Monday, November 28, 2011

Special First Birthday

Welcome to the busiest season of the year! We had a wonderful Thanksgiving with our kids. All were in town for Thanksgiving and we celebrated our first Thanksgiving at Baby Creek, our lovely property east of Bloomington. Although the winter landscape has taken over it's still a beautiful place. So after Thanksgiving we made a quick trip and visit with the rest of the family on Friday. But on Saturday my two boys left for a trip to Charlotte, North Carolina. Out youngest, Steve, is moving there this week to begin his job there. He spent the last three months in Austria. He called today and he's found an apartment. So we'll load all his stuff up on Thursday night and Tom will drive to North Carolina on Friday and spend the weekend with him. I, unfortunately am out of vacation time at work so I can't go.

So, to my card tonight. My best friend's grandson is turning one this week and I wanted to make a special card.
The card is pretty simple. I used the negative of a Spellbinders inverted scalloped circle to create the frame. The image is from Mo Manning called First Birthday. The Happy Birthday sentiment is from Gina K's Versatile Verses. I added a few rhinestones to the frame. The little guys favorite color is red!

And on the inside I used the cut out from the die and added a sentiment from Stampin' Up!'s Full of Life stamp set. The little dog is a digital stamp but I can't remember where I got it. I really need to be more organized so I can give credit where credit is due.
I love the way it turned out. I'm entering this card is the Outlawz Sunday challenge of a CAS card and to accentuate the negative. Also Speedy the Cat's Friend challenge for a masculine card.
Hope you have a wonderful week. Travel safely. They are calling for snow in our neck of the woods tomorrow and it's been raining since Saturday so when it turns colder tonight it will freeze over. Yuck! Stay well!


Pryn said...

These are both FANTASTIC Donna!!! Love, love, love them!!! We always enjoy and love having you participate in our CAS challenges at The Outlawz :) You are a peach sweet friend!
Wishing your son good luck with his move :)

Lorie said...

Wow,what a super cute card Donna! Your trip sounds wonderful! Good luck on your sons move!

Unknown said...

I'm your newest follower and found your blog through The Outlawz.

Your CAS card is stunning! I had never used the negatives before but I sure will do it more :)

You have a lovely blog! Gonna enjoy looking back and to follow forward :)

Hope you have had or will take your time to visit my cyberspace to. ;)


Unknown said...

To answer your question about the challenges, I use Feline Playful, easy peasy then, try it out! It's really fun and you know pepz sees your creations, not only for the joy of competing ;)


Carolyn King said...

This is beautiful. What a great card for that little guy.
And extra hugs for you...I know it is hard to see your son come and go. Wish you had the time off from work... :( hugs!

Pat said...

Great frame idea. Thanks for joining Speedy the Cats Friends.

Janeen said...

cool idea with the frame like that. cute puppy too. Thanks for sharing with us at friends of Speedy the cat this week.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Super cute 1st birthday card Donna. The images and colors are perfect for the festive celebration. :o)

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Editor said...

Cute card, Donna! :)

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