Friends of Happy Wen!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Axton is ONE!

Our Sweet Grandson Axton is turning ONE! I would call him little, but not so much... He was born at 10.15lbs and hasn't stopped growing since! He is our gentle giant :) I decided it was time to bust out the kraft paper, my fiskars paper crimper, stashed bazzil buttons and just so happened to have letter buttons to spell his name. I even found the chipboard number 1 and the tab - covered them in BasicGrey and kraft.
 It was fun to make a fancy fold easel card in an opposite fold, so the #1 would stand tall.
 Mo Manning in her "Kai is One" image has totally captured Axton - this image looks JUST like him!
you can't really see it in the photo, but the inside of the card has a 5.5 x 5.5 2nd layer of Kraft that I also crimped. 
Because the BasicGrey had spots and dots, I decided the image needed a little more depth/busy-ness, hence the dot shadow treatment. I actually colored the image twice, as when I cut the first image with the nestability and went to emboss, the die slipped and I nearly cried - LOL, but all was good with the second coloring job, so I got over it :) And besides, you know I love to color, so found the silver lining and enjoyed coloring a second time - bonus!

I followed the sketch over at Sweet Sunday Challenge Sketch #153
Now don't forget, you only have until Friday, March 2nd midnight (california time) to enter my Candy for the random draw for one Elisabeth Bell Digi Stamp of your choice! The Digi Bells blog hop will end on March 3rd, so there's still time to enter both here!
Have a GREAT week!


Tammy Ortiz said...

This is so cute. Your Grandson will cherish this card. Thanks for sharing and Happy Birthday Axton.

Hugs Tammy

hey reminder candy is still on the site till 3/10/12 come on over and sign up.

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, adorable card.

Dorcas said...

Wow, Wendy! What an awesome card!! Great design and coloring!

Kerry said...

10 lbs 15 oz Wendy...that brings tears to my eyes!!!! Axton's card is all the colours and buttons you've used. Your colouring is pretty darn amazing :-D xx

laney said...

super card Wendy! Thanks for joining us at 'That Craft Place' this time, hope to see you next time too, so nice of you to give us your support

Cheryl said...

Oh my gosh, this is just the cutest card ever! Great design. Your coloring is gorgeous. I love the personalization.

That Craft Place Ltd said...

Stunning card and colouring. Thanks for joining us at That Craft Place Challenge.
Lisa xxxxx

Gemma said...

beautiful card Wendy, I am loving Mo Manning digis at the moment, they are so sweet! Thanks for joining in our Fun fold challenge this week at Pile it on! Gemma :)

Sue said...

Hello Wendy
This is a a most outstanding designed card for your(not so little) Grandson, the easel shape looks great as it shows all the elements and sentiment once it is opened, how ingenious of you to add buttons as a tactile element, it is so appropriate for a 1 year old, it is delightfully busy and will keep him looking and touching for a time, he will love it.
Thank you so very much for joining us this week at OCC,we are so pleased to see your work.

Debbie said...

Absolutely stunning Wendy. I love the sweet image and your colouring is perfect.
Debbie x

Heather P said...

Beautiful card and beautiful coloring! Just so so sweet! And happy birthday to Axton! (10.5 lbs?? Wow!!!) :) thanks for joining us at Pile it On this week!!
Heather P

craftymum said...

Wonderful card. Thank you for joining us at HSC for our " one for the boys " challenge

Hugs Sarah x

p.s. We have the new Tim Holtz Distress Marker pens on Pre-order!!!

Curlybear said...

Oh wow this is a wonderful creation, beautiful colour theme and image is adorable and so beautifully coloured and its just perfect for this weeks challenge

thank you so much for joining us at the Crafty Catz Eye Spy something beginning with B and we hope you stop by next week and join in with the fun,

Good Luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :0) x

Crafty Cat Dt

Anji Pearson said...

Wendy- I have left a award for you on Anji's Antics- please let me know if you will accept.

Tui Nathan said...

This card is stunning in every way ...I love your creativity and styling here, from the beautifully coloured image, to the texture and gingham ribbon - so very boyish indeed and finally his name spelt in buttons ... great job, love it!
Thanks for joining us this week at Our Creative Corner!!!

Natali said...

Beautiful easel card for little one. Love your layers and bunch of buttons ))
Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin` “Masculine” Challenge and we hope to see you again soon.

Susie said...

A wonderful card, full of texture and beautiful details! Thanks for joining our "Just for Men" challenge at Dream Valley. Susie x

Lisa said...

Lots of sweetness going on here! Love this little fella, cute card!!

Mandy said...

Wendy your card is absolutely gorgeous, the image is adorable :)
Thanks for joining us at Addicted To Stamps
hugs Mandy xx

Sara said...

Oh my goodness, I love it! Thanks for playing along with CMM!

Jenny said...

What a fabulous fun card. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Sweet Stampin.

melsanford said...

Awwww, this is so cute! Thank you for joining our male challenge at Dream Valley :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Anne Marie Hile said...

What a sweet card to celebrate your grandson's birthday Wendy! I really like all of the great details you added along with the easel design. Such a wonderful way to display a card. Thanks so much for joining us (again) at Our Creative Corner! :)

Conniecrafter said...

Saw this over at Creative Corner and just had to stop by and say this is just to cool, darling coloring of the image and great design!