Friday, July 18, 2008

Twinkling Birthday

This was a fun birthday card to make. First I picked out the decorative papers, I wanted something that could be used for a guy or a girl then I chose matching Twinkling H2O's to use. The cake stamp is by Printworks and it is a three layer wedding cake so I put tape over the first two layers, inked it up with VersaMark, removed the tape and stamped it onto watercolor paper and embossed with black glitter powder. Using only portions of stamps is one way to get different looks from the stamps you already have!
Recipe
Stamps- PrintWorks, Hero Arts
Ink- VersaMark, Denim Adirondack
Plus- Twinkling H2O's, ribbon, black glitter embossing powder, corner rounder
Paper- whatever I have on hand which is way too much!

Okay, now it's time for family pictures! My son Greg won two tickets to the Orange County fair and to see BB King in concert! So we only had to pay for two tickets and Greg and Paul went to see the concert while Melanie and I shopped the booths then we met up again went the concert was over. We let Greg play a basketball game but told him most people don't win and guess what, he won! That is his prize he is holding and 8 ball basketball, boy was he happy!

Now this is Greg in his first set of P.E. clothes, isn't he cute!


Melanie played water polo this summer for the first time and she loves it, there is only one week left and she will be sad when it is over but will try out for the team in winter. Here she is in her water polo suit, the blue at the bottom of the suit is her second suit, they have to wear two in case on is torn off!


Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by :)


28 comments:

Hope said...

cute card! Very nice family pictures! WAter polo must be sort of a rough sport if there is a concern about a suit being torn off.

Have a great weekend

Curt in Carmel said...

Great card! I love how you used the masking to get the effect! Great looking family too! Best, Curt

nessy said...

gorgeous card!! great family photos!!
vanessa xx

tiggertastic said...

Lovely card, and fantastic photos

Sarah x

Claire Brennan said...

What beautiful cards - love your colour work - I haven't tried any colouring in yet - you've inspired me !! Great blog too - lovely family.

Ashley said...

I just love this card! And of course the wonderful pictures of your family!

Elaine said...

Hi Jamie,
Thank you for stopping by my blog and your kind comment! I have to say all of your creations (kids included) are stunning! :) Keep up the great work - I'll be coming back again to see what other goodies you have to share@! :)

Tanya said...

Thanks for the comments!
I think this card is great for a boy, as you say! Very bright and fun!

Leslie Miller said...

What a great stamp and a very cute card! My favorite kind for birthday cards. I like to send cheerful cards like this for birthdays. Love the family pics, too. My goodness, water polo must be a rough sport if a suit could be torn off during play! Wow!

Lauri said...

Great idea for the card! Looks perfect as a birthday cake! Thanks for the family photos too, looks like you had a great time at the fair!

crazed lunatic said...

water polo is a mean mean sport! :) how awesome that she likes it so much....


am loving your card! :)

Belas Creating Place said...

Great birthday card, love the details. I hope she makes the team in the winter. Good luck. Thanks for sharing your family photos with us.

Janine said...

Great card and great pics!!
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Vicki said...

What a fab, fun card Jamie, love the piccies of your family, thanks for sharing with us. xx vicki xx

Carolina said...

What a gorgeous card and I think you totally achieved a card that can be used for guy or girl - very hard to do and you nailed it!

Great family pics!

Catherine said...

great card, i usually get my inspiration with PP =)
great looking family you have there =)

Kathy H said...

Great card, and a wonderful family!!!

momofour26 said...

Love your card, very creative! Lovely family!

Stephanie Hargis said...

Wowza! Water polo must get pretty aggressive! Haha! I love the pictures of your family! So fun! Your card is also fantastic! I love the coloring! Great job!

LaurieF said...

What a super cute b-day card. I bet it just sparkles with the twinkling H20 watercoloring. Love the mix of dp.

Ashley Bowen said...

Beautiful card and your family photos look awesome! :o) Hugs, Ash~

Cheryl said...

LOVE the card! So cute and festive!

LaY hOoN said...

Cute card !
What a gorgeous pair of son & daughter you have.

Juliann said...

Adorable card!
oh my that cracked me up about the suit geesh! Is it part wrestling match too!
Have a great weekend dear and thanks for sharing your happy family pictures, your kids are way cute!

"Jany" said...

Nice pictures! Thanks for sharing such lovely pictures.

NancyK said...

What a great cake stamp!! I have the H2O's (more than I want to admit!) and love the shimmery color they produce. Your card is fabulous!

Jenn said...

Cute Card Jami!!! I love the dp and the polka dot ribbon! :D Your family is darling!!! :D TFS!!! :D

Shirley said...

Wow! I love your birthday card. It feels great to find someone who loves H2O's like I do and who has such great cards on her site too! TFS for your comment on my blog too.