Fourteen years ago today....

Thursday, May 09, 2013

... I became a mom. :)

That's right, my oldest son turned fourteen today. I cannot believe it! Where has the time gone?

So, in honour of his birthday, I'm sharing the card that I made for him (I'll be giving it to him tonight) and the layout I made of his party last Saturday.

First up, the card...

I made the card using one of the sketches for the Studio Calico's NSD challenges:


I also made it for the NSD By the Numbers Challenge as well. I used Crate Paper patterned paper and Papertrey Ink cardstock (vintage cream), stamps (Stylish Sentiments: Birthday) and dies (Get a Handle on it, Tag Sale #5). The numbers are Pink Paislee that I inked with my A Muse Studio Slate ink to change them from brown to grey.


For my card, I used this week's Make It Monday at Papertrey Ink: Beyond paper with impression plates. I took some orange hockey tape and adhered it to come cardstock, which I ran through my Big Shot with my Simple Stripes IP. It's subtle, but you can see the stripes on the banner (on the right).

I also used one of the sketches for the Studio Calico's NSD challenges to create my layout.


Once again, I used Crate Paper patterned paper and the MIM technique with the same orange hockey tape. I also diecut my letters from the hockey tape using my PTI Headline Alphabet dies.


I used my new PTI Big Ticket Basics stamps and dies.


As well as my PTI star border die.


Thanks for looking!

17 comments:

Michelle said...

Gosh they grow so fast!!! Happy Birthday, Austin!! I love the card and page, Leigh.

Jennifer K said...

Happy birthday to Austin! Those are some great sketches you used. Love that LO and hot it's titled!

Kara said...

so pretty!! happy mothers day!

Tracey McNeely said...

Happy birthday to your son Leigh! Wow 14, time goes so fast doesn't it. Wonderful card and layout you made for him!

Deb said...

Awesome layout and card! Happy Birthday, Austin! We share the same birthday!

artful-notions said...

Beautiful card and layout, Leigh. That big ticket set looks awesome the way you used it. HB, Austin!

Helen F. said...

Super cool card and layout, Mom!
Happy Birthday, Austin :)

Renee said...

Fabulous, Leigh!
I love the card...
perfectly understated for the discriminating 14 year old! :)
And what a fabulous layout...
such a great memory...
and looks like he really enjoyed the cake...
but I know YOU enjoyed Robert Downey, Jr...;)

Alanna said...

What a fabulous card and layout. I absolutely love them.

CARDS by SUSAN said...

Awesome card and a GREAT layout.
LOVE the hockey tape. It made the card!
Thanks for sharing
Susan

Erin said...

Lovely layout and card! I need to check out the Studio Calico NSD challenges... your projects are awesome!

Kathryn A said...

Wonderful idea to use hockey tape! Love the card, your layout page, AND that fabulous dragon cake!

Tonya Jastad said...

Beautiful layout and that card is so cool! Love the idea of hockey tape!

Lee said...

Beautiful card and LO. I love the new look of your blog too!

Joyce said...

Happy birthday to your son. And, love his birthday card.

craftmates said...

Beautiful card and layout. Love those ticket dies. Happy bday to your son!-Irma

Carolanne said...

Awww. Happy Mama's BIRTH day:-) Great idea to use the hockey tape. Very creative. Love the card!

 
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