Monday, January 28, 2013

Happy Birthday, my dear child!

Happy Sunday everyone! I have a question to every parent out there, where does time go when you are not looking at your kids? It's like yesterday you were just taking them out of the hospital, making sure you were strapping them safely in the car seat... All of the sudden today they are asking you if it's the right time for that (gasp!) driver's permit class. My youngest turned 15 this past week, and it's been a little bit of an adventure for me. A bittersweet kind of one. My sweet little boy is changing, and kind of fast for me. But it's OK  and it is a part of life. He is still a very thoughtful, loving son to me. Now don't get me wrong, he is still a teenager...enough said! But I still see glimpses of that little toddler, my little ray of sunshine in the morning that used to make me smile every day! For him I made this card, because every afternoon when I pick him up from school this is what I see. Looks familiar? :-)
Front View:
Inside view:
Detail of image:
Side view:

This card was created using image from: Mo's Digital Pencil – "Paul Texting"; DP: Echo Park Paper Co. "A Boy's Life"; Sizzix Dies: "Tickets"; ticket: Tim Holtz: "Pillow Box with labels die cut". Other embellishments are from my stash.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Challenge #166 - Put A Pin In It: The Corrosive Challenge Blog
Challenge #148 Use a Digi: One Stitch At a Time
Challenge #44 Bingo Board (diagonal: patterned paper - free die cut - buttons): Here Come The Boys
Week 191 - Masculine: Allsorts Challenge Blog
Anything Goes 4 Kids Challenge: Send A Smile 4 Kids
Bloggers Challenge-They Say It's Your Birthday: Splendiferous Creations by Lisa Somerville
Challenge #128 Message Me: Raise The Bar
4 CCC #126 [Buttons, Buttons... Who Has Buttons?!]: 4 Crafty Chicks
Challenge 13 - Anything Goes with Copic Markers: Copic Marker Europe
A Boy's/Male Birthday Theme: Stamp 'n' Doodle Challenge Blog
Smooches, Kathya 


  1. Gorgeous card, love the image, colours-he is amazing.
    Love it
    Hugs Tamara

  2. Magnificient creation my dearest friend^_^ Sweet image and fantastic papers ^_^
    Big hug,

  3. fabulous! great image and your colouring is fantastic hugs Karen

  4. Great work and thanks for joining in with my challenge over at Allsorts this week
    x catherine

  5. A super card. Can I let you into a little secret? My baby boys are now 45 and 42 and I quite often still see them looking like this - it's usually iPads now though! Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

  6. Oh I hear ya on where does the time go. It isn't my youngest but my oldest just turned 16 and got his drivers license and I am just not ready for it. You said it all perfectly.

    I totally love you card it is bright and the image is a perfect one for boys. The touch of buttons is just perfect. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

  7. LOL My daughter's fiance is 23 and looks just like this. hee hee Very appropriate for a teenage boy with the image and fun bright papers Kathya. :-) Hugs!

  8. The perfect male card, beautifully coloured, nicely done Kathya
    Hugs julie P

  9. A difficult age but you've created the perfect card. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT. Jennie DT

  10. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  11. perfect card for a boy! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Allsorts with this lovely creation!

  12. Heehee! Looks VERY familiar! I don't talk to my boys until they look up at me. ;) Multi tasking is not one of their strongest points as teenagers. Thank you so much for playing along in our Message Me challenge over at Raise The Bar!
    ~*Joni RTB DT

  13. Wow this is fab and love the funky colours. thanks for joining us at Osaat and god luck. Hugs trisha x dt

  14. Time just flies by! Happy birthday to your son and hope he had a wonderful day. Fantastic boy card and your coloring looks wonderful.