Feb 29 2008

eight is great! and sketch challenge

Published by at 9:56 am under sketch challenge

Happy Leap Year! Today is also my Birthday! I’m a whole eight years old! Woo Hoo!! I have very fond memories of my Leap Year Birthdays growing up. My parents always went out of their way to make my “real” birthdays extra fun with cheesy age themed parties! One hilarious one was when I turned four (16) and we had a Car Rally Scavenger Hunt. Each group had a “four year old brat” stuffed animal to take to favorite local kid places (think Chuck E Cheese) and we had to call up Day Care businesses to get their rates! LOL!

As you get older, and have a family of your own, it gets a little harder to have funny parties, but I’ve been lucky to still have something special on my Birthday. One of my favorite Leap Year Birthdays after I was married was my last one, four years ago. Don and I were able to attend a Lord of the Rings Oscar party that was AWESOME! We got to see many of the actors, Peter Jackson, and many of the people who worked on the movies. This was the year they made the clean sweep! It was so exciting and I introduced Don to Shirley Temples that night.

This year I’m having a slumber party of sorts. I have dubbed it a LANover (Local Area Network). As a confession of my nerdiness, I enjoy playing a “little” online game called World of Warcraft. 😳 Don plays it, too, along with a couple of his co-workers and other friends that we’ve made thru the game. Tonight we have five of them coming over to game all night as my version of a Sleep Over party. Hehe! Then in the morning we’re going to have a super breakfast, complete with waffles! Yum!! But before the party, I get to go shopping with my Mom and hit our local Build-a-Bear to redeem a coupon for a free animal! I’ll to post a picture of what I make later.

And now time for another SU! Sketch Challenge:

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Here is what I did with the sketch:

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I left the sentiment off, since I used so much patterned paper. I love that Jersey Shore designer paper! You don’t even have to piece that! It already looks like you took time to cut the different patterns and mix them up.

Well, I have to get ready to take Owen to school and pick up my Mom to go shopping! Hope you all have a great weekend!

16 responses so far

16 Responses to “eight is great! and sketch challenge”

  1. Jenna says:

    I love the zebra! Very cute. I love the colorful papers, too. Good work. Also – HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! You look very mature for your age (8). Have fun tonight!!

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  3. tasha says:

    hey, i photographed a leapling birth this morning. i was so excited when she called in labor last nite. you two share a birthday!

  4. Beth M says:

    Happy Birthday to you,
    Happy Birthday to you,
    Happy Birthday dear Emily,
    Happy Birthday to you!

    Hope you have a great time tonight!

    p.s. Love the sketch and the zebra card.

  5. Jennifer says:

    Happy Birthday!! It’s my favorite uncle’s birthday today too, but he is “15” this year, LOL. I sent him a great “cool dude” teenage boy birthday card. heehee.

  6. Debra says:

    Wonderful Zebra card Emily!! Happy birthday!!!

  7. loricraig says:

    Happy Birthday, Pixie!! My SIL gave me a Leap Baby today. I have a new niece! It’s very exciting! Hope you have a fun, fun nite! Big hugs for your special day!

  8. PJBstamper says:

    Happy B-day, Pixie!! Who made your cake???

  9. Natasha says:

    Happy “8th” Birthday!

    I hope you had a great day!

  10. Happy Birthday Pixie!!!! :)

  11. Donna Baker says:

    HA HA – Happy Birthday! Melanie Muenchinger is trying to find someone whose birthday is today to send a card to! her blog is http://www.melaniemuenchinger.blogspot.com in case you don’t have it. tell her I sent ya!

  12. Karen Pounds says:

    HAPPY LEAP YEAR BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!!!!!!
    AND MANY MORE!

  13. Happy Birthday! What a fun day to have as your birthday!

    The sketch looks fantastic – I will have to give it a try. :)

  14. Debora says:

    Hehe! Hope you had a fun night. Did ya get your package? See you soon…hugs!

  15. Teresa says:

    Happy eighth birthday! Sounds like a fun night (does that make me a nerd as well?).
    😉
    T

  16. Erin Chase says:

    Happy Birthday! I thought of you so many times that day. Austin was having a hard time understanding your new young age. So cool you are now 8!!!

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