Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Flower Dreams

Today is a special day - it's my son's 17th birthday and I just can't believe that the sweet, tiny baby I gave birth to is now a teenager! Why does time fly by like it does?  His special day started with sleeping in a bit since it's a late start at the high school today - lucky for him since he's usually out the door at 5:15 am for swim practice this time of year.  A hearty breakfast of chocolate chip pancakes and sausage at his request, with the opening of a present and then he's out the door with a good start to his special day.

The birthday boy as he heads off to school!
And today is the start of a new challenge at Sweet Sketch Wednesday making this a fun day too!  I love this sketch and it's one of the team's favorites that Arlana did from week 89 brought back again.
Our sponsor this week is everyone's favorite - A Day For Daisies.  We all love the beautiful images that Tammy creates and inspires us to create with them.  Our Grand Prize winner of the challenge this week will receive a $12 gift certificate to spend at the A Day For Daisies store.  A terrific prize package - thanks Tammy for your generous sponsorship.

I chose this beautiful image called Flower Dreams for my card this week.  It was colored with Copics and I tried to do so with soft, light colors. The papers are KaiserCraft These Days collection and the diecut is Spellbinders floral oval which is a new addition to my crafting supplies.

Now another special announcement - we have a new design team member we're welcoming today at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.  It's Holly Gwilliams from Yorkshire, UK and you'll find her creations very inspiring.  Stop on over to Sweet Sketch Wednesday and take a look at what she created today with A Day For Daisies and all the other gorgeous creations that will inspire you from the other design team Divas!

Thanks for stopping by!


Kathy said...

Wow, Sharon, this is stunning. Love the soft colors and pretty papers and fab coloring. Great card! Happy birthday to your son, what a handsome young man he is!

Linda Anderson said...

Happy Birthday to your son Sharon! I have a 17 year old high school senior...scary!! Your card is beyond words beautiful. Love your colors, so soft and sweet, just like the image.


Danni said...

This is beautiful!!

Heide said...

A Big Happy Birthday to Nick! He is growing into quite the young man. You guys should be proud.
You card is gorgeous. It is so you the soft flowery papers and darling image. Have a super week.
Hugs, Heide

Sally Dube said...

Love, love, love your card Sharon - the Oval Die cut is awesome!! Love the soft colors and papers you've chosen as well!! Simply gorgeous!!
Happy Birthday to your son!!
Blessings to you - Sally

mulberry station said...

Such a gorgeous card Sharon. I really love the die cut you have used. Your papers are so perfect with the image too. Wish your son a happy birthday. I hope he has had a wonderful one.
Hugs, Nancy

Glenda Atkins said...

Beautiful card Sharon, love the pastel look, the wonderful die and your fab colouring!
Happy Birthday to your son

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

gorgeous image , beautifully coloured and your papers are perfect. Happy 17th to your son, mines 19 , how the years fly.

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

A beautiful image, a beautiful card, and beautiful color chooses. A happy birthday to your son. My son is 18 and heading back to college today..a little sad for me, but thrilling for him to continue his growing and independence. My oldest son was I to the swimming but not this one. His breakfast sounds yummy for any growing boy!