Friday, August 14, 2009

Blogger's Challenge -- Birthday!


When you have teenage boys, no hand made birthday card is ever cool enough. I am always trying to impress my kids with their birthday cards!My soon-to-be Sixteen year old son is VERY hard to impress. Don't get me wrong, he enjoys my stamping work -- just not when it comes to cards made for HIM!

This card was made for his birthday. My oldest baby is turning 16 -- soon to be driving. How did this happen? I am still 30 at heart, so I must have been VERY young when I had him.

But I digress...the Blogger's Challenge was to make a birthday card, so I used a Starch Smoosh background (August 2009 issue of the TJ Newsletter) with some Impression Obsession stamps. I hope I at least get some appreciation from him for using the gorgeous metallic paper from The Paper Temptress!! Hopefully, shimmer will impress him where my skills cannot.

Happy Birthday Ian!

Make sure to check out all of the artwork from the other Blogger's Challenge players -- the link is on my sidebar.

20 comments:

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

This card rocks Pat. If your son doesn't think so, then maybe it just isn't cool to act that way. Deep down he has to be thinking "sweet" or whatever they say now.

Lori Stilger said...

I hope he enjoys it, too - especially the fact that you gave up that awesome paper for him. :D I bet you rock as a mom, Pat!

Lisa said...

He'll like it. It's SWEET! That's the new cool!

Germaine Ferrao -Lenn said...

Beautiful card Pat, he will sure like it! Hugs always!

Connie said...

Great stamp! Love your card...I know my son would love it!

Ida P. Krause said...

Super "COOL" card Pat. Love the image you chose and that wonderful paper is just beautiful. Your son should be very happy with this card.

Karen W said...

Tihs is really cool, I love the background on this, guess I better find my Aug issue!!

Basement Stamper said...

I'm sure he will love it and that metallic paper rocks!

Rachel Hope said...

LOVE it! I bet he does too...or he will later in life ;) 16 year olds are so hard to please!

Margaret R said...

Wow, Pat, great card! Love the background and the metallic paper is just the thing to make it all pop!

Lori said...

Fabulous card for a teen, Pat!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Fantastic card Pat! Great technique! I'm sure your son will truly appreciate this one! :D

Jane Wetzel said...

very cool Pat..my son is 30 and he would LOVE this! :)

Selene Kempton said...

Way cool! i love this! You rock star!

njburk said...

It's a card that any teenager should love to get!
Love the background on your blog--nice colors.
Great job, nola

Nikki Bond said...

Love it! Perfect card for a teenager! {SMILES}

Patti Chesky said...

It's awesome. My 16 year old son would love it!!

Connie Paxman said...

Oh pat I love this...and I am sure he will appreciate it..That stamp is to die for..
Love the golds and blacks
connie paxman

the PaperTemptress said...

How funny, I am sitting here reading this posting like I always do and my first thought was oh the leather cardstock I carry would be perfect for this.....then I see PaperTemptress and the metallic and I thought" hmmh, that would work too"!! LOL I am so glad that you enjoy PaperTemptress's cardstock, I get a HUGE SMILE when I read PaperTemptress's name on blogs when I don't expect it. My son just turned 28 ten days ago so please enjoy him now, it goes wayyy too fast!!

Patricia
the PaperTemptress

BTW True story!! and Great card, LOVE LOVE the guitar, perfect image to use!!

JeanM said...

I need that guitar stamp LOL.
Can you show me where it is. The link takes me to a list of places.
I just might have to cope that card LOL