Sunday, April 1, 2012

I'm the mother of a 9-yr old?

Every once in awhile I'm shocked to realize how time is just flying by ... today is definitely one of those days! My baby boy (and don't tell him I called him that) turns 9 years old today! Where has all the time gone? It seems like he was my precious little baby one day and then suddenly he became this person with attitude, ideas of his own, and interests that are completely separate from me.
Well you're not reading my blog to hear my whining, right? So here is a card to share.
Luke's favourite game right now is an iPod app called "Jetpack Joyride" so I decided to base his birthday card on that game. I searched the internet and found a picture of the "Jetpack Joyride" character. I printed off 2 copies of him, and then cut him out, popped up the head and hands separately (for a 3D effect) as well as part of the jetpack flame and used this for my central embellishment. The sentiment is computer generated using a font, style and colour that matches the game graphics as closely as I could. The card base has been sitting in my drawer for over a year and is embossed using a Cuttlebug folder. The star circle is a brand-new die from Marianne's Designs that I picked up on the weekend. All in all, it worked out pretty well. My one regret is that I didn't lightly ink the edges of the jetpack man so that the white cut edges weren't so clear. But what really matters is that Luke was amazed and thrilled at receiving the card!

Alphabet Challenge - "D" for dry embossing
Crafty Creations - games
Crazy Challenge - add a sentiment
Creative Belli - 3 shapes (circle card, stars in die cut, long ovals on background)
Fussy and Fancy - anything but a square/rectangle
Love to Create - masculine
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Shopping Our Stash - circles or dots
Southern Girls - cards with sentiment
Tuesday Throwdown - outside the box (image outside of the frame)


  1. My baby boy is 32 this month lol. I remember when I thought 32 was it seems so young - though it makes me feel old lol. Cute card. Hugs lin

  2. Awww, So CUTE! Perfect card for a young man of 9! 8-) Love the Fun image and great embossing! 8-) Thanks so much for playing along with us at Tuesday Throwdown. 8-)

  3. I can see why he'd love this adorable card! Although I don't think he'd want it called adorable! LOL! GREAT card for a 9 year old!!
    Thanks for much for joining us at Belli Challenges.

  4. Super Cute Card!! Thank you so much for playing with us this week at Love to Create Challenge!

    Many Blessings,

  5. Brilliant card!

    thank you for joining in the fun with us at Alphabet Challenges for our "D for dry embossing" challenge

    Hope you will join us again soon

    Hugs Shaz x

  6. Great card, your embossing really sets it off!

    Thanks for joining Creative Belli Challenge

  7. Isn't it amazing how quickly they grow? My son just turned 21, and I truly can't figure out where all the time went. Your card is very fun -- I'm sure your son loved it! Thanks for sharing with us at Tuesday Throwdown! :-)

  8. They grow fast alright, enjoy every moment...and fabulous card, love the circle cards...

    Thanks for joining in with us at ‘Fussy and Fancy’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  9. A little stunner I am sure he loved it Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Challenge
    Hugs Jacqui x