Friday, March 15, 2013

Happy Birthday To My Boys!

Happy Friday!

Today, my youngest son, David, turns 18! He has such a happy disposition. He loves animals, he makes me laugh everyday and he still gives me hugs whenever I want - love that! :) I made him a card using the Number Pattern background stamp from Hero Arts. It's become my go-to stamp for birthdays this year.

  
I stamped it in black onto a darker kraft card base and added the sentiment and chipboard numbers with dimensional adhesive. Happy Birthday, David! I love you!

My older son, Erich, has a birthday coming up too! He'll be 22 this coming Monday. He is so intelligent, quite shy, very sweet, and he has the most gentle soul of anyone I know.

For his card, I used the same stamp, but this time I used Cup O' Joe Mid-Tone Shadow Ink and stamped it onto a pool colored panel. Then I distressed the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.


I added a bit of twine across the sentiment strip, and those little brown embellishments are Enamel Dots. (LOVE!) I didn't have any brown ones, so I colored a few white ones with a Copic marker. Happy Birthday, Erich! I love you! 

Hope everyone has a fun weekend! Thanks for stopping by! :)


31 comments:

maria f. said...

Well congrats to all of you! I read the first couple sentences and teared up. You lucky Mom!

walchowDesign said...

You are such a great mum, Barb! Wishing the boys a great birthday!

Two fantastic cards with the number pp!

Lynn said...

Two absolutely perfect cards for your boys! Love them both and love hearing you describe them. Erich sounds like my Collin. Hope they both have fabulous birthdays!

Cathy A said...

Great 18th Card, hope your son has a wonderful birthday, we are so lucky to be blessed with such wonderful sons!

Michelle said...

Happy birthday David and Erich! The cards are gorgeous, Barb! I'm sure your boys will love them. :-)

joy said...

Great cards for the boys, Barb! Happy Birthday to both of them. May you have fun celebrations for their special days.

Laura B. said...

Fabulous birthday cards for two sweet boys!

Brenda said...

Happy Birthday to both your sons Barb! Obviously they are a reflection of you! I love how beautifully masculine these cards look, such a gorgeous background!

Nancy K said...

Wow, such fabulous birthday cards, Barb! Each one is so unique, just like your boys! Sending happy birthday wishes to David and Erich!

Helen F. said...

Two wonderful cards for your two sons, Barb. They sound like wonderful young men to have in your Blessed Life.
Happy Birthday to David and Erich!!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Love both of these cards Barb! Great use of the number bg stamp! Happy Birthday to your sons!

Kanan Pandya said...

Love both your cards, Barb.These are so special, great details on each card. Happy Birthday to both your sons. :-)

Sue McRae said...

Two very different cards for two very different souls...love them Barb!

Dawn Turley said...

Happy Birthday to both your boys Barb. The cards are both gorgeous and I can see the love you have for them shunning through. Enjoy them!

Froggietalks said...

Great masculine cards Barb!

Sally said...

I LOVE IT when I see a great idea using a stamp I already own! Thanks Barb.

Leni said...

Happy birthday to your son! Great cards. Thanks you for sharing some wonderful thoughts about your sons! Love to hear that. You're a lucky mom!

Virginia L. said...

Happy (belated) birthday to your David!! Wow, 18!! I love how you used this stamp --so perfect in every way! It looks so awesome with black and kraft card stock! And congrats on the Hero Arts Tweet! Yay!

Bibiana Martinez-Ziegler said...

always difficukt to make cards for men...very nice job, clean a nd simple..diffici=ult to me to do sometimes...happy celebrations
bibiana
http://stampingwithbibiana.blogspot.com/

Maureen Morton said...

Big celebrations at your house - you are blessed with your special guys! Love how you used this numbers stamp, giving each card its own personality. You are a dear Mom and a talented one. Hugs, sweet gal and happy weekend.

Greta said...

Hope you have wonderful celebrations with your boys. So nice to know there are loving families when you hear so much of the opposite. Bet your cards are both hits--perfect masculine creations, Barb!

alexandra s.m. said...

Awww...what a sweet post!
It seems our children are about the same age then (DD1 will be 20 this fall and DS just turned 18)
Your cards are gorgeous.
It makes me very happy to see how close you are to them and how sweet they are with you (it is not often the case unfortunately)

Hugs~

Anita Rex said...

How is your oldest 22 and your youngest 18 already! Time goes by too fast! I love both these masculine cards for your boys! Great job with the background!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love both cards, Barb! Happiest of birthdays to both of the boys - well, guess maybe I should "guys" now that they've both hit 18, eh? That numbers background looks great both ways you used it!!

MarcyK924 said...

I feel like I know the boys! And yes, each card is perfect for each one! I just love how you use the bg stamp and how you manage to make each card look so different! Happy Birthday David and Erich!!! Love, Auntie Marcy :)

Laura Norris said...

Happy Birthday to your boys! They are lucky to have a great mom like you! Nice cards...I really like the number background, great for cards like these!

Rosemary said...

fab set of cards, barb... love how they use the same stamp, but are so very different!

Kelly Booth said...

LOVE these Barb!! Perfect card for your Boys....xoxoxo Kelly

Tracey McNeely said...

Barb that is such a fantastic card for an '18' year old man! My son turned 18 this past January, where does the time go!

Vicky said...

Happy birthday to your sons Barb!!! Both the cards are perfect for the occasion, masculine but still fun with that background!!! TFS

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

FABULOUS cards!!!