CASology: What’s in a Number?

It’s Tuesday and time for a brand new cue word over at CASology!

Summer is filled with birthdays in our house, especially July & August!  I went with a birthday themed card since today is DS3’s birthday!

I stamped this cute zebra (Stamps by Judith’s Lg. Zebra Critter) in black ink.  I then masked and added the balloons (Sweet Stamp Shop – retired set), paper piecing them with three different green decorative papers from my stash.  The sentiment (from Verve’s Making a Statement set) was stamped last.  This card is pretty close to being one layer and I like that!

Be sure and leave the design team & our guest designer some blog love!  They’d love to hear from you!

Melissa Chipperfield – You are here.
Tracey McNeely
Guest Designer:  Marilyn 

Then, don’t forget to link up your own creation on the challenge blog by Monday at NOON (CDT) for your chance to win a prize from STAMPlorations, this week’s sponsor!

DS3 still loves zebras and requested a zebra themed birthday again this year.  Makes the birthday party decorating easy when he requests the same theme twice in a row!  We celebrated a little early since grandparents were in the house over the weekend!

Five.  How did that happen?!  Soon, DD & I will be spending our days together with no boys in the house until mid-afternoon!  I’m not sure I’m ready for this!  DS3 is our polite, easy going child and I’m already feeling like it’s going to be hard for this momma to watch him take that big step of all day school.  Not that I was anxious for my older two to start when it was their turn, but this boy’s sweetness is something a mother wants to hold on to as long as she possibly can.  However, time waits for no one & I’ll have to take a deep breath and simply trust.

Until tomorrow, enjoy your today!



  • Ardyth Posted Tuesday, 08/18/2015 1:24 pm

    Happy Birthday! Yes, full-day school is a milestone! You'll get through it (although it will be harder for you than him, I'm sure! lol!) Love your sweet card!

  • Tracey McNeely Posted Tuesday, 08/18/2015 1:36 pm

    Melissa I knew you would be surprised! Happy Birthday to DS3 and I love zebras too! adorable birthday card. My son was a huge Sponge Bob fan, so we had the same theme most of his childhood, gotta love that!

  • Shelly Posted Tuesday, 08/18/2015 3:44 pm

    Super cute card!! And adorable pic!

  • Joyce Posted Tuesday, 08/18/2015 7:04 pm

    Happy Birthday to your adorable son. Love your card and the picture of him with his cake.

  • Lisa Posted Wednesday, 08/19/2015 2:31 am

    Oh gosh this is CUTE!! Love the pop of colors and that fun zebra. Happy birthday to your little man!!

  • I Card Everyone Posted Wednesday, 08/19/2015 6:20 pm

    Darling card, darling boy, Melissa! Keep him close enough to see him take off and fly! I've only one son, and he still has a very special place in my heart reserved just for him and I. Cutest little zebra.. will your boy color him, do you think?

  • Judy1223 Posted Saturday, 08/22/2015 11:51 pm

    Melissa, I remembered his zebra theme from last year and I'm happy to hear he still likes them! Your card is totally adorable, and I love the pop of color that the balloons provide. I hope he had a nice birthday. I understand your feelings about DS3 and his going off to school. No worries, I have a feeling he will always be your polite, easy-going child. Some things never change! Indeed, deep breaths always help…and so does trust and faith! 🙂

  • Jen W. Posted Tuesday, 08/25/2015 1:15 am

    Aww bless him – he's such a cutie and if he and his siblings are anything like their mama then they are all awesome little peeps!
    Loving that zebra image – must go and look him up…

  • Posted Tuesday, 08/25/2015 1:52 am

    Hey Melissa!! Happy Birthday to DS3!!! Such a great card!! They grow up so fast, hold on tight!!

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