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May 15, 2008

My Non-Submission

So, as I was sitting down yesterday to upload my submissions for the PTI Guest Star Stamper it dawned on me . . . those were due Tuesday night by midnight!!! ARRGGHH! What a dummy I am! I've had them done for a couple of weeks . . . just got lazy and didn't upload them! Oh well, it wasn't meant to be! :) Now I can share them with you!

As you know, Aaron's 1st birthday was May 2nd. One of his first words (besides mama and dada) was "turtle." There is an old stuffed turtle that was mine on a shelf in his room. Every time I go in his room to get him out of bed, he points up to the turtle and laughs. After a while, he learned to say tur-tle. Cute, huh? So a turtle themed party seemed to be the perfect thing . . . and PTI's new Pond Life set fit the bill!

First, there's the invitation. It seemed to take me forever to come up with the design - my thought process started in a totally different direction. But once I hit on this idea everything came together! I bought these cute Making Memories die cut tags at Target a month or so ago - the perfect mat for the invitation! I came up with the little poem and printed it out on the computer. The turtle's spots are done with flocking! It's Balboa Blue that I ordered from Eclectic Paperie. It really adds some great texture to the cute little turtle!

Next is Aaron's actual birthday card. I used pretty much the same elements just changing the design around. The Happy Birthday sentiment is from It's a Celebration and how perfect that Pond Life has the "My Son" sentiment!

Finally, we needed the Thank You cards. These cards are 3.75 square. I thought the little bubbles made a cute little caption leader to the sentiment. I love having a nice coordinated little package - it will go in his scrapbook someday.

Of course, a turtle cake was needed. I'm not the best cake decorator but the colors came out pretty good and Aaron seemed to like it! :)

Ok, next month will someone remind me to submit by the 13th!??! :) Have a great day everyone!

Stamps: Pond Life, It's a Celebration - Papertrey Ink
Paper: designer Paper is Making Memories, Aqua Mist, Stampers Select White
(Papertrey Ink), Tempting Turquoise (SU!)
Inks: Chartreuse, Burnt Umber (Palette), Aqua Mist, Spring Moss (Papertrey
Ink), Cool Caribbean (SU!), Glue Pad (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Ribbon (Papertrey Ink), Brads (Bazzil), Dimensionals (SU!), Nestabilities, Word Window Punch, Corner Rounder Punch (SU!), Turquoise
Flocking (Stampendous)

24 comments:

  1. Will you plan my next birthday party? You are so clever. Love the cake. That poem on the invite is adorable. -Molly B

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  2. What a pity you didnt make it in time for the submission. The card is very creative and such fun.

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  3. What awesome cards Julie!!! Can't believe it has been a year already! Time sure does fly! (love the cake too!)

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  4. Wonderful work! I love everything, the colors, the stamp set everything!

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  5. these are lovely, the invitation, birthday card, thank you card and that cake is adorable, how cute, sure it was a wonderful party. Sorry you missed the submission these are great.

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  6. Julie! These came out so cute! LOVE the invitation wording & Aaron saying turtle is so adorable! your cake looks YUMMY great job...bummer you forgot to submit. I use Outlook at work & yahoo at home & constantly set up reminders for important things I need to remember (like giving animals their flea meds) otherwise I'd forget with so much stuff always going on. I can only imagine what it's like having to keep up with KIDS!?!

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  7. these are fabulously cute Julie!! Too bad you did not get them submitted on time - uggghhh!! They are totally adorable! And, that cake is so cute, I just love it!

    *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

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  8. How cute, Julie! Love that invitation and the turtle cake is so cute! You make the best cakes!

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  9. I totally love it...ALL of it!! The cake is too stinkin clever. xoxo

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  10. Oh Julie, this is totally adorable!!

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  11. Loved it! Loved all the cards and cake! Great theme - My daughter is facinated with turtles and had her turtle birthday party this year. Thanks for the ideas.

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  12. Oh my gosh, Julie. . .those are absolutely ADORABLE! And that cake! TOO cute! And I was in love with the ladybug one! :)

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  13. How super cute is this!! AAKK!! All that turtle stuff, so FUN!!

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  14. Oh my word! These are all so cute!! Love the cards (GIRL!! GET THEM IN ON TIME!!) LOL! That happened to me once too!! I was SO mad! I love the cake! I bet he adored that cake!
    Beck

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  15. Julie,
    This is so adorable cute. Your cake turned out fantastic too! Love the whole ensemble...Chris

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  16. Oh Julie, all of these are wonderful!!! The cake is totally adorable...hehe!

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  17. Dee Jackson aka StampincuzILuv2May 16, 2008 at 10:18 AM

    Julie, I love how your cards match your cakes!! That is so awesome:) Sorry you didn't get your cards submitted they are wonderful!!

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  18. Too cute Julie! And the cake! Amazing!

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  19. Awesome job on everything Julie. The cards are all wonderful and the cake rocks!!!! I remember when I made those sorts of creations for my kids. You're awesome. Joan

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  20. Very beautiful cards Julie!! you inspire me to do the birthday invitations for my ds.

    MJ

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  21. Oh my word, every one of these is PRECIOUS!!! I'll bet the cake was a total hit.

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  22. Oh my gosh...Julie!! I am so sorry you didn't get them loaded on time! They all are WINNERS!! Wow!! Adorable cake too!!

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  23. Oh my! A winner for sure! Loved the invite. Oh and the turtle cake was just so cute. Goes by so fast!

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  24. Awesome cards Julie! Too bad you forgot the deadline!
    That is one yummy looking cake!
    Thank you again for your sweet e-mail and comment!

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