January 13, 2015

CCC #129

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Happy Tuesday and time for a new Cue Card at CASology!
We have a very special treat for you this week complete with a guest of honor!

This week our our cue word is:



I imagine you have guessed who that guest of honor is, Darnell the creator of the popular catch phrase NBUS! Never Before Used Schuff!

I have never had so much trouble choosing a stamp set for CASology as I did this week--that could be for one or all of these reasons...

- I have a lot of NBUS in my possession
- I wanted to pick just the right schuff
- I was overthinking it

Yup, all of the above!

I bought this set from Simon Says Stamps the night it was released because I wanted the scarf image in the set that bad. Then it has taken me this long to use the set, I still have not inked up the scarf!


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Stop over to CASology today and see what SCHUFF the rest of the design team has come up with.



Guest of Honor: Darnell
Guest Designer: Ashwini

Hope to see you play along with us this week! I am sure you have what you need for this cue!
I am linking my card up to Darnell's  NBUS Challenge #3!



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Yesterday was my son's 20th birthday!

As most of you know they grow up so fast.  I still see him as my little buddy even though he towers over me now.  I had such a fun time putting this photo collage together I could have included at least another 100 photos. The very first photo of him playing in the mud is my favourite photo of him ever. He spent hours that day playing in the mud in his rubber boots and he did not get dirty.  


I didn't see him yesterday as he is back at school, but his girlfriend took him out for dinner and that is how it should be when you are 20.


35 comments :

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

We certainly need some warm wishes today, my friend! Love your cozy mittens! Happy Birthday to Ben! Loved seeing him through the years!

Gillian R said...

Such a sweet card Tracey and love the collection of photos for your sons birthday, such a nice thing to do

icardeveryone01 said...

Oh I do love those mittens!!! And the photos of your sweet Ben. Darling card, Tracey... it's cold! get that scarf out!
=] Michele

Lesley Croghan said...

Adorable card and Happy birthday to your son!

Lisa said...

Oh gosh this is CUTE and now it's been used LOL!! He played in the mud for hours and DIDN'T get dirty...how did THAT happen!!

Jinny Newlin said...

Such a sweet creation! Love that palette to bits and that little steam swirl and the sequins... I just love it all ;)! And a big happy birthday to your son!

Marisa said...

Darling card and Happy Birthday to your "baby" LOL. Mine is 14 and I can't believe where the time has gone, and yes, he is almost 6' and still growing! His goal is to use the top of my head as a chin rest LOL!

Laura Norris said...

Super cute card!! Love the mittens - now where is that scarf? What a fun collage of pictures of Ben. It's always fun to see all the different ages at once.

Annette Allen said...

Happy Birthday to Ben.. and love your card.. those mittens are too fun

Shelly said...

ADORABLE! And love the pics!

Irish Cherokee said...

Simplicity rules. So does this card. Darnell will love it. Beautifully done.

You have a very handsome 20-year-old son. I just know that his birthday was special. - Jim

Joyce said...

Wonderful card. I just love those cute mittens. They are so tiny and adorable. And, that steam.... Happy birthday to Ben, too.

Linda said...

Happy Birthday to your son too. Cute photos of him as he is growing and we both know that time gets away from us. Cute, cute card. Love those little mittens.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Okay, Tracey, am I going to be the only one who forgot everything else on your post once they saw Ben's birthday treat?! YAUUUUMMMOO! I've said it before, I want you to be my mommy! I adore the collage you put together so lovingly for Ben's special day!

And I adore your warm cup of cocoa being held between two very cold mittened-hands! I know what that feels like - and tastes like - from my years living in the snow. This winter is particularly cold so far for you snow people, so your card is even more welcoming!

Thank you for your kind words, my friend, and for the honor of playing with you and linking up CASology and NBUS! Honestly, I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who has so much schtuff that NBUS is on EVERY card. It was easier when stamps were wooden because you just got, for instance, a scarf stamp! Now we get all these dozens of extra stamps and it's easy to put them away and forget about them.

Sorry, I went off on a little NBUS tangent there! Thank you so much for linking your adorable card over at my challenge! Mwah! Darnell

maria f. said...

Saw this and had to come tell you how much I love your choice and amount of coloring. Those colors are delicious. As I suppose was DS's dessert. Yum.

Kara said...

so cute! happy bday Ben!

Anita in France said...

Those mug hugging mittens are so completely cute, Tracey ... adorable! Happy Birthday to Ben ... your photo collage of him is just fabulous! Anita :)

Lynn said...

Happy birthday to your beautiful Ben. I love looking at all the pictures of him growing up. So handsome and adorable at the same time.

And PS Love the sweet coloring on your card...still terrified of Copics over here!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love your card! LOVING the mittens!! And HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your baby!!!!

Bobby said...

I have that stamp set, Tracey, and you have given me a great idea how to use it. It really does say "warm". Love the collage you put together for Ben. It really shows the stages of a wonderful young man. Happy Birthday, Ben!

~amy~ said...

Your card is adorable...love that coffee mug:) Funny, how we know we need a set and then it might take a smidge to get it inked up.

Awwwwwww....happy 20th to your boy!

Tenia Nelson said...

LOVE!!! LOVE the photos too!!

Becca Cruger said...

That card is charming in every way. It really reminds me that not everything about winter sucks. ;) And happy birthday to your son! I bet you had a blast remembering his past birthdays - great collage.

Barb Ghig said...

Firstly, your card is absolutely darling, Tracey! I love those cute little mittens with the cup of cocoa and the curvy sentiment is sheer perfection!
Happy Birthday to your handsome son! I love seeing all those fun photos...What a wonderful smile he has!

Sharron said...

Belated happy birthday to Ben--hope his day was wonderful! Your collage looks fantastic--thanks so much for sharing! Love your sweet, cozy card!

kreativekymona.com said...

Hey Tracey!! I love your card. That cup of warm beverage is so need here in NY. Its so stinking cold that I need those mittens and that cup. I also love how you curved your sentiment. Awesome!!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Totally sweet and gorgeous.
Love your colour choice and design.
Sarah x

Marlena M. said...

Awww happy belated birthday to your son, Tracey! I love your sweet card and I do the same with stamps I have to have-blessings friend :)

Jen Mitchell said...

Oh, this is great! A hot drink, warm mittens. Nothing says winter quite like this!

wienerhoneymooners said...

AMAZING card, and amazing look back Tracey, THANKS for sharing, LOVE it!!!!!

cm said...

Belated Happy Birthday to Ben, and THANK YOU for sharing highlights of his 'growing up' in your ever so 'handsome' collage! Absolutely precious! Your warm mittens card: charming, sweet and adorable! Love it!
Hugs~c

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

What a sweet card and so beautifully CAS Tracey! Thank you for the inspiration on CASology! Hazel x

Patti said...

LOVE your card! it is so simple and sweet. I think my favorite part is the color combo you selected : )

Sweet tribute to your buddy! : ) They do indeed grow up too soon. We celebrated with our oldest grandson who turned 20 last year! sigh!!

Patti

Deepti said...

Love those cozy mittens in aqua color :)

Judy1223 said...

Aw, first off, happy birthday to your baby-all-grown-up! Great photos, such a lovely tribute! Your card is precious and adorable...I love those mittens! :)