Feb 21, 2014

Happy 17th birthday to my son.

Good morning!

Today I'm sharing the card I made for my son's birthday a few days ago.  He loves the color green so I thought I'd use that color with silvers and blacks.  Masculine/teen boy cards aren't the easiest to make for us card makers but I have to say that this one was pretty fun to work on!

I used dies and stamps from PaperTrey Ink - I love the size of those candles & numbers!  

The 'birthday' sentiment was die cut twice - once with soft stone patterned paper and once in vellum, to soften it a bit.  The gunmetal twine is from The Twnery - love their shimmery baker's twine line!

For Isaiah's birthday note, I almost always try to put a list of things I love about him at the age he turns, so it was fun writing the 17 things I appreciate right now.  He is such a good kid and is becoming a great man - I'm blessed to call him my son.

Here's my favorite photo of him just shortly after his first birthday:

He looked like such a big boy with his hair trimmed around his ears and sitting so big and tall.  In all reality, he was a tiny little peanut - not even 20 pounds yet and in the 3rd percentile for his height.  He is still pretty small for his age - and he probably always will be on the shorter side since it's in his genes.

And, here he is today at Christmas time.  Almost all grown up but still my little guy at his heart.  Love this little man.

Thanks for endulging this mama today who is counting her blessings.  
I hope YOU have a great day, filled with lots of blessings & things to be thankful for too!


kiwimeskreations said...

What a wonderful card Jessica - the grey textured card is perfect, and the cut out for the numerals and greeting make for a great card.
This Mama is counting her blessings this weekend with my son and his wife and our grandson visiting.

Sue from Oregon said...

Awesome card!!!


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