Wednesday, October 20, 2010

She's Fourteen

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As I said yesterday, fourteen years (and 1/2 a day) ago I gave birth to our firstborn....she was this tiny little thing, who's now as tall as I am.   The years have passed so quickly.  She is a delight.  She's already a talented musician, playing the piano and flute, she's got this amazing brain and does incredibly well in school, and she works hard at it, and she's a voracious reader.  But those are just some of the things she does.  I love who she IS.  She's beautifully loyal, tender-hearted, responsive to others, fantastic with little ones, and it's fun to just spend time with her and to talk.  She loves God and lives out her beliefs.  She's such a blessing to us.

So for our vibrant 14 year old, I made a vibrant fun-loving card that reminds me a little of her.  A bit of a dreamer....colorful, artistic, with a book set out in front of her, purple fingernails and toenails, big blue eyes, though probably not wearing pig-tails anymore :)    Happy Birthday Sweetheart!

This is another of Mo Manning's images called Between, and I've colored with Prismacolors in vibrant shades that sort of match a teens' style.  The papers are Prisma - both Annalee and Fairy Flora, and I've used tons of Basic Grey Olivia buttons, some sewing and this fun little doo-dad called the Scor Bug to add the scored dots along the edges.

Seriously I'm having so much fun with my Prismacolors :)

Here's a picture of our trio before school on her b-day....ok our middle son is doing some sort of goofy rabbit tooth smile but hey...this gives you the idea of what our kids are sometimes like!

I'll be back tomorrow with something Christmassy from Flourishes!

Recipe:  Stamps - Mo Mannings - Between Digital;  Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black;  Paper:  Flourishes Classic White, Bermuda Bay, Prima - Annalee and Fairy Flora;  Accessories:  Big Shot, Labels  Sixteen Nestabilities, Scor Pal, Scor Bug, Basic Grey Buttons, Cotton Linen Ribbon, Scor Tape, Dimensionals, Sewing Machine, Prismacolor Pencils, Blending Stump, OMS.  


Marisa said...

Your daughter sounds a lot like mine, Christine :) I'm sure she will love the card. Great picture of the kids. You youngest still makes me smile - mischief written all over his face just like my son's LOL!

Tracy said...

Hi friend, how about we talk about an arranged marriage between our kids?? Our oldest is 14, and sounds like a perfect match, lol. He drums, is smart, is working his way to Eagle scout, loves God and little kids! He however does not like to read, unless it is a hunting magazine. If I started working on him now I think I could guarantee he wouldn't wear camo at the wedding, lol.

Shari said...

Beautiful kids and card! I'm sure she loved it.

Emily Keaton said...

What a wonderful, bright, cheerful birthday card for your sweet, wonderful, bright, marvelous daughter. This is lovely, Christine!! I hope she has a fantastic 14th birthday. Have fun!

Joan Ervin said...

First of all, your children are sooo beautiful, Christine, and your ode to your DD brought tears to my eyes...I just wish all children were loved as much as yours!!! The card you made for her birthday is sooo cute and perfect for a young teen...such beautiful coloring and I LOVE the purple fingernails...LOL!!! My DGD wears blue polish!!

Conniecrafter said...

Darling card, great coloring, perfect teen card!!
You have an adorable set of kids there!! So many blessings!

Tanya said...

This is darling, love all the buttons and the ruffled ribbon.

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful card christine, great image just for a girl.
love all the buttons you have used.

greetings karin

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter!! Your words bring tears to someones eyes...they grow up so fast...she is any Christian Mother's dream and BEAUTIFUL just like her mom.

Your card is gorgeous!! I so love that image and your coloring with prismas is stunning!! I am sure she will cherish it!

Linda Carson said...

What a wonderful, keepsake card for a 14th birthday! Love it! Your children are beautiful. You are truly blessed!

Denise Willerton said...

love the coloring on this card ~ I'm gonna pull out my prisma's and give that a try!

Rose Ann said...

What a darling card for your beautiful daughter! So much to be proud of. What a blessing!

Jerri Jimenez said...

I'm a bit late in commenting on this one, but still want to wish DD a fabulous, belated birthday. The pic of the kids is so adorable Christine and I love middle son's cute little expression! Your card is so beautiful, a sweet tribute to your daughter. They do grow so fast! Stephen's been gone now going on 3 years and this is Daniel's last year in high school . . . I don't let myself think of what it's going to be like for me next year in my quiet house. Enjoy them sweetie, they've grown and taken flight before you know what's hit you. {{{hugs}}}

Traci S. said...

Congratulations on being an amazing
Mom! It takes a great Mom to raise such an inspirational child. I am sure her interactions with the rest of the family, help shape who she is, she sounds wonderful!

The card is fabulous. My son just had his 21st birthday, and I went back to look at his baby pictures. It is amazing how amazing they end up! Each child the Lord's precious gift to each of us!

I loved the card. I really liked the colors and the paper is so perfect and cheerful. I'm sure she will treasure it!

You have a very photogenic family. They are all so good looking!

He IS Able,
Traci S.