Happy weekend! Friday the 17th was Mr. Bagubian's 4th birthday and so my week was pretty full with parties, shopping for presents, wrapping presents, and answering the question: "Is it my birthday today?" every single day. Then when it was his actual birthday and he was 4 years old, he mused, "Hm. I don't look like I'm 4 years old." And now that he's been 4 for 2 days, he's already asking when he'll be 5. Hey, kid, quit rushing it, will you? It's hard enough for US to believe you are 4 already!
He is a car/truck/bus/motorcycle/anykindofmotorvehicleyoucanthinkof fiend. For Halloween he wants to be a garbage truck--not a garbage man, but the actual truck. So that's gonna be a fun one to make. I haven't started it yet on the off-chance he changes his mind. It was only a couple of weeks ago, after all, that he wanted to be a big, giant banana.
I made this card using the Boys Rule collection from Crate Paper. (The black and white striped paper is from On Trend, though.) I love this card because it is so Gus. He is such a little boy and he plays so well with his cars and trucks. We listen to him making up elaborate scenes with his Hot Wheels--lately they have all been involving one car creating a huge traffic jam because it has a flat tire. (This is not the result of a real-life experience.)
I cringe because I see a missed opportunity here...can you spot it? I totally should have covered the 6 on the chipboard car with a 4!!!! I have several "4" die cuts and stickers that would have worked perfectly. With everything going on this week, I think I just overlooked it. Oh, well, I can always go back and put one on later.
I'm hoping to get back here a couple times this week with some gift wrap ideas, an Etsy shop update (haven't done one of those in forever!), and maybe a little peek at a really fun gift exchange I'm involved with. Until then, I hope you are all well!