Friday, March 12, 2010

A Pre-cial card for Nicholas




I know that I really can't spell so I'll bet that you all are just shaking your heads at the title of this post aren't you? Yep. I knew it ;) But really pre-cial is a word that is used everyday in this household. It kind of goes like this..."Taiton! Don't touch that, it's pre-cial!!!" The little person that commonly uses those words is none other that my 4 year old little sweetie Ashlynn. Pre-cial, came about as a combination of precious and special and she merged the two words together to describe all of her gifts given to her this last Christmas by Santa :)





So now let me tell you the story of how this card came about. The other day Ashlynn got an invite to a birthday party for one of her preschool classmates. But this little fellow named Nicholas isn't just any little guy. He's very pre-cial to Ashlynn. These two little characters have been joined at the hip since September to the point that the teachers were actually setting up playdates for them on the weekends! Yes, at the ripe old age of 4, my daughter was giving her phone number out to a boy! ;)
Together, Nicholas and Ashlynn are quite the sight to see. Their faces actually light up at the near mention of each other and Nicholas patiently waits beside the door for Ashlynn to make her arrival at the school. They nuzzle each other and wait hand and foot on each other. They won't even move to different play areas from each other. I must say that Nicholas is such a cutie in a play apron pushing a dolly in a stroller. Did I mention that Ashlynn can be a little persuasive? lol

Because it's Nicholas's 5th birthday, Ashlynn asked me to make him a very pre-cial card. She picked the stamp set that I used (Monster Mash from CDStamps) and helped to pick out the colours. When I showed her what the card looked like she giggled and told me that Nicholas would never be scared of such a silly monster :) I think that this card fits her definition of pre-cial for a very special person :)
Card Recipe:
Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps - Monster Mash
Paper: Gina K, Black, Water Colour, My Mind's Eye DP, K&CO DP
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Curry, Baja, Red, Teal
Accessories: Sewing Machine, Cuttlebug and Embossing Folders, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Ribbon, Brads, Sponges, Pop Dots, Corner Rounder, Tombow Markers, Water Brush, Prisma Pencil Crayons, Odourless Mineral Spirits, Googlie Eye, Tombow Multi Adhesive

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23 comments:

Jennifer said...

SO CUTE! I haven't checked out clear dollar stamps for awhile. I need to check them out!

Kim said...

Wow! Has anyone ever found their soul mate so young? lol Awesome card, Kim! It's definitely pre-cial!

Chris said...

You two working together make a great combination!

Beautiful Greetings said...

That is such a wonderful story Kim! I love the card, your color combos are always stunning!

Lisa S. Luckey said...

Awe, that is so cute!

Cassie said...

Hehe, what a fun story, Kim. I love your daughter's word combo, and I'm her special little friend will love her card ;D

Anonymous said...

Thats about as precial as they come!!! Love the card... Your coouring talent blows me away- I am still going to try to fit in your course!!!
Diane Cooper
diane7@rogers.com

Maggie said...

So sweet, the card and the story. TFS!

Carol<>< said...

I still have not made it all the way through your blog, I am enjoying the trip while I am here.

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stop on over to see what I have waiting for you!

Carol<><
I am sure you get a lot of these!

paulatracy said...

Awwww! This is THE best one-eyed monster I have ever seen! So cute and total BOY!

Shantaie said...

awww! That is precial for sure!!! Im happy for your little dumpling to have such a sweet friend!

Pam Varnell said...

What a BEAUTIFUL card Kim. Love that sweet story that goes along with it.

Conniecrafter said...

fun card, adding the eye was a neat idea!

Lauretta's Digital stamps said...

wow i love this card.. ( and gotta say all your cards) the colors are so vibrant.. and this card with the little monster is so cute and fun.. :)

Hugs x

diane mcvey said...

Great story, and GREAT card! I LOVE the colors you chose...beautiful! What a sweet friendship...I hope they have a blast at the party!!!
Cherish these little kid moments...they go by way too quickly, and suddenly they are grown and gone!!! :D

Sue W said...

What a cute story!! I think I like this image it is very Pre cial for sure!!!

Jude said...

Adorable card and color choices. Love it! TFS

Heather said...

That little monster is adorable!

Betty Benton said...

Had to sign up as a follower -- love your cards and your stories! Look forward to seeing more of you!

Vernetta said...

This is too cute! Reminds me of Monsters Inc! how adorable! TFS!

Vernetta said...

Who is the next stop on this blog hop? I didn't see a link in your post...please let me know. Thanks, V

Beth M said...

Adorable! Love this little story behind pre-cial.

Carlene aka PinkScrapper99 said...

Kim, That is the most precious story I have ever heard. Love it. Your work is also pretty Pre-cial. :>