I was! I wondered what would excite my grandson when he saw his card ( besides what was inside of course!) and asked Mom to give me a hint. Reading, swimming and soccer was the reply. This was later followed by "oh, and emojis!"
By then I had already focused on soccer and thought of all those wonderful Quickutz I had purchased! Here is what I put together:
It reflects a bit, but I have a happy birthday sticker on top. I used my impression obsession grass die twice to get the layers.