Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Let's Play Army

     My grandson just turned 9 and he wanted to do an Army theme for his party.  My daughter has a friend who's a Sgt. in the National Guard, and she brought all kinds of gear and desert camo stuff for decorating, including a bivouac tent, cots, and sleeping bags.  Everyone showed up wearing some kind of camo clothing.

     We made MREs (Meals, Ready to Eat) for each child, filled with typical birthday treats.  We also made up door prize bags for each kid to take home.  They ran and played Nerf Dart tag, then divided into teams and competed with each other on treasure hunts and other games.

     In keeping with the military theme, I did this card with an adorable image from Bugaboo Stamps.


I pulled my colors from Paper Sweeties
because they made it easy to do the camo and the boots.

papersweeties-inspiration#36

     A really CAS design, colored with my ProMarkers, but perfect for his birthday.

     Challenges:
Catch the Bug
Colour Your World
Come and Get It
Crafty Gals Corner
Crafty Friends  (Happy Birthday, obviously)
Digistamps 4 Joy (birthday, boy)
Glitter n Sparkle
Going Grey w/ Scrap Creations
Jo's Scrap Shack
Little Red Wagon
Petal Lu

     Hope your week is going well.  We're at the halfway point and soon it'll be the weekend again when we can all get some craft time in.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

26 comments:

*Vicki* said...

AWE!! Absolutely ADORABLE NC!!! Love that you've kept it CAS too!! ;)

jimlynn said...

Sounds like a FUN party!!! I just imagine you had as much fun as the kids too.
CUTE card and something he'll keep forever!
I know I've missed some wonderful creations from you Connie. Will try to get around a little more often now.
Lynn

Debbie said...

What an adorable card and sweet image - perfect for our challenge this month! Your grandson's party sounded like a ton of fun too! Thanks for sharing your project with us at Paper Sweeties :)

Linda Simpson said...

Oh my I bet your grandson loved his army party. Adorable card and love the little cutie.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Erika Horvathova said...

So cute card - love colors you used.

Thank you for playing with us at Crafty Gals Corner
Erika,DT

Bunny said...

This is cute. I love the camp. Very nice card. Thank you for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny DT

Teresa Arsenault said...

The cutest little soldier EVER.
hugs,
Teresa

Mynn Kitchen said...

Aw, this is SUPER sweet, Connie! I LOVE this darling image--and your coloring is fabulous! Thank you for joining us at Paper Sweeties! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Faith A said...

What a lovely image and love the colours you have used, perfect camouflage LOL.

Lisa said...

Omg... adorable!... I so miss that age... and what nice coloring of the image... great card! He's gonna love it!

Anne Temple said...

Wonderful card and sounds like a great birthday party. I have this image and love him too.

Stephanie said...

Oh my this is oh so cute! Thanks so much for playing along in our challenge this week at Catch The Bug.

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Great card, Thanks for sharing it with us over at Crafty Friends, we hope to see you again for our next challenge
Julie x
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Amy Cohen said...

What a fantastic birthday party- This little guy is an adorable lil solider boy. Thanks for joining in our DUDES challenge at Crafty Gals Corner.
Amy-DT

Sassy Raggedy said...

How wonderful your grandson wanted a Army Theme for his birthday. Sounds like a wonderful time was had. Your card is adorable. Great job. Hugs, joann

KT Fit Kitty said...

Oh, this is wonderful! Such an adorable CAS card, NC! I like these neutral colours too! So glad you linked up with us at Glitter n Sparkle for our "Anything Goes" challenge. Wishing you the best of luck in our prize draw!

KT Fit Kitty
Glitter n Sparkle DT

Carolyn Wolff said...

Wow, love the camo!! Great boy themed card. Thanks for playing along with us at LRW!!

Kren Kurts said...

So cute! I need to add that image to my stash! TFS! kReN@afourthlife.blogspot.com

Kren Kurts said...

So cute! I need to add that image to my stash! TFS! kReN@afourthlife.blogspot.com

Asha said...

Absolutely adorable, NC!
hugs, Asha

Cheryl said...

Oh, this is too cute! Love the soft colors you used in your coloring. So glad you joined us in the Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge this month!

caroline said...

So cute thanks for joining us at color your world at lacy sunshine. Good luck .
Caroline senior ct

KarinsArtScrap said...

Nanaconnie sweet and wonderful card
Thanks for join us at
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}

Karin

sandra Iverson said...

So adorable!
Thanks for joining us over at Color Your World by Lacy Sunshine
Hugs
Sandra (Sendior DT)

Erin Stephenson said...

Awesome project. Thanks for playing at Lacy sunshine. We hope to see you next time. Good luck.

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "pick a tune” challenge over at Crafty Friends.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

Hugs,
Melanie
(DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

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(DT Come and Get It)

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