Monday, June 13, 2016

Ballooning for Boys

This past weekend we got to celebrate with a friend who has adopted a 3 year old son!  It’s a beautiful story, but it’s not been an easy journey.  A group of us who were all together in a leadership study a year ago gathered together and threw them a "welcome to her family shower," and I made the card that we gave to them.  I wanted it to be all boy, full of joy with a dreamy summer feel.  

I started with The Cat’s Pajamas - Drop In stamp set.  I knew it would be perfect for the a "precious-but-not-so-little-boy".  We decorated for the shower with a world travel theme, so it was a good pairing.    

Stamped onto XPress Blending Cardstock, paper pieced with Simple Stories So Rad dp, and then coloured in with a little bit of Copics.  The sentiment is from TCP’s Words of Love set.  

To finish it off I added some of our TCP Stitched Clouds CutUps, ‘cause they’re my favourite!  Then a button and twine finish it off.  

Here’s the Copics I used.  

Don’t forget that you too can join in on our Summer TCP Challenge, you have one week left to create!  And, by entering you can win up to $15 Cats Cash for the TCP store!  

Brenda Nakandakari
Christine Okken (you are here)
Deborah Anton
Jessica Rone
Julie Elak
and Alma at the TCP Blog!

1 comment:

Leslie Miller said...

So cute and colorful, Christine, and definitely all boy! Love the papers and those stitched clouds, and your paper piecing of the balloon is pretty fabulous! Good luck to your friends and the little boy!