Friday, February 20, 2009

Happy Birthday Bryce!

February is a busy birthday month for us! My nephew, Bryce, turned 6 today. Happy Birthday buddy! Tomorrow we have a fun day planned celebrating his birthday. After morning soccer games we will meet my parents and my brothers family and his in-laws at the Zoo! Despite the weather forecast {high temp. of 31 degrees and windy, eek!} we are all looking forward to spending the day with family. Fortunately, due to the weather, we won't have to fight much of a crowd! Avery is especially looking forward to spending the day with her favorite cousin.

Aren't they sweet!!!! These pictures are from a Royal Carribean cruise we all took last May. They are like 2 peas in a pod! Bryce is 7 months older than Avery and they are best buds!
For Bryce's birthday card I used the occasion to break out one of my new Papertrey Ink sets called Background Basics: Retro. This is going to be one of my new favorite PTI stamp sets!

It's hard to tell, but I put glossy accents on the dots in the background and on the frog.

Hoppy Birthday
cardstock: white, Spring Moss, Ripe Avacado
stamps: Background Basics: Retro, Pond Life, Borders and Corners: Circle, Paper Tray; Papertrey Ink
ink: Ripe Avacado, Spring Moss, New Leaf; Papertrey Ink
ribbon: New Leaf twill; Papertrey Ink
other: Cuttlebug tag die, brad, glossy accents
size: 4 1/4 sq.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Bryce & Avery are sooo cute together!!
    The card is perfect - Bryce is going to love it! Especially like the background stamp.

  2. I couldn't resist a sneak peak :). Those are two darn cute kids! I didn't show Bryce the card, but I showed him the photos and your message - he was smiling from ear to ear (Lauren loved it too - she quickly said - "Cool! I want Aunt Mel to do that for my birthday too!). I love the card (can't wait to see it in person). Bundle up - we will see you at the zoo!

  3. The card was even cuter in person! Thanks for joining us at the zoo - we had a great time! Bryce logged in his Webkinz as soon as we got home and named it Bubbles. He said to tell you he loves his nerf gun too(he's playing with it as I write). Also, tell Avery that Bryce says he can't wait to use his new thermos that she bought him - that was so sweet of her - I guess that is what a best cuz is for :).