Although he grumbles about my stamping endeavors, this morning, when I didn't have a stamped card for him, Ken was disappointed. Since we have afternoon church and it's a perfect place to announce to all that Ken is FORTY, I made a button for him to wear.
When I turned 30, I was was pretty excited to be able to proudly say "I'm thirty something." I have a young face and spent years with people not believing that I was the oldest or what my age really was. The previous summer, I had come across a rather large button that read "Today's my birthday. I'm 30!" at a garage sale. As I was showing it to Ken, the home owners over heard and were surprized that I was a year away fro 30 so they gave me the button for free...determining that I surely needed it! So, I proudly pinned it to my chest and wore it around church that day. The funny thing being, I was very pregnanty with E and the button was 1/2 the size of my chest. haha. I'm sure I was a sight!
(I gave that button to my sister Jocelyn for her 30th bday and asked her to send it to Marissa for her 30th. I wonder if she did that.)
I'm new to using clear stamps but I am quickly learning their benefits. The Balloon from the Sherrod Studio set "Gracie" set can be set on an acrylic block so that the string hangs anyway you'd like it. Or the balloon for that matter. I loop and glued a piece of cardstock on the back for a saftey pin to slide in and pin to Ken's white shirt. Add some stickles for pizzaz...and though Ken might take it off while he teaches his class today....it'll be an eye catcher through the first hour!