your gorgeous creations and really fun filled posts! I love your gorgeous card today and your sons, but heck, your husband is becoming quite the pro! All kudos to you of course!

Meg said...

Aw, what sweet cards from everyone! Love the penguin scene you created for the little guy and love his cards that he made--looks like you have a little Picasso on your hands there. Mr Heart's card is fabulous--love that he crafts just like you, with some kraft paper fussy cutting, white space, and twine! Hope you recover from the holidays soon!

Beebeebabs said...

Cute cute cards tfs!!!

walchowDesign said...

You have a very creative family, Emily! The penguin card looks so pure and the touch of colours make it so special!

kavitha said...

very creative family:)the paper piecing is amazing,gorgeous cards:)

Marie-Pierre said...

Such nice cards!! Lovely! :)

Michelle said...

Wow, card making runs in your family:-) How fun, wish my husband made cards like this one.. he he Hope your holidays were great Emily:-) Happy new year!

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

Your boys are so talented. I told my husband, "Emily's husband goes into her stuff and makes her cards." He said, "Oh ya, that is pretty cool." I don't think he got my hint! Ha.