Monday, August 9, 2010

A Passage in Time...


Good Morning and Happy 20th Birthday to my son, Christopher! Time has a way of moving us through different passages in our lives and it seems like just yesterday when Christopher was 4 years old and looked like the photo above on the left...just last summer he is sailing off the Outer Banks and looking like a grown man. I can't help but wonder where have all the years gone? ... It blows my mind!!! Yes, Christopher is beginning a new passage in life...

Believe it or not, I've never made him a birthday card or any card for that matter as I thought that he thought that my cards were "silly" or "dumb"... Then just a week or so ago, Christopher mentioned that he would like a handmade card for his birthday...He said, "well, you ARE a cardmaker, Mom!" My heart was alight with delight! I was thrilled to make him something that he would hold dear and remember...(well, I can hope anyway, that's how it'll work out - tee, hee!). So here's my birthday tribute to my dear son who is very much loved by his father and me.


I worked on Christopher's card for 4 nights! I took extra time to color his image "just right" and then it took me 2 more nights to figure out how to layout the card, what embellishments to use, etc. Anyway, I'm thinking that he just might like it! Here's a peek at the interior and the sentiment that I wrote:


Remember, you can right-click on any photo to view it larger. This digi image is an illustration by Laurie Wilson called "Peaceful Shore", available for purchase at Clear Dollar Stamps. I just love Laurie's seaside scene...it just reasonates "Peaceful"!
Okay, here's the deets:
Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps "Peaceful Shore", Computer-Generated Sentiment & Greeting
Cardstock/Papers: K&Co. "K-ology Addison" Paper Pad, Clear Dollar Stamps "Winter Solstice" Cardstock, Paper Trey Ink "Spring Moss", "Spring Rain" and White Cardstock
Copic Sketch Markers: RV000 Pale Purple, RV11 Pink, RV23 Pure Pink, YR21 Cream, G20 Wax White, G40 Dim Green, G94 Grayish Olive, YG63 Pea Green, YG67 Moss, B000 Pale Porcelain Blue, B00 Frost Blue, B14 Light Blue, B24 Sky, B32 Pale Blue, B41 Powder Blue, E25 Caribe Cocoa, E27 Africano, E29 Burnt Umber, E31 Brick Beige, E33 Sand, E34 Orientale, C1, C2, C3 & C5 Cool Greys, 0 Colorless Blender
Tools/Accents: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Labels 7 & 12, EK Success Dotted Wave Border Punch, EK Success Corner Rounder Punch, Sewing Machine, Thread, Stampin' Up! Dimensionals, Zots, Natural Hemp, Brass Brads, Brass Eyelet
Techniques: Digi Printing, Copic Coloring & Blending, Machine Stitching

Thank you so much for visiting and I love reading your comments that you so kindly leave. Hope to see you back here toward the end of the week, when I'll have something else new to share with you!

9 comments:

BethH said...

Oh, Linda, my eyes are all teary and wet! I'm sure Christopher will LOVE this card as it's clear that the ocean and sailing has a special placein his heart. I know you guys have loved the ocean for years. What a treasure he has in this card...and in you!!! Beautiful!!! And, Happy Birthday, Christopher....we all love you becasue we love your mama!!! Enjoy the special day!!!

Karen Lynn said...

What a gorgeous card. Now that he's an adult he will appreciate it that much more. Way to go, Mom!

One Picky Family said...

That is so perfect. I think he will definatley treasure it! Great job as always! *hugs*

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

What an amazing card Linda! Wow-wee!

Happiest of b-day blessings to your son.

:-)

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

What a great card! I love this!! Happy Birthday again to christopher!

Grace said...

Linda, this is just beautiful! I am in awe over this. I am certain your son will just love it and treasure it for years to come.
Thanks for sharing this, it is a wonderful tribute to your son and your husband and yourself.

peggysue said...

Linda this is absolutely beautiful! I am sure he loved it, what a perfect choice of image and colors and your coloring as usual, is exquisite.

Pat (mspfd) said...

Linda, this is such a gorgeous creation. I love this image and the outstanding coloring -- the water and sky look phenomenal. Your design is fabulous and your embellishments are perfect compliments.

Laurie Wilson said...

BEAUTIFUL CARD! How sweet that your son asked you for it too! I can see you put a lot of love into that card as well... the whole scene makes me almost taste the salt in the air!