Friday, May 1, 2009

HAPPY 1st BIRTHDAY, JAMES!



Isn't he adorable? Have you ever seen such a cute little guy? Of course I'm biased...he's my grandson and today is his first birthday. I'm fortunate to be here, in London, England, to celebrate with him.

This is the card I made for him. I just recently acquired the Martha Stewart train punch and thought it was perfect for James. The layout of the card is Recipe #13 by Wendy Johnson and can be found in "The Joy of Cardmaking ~~ Collector's Edition". It was also a challenge on The Stamp Shack which Joanie hosted.

The card base is Brocade Blue. The circle is a very dark blue and the image was stamped with VersaMark and then heat embossed using Silver embossing powder. I punched out some squares in scraps of primary colours, stamped Happy Birthday and hand-wrote James. More primary colours for the circle punches, some star brads and colourful ribbon and it was done. I hope my daughter puts it in James' baby book so he can look at it when he's all grown up.

If I can, I'll post some pictures while I'm here in the U.K. because I have another darling grandson, Owen, who is also gorgeous and deserves face-time here on my blog,too.

I'm also excited because on May 6th, I'm going to me a fellow-Shackie, Sue/frankiesue, at Bluewater Shopping Centre in Kent. It's fabulous being able to meet Shackies wherever you go in the world. We're quite a community of crafters and love to meet up. Sue, see you in a few days.

Okay, gotta go now and have some cake!


10 comments:

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Oh my goodness...lucky you to be there to celebrate. James is adorable. I would never have guessed him to be only one...he has a very mature look about him! Enjoy!

mudmaven said...

What a total cutie pie! So glad that you can be there to celebrate his 1st birthday with him! Enjoy your visit!

Jacilynn said...

Barb, What a cute little guy! I'm not biased and I still think he is a doll! Gorgeous Card. Hope you are having a great time celebrating his bday!

Sherri Thacker said...

I hope you're having a great time over there! What a cute photo. Enjoy :).

Lesa said...

A Cutie-Patootie for sure! Love him up as much as you can Barb! Enjoy the UK too. Sweet card!

Tami B. said...

Happy Birthday James! Such a sweet little guy and I love the train punch card, Barb. My kiddo was crazy for trains when he was little. Enjoy!

NormaJ said...

Wow hasn't time flown by. James is
one. They seem to grow so fast too. Have a lovely holiday in the
UK Barb. Wish I was over there too.

Chris said...

What a sweetie- I can see why you hot footed it here to see James :)
Enjoy Bluewater - hope you have some very comfy shoes on!

Patti said...

Wow, nice

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Frankiesue said...

It was great to meet up with you Barb.

what a fab punch Barb, so glad he loved his card