Thursday, July 11, 2013

Turning One...a big deal in Hawaii!

**'s a long post due to editing!

Hello friends!  So I had a very productive day of running errands and going school supply shopping!  Anyone else look forward to this?  Now that both my kids will be going to school we had double the list and of course I got more than the list required...eek...I have a thing for office supplies.  Thank goodness for good sales!

On to my card.  My coworker is celebrating her grandson's first birthday and here in Hawaii it is a big deal!  It's an even bigger deal because they are flying in from Arizona to celebrate.  The party is going to be huge with a bouncy house, magic show, face painting and even a shaved ice truck to get the kids all sugared up!  The theme is zoo animals and of course I grabbed my Lawn Fawn set, paper pad and trimmings and went to town using the Birthday Sketch Challenge in the Moxie Fab World

I absolutely LOVE the way this turned out.  My husband had the bright idea to use the negative space of the cut out "1" and have the animals peeking out.  The three animals to represent the three squares in the sketch.  This was achieved with a lot of foam tape.  Here's the closeup

That's my own handwriting on the side to give it a little special touch.  Here's the sketch design and if inspired come play along!

Have a very Happy Thursday!  Tomorrow I'll be playing with Kitty Bee Designs again and you won't want to miss it!  Mahalo for stopping by!!

P.S.- Just re-read the Moxie Fab Challenge and forgot the part about all stamps or none at all.  I think it's back to the drawing board on this one!

**Edited at 2:15AM because I was determined to follow the rules...

Lawn Fawn Interlocking Backdrops, LF Critters on the Savannah, LF Bake Me a Cake, LF Sweet Christmas, LF Sally's ABCs, LF Claire's ABCs

This was all done using the same design as my first card with A LOT of masking!  Totally worth staying up to do as I can now go to bed knowing that I followed the rules...hehehe


  1. Oh how cute are those little animals peeking out?! Excellent design!

  2. oh totally fun is this.. great design. .love it

  3. Super cute Niki~ love the fun animals. Yep, do agree the first birthday is always a blast here on the islands.. Enjoy, and I'm sure the kiddies will too~

  4. Super cute cards, Niki! What a perfect stamp set for the party! Love your design!

  5. You are right! This card turned out fabulously. I truly love the way the animals were masked to peak out of the number 1. I will definitely be saving this image in my memory file for future reference.

  6. Such a fun idea to have the animals coming out of the "1"! What a special first birthday card!

  7. Ingenious way of using the stamp and sketch, Niki! You are so creative!

  8. Hey Niki! Thanks for linking this up to the Birthday Sketch Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)


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