Sunday, February 19, 2017

What's Your Birthday Number?

     I had such a delightful encounter in the grocery line yesterday and it inspired the sentiment on this card.  I was behind a mom with two kids, the older a girl of 7 and the younger a boy of 4 who was riding in the cart.   As we stood there, he engaged me in conversation to let me know that it was his birthday and he was now 4!  Obviously, he'd learned that before that momentous day, he was 3 (and could say so) but now he was trying very hard to figure out the magic of suddenly being 4 and having to learn that instead.

     Toward the end of our conversation, he asked me, "What's your birthday number?"  His mother tried mightily to shush him but it was a question to which he clearly wanted an answer.  I smiled at mom and, turning to him, fessed up my actual age, which is knocking on the door of the 70s.  :-D   He thought for a brief moment and then asked, "Is that a lot?"  I had to laugh out loud and admitted that, yes, indeed, it was a lot.

      Driving home, I decided that it was a number of which I should be very proud!  There are lots of people in this world who never make it this far.  So, I made this card and added the sentiment in celebration of my own birthday which is next month and, yes, I'm proud of my 'birthday number.'

     This cupcake kitten image is from the Sasayaki #7 Progressive Challenge.  I used my polychromos pencils and a couple of ProMarkers to color the image, then cut it with QuicKutz oval dies.  I also cut two mats for it from scrap pieces of CS left on my desk from making Valentines over the last couple of weeks.  I'm trying to use up all the scraps of red rather than just tossing them in the trash.

     Other scraps include the dp and the twine.  I added the cat charm for a bit of interest and texture.  I also used one of my satin bows to cover a blemish on the card front where I had attached the charm.

613 Avenue Create
Catch the Bug (ribbon/red/charm)
Crafty Cardmakers
Digi Choosday
Outlawz Festive Friday
Pixie's Snippets
Sweet Stampers
World Wide Open DT

     More clouds and more gray sky but the weather people are saying no rain today.  However, tomorrow is a different story and we will have rain again.  Another great excuse to stay in and craft.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


ike said...

A super card and such a delightful story... aren't kiddies marvelous ? :-D xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Di said...

Brilliant card Connie! Such a sweet image too,

I did giggle about the 'Birthday Number' business - out of the mouths of babes! :) So cute.


Di xx

Linda Simpson said...

Adorable card and such a sweet image. Loving the cute charm.
Linda xxx

jimlynn said...

Um.....birthday number......mine's coming up to the big seven zero too in a couple of months. Nothing that we can do about it so like you said, might as well celebrate getting there! As far as it being alot.....nah.......there's so many people older than us!
Love your card and what a cute way to tell someone happy birthday too!

Dreja said...

Sehr schön. Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei den Sweet Stampers.
LG Dreja

Kuni said...

Wow.. this is such a cute card.
Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers Challenge and i hope to see you again.

Glenda Atkins said...

Love the story of your encounter with the little boy of 4. So much innocence there and yes I am proud of my number too, means I made this far and am still above the grass lol! Your card is adorable with the sweet image, charm and your delightful sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.

Julie Reed said...

A great story and fab card to match, thank you for sharing with us at Digi Choosday this week, Julie DT

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Oh how adorable love this one Nana Connie. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Through The Craft Room Door ATG challenge and we hope to see you back again next week.

Angie Jones said...

Awwwww so sweetly coloured.
Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Angie DT for

Anjie said...

Lovely make. Thanks for joining us in our week 7 Anything Goes challenge at Digi Choosday
Anjie (DT)

DonnaMundinger said...

Such an adorable story, Connie! So glad I came over to see. I'll never think of my Birthday number the same way again. Super sweet card, too. Thanks for sharing. xxD

Maike von maikreations said...

Simply love that sentiment and the story behind it is very sweet ;o) Great card as well and I adore how you habe coloured the cat! Thank you for joining my "Add some Texture" challenge at the Crafty Cardmakers Blog! Happy crafting,

Carla Brooke said...

Cute card!
Thank you for sharing with us over here at the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Carla DT for:-

Darnell said...

I subscribe to the same philosophy about owning one's age, Connie! We are so fortunate for every candle that is added to our yearly cakes! Your snippets card is fantastic! I love that little charm!! Hugs, Darnell

Barb said...

A really sweet card Connie and it's great fun. Love the little kitty. Barbxx

Daffodil Cards said...

A GREAT card, LOVE the sentiment, might copy it sometime? A really happy card too.
Loved the story, Just a couple of weeks and I'll be at that 3 score years and ten! Who's counting?

Annette Stapylton said...

This is fabulous. Nice work. Love it.

Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

Judy McKay said...

Very sweet card. Love it! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

Jen Leeflang said...

Thanks so much for playing Bugaboo Bingo with us this week - good luck in the draw! Please join us again soon.
Jen L
Bugaboo DT

Bastelkueken`s Kreative Welt said...

Your card is wonderful
Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers Challenge
Hugs Anja

Sue Hickey said...

Thank you for sharing with us over here at the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Susan DT for:-

Jo Ann said...

Very cute project...Can't help but admire the cute cats in your side bar too. Thanks for joining us last month at 613 Avenue Create. Hope you'll join our challenge this month as well. Have a blessed day!


Jacqueline said...

Hi! So lovely you to see you at the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge! Lovely card. The best of luck with your entry.

Jacqueline DT World Wide Open Design Team Challenge