January 12, 2013

CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge #10



Today was my son Ben`s 18th birthday.  I told you the other day how he has become more mature and a better brother to his sister, that doesn`t include posing in pictures with her though.  Tonight there are 36 of his closest friends coming to celebrate his birthday at our house.  All great kids that I have known for a long time but I would rather be heading to bed that chaperoning a party that I am not invited to.




The real reason for my post is to share my card for this week`s CA(E) this Sketch.
It seems like a long time since the last challenge so I was ready to tackle this weeks sketch.



All Supplies are from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted:

Cardstock:  White, Hibiscus Burst
Stamps: Sending My Love (PTI) Wavy Designer Borders (Hero Arts)
Ink:  Hibiscus Burst (PTI)  Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
other: gemstones (Kaisercraft)

30 comments :

Virginia L. said...

Happy 18th birthday to Ben! What a handsome young man you have, Tracey! I love your gorgeous CAS card! So perfect!

Meghan said...

Such a handsome young man. Happy Birthday Ben! Have fun at that party Tracey...better you than me! Love the pink and white for Valentine's day and you totally aced the sketch!

Joyce said...

You have such gorgeous children. And, now one of them is all grown up. Eek. Your card for this sketch is just perfect in every way. I've never seen that border stamp. It looks great in pink, and I like how you accented your sentiment, too.

Jinny Newlin said...

Such a sweet card, Tracey! I adore that stamp! Happy birthday, Ben! Bet it was quite the party!

Janet Zeppa said...

36 kids!! Oh my!! Good luck to you. Love your card..so sweet.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Well this is easy, Tracey! Handsome son, beautiful daughter, gorgeous home, stunning CASlicious card! Most important, they look like happy young adults and isn't that a blessing?! You're a special mom to host a party for 36 kids. I was hoping you just forgot the hyphen and you meant to say 3-6 kids!! Enjoy your Sunday and make it restfull!!

Tracy said...

Love your card Tracey, great CAS style, love the little bit of bling..... now 36 kids, you have got to be joking!!!! Your a brave mum! Hope it goes well x

Helen said...

Oh wow, just gorgeous Tracey - love the pretty pink swirly border and the brilliant sentiment.

Marlou McAlees said...

gorgeous card Tracey :) :)

Lynn said...

I hope that the party went well last night! I'm sure you'll be ready for a nap today (I would be for sure!!) Your card is oh so sweet...love the trail of hearts.

Kara said...

Cute card!! hope the party was fun!!

Karen B. said...

Happy birthday to your son! What a handsome guy. Your card is amazing too, so clean and simple and to the point.

The Paper Parade said...

That swirly heart stamp is the perfect one for this sketch! I can' believe you're having 36 kids over!!!!! Will they fit in your house?!

Renee said...

CAS perfection!!
Love it!! :)
And what gorgeous kids...
boys will be boys...right? :)
Hoping he had a wonderful day and party...
and you got some sleep! :)

~amy~ said...

Happy birthday to your boy!!!!!
Love your card! The pink is awesome!

Lisa said...

Love this sweet CAS card Tracey! Happy birthday wishes to Ben. Now about those 36 teenagers in your house all at once...you are brave brave parents! LOL

laughadaisy said...

Beautiful card, Tracey! I really love the simple beauty of it. And it's perfect for this sketch challenge. Happy birthday to your son!! I love the photos you shared, and I hope the party was fun for him and not too hard on you. ;-)

Ardyth said...

Perfect card for this sketch, Tracey - thanks so much for playing along! I hope the party was great! 36 people (at least half of whom are probably bigger than you) sounds overwhelming! So much to look forward to (my son is already 3 inches taller than me and he's only 13 1/2!)

Emily Keaton said...

That is one great CAS design, Tracy! This is a beauty.

Leigh said...

What beautiful children you have! Lovely card, Tracey!

Kim Heggins said...

Happy Birthday to your adorable son...how fun to have a party with 36 teenagers, what a mom you are! I love your card, so sweet.

LeAnne said...

What beautiful children...a so handsome son! You are brave to have all those party-goers at your house! And I LOVE your kitchen (i am so jealous!)!!! Oh, and I like the card, too!

Greta said...

Fantastic card! Hope you survived the party--LOL!

Jen W. said...

Happy belated to Ben and I hope you survived the party! LOL! Did you get any sleep?? Love the sweet hearts and sentiment on your card. Thanks for playing along with CAS(E) This Sketch this week!

Kim S said...

Such a perfect combo of image and sentiment. And such a handsome son. I hope in a year, when my oldest turns 18, I can say that he has become a better brother to his younger sibling!! So glad to see you at CAS(E) this Sketch!

Jeanne J said...

Great photos of your kids - reminds me of my two! You done good girl - they both look healthy happy and terrific - what more can you ask for? Gotta be a proud momma! Your card is beautiful - I am so jealous of your C&S style! - love that bling you snuck in there too!

N@ Ali said...

oh what a lovely card! and your children look so well and happy! congrats to you! thank you for joining us at CTS ; )

Michelle said...

Sweet picture, Tracey! Happy birthday to your son!!! I love the sentiment on your card....it speaks volumes!!!

Christina said...

Holy cow, Tracey, I hope you survived your son's party! LOL! Happy birthday to him, and congrats to you on raising such a handsome young man.
Oh how I love the simplicity of your card design! Just perfect!

Jean said...

Belated birthday wishes to Ben ~ hope the party went smoothly. This is a fantastic card using the sketch ~ an absolutely perfect CAS card!