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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Zombie Apocalypse

When I asked Kayne what he wanted on his birthday card this year without a moment's hesitation he replied, "A zombie, Momma!"  Well, of course!  Who doesn't want zombies on their birthday?  I hear the walking dead can really party!  (He is SO my kid, by the way!)  But it's a sign that he's growing up.  Zombies and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have replaced the monster under the bed and Little People.  He's four today.  FOUR!  How did THAT happen?  But as nostalgic as the baby photos make me, and though sometimes I still wish time could stand still (or at least slooooow down), I am so lucky to be able to watch him grow and change.  He is so much FUN right now!  We can go places and do things and have adventures!  I treasure all that and I hope he knows how very much I love being his mom... how very much I love him!

I decided to color up Zombie Philly from Saturated Canary for his card.  Krista's cute image was perfect for the occasion!  I used my Copics, adding a bit of glaze pen to his eyes, then fussy cut him.  The papers are Wicked from My Mind's Eye and even though it's a Halloween pad, I still found a few sheets that worked well for both zombie AND birthday.  The sketch is the current Sketch Saturday (#276).  I used a couple of dies: the Labels Ten Spellbinders Nestabilities and Fishtail Flags Stax Die-namics as well my Martha Stewart Drippy Goo border punch (one of my faves!).  The only embellishments I added were the American Crafts chipboard glitter number sticker and a couple of black pearls.  The sentiment is Stampin' Up.




 I was up way past my bedtime again- wrapping gifts, putting the finishing touches on Minion cupcakes, and thinking about how excited he was when he went to bed for it to be "tomorrow".  As we get older we forget how magical birthdays are and I am glad that I have an adorable, sweet, and just plain awesome reminder of just how special, precious, and amazing life is!  Happy 4th Birthday, buddy!  I love you!  More than zombies love brains.



Markers used: Copics (YG11, YG13, YG91, YG93, YG95, E23, E31, E33, E34, YR00, YR02, YR04, Y32, Y35, Y38, N0, N2, N4, N6, N8).

Challenges:
- The Cutie Pie Challenge: #53-Cute One for the Boys 
- Haunted Design House: #176-Who Are You Supposed To Be? 
- Whoopsi Daisy Challenge: Use More Than 2 Patterned Papers  

{hugs}
Regan

14 comments:

Creepy Glowbugg said...

Awww, a kid after my own heart. :)
Makes me kind of misty for the old days when my little monster was four. He just turned 14, so treasure every second of the time you have now. Teenagers are a whole 'nother level of madness. Love Kayne's bday card, because "Zombies Rule!". Thanks for joining us at HDH.

Andrea C said...

Looks like he had a ball. He is adorable. LOVE your card too. I mean who doesn't love zombies!! Thanks for sharing your creation with the minions at Haunted Design House x

Ellis said...

Fantastic card and I really like the minion cupcakes! =)
How did you make them! =)
Hugs, Elenor

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

Tell Kayne happy birthday for me and to save me a cupcake! They are too cute and so is the card. TFS

Linda Palmer said...

He is so cute. What beautiful photos. I love your card. Tell Kayne Happy Birthday! Hope his day is special.

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh, I can't even tell you how adorable I think this is! Fabulous card and your little Zombie is the cutest EVAH! Happy Birthday to Kayne and thanks for sharing with HDH. xxD

Kate said...

Super cute, I hope Kayne had an Awesome Birthday Party. Kayne and my kids would get along and have a Walking Dead Marathon, lol

ike said...

Aawww !! - what a fabulous little Chap and I love his Minion cupcakes :-)
That's a great card - love all the colours and DPs and the Zombified image soooooo rocks !!! Thank you for playing at HAUNTED DESIGN HOUSE :-)

IKE xx

Regan said...

Thanks, Ellis! They are Twinkie snack cakes cut in half then decorated with candy eyes and black gel icing.
{hugs}
Regan

Wendy Fraser said...

Brilliant boy's card, love the colours. They grow so quick don't they, I can hardly believe my son is 6 already! Thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie xx

Ruza Rebel said...

Awesome card Regan! Love the DP, layout, and your coloring! I'm sure the little man loved his card as much as his presents! They grow so quickly! :D

Granmargaret said...

Great boys card. Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy.
Love your photos, he looks like he enjoyed his birthday.

Niki Rowland said...

Awesome card - LOVE the image and the drippy goo! Thanks for playing along this week at Sketch Saturday, Niki xx

I Don't Do Straight said...

Awww your son is sooo cute Regan and it's lovely to see him having such a great time :)
Your card is also FAB! Love the colours and DP's and the image is cool. Thanks for sharing with us at Haunted Design House :)