Because I am ridiculously detail-oriented (sounds much nicer than "anal", don't you think?), I have scheduled this post for the exact time Jack was forced into the world! He was almost 2 weeks overdue, and still had to be induced .... a cautiousness (reluctance?) that remains in his personality.
It's rather customary for me to make Jack a cricket-themed birthday card, but this time I'm getting some more use out of the fabulous Rev Up the Fun stamp set, as he'll be sitting his driver's licence test next week. The car he'll be driving looks nothing like the one on the card, but he likes turquoise, so the appealing colour will just have to be enough for him!
Stamps: Rev Up the Fun, Gorgeous Grunge, Off the Grid, Express Yourself, Memorable Moments
Card: Early Espresso, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Silver Foil paper
Ink: Early Espresso, Tempting Turquoise and Crumb Cake stampin' pads, Versamark inkpad
Other: Silver and Tempting Turquoise stampin' emboss powders, Metallic brads, 1/2" Circle punch, Tasteful Trim XL Bigz die, Neutrals candy dots, sponge dauber, 1 1/4" Circle punch, 1 3/8" Circle punch, 1 1/2" Circle punch (not SU!), Label Bracket punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig, stampin' dimensionals, multipurpose liquid glue
Here's a photo of the birthday boy, at a family celebration a few days early ... his "baby", Cricket the dog, had to get in on the action (hopefully Ethan won't notice that he's been cropped out of this pic!):