Monday, July 12, 2010

happy birthday....

Hard to believe that 13 years ago I gave birth to thee most fabulous boy....this kid literally lights up a room when he enters it...whether it is with his fabulous smile....his quick wit....or his never ending kindness...I've typed it before and I'll type it again and again...both of my kids will never know how much I love them....I'm truly lucky to have such wonderful kidlets....

Okay, I know you're not here to hear me gush about my kids.....onto some cards that I made for the boy....

A while ago I bought thee most fabbie "A Kawaii Day" rub on's, they are EAD Designs exclusive to Torendi...well, they are vinyl rub on's...that makes a ginormous difference...The vinyl is thicker but easier to adhere...wonderful combo....just look at the crisp contrast of the black vinyl and the patterned papers I used:

I paper pieced the images on The Boyfriend Cosmo Cricket paper....I used the bright yellow vinyl thickers to make the numbers pop! I kept this card clean and simple to really bring out the image on the PTI kraft base...and for the CAS-tastic Kraft Challenge.

Funny Story: I emailed Jenn of Torendi to find out what exactly that cute cube creature was...she thought it might be a tofu...LOL...sounds good to me says the 2nd generation Japanese peep that didn't even think of that!

My boy is one of my biggest supporters of my craftiness but sigh, also one of my biggest critics...LOL...he doesn't necessarily 'get' the whole CAS style...he tends to equate it to laziness...wtheck?! bahahaha....so I knew that I needed another card {one for me and one for darin} that had some stitching and maybe some fussy cutting....which led me to this card:

Last Christmas the boy picked up some sassy goodness for me...isn't he a sweetheart?! Seems perfect that he picked out pieces from Sassafras' Monstrosity line:) The base is Stampin' Up Summer Sun...all the patterned paper is Sassafras....the sentiment and the pointing hand is SRM:)

I was inspired by FTL98:

Thanks so much for stoppin' by...I do so appreciate all your comments!

41 comments:

  1. i just love hearing about you and your love for your kidlets. it warms the heart! your tofu card is adorable! love your sassafras card too! super fun! thanks for sharing and hope your boy has an awesome bday!
    *hugs* steph :)

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  2. Your kids are sooooooo lucky to have you!! I get so excited reading about your son! Happy B-day!

    Both cards are FAB but I have to go with that cute tofu card. How cute is that??!! and you know how I love CAS.

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  3. Cute cute cute! :)
    You have such great kids Amy! :)

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  4. wow, happy birthday to your son! his card is too cute. love the smiling tofu!

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  5. wonderful card amy.. Love the first.. for its colour and simplicity.. and the second for the boldness, loudness and cheeriness of the card. :D

    Love your stories about your family.. its like stepping into your world :).. So happy for you.. you have a wonderful kids, and they have an awesome mum in you.. cheers!

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  6. Amy, great cards and I love the CAS one.
    Happy Birthday to the Boy!

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  7. Adorable card! Happy Birthday to your boy! Wow, he's a teenager now! :)

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  8. such cute cards! love what you did with that balloon. hope you kid has a wonderful and fabulous birthday! congrats on raising one good kid! happy Monday!

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  9. Love both cards, Amy!! Excellent for 13 year old boys! Love the colorfulness!!

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  10. Funny boy he is! Love your cards, especially the flying tofu. Such great CAS design, love the shape of the card too.

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  11. Happy Birthday to your baby!!! LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE the cards!! Toooooooooooooo cute! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

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  12. Fun, fun cards. Love all the color!

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  13. Awwww, what sweet cards! Too funny about his thoughts on CAS style, what a crack up! Glad you made him a fussy monster card too, so perfect and cute for that sketch! Happy Birthday to the boy!

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  14. Great cards and happy birthday to your boy!

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  15. OMG...must have those,,,love the Sass!!

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  16. I hope he has a HAPPY BIRTHDAY
    They sure do grow up fast.
    ♥ The cards.

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  17. what charming and whimiscal cards.
    your cards always inspire me! you are so talented!!
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    happy day to the birthday boy! (0:
    "Birthdays are good for you.
    Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest."
    ~Larry Lorenzoni
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    happy monday,
    xoxoxxo

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  18. LOVE it!! Have a great week!!

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  19. Happy birthday to your kiddo! Love the fun whimsy of these cards! The Monstrosity line is so great for boys so how fitting that he would get it for you.

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  20. Both of these are wonderful! I love your CAS style, you seem to have a strong design sense. Me, I just keep cobbling stuff on until the card stock starts to sag.

    I just noticed you got pubbed! Why am I not surprised?! Congrats!

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  21. Happy Birthday to your son Amy! My son also comments on my creations and I love that! Both of these cards are wonderful and love how vibrant the colors are on both...fabulous creations!

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  22. happy birthday to your son, love the card you made for him :D

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  23. Happy b-day to your boy!!

    These cards are perfect for a teenage boy!! (which btw is the hardest group to design for imo)

    (-: Heidi

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  24. Happy Birthday to your boy!! super duper cute cards!! that first one is simply fab!! love it!

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  25. Feel free to share about your kiddos anytime! I love it. And your cards are fabulous as always

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  26. Love that flying tofu and your humour! Your cards are gorgeous!

    TFS!!

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  27. This is SO SO CUTE!!

    Sending birthday wishes to your boy!

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  28. LOVE the kraft and Cosmo cricket!! GREAT cards!!! (=

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  29. So cute! I love the bright yellow background on your second card!

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  30. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the new teenager. Yikes! Where did all that time go? Love the cards. Those monsters are the cutest...

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  31. Happy 13th to your cute kidlet! He has a very happy face. Great smile. The card is perfect! I would've never thought of tofu, but it's cute.

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  32. happy birthday to your son!! another teenager huh?!

    brandon & bryan each has a tofu robot shirt. pretty fuuny! check these cuties: http://www.facebook.com/thespicybrown#!/album.php?aid=88549&id=53635191132
    their website is down for some reason.

    great cards! love me some sass & tofu!

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  33. happy bday to your boy! he's sounded like such a sweetie... i hope he had a great day.

    LOVE both of your cards for him :D the sassy one is especially awesome!! and that tofu square is so so so CUTE! :D

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  34. Happy birthday to him,,,great cards the one with the images..ow is so cute!

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  35. So cute!

    Thanks so much for joining us in this week's CAS-tastic Wednesday "Krafty Kreations" Clean and Simple card challenge!

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  36. Tofu, huh?! I've never thought of tofu as "cute" but that is definitely a cute card! :) Hope you had fun celebrating with your son-congrats on being the mom of a teenager!!! ;)

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  37. Happy Birthday to your son! Looks like he's officially a teen! FUN!!!! He sounds like a true sweetheart and I know he will love both of these cute cards! Tofu and all! :) Too cute!!! ♥♥ Kay

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  38. awe so sweet! i love that monster sassy paper
    i have yet to use it
    but i love it! hahaha

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  39. Happy birthday to your baby boy! Too funny about him thinking CAS is lazy ;) hehehe LOVE both cards!

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  40. hope he had a fantastic birthday :) CAS... lazy?? now i must learn how to do that!! lol

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  41. So cute! Great trio work on that sketch. Adorableness!! :)

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Cheers,
~amy~