Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Elegant Blessings

Today is my eldest son's birthday! He is turning 11 and I just can't believe how quickly time has gone by. He is such a sweetheart and we are so proud of him. He is off at school but I will go and get him to take him out for lunch and I am planning to cook his favorite dinner - curry & rice and then a big chocolate mousse cake with smarties spelling his name and age. I had been doing this "smartie" thing since the first birthday and now it is a definite pre-requisite for a birthday cake.

After seeing the WOJ card I made for his brother (whose b-day is next week) he "hinted" that he'd like a sailboat and lighthouse card. EEEK....Thank goodness I did have a small light house stamp and I was able to find a nice sail-boat one and made a special card for him. I'll try to post it for you to see. Not my usual style but his face lit up when he saw it this morning.

Today I have a couple of cards that I made using Sweet 'n Sassy's fabulous new release stamps. They are perfect for many occasions and with Easter coming up, I am getting a lot of use out of these sets.



This first one is made using the Elegant Blessings set. I embossed the beautiful cross with clear embossing powder and two different inks. I really like the effect of the two inks that are just slightly different. Then I softly airbrushed with my copic system in a matching color. To add a little interest, I cut the bottom edge with my Martha Stewart border punch. The papers and ribbon are from Papertrey. Very simple yet elegant.

This second one uses a sentiment from the "Easter Scripture" set. The sentiment is embossed and all I really needed to add were some pearls and that gemstone butterfly. The designer paper is Ambrosia from Basic Grey. Everything I used to make this card (except ribbon and black & grey cardstock) is available here at SNSS web-store.


Have a great day! Thanks for stopping by.

11 comments:

Deb said...

What a coincidence Jeanette! My eldest son is 14 today! My son chose Pizza for dinner and I have made a chocolate cake this morning and will add some ferrero rocher and Lindt chocolates (his choice) to the top! Seems an odd decoration but I think it was any excuse to get some more choccies!
Hope you all have a fabulous day and Happy Birthday to your son!
Your cards are beautiful! hugs Debx

Chrissie said...

Just stopping by to catch up and to wish you belated congratulations on your DT role Jeanette, very well deserved too!
I love your latest creations and I've missed visiting you so much.
Happy Birthday to your son today!

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

These cards are gorgeous hun. Happy birthday to your son today, you are right they grow up so quickly, my youngest will be 11 this year and my eldest 20!! that makes me feel old!! the cake sounds great cant' wait to see a photo of it hun. Have a great day all of you. Hugs Linda x

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

These are so elegant and beautiful Jeanette!! I love them both...especially the colors!! TFS

Riet said...

what a gorgeous card Jeanette,l love the colours.

hugs Riet.x

Debbie said...

Two beautiful easter cards Jeanette, the stamps are lovely.
Please pass on my birthday wishes tou your son...they do grow up quickly...my eldest son is 25 now!..but he still love a chocolate birthday cake too! :D Debbie x

Korin said...

These are so lovely! Tell your son I said happy birthday. My eldest son with be 11 on Friday!! How cool :)! So many March birthdays :).

Gill said...

Fabulous cards Jeanette, very elegant, I love the colours...huge happy birthday to your darling boy...they do grow up fast don't they!!??
Have a super day and don't forget to save me a piece of cake lol!!!
hugs Gill x

Christi said...

Happy birthday to your son!! Your cards are amazing!!!

Bev said...

Happy birthday to your son Jeanette, hope he is having a wonderful birthday.

Both cards are so beautiful and elegant x

sandra tomlinson said...

lovely cards, great colours
xxx

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