Friday, May 14, 2010

Club Anya: Because I said So

I came across a fun challenge at Club Anya the other day and just had to join in. This challenge was posted on Mother's Day and is called Because I Said So. We are to let our kids pick our ingredients and see what we can come up with. So, here is what I made:

I got really lucky here when my four year old picked the papers. I thought having him pick the papers was gonna be a bad move, but he was only interested in looking through one pad, so they all match, yay! My two older boys were supposed to pick the stamp, but they couldn't agree , so my youngest chose from their two and so we have Soldier Ian

Here's a close-up of Ian. I have to say I didn't know what I was gonna do with at soldier card, but, my husband does happen to be a soldier so I figured I'd make it their Father's Day card.
I had one boy choose a punch...It's a good thing I don't have a lot of them. Then I let them all choose an embellishment. Right away my Jake said,"I want that", and pointed to the down. My oldest Hunter took a little more time deciding and wanted to look through everything. He started picking out rhinestones and had bunches of them and that's when I decided I was going to have to limit the number of embellies they chose or I'd never have enough room! I said he could choose three things and he picked three rhinestones. My youngest picked flowers, a red one and two pink ones at first, then, my oldest said they don't match and I told him if he wanted them to match he had to talk to his bro about it and if he didn't want to change them we wouldn't. Well, he got lucky and Alex picked 2 new colors.
That's it for this, I guess. Sorry this has been kind of wordy, but I thought it would be fun to post the story behind the card. I didn't get the copics photographed but I'll list them up here later. Thanks for stopping by. Hope you enjoyed my card and the story behind it.
Edited to add copics
E:000, 11, 33, 50, 51, 53, 57,49
R00, B21, C7, 100
G:12, 24, 28
For the really dark green I added C7 and 100 to the greens I used
Have a great day!
This may not be the best card, but why not enter it into some challenges and get something for my boys if I win...they'll love it!
Simon Says Stamp-Sketch (as I was putting this together I remembered seeing a sketch similar to what I was already doing, so I searched it out and tweeked a couple of things and here we have it)


Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

aren't kids amazing!!!! surprise the heck out of us! this is fabulous! love that BG paper!!!

Donna said...

Great card Autumn and such a lovely job the boys had in helping you finish off the card with their choices..a great Father's Day collaborative job.