Hi Everyone! Back with our last Introductory Post for this release... today, I'm excited to introduce to you Takeo! He comes ready to party with all his balloons in tow. I just love his expression as he looks just as excited as I am about this release!
Takeo is named after Debi's 3-year old son. He is the smartest 3 year old you'll ever meet! I thought my Akemi was smart, but I think he gives her good rubs when it comes to intellect. One day I watched Takeo for his mommy while she taught a class. Although he was not potty trained at the time, he could navigate through the internet and find all kinds of street signs, the Disney Channel website, and find California Girls on my iphone (and sing it all too I might add).
A few months later, I bought him some bicycle and people wood images (the kind you see on restrooms to tell you if its for female or male) so he could play with them since he loved signs so much. His mommy wrote something to the effect of "Share the Road" and I swear to god he read it!!! I asked her if he could read and she said he can. AMAZING! It wasn't just ABC's now... I'm talking words and small sentences. I'm still in awe. I know it's probably just memorization, but still... that's pretty darn amazing.
So now that you know a little more about Takeo, let's share today's project... When our New Year's images released last year, I shared with your a short tutorial on how to make li see packets. Well, using the same concept, I came up with this money envelope, only it opens sideways instead- more like a regular envelope. Kept the layout very simple by using my go to- horizontal washi paper strip and added a red cardstock strip over it. Since it looked a little plain, I stamped Happy Birthday with my old Hero Arts birthday stamp. This money envelope can be used for any kind of gift giving. I think they are great for graduations and even thank you gifts. Another version of this project will be a make 'n take on my make 'n take tour of Oahu next week.
Here's a close up of Takeo. I love how his balloons are on a bamboo shoot!
And just so you can see, I took a photo of the back so you can see where the money goes in.
And I'm sure you are waiting for the giveaway right? OK here goes... follow the same instructions from the Mariko post (two days ago) and tell me about your favorite birthday memory... I guess mine would have to be my sweet 16... totally got surprised at Bobby McGees--- Does anyone remember that place? I think we still have the bathtub and toilet bowls from there somewhere in my mom's house. They must be collectors items by now.