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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Official Teenager

I'm posting tonight instead of tomorrow. I really have to get cracking on completing my kits (just finishing touches) as the demonstrators are coming on Saturday and my class is on Sunday!
Well, my son turned 13 yesterday (June 16), OMG, the official teenager! I hope the ride on this teenager rode is not as rocky as I could imagine it to be.
Here's the card I made for him. When I saw this "Z" fold card, I knew I needed to make one! I'm pleased with the way it turned out. Oh!, BTW, I got all of the dimensions for this card from my sweet friend, Dawn Griffith. Click here to see her sample and all of the measurements to make this card. Thanks Dawn for the inspiration!! Here's a side view of the card - see the "Z"???
Thought I'd give you a peek at the inside of the card. I inked only the "birthday" on this happy birthday stamp so that the card would say Totally Awesome Birthday...
Here's the supply list:
Cardstock: Cool Caribbean (retired), very vanilla, chocolate chip, black
Designer Paper: Striped paper from SS kit Friends & Flowers (sorry, retired again...)
Stamp sets: It's Your Birthday, So Cool, Fun Pun, In The Stars
Ink: Purely Pomegranate, Chocolate Chip
Markers: Tempting Turquoise, Copic Marker -Cadmium Yellow Y15, Ruby Red, Green Galore
Accessories: Large and Small Star punches, gold mini brads, dimensionals
Mochiko is singing to Nolan .... "Happy Birthday to youuuuuuuuuu!"
Actually, she was yawning and Nolan caught her right in the middle. I just cracked up when I saw this picture!
So, what did we do to celebrate?? Nolan's request was to go fishing, so we walked down to the beach as we live only a block from the beautiful beach...he managed to catch one Papio but because it wasn't 10", we had to release it back into the ocean. It was a beautiful day! After fishing, we went to eat lunch at Grace's - ono (delicious) chicken katsu and then to play games at Dave & Busters. I had to rush back to cook dinner. His request was ribs with Dad's "secret" sauce. It was a good thing mom helped me watch the pot while we were out. Everything worked out and I had one happy birthday boy. Happy Birthday Nolan! My baby is a teenager!
Thanks for stopping by! I took a bunch of pics at the beach, it was such a pretty day, I had to take a few shots of the scenery...I'm going to post a slide show on my side bar.. go check it out!! Another Z card tomorrow!


Sheree said...

What a nice card you made for Nolan. Oh, and the pic of Mochiko is hilarious!! She will try to sing one day - ha ha.

corinnesomerville said...

Nolan's card is fantastic !!! Love it !! Wow...he's a teenager now !!! Cait (our eldest) turned 21 yesterday (the 17th)...where does the time go my sweet friend :(

Give Nolan a hug for me !! :)

Love ya

Little C's Creations said...

Happy Birthday Nolan!!!! WOW - 13 already. Gosh, time flies... I still remember him being 8 when I first met him. Well, I'm so happy to hear that he had a marvelous birthday, and yummy to top it off with ribs smothered with Eric's secret sauce... ohhh sounds onolicious!!

Your Z card is gorgeous!! Love how it turned out.

Miss ya much n' big hugs to Nolan,

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday Nolan. Beautiful Z card, Teri, and I saw the video of the pics you took at the beach fishing - so pristine beach. These are precious moments.

scrapnhawaii said...

Happy Birthday, Nolan!!! WOW, 13 already, can't believe how fast time flies. I remember when he was . . . was it 8? 7? I hope Nolan had a wonderful one! Also, love your birthday card! Keep up the wonderful work, Ms. Busy Bee!! LOL! xxoo fran

Risa said...

Happy Birthday to Nolan and I LOVE your Z card Teri!!!! Your cat is too funny:)

Alhambra Club said...

I love this card layout, and those starts are great. A perfect card for a teenager. Love your yawning cat

Anonymous said...

Teri, this is sooooo cute. I have to make one of these cards! Thanks for all the great ideas and inspirations. I love them all! Mahalo, Jenn

Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!! So cute and perfect for a teen! WOW!

Allison Rankin said...

This card is terrific...so fun how you incorporated the bird into the design!

mel m. m. mccarthy said...

What a great card. Love the teen look and that fold is awesome. Sweet picture of Mochiko. How cute. It totally looks like she's singing! heehee. :0)