Thursday, January 21, 2016

Happy 14th birthday!

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Hello!  Are you trying to keep warm in your part of the country?  Or maybe you/re preparing for the huge storm this weekend in the mid-Atlantic/Northeast?   Not me.  We're pretty much normal temps but, sadly, barely any snow. :(
If you get the snow, go play in it and think of me! ;)

I've got my son's birthday card to show you.  A question and then an explanation...
Have you ever played "Punch Buggy" or "Slug Bug"?
My husband and I and one of our daughters went to Brazil last June to work with some of our missionaries.  We had such a wonderful and blessed time!!  Driving across/around Sao Paulo can literally take hours, so we played games in the van.  There are LOTS of VW  Beetles there.  The Brazilian name is "Fusca."  Sooooo... when we saw a Fusca, we'd yell "Fusca." (But we did not punch anyone!)  We came home and when I saw a Beetle, I said it and we had to explain to the rest of the family about it.  So we don't play Punch Buggy; we play Fusca now.  My son is always on the lookout for them.  It's become quite a joke and has taken on a life of it's own, so I used a yellow Fusca -actually 14 of them- on his card.  (A yellow Fusca is worth 2 pts!)

Here it is...

We did have to tell him that he could NOT bring this card into the van as we drive and count these! LOL

~ Classic Bug & Gas Can colored image from Doodle Pantry (the sentiment it DP, too, but I forget which set it's from)
~computer "edited" sentiment
~baker's twine
~Studio Calico Story Time DP
~Recollection adhesive "rain drops"

Fab 'n' Funky #288 - buttons or bows or both (I have a bow)
Seize the Birthday - anything goes birthday and/or CAS topping (I went anything goes)
Cupcake inspirations #343 - photo inspiration colors or theme "Around the World" (I kind of got both... my colors match and the theme is from Brazil!)

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Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!!!


Catie Cuddles said...

What a fun card with a great story behind it. Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky for the Buttons or bows challenge.
Catherine ( DT )

Donna said...

What a great story and a wonderful card!. Sounds like he really liked it. It's such fun when you can take an experience and use it in your art. The big snow storm missed us but it could be headed your way. Expecting snow this weekend? Have a wonderful weekend.

Teresa Arsenault said...

Fabulously and so personally designed card for your son.

I didn't hear about Punch Buggy until I was an adult and was very glad that I hadn't. I was the youngest of four children and a woose. I would not have enjoyed that game at all.

Have a great weekend. Here in Atlantic Canada, we may be digging out before it is over.


Kathy Schweinfurth said...

What a great card! I love all those little cars -- so adorable! Thanks so much for playing with us at Cupcake Inspiration this week!

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations, good luck!!! Amy DT

Indy's Designs said...

"Slug bug yellow!" Sorry couldn't resist! LOL What a fabulous card with all those Fusca's stamp on it! Your son is going to treasure this card and the memories! So glad you shared your card with Cupcake Inspirations' Around the World challenge.
Debbie, DT Sweetie

Wendy said...

Great card...Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
Wendy xx

Notes by Nina said...

What a fun card, I love all those little cars.

Joanna M. said...

I giggled at your story. I LOVE inside family jokes (we have a few here too). Great card and great story. Thanks for sharing


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