Oh. My. Word! Is he cute or WHAT??!! It was also his birthday this week - Wednesday. He turned 6. Wow. I'm old. I dutifully made his party invitations and dropped them off at school last week. He's the only one in our family with a summer birthday, and we've gotten into the "habit" of having a giant water slide in the back yard for his party the last few years. Here's what I'm talking about:
It's 16 feet tall and the kids have an absolute blast. Well, his party was scheduled for today from 2-4. The forecasted high temp for today is 61 with winds gusting up to 40 mph. Nice. So we had to postpone the party for a week. Mason was so disappointed and I spent yesterday afternoon calling all of the parents to notify them of the change in plans. It's been a bit of a crazy week!! Here are the invites I made.
They turned out cute and Mason was so happy with them because of the tiny football I included. That made them perfect in his eyes. Have I mentioned that he is a football FAN-A-TIC?? Fanatic. He will watch NFL football for 12 straight hours and never miss a play if I don't force him to turn off the TV and find something else to do. Here is his favorite picture EVER.
Is that cute or what? I wished Jordan hadn't sneaked into the picture because it would have been so perfect with just little Mason among all of those giant guys. He's so proud of this picture.
Oh yeah, the cards. . . I'm still loving the Party Pieces SSKit, so I used those colors and a tiny bit of the patterned paper for the cut out presents. Because I was mass producing these, I decided to forego the stamp-a-ma-jig and just winged all of the little body parts. I was surprised at how easy it was to do it without my SAMJ. I printed out the party details and attached those inside. The "You're Invited" is from the Eat Cake stamp set and the boy, gifts, and football are from All In The Family and matching Accessories sets. The grass is the same stamp I used for the soccer coach thank-you notes a few posts down. I just made that one using my craft and rubber scissors and a scrap of rubber. It's pretty handy, really.
Well, that's pretty much all I've been up to lately. I'm hoping to have more time to stamp now that summer is here. Truthfully, I'll probably have less time. *sigh* I do have my club this week and I have some fun ideas for that. I also signed up for my very first Great Swaps Girls 2 swap which is due the end of the month, so I'd better get some mojo going for that as well. Am I the only one who completely stresses out about swaps? Yes? Ok. Well, I'd better run. The boys have ransacked the house while I was typing this. Oh, glorious summer vacation! How many more days till school starts? *wink*