Thursday, July 14, 2011

Happy Birthday

I posted a card earlier this week for my little granddaughter who just turned one year old. Her brother will be three years old this coming Saturday and they are having a birthday party this weekend. The parents can get away with having their parties together while they are so young, but just wait!! That won't work forever. Ha

My grandson is surely going to be the next Pele in the soccer world. He loves kicking a ball. Of course, it doesn't have to be a soccer ball...any ball will do. Plus, he is really good for a two year old. Occasionally, he kicks hard and misses the ball and down he goes but he doesn't have far to fall so it doesn't usually hurt..unless he is on concrete.

So, with all this ball kicking, I just had to make THIS card. It is so 'him'.

I am using a Mo's Digital Pencil image called Soccer Boy, making an out-of-the-box card. Adding some dsp for the clouds, colored the image with Copics, and stamped a sun. Of course, that is the Cuttlebug Happy Birthday embossing folder.

Entering these challenges:
Crafty Creations Challenges-#127 -Boyz to Men
Penny's Paper-Crafty #57-Happy Birthday


Recipe:
Stamps: Digital image from Mo's Digital Pencil-Soccer Boy, Art Impression - Simply Stated Greetings (sun)
Paper: PTI Lemon Tart cardstock, Blue cardstock from Hobby Lobby, Stampin'Up! Welcome Neighbor dsp  pad
Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Cuttlebug Happy Birthday embossing folder, Spellbinders circle and scalloped circle nestabilities

16 comments:

Emily Keaton said...

What a cute little soccer scene, Benzi! Love that background paper. :)

Dr Sonia S V said...

Such lovely embossing! Your grandson is going to love this!

Davi said...

Brenda this is the cutest card!! Love that little soccer player and your Grandson will love it Im sure :)

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Oh how cute Benzi! This image is adorable. I like the embossing and the sunshine accent. Two birthdays this weekend huh!!! It should be a fun time. This is so cute-you grandson will love it. Is he getting more balls for his Birthday! Cute story.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}

marilynprestonn said...

Glad to see you in the Crafty Creations Challenge Brenda! Haven't been around much these days. Just got back from Paris, so it was a fun to surprise to find you in the CC gallery! Big hugsxo :)Peggy

Marisa said...

What a cute image :) Could use if for my son who is a soccer player. Way to use that EF in the BG - haven't used mine in ages!

Julie Hoffman said...

This is adorable Brenda! Love the clouds and out of the box technique! Can you believe I don't have that happy birthday embossing folder? I think I might need it! Perfect card for a little boy - he's going to LOVE it! I'm back from vacation so I can catch up on my blog reading :)

Basslady said...

sweety, i know so many soccer-fans, who would be very happy to receive a card like that! :-)

i love the boy-image and the heavenly-paper is gorgeous...just like on a soccer-field...

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Shirley said...

He is just wonderful! The colors are definitely a boy's place too! The BG DP and embossed areas are perfect for him too!

Nana Donna said...

So cute, love that image and the way you embossed the background paper.
Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Creations
http://nanadonnascarddreams.blogspot.com/

Carol L said...

It sounds like this is going to be the perfect card for your DGS! Cute image, colored so well, and I love all those little clouds!

Pam~ said...

This (former) soccer Mom LOVES this card! The little fellow outside the circle is such a great look and sun just makes me smile! Have a wonderful time at your grandchildren's birthday's this weekend!

Daisychain said...

A great card, love the design and colours. Thanks for taking part in my challenge at Crafty Creations this week. Good Luck! Hugs Christine x

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

To sum it up in one word . . . ADORABLE! Just perfect for that little boy birthday!
Thanks so much for joining our 'Birthday' challenge at Penny's! Hope to see you again next challenge!

Darlene
PPCC DT

Lynne in NI said...

That's such a fab image for a wee soccer player and the little happy sun is just perfect too! Your grandson is gonna love it, they grow up so fast don't they!

Joanne (jojot) said...

your grandson will love this.....how fun and so very 'boy'