January 8, 2013

colourQ #171



On January 12th my son will be 18!  I can't believe he is going to be an adult in the eyes of the law, he will be able to vote the next time there is an election, he will now be responsible for being responsible.  If you had asked me a year ago if Ben was ready to become an adult I would told you absolutely not!  In a year I have seen him become more mature, a better brother to his sister, I see him do things and not expect anything in return, I see him care about the future and I see lots more of that wonderful smile.  So using this week's masculine colourQ palette this is the birthday card that I made for him.




We hope that you come a play with us this week at the colourQ and while you are there make sure to visit the blogs of the rest of the Design Team to see their fabulous creations.

Cardstock:  White  (Papertrey Ink) Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight (Stampin' Up)
Stamps: Birthdays By the Numbers, Make a Wish (Papertrey Ink)
Ink:  Night of Navy (Stampin' Up)  Classic Kraft, Smokey Shadow (PTI)
Dies: By the Numbers
Impression Plate: Diagonal  Stripes (PTI)
other: Kraft button

18 comments :

Lynn said...

I love reading about your son...happy birthday to him and a beautiful card!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

totally love the colors here! what a great cas card!!

Annette said...

great birthday card..love the color combo..Happy Birthday to your son..

~amy~ said...

awesome...love the embossing!

Emily Keaton said...

Happy 18th birthday to your son! This is a wonderful grown up card, and you rocked the use of those great masculine colors.

Lisa said...

Isn't it amazing how they change in a blink of the eye! This is a perfect birthday card for your soon to be official adult, love the gift!

LeAnne said...

Fun, bold card.....love the embossing and those BIG numbers!

Joyce said...

What a sweet tribute to your son. If he read your blog, he would be blushing now. I love your use of the colors--they are the perfect male palette. I end up using that set a lot for male cards, too. Who doesn't like a present, right?

Janet Zeppa said...

I love these colours together and your son will love his card!!

Jen said...

Some of the credit for raising such a fine son surely rests with you Tracey! Congratulations on having a son that you can be proud of. And he's sure to appreciate this card that celebrates the elusive number 18 that all kids aspire to reach!

Marybeth said...

Happy Birthday Ben! You get a lot of credit for raising a womderful son. Love your wonderful bright card. Black and yellow make for a wonderful masculine card!

Christina said...

What a milestone, for you and your son! I hope he has a wonderful birthday. I love the diagonal stripes embossed on the white panel and the bright pops of color, perfect for a celebration!

laughadaisy said...

I really admire the way you know just what to do with every single color combo. This is perfect! ;-)

Jen W. said...

Happy early birthday to your son! These are the perfect colors for a young guy. Loved hearing your proud momma bear come out when you wrote about him. :)

Jean said...

Happy Birthday, Ben! He is sure to love this fantastic card!

Sharron said...

Fabulous card for your 18 year old! I love your design and the colors are so great for a masculine card. Hope you son has a fantastic birthday!!

Meghan said...

Happy Birthday to your 18 year old! I totally get your thoughts on young men....mine took a while to really mature into the man I knew he could be!

Michelle said...

Great masculine card!