May 17, 2008

BEATES WEEKEND SKETCH CHALLENGE - BIRTHDAY

Good morning! Well, yesterday my middle child turned 14 - yep, they are growing up! I can't believe that my little Tyler is 14, has a girlfriend, and towers over me by about six inches - LOL! We are having a BIG barbecue party today with all the family so I will be working very hard this morning and afternoon getting prepared! Yesterday I took pizzas to his school at lunch time for him and his friends, and then Tony took him and five of his friends to Cosmic Bowling (think dark alley with lots of flashing disco lights) from 9pm to midnight. They seemed to have a great time - no pics though because of the way the lights are! So, here is the birthday card I made for him! I used Beate's sketch this week for this one as I thought the sketch was awesome -I love this one and will use it again! I also did the inside of the card (every time I show Tony a card, he looks inside and most of the time, there is nothing there unless it is an occasion card so he was laughing when he opened this one and it actually HAD something inside!) Here it is! So, since I have a million and one things to do this morning, I will leave you with the recipe! Have a wonderful weekend!

Card Recipe:
Paper - Night of Navy card stock, Apricot Appeal card stock, Bashful Blue card stock, Whisper White card stock, Jersey Shore Designer Series paper
Stamp Sets - In the Stars, Sassy Suzie (for the sentiment)
Inks - Night of Navy classic stampin' pad ad stampin' write marker
Accessories - Large and Small star punches, Mat Stack and paper piercer, Ticket Corner Punch, Photo Frames punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Sponge, Silver Brad

35 comments:

Melissa said...

It's settled! I simply must have the star punches!

Fabulous job Alex - I'm sure it will be a big hit with Tyler!

Many Blessings,
M.

Tracy.H said...

This is great, Alex! And a big Happy Bday to your son!!

It is too funny...my hubby does EXACTLY the same thing!! ;0)

Beth Norman said...

Happy Birthday to your son. What a perfect card you made!

Christie said...

Happy Birthday to your son! What a great card...I'm sure he loved it!
Cosmic Bowling, that sounds fun.

Dottie K. said...

This is perfect for a young man. Love those colors and the stars. Happy Birthday Tyler! Hope you have a great day with family. :)

Dottie K. said...

This is perfect for a young man. Love those colors and the stars. Happy Birthday Tyler! Hope you have a great day with family. :)

diana higgins said...

Happy Birthday Tyler! Turn around and he's 14, huh? My baby is going to be 32 this month! Happens so fast! Diana

Jenn said...

What a fun card! Love all the stars :)

Bethany Paull said...

A wonderful card! Great colors and I love the extra little polka dotted star on top.

Michelle said...

Awesome card Alex. I never decorate the inside of my cards, seems like I put all the work on the outside & I think why would I want to add more work! Hmmm...maybe you might change my mind. Have an awesome birthday party with your son.

Erin... said...

what a great card for your your son!! I love all the fun stars!!

beate said...

What a great birthday card for Tyler. Happy birthday to him. It's crazy how fast our kids grow up on us.
Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs and smiles

Anonymous said...

LOVE your blog. OH MY...I just saw your dimensional butterfly and thought "great minds think alike". Just the other day I used the butterfly stamp from DejaViews new Little Yellow Bicycle line (Delightful) and stamped with vintage sepia versafine on tan paper. Then I applied crackle effect. I did this twice and folded the wings up just as you did yours. I've seen gold wire coiled up to look like the antenae..think I'll try that too!

Have a creative day,
Strawberry Fields Scrapbook

angie said...

I hope your son had a wonderful 14th birthay!! cute card :)

Joan said...

Great card Alex. I hope you and your family have a great time at your son's birthday. Joan

Deborah said...

Your Tyler is a star! Great card for his birthday and Beate's sketch! Thanks for your supportive and caring comments on my blog. Take car, hugs, Deb

Manna said...

What a great card! Love all them stars! Colour combo is great!

Rose Ann said...

I love all the stars and that pretty paper!! Super job with the sketch, Alex!!

chelemom said...

This is so cute! Just got the star punches myself!

Suzanne said...

Great card love the colours my hubby always does the same don't know what he is expecting to see inside!!! Hope you had a great time last night. Sue :o)

alina said...

Happy birthday to your son !I love your work ! I will come back on your blog . Regards from the Netherlands , Alina

corinnesomerville said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TYLER !!!! Congrats to Tyler and you and Alex....you're doing a great job with him !
I love your card. you did a great job with the sketch and that's hilarious about Tony always looking inside the card....Kevin and my older girls do that to every card too and they're always so shocked when there actually is something in there....hehehe !!!

Love ya !!

NattyK said...

Great card, Happy Birthday to Tyler. x

Denise... said...

Wonderful card...happy birthday to Tyler. I just had one turn 14 too...how is that possible?

Dawn Easton said...

Fantastic card Alex! Glad your son had a wonderful birthday, sounded fun!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is just super cute!!

Nikki Bond said...

Beautiful card Alex!!! Love the colors and of course all the little extras! {SMILEs}

Ila said...

Fabulous card Alex!! and I love how you did the inside...lol....making me want star punches now too!!
Happy Birthday to your son!!!

Marlou said...

gorgeous card, I just love it!! :) hugzz xx

Deb said...

love this, fabulous card and the inside is great!

Denise~ said...

Another fab card Alex! Love the fun papers and the stars. Looks awesome! :)

Carolyn King said...

what a fun card---and happy birthday to your ds!

antjeegypt said...

very nice, love the idea to stamp in the star!

kathleenh said...

Fabulous birthday card for a 14 year old boy! I bet he loved it.

malieta said...

Very cute!!!
malieta:)