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Friday, February 21, 2014

It's Your Birdday!

Coffee of the Day - Salted Caramel Pecan

Happy Friday!  wooo hoooooo! it's the weekend! isn't that such a wonderful feeling? Tyler came in this afternoon to help work at Camp this weekend, and Ryan comes home next weekend for a long Spring Break. doing some cooking for my guys, which always makes this momma happy! hopefully Mick can get here for a day or two when Ry is here to visit, too. :)

I have a very special bird-day card to share with all of you today. I have started back up on Facebook again, in case any of you weren't aware. several friends invited me to 'like' a page about a special young man celebrating a birthday in just a few weeks. I knew I wanted to make him a birthday card, and when the new image was sent out for the 'From the Heart' progressive challenge, it was absolutely perfect!

I also used the sketch from this week's i {heart} sketches challenge. papers are Basic Grey Cupcake, bg was made with gelatos and Mr. Huey's white spray mist. I also used the gelatos on the edges of the main image. these little gel sticks are fun, fun, fun! :)  since the card is for a young boy, I wanted it to be something to hopefully make him happy, so I added the candle and balloons for the primary embellies. shimmerz paint accents the candle flame.

sorry the card scanned a bit wonky due to the bulk of the candles and balloons.
have a most wonderful weekend! :)


From the Heart progressive Ch - use required image
i {heart} sketches - use sketch #54
Sister Act - anything goes
Outlawz Greeting - animal planet
The Stamping Boutique - punch or die (Spellbinders die)
4 Crafty Chicks - things with wings
Aud Sentiments - bingo: 3 word senti, die cut, texture (candle & balloons)
Crafty Ribbons - anything goes
Little Miss Muffet - happy birthday with balloons
Paper Pretties - ribbon (on the left under my watermark)
WAW - anything goes with encouraging sentiment
Crafty Sentiments - anything goes
Loves Rubberstamps - use a funny sentiment
TTCRD - anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown - anything with wings
Artistic Inspirations - anything goes/masculine
Eureka - animal friends
Melonheadz - for the boys
613 Avenue Create - RAK for someone who might not expect to receive it (the boy doesn't know about the card drive)
Floral Fantasies 5th Anniv - fave item: buttons and Spellbinders dies


Penny said...

How wonderful of you to make a card for Colin! :^)
And he should love this--the image is darling, the DP & colors are young and fun, and love the added balloons! :^)
Hugs, Penny
Hope you have a great time with your boys!

bumblebee creations said...

How fun for you to add a couple of balloons, and a candle! Great card! Thanks for joining our challenge over at TSB!

Debi said...

This is a wonderfully fun card for a boy. I love the gelato background. You've combined a lot of things on this card just perfectly. Thanks for sharing it with us at Tuesday Throwdown.
Debi DT
BTW I wouldn't mind a cup of salted caramel pecan coffee. Sounds yummy.

Kathlene said...

Such a fun bright card--this young man will certainly be happy to receive it. I love BG Cupcake...great for this card. Hugs, Kathy

Imke said...

The balloons and the candle are such great accents ! I like how you combined both challenges together.

Thanks for joining us @ From the Heart Stamps

Carole Robb Bisson said...

The card is just perfect. The colors, candle and balloons make it very special. This is just so very beautiful, thank you for sharing your sweet creation with us at Word Art Wednesday this week.
Blessings, Carole DT
I left the boy a message

Stef H said...

what a fabulous card! love the balloons you attached! spectacular idea!!!

glad you have family home and back to cooking. you SOUND good. heck, you sound great!!!

maybe spring is on the way? bwwwaahhhaaaa

hugs :)

Dot said...

Funny Birthday card, Jen, must be great to have your boys home,
hugs Dorte

Kelly L said...

Great sketch. Love the balloons and candles too. Lovely watercolored background for your BirdBrain. :) Hugs, Kelly

melissac said...

Love the balloon and candle! They are the perfect touch!! Thanks for joining us at the The Stamping Boutique Jen!! Blessings and Hugs!!

Barbara Thompson said...

Love your Happy Bird day card! Thanks for playing this week at 613 Avenue Create!

theresa dickinson said...

love the bright cheerful colours,thankyou for joining us over on artistic inspirations x

Sandra van Blaricum said...

Another beautiful card Jennifer!!
I love the bright colors and the image, the balloons, just everything!
I'm sure Colin will love it too:-D
Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges!

Nikki said...

Cute card. Love all the colours. Thanks for playing along at Loves Rubberstamps.


Lizzie said...

Lovely card, thanks for joining us at The Stamping Boutique.

Billie A said...

What a fun card and loving the paper choices, the real balloon and the darling image. I love this card and color choices. Wonderful work. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

Laura Lunsford said...

Adorable card! Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us at Loves Rubber Stamps Challenges AND From the Heart Stamps and look forward to seeing more of your lovely creations again soon. Have a beautiful week! Laura

Linda B (NY Card Lady) said...

Love this card! The balloons and candle are such a fun touch. you are so very creative.....I am sure this young man will lve the card.

Lori said...

Super cute card! Love the real balloons and candle!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at 4 Crafty Chicks xoxoox

Cathy said...

Cute card. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Sentiments challenge this time.
Cathy xx

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Super cute!!! Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

DebiJ said...

How gorgeous is your card! Beautiful layering of those papers & embellishments! Adding that candle & balloon is fabulous!
Thank you for playing at 4 Crafty Chicks.
Debi - GDT@4CC

Mikha Adriani said...

Hi :)
Love your design, and the designer papers are really unique!
Thanks for joinning us at Crafty Sentiments Anything Goes challenge. Wish to see you again next time!
Hugs, Mikha

Faith S. said...

This is adorable!! I love the bright colors and fun papers, and the balloons and candle are perfect embellishments!! He is going to love it!!

Karen Howard said...

This is super cute, love all the bright colors! Thanks for playing along in our sketch challenge at FTHS this week! Hugs, Karen