Friday, June 18, 2010

Happy Birthday Tyler !!

Where does the time go?  I mean REALLY!!  I was holding my baby girls hand yesterday as she took a nap and realized that a year from now she probably won't need/want me to hold her hand until she falls asleep.  She's so tiny that it's easy to still see her as a baby (she's only 2 1/2) but she is turning into a big girl and I won't even realize it until it's already happened.  :(  Not fair!!    It goes by too fast.  I've been trying to video tape silly everyday little things lately so that I will at least be able to listen to their tiny little voices and the cute way they pronounce things.  (Oh, I'm crying.....)

Anyway, I've been thinking about these things because my sister's "baby" is turning 17 tomorrow!!  Tyler has grown up into a smart, handsome, kind young man.  But I remember when he was still bald at 2 years old and how I let him eat brownies for breakfast when he would spend the night with me.  That was only YESTERDAY!!!!  It is impossible that 17 years have passed!!!

We've always been very close.  When I sat down to make a card for his birthday, I thought, "Oh geez, he isn't going to want a handmade card from his Aunt".  But then I realized....yes he will!   He will honestly love it.  He will love it because he loves me and thinks what I do is cool.  He's not the embarrassed teenager type.  He will love the cash inside more ;) and ask me why it doesn't have a monkey on it, (he loves monkeys) but he will love it.   :)

The entire card was made from my scraps.  (I love using my scraps!!)  The DP is Wild Asparagus "handsome" and the buttons are tied with white twine that I colored with my Copic markers.  The image is Lili of The Valley, Big Present.  I distressed the edges and then inked them with Memento Eggplant chalk and used a CB embossing folder..  The present was paper pieced using the same DP just turning the stripes. 

Copic's Used:

Shorts: BV08, BV04, BV02
Shirt: G99, YG95, YG03
Belt: E34, Y15
Shoes: E31, E41, E35, E42
Skin/Cheeks: E00, E50, R00
Hair: E59, E35, E31
Outline: C1

Cupcake Craft Challenges = #95 One For The Boys
Stampin' Royalty = #24 Masculine Theme
Raise The Bar = #23 What A Special Guy
Paper Play Challenges = #24 Something Old (Designer Paper)
The Crafty Pad = #75 Paper Piecing
Ai Factory Challenges = #40 Distress it
My Time To Craft Challenge = #95 Xtra Special
Lili of the Valley = #55 Sketch

Thanks for stopping by!  
(Now, go love on a baby....because tomorrow they will be all grown up)  


Brandie said...

Wow way to go make me cry at work!! I LOVE IT!!! He is going to love it!! Can't wait to see you this weekend and he is excited that he gets to come cause he does not have to work!! Love it as always!! Better than mine.

Debbie said...

Aww this is fabulous Wendy - your colouring is perfect and love your paper piecing. Tyler will just love this card from his Aunt. :)

Thaks for playing over at The Crafty Pad and good luck. :)

xxDebbie CPSdesigns

Kate said...

Fantastic card Wendy!! I love that image and you've coloured it so perfectly! I hope that Tyler has a fantastic day!! The time does fly - and there is nothing that can be done about it...

Shanda Stirk said...

I bet your nephew will love his card - it does look like him! That image is really cute - your layout, colors and design are really fabulous! Thanks for playing with us at Stampin' Royalty.

Emma said...

Aw such an adorable card, gorgeous image and papers.
Hugs Emma x

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Oh my gosh ... this creation is awesome! Love the image and yes, your nephew is a very handsome young man! I'm sure he'll love this creation!! Thanks for joining us at Raise The Bar! Hope to see you again next week!!

Kruemel said...

Another wonderful card! Love the paper piecing and your layout!

Thanks for joining our men challenge at Cupcake Craft this week again!

Kathrin aka Kruemel

Penny said...

Happy birthday to your boy! your card is lovely and thank you for playing along with the aifactory challenge this week

~*Joni said...

Oh Wendy what a sweet post! Tyler is as handsome as can be. I know the feeling of kids growing up too quickly, all 6 of mine are getting too big too fast. :( There are times when I wish I could freeze this moment, but then I know that there are more wonderful things to come as they all get older. What a great card, I am a huge fan of paper piecing and this little package looks perfect with the same DP! Thank you so much for joining us at Raise The Bar this week with your special guy!
~*Joni RTB DT

Julie M said...

That is gorgeous, Wendy - love the image, beautifully coloured and paper-pieced. The papers are great for a teenage boy card too.

Happy Birthday to Tyler.

And thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.

Julie :o)

Sandra Farrell said...

That little guy is sooooooooooo cute. Great job on the challenge. Thanks for playing with us here at Stampin' Royalty.

Kerri said...

I LOVE this card!!! That image is so darn cute, and I love the colors and paper you used! Your nephew is so handsome! That's awesome that you have such a close relationship!

CraftyC said...

Gorgeous card for Tyler, good use of scraps. Thanks for taking part in the LOTV Challenge!

Deirdre said...

Fab image, great post, TFS. Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay
this week. ♥

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

ADORABLE! AMAZING coloring and LOVE the distressing. Thanks so much for playing this week at AI FACTORY:)

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

AWESOME work on this image, LOVE your coloring and GREAT job on the distressing. Thanks so much for playing at AI FACTORY:)

Emma H said...

Super cute card - please come visit my blog, I'm giving away blog candy here:

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