Monday, April 12, 2010

What do Christmas and Birthdays have in common?

Both are part of my post for today! I always love the theme of Christmas in July when it comes to thinking ahead of the holidays so I made my own celebration with Christmas in April!
I LOVE the adorable, vintage look of these October Afternoon Very Merry Wild cards and so I made this one the focus of my Card Positioning Systems card for this week.
Notice the dot embossed cardstock for the card base. It is new from Core'dinations and Jenni Bowlin. So easy to use with just a bit of sanding.
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NOW, hold onto your hat because I have birthday photos to share. When the family was together for Easter, we had an early birthday party for him.
Everyone was gathered for him to start opening presents and they gave out a cheer for him and it was so adorable that he just joined in! The birthday stuff is a whole new adventure you know.
His mom pulled out the birthday cake so everyone could ohhh and ahhh and before anyone knew what was up, he was ready to lick the cake! Of course, I had to catch a photo in that split second before we caught him.
After he blew out the candles, he was holding them up to show us how old he is now, 2 years old.
He got the first slice, one of the ends.
Here is a good photo of the cake before the candles were added and before we cut into it. It was so cool looking and he just loved it.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)
SKETCH 162 – Christmas Joy card
Materials:
Cardstock – Jenni Bowlin Core Impressions/Core’dinations
Patterned paper – Thrift Shop: Great Find and Very Merry: Sing the Carols/October Afternoon
Very Merry Wild Cards – October Afternoon
Circle punch - Papershapers
Corner rounder punch - Fiskars
Sandpaper
Glitter brads - Doodlebug
3D Foam squares – Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
BIRTHDAY BOY card
Materials list:
Cardstock – Core Essentials/Core’dinations
Patterned paper – Fly a Kite: Fireflies (dots) and Fly a Kite: Dandelions (numbers strips) and Fly a Kite: Ice Cream (circle)/October Afternoon
Sentiment sticker – SRM stickers
Zig Zag scissors
3D Foam squares – Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Sandpaper

20 comments:

Marlene said...

Adorable pics again!

That vintage Christmas card ROCKS! Love it!

Cheryl Nelson said...

Lovin' your cards!! That vintage image on the Christmas one is so fab!! LOve the pics!! Your grandson is just the cutest!! His cake is amazing!!

Miki said...

Oh my gosh Dathan is getting so big and could he be any cuter?!?! Hope your doing well Linda and your cards are amazing!

Audrey Pettit said...

Oh, Linda! I LOVE your photos of your sweet birthday boy! Is he not just the cutest thing ever???
LOVE your cards, too. You did a totally amazing job with both of these sketches! Absolutely adore them!

Sarah Mullanix said...

Super cute cards and what an ablsoutely AMAZING birthday cake!!
Very cool!
I have a GIVEAWAY going on my blog if you're interested check it out!

-Sarah

Heidi Van Laar said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous Christmas card Linda, that vintage image is wonderful! Love your adorable birthday boy card too!

Happy birthday to your precious grandson!

(-: Heidi

BabyBokChoy said...

Your cards are awesome enough, but that cake, WOWOWOWOW!!! awesome!!!

ellen s. said...

LOL! look at him with that cake! that is so cute...

and you know how much i looove your cards...gorgeous!

sarahmartina said...

What a sweet little guy! He reminds me so much of my 2 yr old son... I bet they'd have a blast together with a football and some helmets of course...lol! Your cards are awesome! :) So glad you played with us at 2S4Y! *hugs!*

Casey Wright said...

Adorable Pics! Love those cards

Djhs said...

adorable!! love all the photos!

gudrun said...

Congratulations on your birthday boy! :) Love the cards you've made, and the cake is fab! wow

marcibun said...

Lynda, you do such beautiful work. Your cards are always stunning.

Happy Birthday to the little man...I can't believe he's 2 already!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous cards! You always use great colors. Love the great holiday card... that image is precious! Super cute birthday card... great sticker! Yummy cake! Looks awesome! :o)

Lisa Dorsey said...

LOVE those cards Linda and I adore those pics. So funny!

Charlene said...

Just gorgeous Linda!! Love the vintage! And those pics are adorable!

terisplace said...

My goodness, he's adorable!

And great cards, too. I really like that first card, Linda!

Teri

vtpuggirl said...

Love the cards here, but my ds LOVES that cake! Too funny!

Melanie said...

what a beautiful little boy! that cake is amazing!

Shauna said...

That's got to be the coolest cake ever!