Friday, May 27, 2011

A Rad Birthday!

Sigh.  Our middle son turns 12 on Sunday.  I cannot believe how quickly the time has gone with him.  He is a great son,  and has always brought our life lots of love, fun and entertainment.  He's at such a great age  - still a bit of a boy...but then you turn your head and he's a young man.  For his birthday he asked for things like a go-kart to build, and dress shirts and ties.  See what I mean?  ...boy and young man all at once.

We delight in him.  Here is his birthday card I made for him today for our family celebration Friday night.

I used this fun PI boy from MFT called Skater Boy.  Our son is the kind of kid who loves to bike, skateboard, scooter, rollerblade...anything athletic so I made him a RAD card.   If you'll notice I centred everything to the right to give the card the feeling of motion (even adding little circle motion under the wheels).  

To match the Skater Dude I added the sentiment onto a little skater helmet that I had cut out and then drew the helmet vents onto, then added some paper straps, and then a little copic shading.  It's a little wild and crazy, but fun I think.  

Here's a picture of the birthday boy at the party.  One of his favourite gifts was a Jordan Eberle Oilers Hockey Jersey... Jordan is ALL the rage here  - as he was the 1st round draft pick a couple of years ago, and he is one talented hockey player, which our son aspires to be too :).    

We've always called this son the Joy Child.  He's got this exuberant smile and laugh that is so contagious.  And he's been that way since he was a baby....I was looking through some of his baby pictures the other day....this is what he looked like... wasn't he adorable? See that big grin?  Now keep in mind this scrapbook page was done YEARS ago :)

Thanks for indulging this slightly wistful mama today.  Blessings on your weekend friends!


Marilynn said...

Great card for a great guy!

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a great card christine, congratulations on your son birthday.

greetings karin

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Happy Birthday to your son!! Love all the pictures. He is such a handsome young man. My dd turns 12 this month as well. Where does the time go.

I love the card you made for him and I am sure he loves it too!! So personal and fun!! Great choice of colors and details!

Have a great weekend Christine!!

creativearts said...

He is a super son! Those pics are adorable and I love his card. The cake looks delicious! Enjoy.

marilew said...

Hi...I love finding blogs from Canadian crafters! :) I'm happy to follow as I have been viewing your blog for quite some time now; and love your work. I love the "Oilers" jersey. I am from Winnipeg, and we are holding our breath at finally getting back an NHL team! My Grandson is turning five, so thanks for the inspiration for a great birthday card for him! M

Stampvanwinkle said...

Oh Christine, what a sweet guy. I hope he has a wonderful birthday. He is blessed to have a mama like you.

Your card is just adorable and I am sure that he will love it.

Have a great weekend.


Marisa said...

Darling card - can't go wrong with the image. I have a perm-a-grin son too. His baby pictures are full of smiles - my daughter even commented on it when we were looking through an album a while back. Love the picture of him in his jersey :) Happy Birthday to your "baby" (((Hugs)))

Susan (rainy) said...

Great card for your young man! Love the addition of the little 'motion' lines at the wheels.. perfect touch. Happy birthday, dude!

Tracey said...

WHat a fabulous card!! Happy birthday to your son!

Rose Ann said...

Happy Birthday to your sun, Christine!! Your card is perfect for him, and your coloring is wonderful!!

Deborah Saaranen said...

What a cool card for your oh so happy son! Happy Birthday to him! Enjoy this time...they turn 25 before you know it!!! LOL!

Shannon White said...

Miss Christine! This is sooo darned Sweet! I love the whole thing! What a perfectly fabulous card for your little man. A very Happy Birthday to him.

Shannon 8-)

Conniecrafter said...

Happy Belated Birthday to your son, I bet he loved the card, neat image and coloring and great job on the helmet for the sentiment, cute to see the baby pics too

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